Nationals Vs Rockies: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – September 19, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 19, 2021

The Colorado Rockies (70-78) ride a five-game win streak into a home contest versus the Washington Nationals (60-88), at 1:05 PM ET on Sunday. Paolo Espino starts for Washington (-115 to win), and Jon Gray is Colorado’s (-105) choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 19, 2021, 12:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Nationals vs Rockies Betting Lines

Nationals Betting Insights

  • The Nationals have won 33, or 58.9%, of the 56 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • Washington is 27-20 this season when entering a game favored by -115 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 51.1% chance of a victory for the Nationals.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Nationals and their opponents have failed to hit the over five times.

Nationals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 3-7
Runs Per Game 4.8
HR 11
ERA 4.94
K/9 8.7

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Rockies Betting Insights

  • The Rockies have won in 42, or 38.9%, of the 108 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs in this year.
  • This year, Colorado has won 41 of 107 games when listed as at least -105 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Rockies have a 48.9% chance of walking away with the win.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Rockies and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under on three occasions.

Rockies Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 7-3
Runs Per Game 5.1
HR 16
ERA 4.70
K/9 8.6

Rockies Probable Pitcher – Jon Gray

  • Gray gets the start for the Rockies, his 27th of the season. He is 8-10 with a 4.22 ERA and 140 strikeouts in 136 1/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander’s most recent appearance came on Tuesday against the Braves, when he tossed five innings, surrendering two earned runs while allowing five hits.
  • The 29-year-old has a 4.22 ERA and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings in 26 games this season, while allowing a batting average of .243 to his opponents.
  • Gray will look to pick up his 21st matchup of five or more innings pitched this season. He averages 5.2 innings per appearance.
  • The Rockies have a 5-14 record in Gray’s 19 starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 19, 2021 at 12:46 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Nationals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 60-88
Home 34-43
Road 26-45
vs LHP (Starters) 17-29
vs RHP (Starters) 43-57
Day Games 5-9
Night Games 55-79

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Nationals Probable Pitcher – Paolo Espino

  • Espino (4-5) will take the mound for the Nationals, his 17th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Monday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed six hits in six innings against the Marlins.
  • The 34-year-old has pitched in 32 games this season with a 4.18 ERA, 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .257.
  • Espino has made 10 starts of five or more innings in 16 chances this season, and averages 3.0 frames when he pitches.
  • His team has won 57.1% of his starts when they are favored on the moneyline (4-3).
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of September 19, 2021 at 12:46 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rockies Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 70-78
Home 45-27
Road 25-51
vs LHP (Starters) 26-16
vs RHP (Starters) 43-62
Day Games 21-17
Night Games 49-61

Nationals Hitting Stats

  • The Nationals average 1.1 home runs per game to rank 23rd in baseball with 168 total home runs .
  • The Nationals have put up at least two dingers in 47 games this season, and are 31-16 in those outings.
  • Washington has hit 11 home runs over the past 10 games.
  • Juan Soto leads Washington in batting average (.315) and runs batted in (85) this season while also slugging 25 homers.
  • Josh Bell leads Washington in home runs with 27 while driving in 84 runs and slugging .487.

Rockies Hitting Stats

  • The Rockies have hit 172 homers this season, which ranks 20th in the league.
  • They have averaged 1 home runs per game in their 76 road contests this season.
  • Over the last 10 games, Colorado has hit 16 home runs.
  • The Rockies have won five straight games and are batting .233 as a team with 28 runs scored over that span.
  • C.J. Cron leads the Rockies in home runs (27) and runs batted in (83).
  • Charlie Blackmon is hitting .264 with 22 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 47 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Nationals (-115)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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