On Thursday, the Washington Nationals (9-17) are visiting the Colorado Rockies (14-10), at 3:10 PM ET, in the final game of a three-game series.
The favored Rockies (-137 moneyline odds to win) play at home against the Nationals (+116). The Colorado Rockies will hand the ball to Antonio Senzatela (2-1, 6.75 ERA) looking for win No. 3 on the season, and the Nationals will turn to Aaron Sanchez (1-1, 6.75).
These squads meet again following the Rockies’ 5-2 victory over the Nationals yesterday. Austin Gomber (6.2 IP, 2 R, 7 H, 6 K) picked up the win for the Rockies. Connor Joe went 1-for-4 with a triple and two RBI to lead the team on offense. Patrick Corbin (8.0 IP, 3 R, 9 H, 3 K) took the loss on the mound for the Nationals.
Before watching this Rockies vs. Nationals matchup, here is what you need to know about Thursday’s action on the diamond.
Colorado Rockies Vs. Washington Nationals Odds and Betting Lines
Major League Baseball odds courtesy of Typical Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 2:03 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.
- Favorite: Rockies (-137, bet $ 137 to win $ 100)
- Underdog: Nationals (+116, bet $ 100 to win $ 116)
- Over / under: 11
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Rockies Stats and Trends
Rockies Betting Records
- The Rockies have entered the game as favorites nine times this season and won six of those games.
- Colorado has a record of 3-1 in games where bookmakers favor them by at least -137 on the moneyline.
- The Rockies have a 57.8% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
- Colorado and its opponents have hit the over in 12 of their 24 games with a total this season.
- The Rockies are 12-12-0 against the spread in their 24 chances this season.
Antonio Senzatela (Rockies Probable Starter)
- The Rockies will hand the ball to Senzatela (2-1) for his fifth start of the season.
- The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 6 1/3 innings against the Cincinnati Reds, giving up one earned run while allowing seven hits.
- The 27-year-old has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 3.66, a 2 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1,831.
- Senzatela has pitched five or more innings in three straight games and will look to extend that streak.
- The Nationals rank 11th in MLB with 107 runs scored this season. They have a .246 batting average this campaign with 15 home runs (26th in the league).
Rockies Batting Stats
- The Rockies’ 25 home runs rank 10th in Major League Baseball.
- No MLB team has a better slugging percentage than the Rockies (.425) this season.
- Colorado leads baseball with a .263 batting average.
- The Rockies have scored 111 runs this season, which ranks sixth in MLB.
- Colorado has an on-base percentage of .332 this season, which ranks second in the league.
- The Rockies have shown patience at the plate this season with the fourth-best rate of strikeouts per game (7.4) among MLB offenses.
Nationals Stats and Trends
Nationals Betting Records
- The Nationals have been underdogs in 21 games this season and have come away with the win seven times (33.3%) in those contests.
- This season, Washington has been victorious six times in 15 chances when named as an underdog of at least +116 or longer on the moneyline.
- The Nationals have an implied victory probability of 46.3% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
- Washington and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 11 of their 26 opportunities.
- The Nationals have an against the spread mark of 10-16-0 in 26 games with a line this season.
Aaron Sanchez (Nationals Probable Starter)
- The Nationals will send Sanchez (1-1) out for his third start of the season.
- In his last appearance on Saturday, the right-hander threw five innings against the San Francisco Giants, allowing three earned runs while surrendering six hits.
- In two games this season, he has put up a 6.75 ERA and averages 4.8 strikeouts per nine innings while opposing batters are hitting .343 against him.
- Sánchez will look to pick up his second game of five or more innings pitched this season. He’s averaging 4.2 innings per appearance.
- He will take the mound against a Rockies offense that ranks third in the league with 212 total hits (on a .263 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .425 (first in the league) with 25 total home runs (10th in MLB play).
Nationals Batting Stats
- The Nationals are fifth-worst in MLB action with 15 home runs.
- This season, the Nationals’ .348 slugging percentage ranks 22nd in the league.
- Washington is fourth in the league with a .246 batting average.
- The Nationals score the 11th-most runs in baseball (107 total, 4.1 per game).
- Washington’s .313 on-base percentage ranks 14th in baseball.
- The Nationals strike out 7.6 times per game to rank 10th in the league.
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