Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals: Best Odds and Preview for September 29, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | September 29, 2021, 12:45 am

The Colorado Rockies (72-85) and the Washington Nationals (65-93) square off on Wednesday at 3:10 PM ET to break a 1-1 series tie. The Rockies are favored (-113) to win the contest against the Nationals (-104).

Colorado’s Peter Lambert and Washington’s Paolo Espino will start this matchup.

Best Odds for Colorado Rockies vs Washington Nationals

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals.

Rockies Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have been favorites in 41 games this season and have come away with the win 28 times (68.3%) in those contests.
  • Colorado and their opponents have gone over in 63 of their 157 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Rockies rank 13th in the league with 714 total runs scored this season.
  • Over their last 10 games, Colorado has been favored twice and split those games 1-1.
  • When it comes to the total, the Rockies and their foes are 2-8 in their last 10 contests.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • The Rockies will send Lambert (0-0) out to make his second start of the season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday, the right-hander tossed 3 2/3 innings against the Giants, giving up two earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • His team lost the only game he’s appeared in this season.
  • Lambert’s lone start with a total this season went under.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
C.J. Cron 138 .275 .365 .526 28 89 126
Brendan Rodgers 98 .284 .330 .470 15 49 105
Trevor Story 139 .249 .325 .475 24 74 128
Ryan McMahon 146 .254 .330 .448 22 81 130
Elias Díaz 105 .245 .308 .466 18 43 82
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Nationals Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have put together a 31-69 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 31% of those games).
  • Washington has combined with opponents to go over the total 73 times this season for a 73-79-5 record against the over/under.
  • The Nationals score the 14th-most runs in baseball (709 total, 4.5 per game).
  • Washington went 4-4 over the eight games it was the underdog on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the Nationals and their opponents combined to hit the over five times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Espino gets the start for the Nationals, his 19th of the season. He is 5-5 with a 4.01 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 107 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Friday against the Reds, the right-hander went five innings, allowing three earned runs while surrendering five hits.
  • Espino’s team has won six of his 18 starts.
  • Espino has started 18 contests with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in eight of them.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Juan Soto 147 .318 .449 .545 29 93 156
Lane Thomas 40 .281 .376 .513 7 25 45
Josh Bell 140 .254 .336 .473 27 88 123
Ryan Zimmerman 106 .245 .283 .474 14 45 61
Riley Adams 40 .229 .357 .396 2 10 22

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