Rockies vs Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 17 (9/17): MLB

Rockies vs Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 17 (9/17): MLB

  • Ajay
  • Ajay
  • Sep 17, 2021, 8:34:32 PM

Credit: photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

 
Odds
Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Rockies money line -120
Rockies run line -1.5 (+140)
Nationals money line +112
Nationals run line +1.5 (-161)
Over / under 8.5 (-110)

 

Key stats
  Rockies Nationals
Record 66-78 60-86
Road / home record 23-51 34-41
Last 10 record 5-5 4-6
Streak W3 L1
Over / under record 61-79-5 65-75-6
Runs / game 4.57 4.47
Runs allowed / game 4.89 5.01

 

Preview

The Rockies begin a three-game road trip to the nation's capital to face the Nationals.  Colorado is coming off of a two-game sweep of the Braves after game three of that series was postponed.  They also downed the Phillies 2-1 before that.  All of these wins have come on the road and the last three wins were all by a single run.  The Nationals like the Rockies are well out of playoff contention.  The Nats lost their last series 2-1 to the Marlins after losing by the same outcome to the Pirates.  

Pitching matchup

Rockies

German Marquez (12-10, 3.93 ERA)  German Marquez is scheduled to make his 30th start of the season for Colorado.  Marquez is a 3.93 ERA pitcher in 2021 with a 1.19 WHIP.  The right-handed pitcher has thrown 167 innings this season and surrendered 145 hits for 73 ERs.  He's averaging a strikeout per inning with 167 as compared to 53 walks.

Nationals

Josiah Gray (0-2, 6.00 ERA) Josiah Gray will take the mound for the Nationals.  The rookie pitcher is 0-2 in 10 games this season with a 6.00 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP.  His 10 games do include one against the Rockies where he threw for 4 innings giving up 3 hits for 2 ERs and struck out 6 batters while walking 4. 

Prediction

Both sides have been putting runs on the board recently and this looks like another slugfest so the over / under at 8.5 is attainable.

PICK: Over 8.5 (-110)

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