APR 24 - Washington At Colorado MLB Winning Predictions

Washington At Colorado MLB Winning Predictions

Written by on April 24, 2017

Prior to the start of every MLB season, there are a handful of teams that are considered to be the favorites to be in the running for a World Series crown. Given that baseball is a sport where teams frequently blow things up and re-tool from top to bottom, we also get a handful of teams that might be considered dark horses. For those teams, it’s often a matter of seeing how well the new parts gel with the existing pieces, and when it all works as planned, you can get a team that becomes a serious threat. The Colorado Rockies are a group that falls into that latter category, and based on the early turns, there is definitely reason to be optimistic in the Mile High City. The Rockies have been fun to watch in the early part of the season, but they are going to get a real test to start this week, as they will be welcoming in the red hot Washington Nationals. The second game of this series is set for Tuesday night in Denver. Find the latest MLB betting run lines here.

In Depth Analysis On The Nationals At Rockies MLB Winning Predictions

When: Tuesday, April 25 at 8:40 PM EST Where: Coors Field, Denver Starting Pitchers: Stephen Strasburg Vs Chris Rusin TV: MASN 2, ROOTRM Radio: 106.7 The Fan, KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM Live Stream: MLB.TV MLB Odds: TBA  

Why bet on the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals (13-5) are on fire, as they come into this big series on the back of 7 straight wins. We all knew that they had a pitching staff to be reckoned with, but the offense is also holding up their end of the bargain. Bryce Harper has been at the heart of that offense, batting .400, hitting 7 HR’s, and driving home 20 runs in the early part of the season. Harper is already on MVP pace, helping his team carve out a 3-game lead already at the top of the NL East. Stephen Strasburg, who will get the start on Tuesday night, has been magnificent through 4 games this season, going 2-0 and posting a 2.89 ERA.

Why bet on the Colorado Rockies

The Colorado Rockies (13-6) are coming into this series on a winning streak of their own, taking 3 in a row and 7 of their last 10 games. The Rockies have always been a team that has managed to score a lot of runs, and while the offense has taken a bit of a dip to start the season, they have managed to achieve a much better balance between big power and solid defense. Colorado ended the week with a sweep of the San Francisco Giants, scoring 26 runs and surrendering just 8 in a 3-game series. Colorado will be looking to build on their 6-3 home record this season by beating one of the best teams in the MLB. Chris Rusin (2-0, 1.17 ERA) will start for the Rockies.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

While these two teams can knock the cover off the ball, I think this game may actually be on the lower scoring side of the coin. Both starting pitchers are off to great starts, and I expect them to be dealing on Tuesday night.

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