Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Opening MLB Odds

Posted by Daniel Strum on Tuesday,August 18, 2015 3:10, EST in

It’s always fun to place a pre-season wager on the team that you believe will walk away the champion at the end of the season. What’s not so fun is tearing up that betting slip with a decent portion of the season still to go. It’s not over yet, but MLB Betting fans who backed the Washington Nationals are probably already practicing their ripping technique. The Nats will try to stay in the hunt when they play the Rockies in Colorado on Wednesday night.

Inside Scoop on the Washington Nationals vs Colorado Rockies Opening MLB Odds & TV Info

Date/Time: August 19th, 8:40 pm ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
TV: ROOT SPORTS
Radio: KOA 850, KNRV 1150 (Sp.), Rockies Radio Network
Opening Lines: Washington -138, Colorado +130

The Washington Nationals (58-59) had a chance to make a real statement last week, as they had a pair of series against two very good teams. They started out by losing 2 of 3 to the Dodgers, and then followed that up by getting swept in 4 games by the San Francisco Giants. They now trail the New York Mets by 4.5 games in the NL East, and are only hanging in there due to the fact that the Mets are on a losing skid of their own. Another week like last week and the Nationals will likely have played themselves out of the playoff picture.

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of Washington’s season has been the play of the starting rotation. Other than Max Scherzer, this is a staff that has definitely not been as advertised. It will be Stephen Strasburg (6-6, 4.62 ERA) who will start. Strasburg has had two very good starts since coming off the DL.

If things look bad in Washington, then you have to say that they look truly awful in Colorado (48-68). They are so far adrift in the cellar of the NL West that they have become something of an afterthought. The 606 runs that they have surrendered to this point in the season is far and away the worst in baseball. In short, this is a very, very bad team that is now just waiting for the season to end.

They do still have the opportunity to play the role of spoiler, though, and they have already inflicted some damage on the Nationals. These two teams met at the start of the month, and it was the Rockies who ended up winning 2 of 3. Eddie Butler (3-10, 5.90 ERA) will get the start for the Rockies on Wednesday night.

Key Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Washington
  • Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 6 games when playing at home against Washington
  • Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Colorado
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

The Nationals need wins, and they need to start getting them now. Strasburg has looked very good since coming back from injury, and a similar performance to what he put in during his last two starts should get the win for Washington.