Wednesday’s MLB game between the Washington Nationals and the Colorado Rockies is ripe for a winning prediction.
The Washington Nationals (42-30) will be on the road when they take on the Colorado Rockies (28-45) at Coors Field on Wednesday, and this game will be the focus of our preview and MLB prediction. The Nationals and Rockies will get started with a first pitch thrown at 8:40 PM ET, and the Rockies will be looking to improve on their 16-22 home record while the Nationals have amassed a 22-16 mark on the road.
Starting pitchers here will be right-hander Jordan Zimmerman (3-6, 1.12 WHIP, 2.89 ERA) going for the Nationals and left-hander Edwar Cabrera (0-0, 0.00 WHIP, 0.00 ERA) taking the mound for the Rockies. Online sportsbooks have the odds showing the Nationals as a -152 road betting favorite, while the total is set extremely high at 11 runs. Bet on Wednesday’s MLB game between the Nationals and the Rockies at Bovada Sportsbook and receive a 100% cash bonus that is good for up to $125 in free money simply for clicking on our link to get signed up!
Wednesday’s matchup will be the 3rd head-to-head meeting between these teams on the current season. Colorado was a 4-2 winner at home as a +167 underdog on Monday before the Nationals came back to win 12-5 as a -133 road favorite last night. The road team has won 3 of the last 5 matchups between these squads with all 3 of those wins coming from Washington in Coors Field.
Zimmerman has been solid all season long and has allowed 3 earned runs or less in 8 of his last 10 starts on the year with 4 earned runs being the high water mark during that timeframe. He’s allowed 4 earned runs total over 3 career starts against the Rockies and will be facing a team that is heating up offensively lately. Colorado handles right-handers to the tune of a .264 mark on the year, but will have to deal with one of the league’s best bullpens when Zimmerman leaves this game.
Cabrera will be making his MLB debut here and it’s tough to know what to expect from him. The Nationals hit just .236 against southpaws on the season and they haven’t been scoring many runs recently, but Coors Field caters to hitters and the wind is expecting to be blowing toward the outfield at a decent rate tonight. Cabrera has enjoyed success at the Double-A level, but he’s also a guy that gives up far too many home runs.
Our prediction here calls for Cabrera to give up a few home runs, but he’ll get enough outs where they will be of the 1-run variety. Zimmerman should continue to pitch solid innings as well, and Colorado has enough in the bullpen to keep the game fairly low-scoring toward the end of this game. The total is set too high at 11 runs and I think this stays well under. Make your bet on under 11 runs being scored and you should be a bit wealthier than you were before reading this.
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