APR 26 - 2017 MLB Betting Odds For Washington At Colorado

2017 MLB Betting Odds For Washington At Colorado

Written by on April 26, 2017

The MLB season is ridiculously long, and we all accept that every team in the league is going to go through good and bad stretches during the season. It is very often the teams who avoid the long losing skids that end up on top of their respective divisions. Consistency over the long haul is tough, but minimizing your losing skids certainly helps. We are still in the very early part of the season, but there ae two teams who are already showing that they might have what it takes to go the distance. The Washington Nationals are not really a surprise, as many of the pundits picked them to be among the best in the National League this season. They are off to a fast start, as are the Colorado Rockies. When making dark horse picks for this year, the Rockies were a team that landed at the top of many lists, and they are certainly living up to their billing so far.  These two teams have split the first 2 games of a 4-game series, the final of which is set for Thursday afternoon. Find the latest MLB betting run lines here.

A Closer Look At The 2017 MLB Betting Odds For Nationals At Rockies

When: Thursday, April 27 at 3:10 PM ESTWhere: Coors Field, DenverStarting Pitchers: Gio Gonzalez Vs Antonio SenzatelaTV: MASN, ROOTRMRadio: 106.7 The Fan, KOA 850 AM / 94.1 FMLive Stream: MLB.TVMLB Odds: Colorado Rockies -1½ (+165) 

Why bet on the Washington Nationals

The Washington Nationals (14-6) are off to a flyer this season, and have already opened up a 3-game lead atop the NL East, a division which looks to be theirs to lose. The Nationals are getting it done on offense and defense, scoring 112 runs so far, second in the league, and getting 17 quality starts from their pitchers, which is best in the MLB. The pitching has taken a bit of a beating in the two games so far in this series, giving up 20 runs. The good news here is that the offense has held up their end of the bargain, getting a split in those games. Trea Turner was on fire in a 15-12 win over the Rockies, hitting for the cycle and driving home 7 runs. Gio Gonzalez (2-0, 1.35 ERA) will start for the Nats.

Why bet on the Colorado Rockies

After a solid start by their pitching staff, which has been an issue for them in recent years, the Colorado Rockies (14-7) are seeing their pitching numbers begin to balloon. It certainly doesn’t help that they gave up 19 runs in the last 2 games versus the Nationals, and it also doesn’t help that they have only gotten 6 quality starts so far, which places them down near the bottom of the pack in that stat. That said, the Rockies are finding ways to win, and are a very healthy 7-3 in their last 10 games, good enough to put them atop the NL West. Antonio Senzatela (3-0, 2.08 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rockies.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

There have been a lot of runs scored in the first 2 games of this series, but that may calm down in the final game, as this is a good pitching match-up. Let’s go with the Rockies in a close one.

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