Pick #1 – Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies
The game were setting our sights on tonight is the Washington Nationals (69 - 47) versus the Colorado Rockies (56 - 62) and its a face off of one of the best this year against a team that is just fighting to stay alive. In a very rare instance we immediately get excited about this selection as the expert money has moved the line and entire point towards the OVER taking it from 9.5 all the way up to 10.5 which is an adjustment you just never see but a great indicator as to where this bet is headed. Turning right into some of the critical stats for this contest we note that the total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games and the total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games so its clear both these teams are hot with the bats right now and that trend expects to continue. As these two teams look to try and collect wins down the stretch offense appears to be the focus and the public consensus seems to believe this as well pushing this MLB total spread to an incredibly lofty 73% towards the OVER. The Colorado Rockies produce 5.24 runs this year and the Washington Nationals light up the scoring charts with 4.75 runs on average for the season so were already hitting double digit runs without even factoring in anything else. The park factor for this game is a rarely seen +138 rating which is off the charts in terms of hitting conditions and potential for runs. The weather at Coors Field is looking like 91°F, Mostly Sunny , Humidity is 24% , Wind is South 2 mph so should be no shortage of the bats finding the gaps and runners crossing the plate. Another positive sign we have to feel solid about that points to the OVER in this game is the fact that the Rockies are dealing with sketchy relief staff conditions so once the Nationals get to the bullpen the scoring floodgates should open. A final and most important point to this pick is the fact that starting pitcher Jorge De La Rosa (L) has pitched as of late and sports a current 5.40 ERA over the last seven days. Also pitching Ace Max Scherzer (R) gets touched up a bit by the Rockies given up 3 runs and 6 runs respectively over the last two games he through against Colorado so should be a long night for all pitching involved and especially in Colorado. The computer predicted score for this matchup is 9.4 but we have to think the Colorado air gets us that extra 1.5 we need when combined with all the other factors above so lets roll with the OVER here and take another one home to the bank.
Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies - Monday, August 15, 2016 8:40 PM
903 Washington Nationals -1½ -115 -189 Over 10½ -115
904 Colorado Rockies +1½ -105 +179 Under 10½ -105
903 Washington Nationals Over 10½ -115
904 Colorado Rockies Under 10½ -105
Betting odds provided by 5Dimes
OVER 10.5 (2 Units)
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