Nationals Vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 26, 2022

Written By Staff on May 25, 2022

Brendan Rodgers brings a 12-game hitting streak into the Colorado Rockies’ (20-23) matchup with the Washington Nationals (15-30) at 7:05 PM ET on Thursday at Nationals Park. Washington’s (-113 to win) Patrick Corbin and Colorado’s (-104) German Marquez pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights in this article reflect odds as of May 26, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Nationals vs Rockies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Corbin (WSH) Pitcher Márquez (COL)
0 – 7 W/L 1 – 4
43.2 IP 44.0
6.60 ERA 6.14
1.695 WHIP 1.591
8 K/9 8
4.1 BB/9 2.5

Nationals Probable Starter Patrick Corbin

  • Corbin (0-7 with a 6.60 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 43 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Nationals, his 10th of the season.
  • In his last time out on Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the lefty tossed 5 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • The 32-year-old has amassed a 6.60 ERA and 8 strikeouts per nine innings across nine games this season.
  • Corbin has two quality starts under his belt this year.
  • He will face a Rockies offense that ranks second in MLB with 383 total hits (on a .262 batting average). The team also slugs a collective .402 (eighth in MLB) with 41 total home runs (15th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 26, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Stats vs Corbin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Charlie Blackmon 49 .286 14 1 6 .327 .776
Elias Díaz 16 .312 5 0 0 .353 .728
Ryan McMahon 13 .462 6 0 1 .462 1.000
C.J. Cron 12 .333 4 0 0 .385 .885
Brendan Rodgers 10 .500 5 1 2 .500 1.400
José Iglesias 10 .500 5 0 3 .500 1.200
Garrett Hampson 9 .222 2 0 1 .300 .633
Yonathan Daza 9 .222 2 0 0 .222 .444
Randal Grichuk 9 .111 1 0 0 .200 .311
Connor Joe 4 .250 1 0 2 .250 1.000

Rockies Probable Starter Germán Márquez

  • The Rockies will hand the ball to Marquez (1-4) for his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Saturday, when he threw 6 2/3 innings against the New York Mets, giving up four earned runs while allowing 11 hits.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in eight games this season with an ERA of 6.14 and 8 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • He has started eight games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in three of them.
  • The Nationals have scored 173 runs this season, which ranks 20th in MLB. They are batting .250 for the campaign with 27 home runs, 29th in the league.
  • Among qualified pitchers this campaign, the 27-year-old’s 6.14 ERA ranks 58th, 1.591 WHIP ranks 58th, and 8 K/9 ranks 34th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 26, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Márquez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Josh Bell 21 .095 2 2 5 .174 .555
César Hernández 12 .083 1 0 0 .312 .395
Juan Soto 11 .364 4 2 4 .462 1.371
Alcides Escobar 11 .455 5 0 0 .455 1.000
Yadiel Hernandez 8 .500 4 0 1 .500 1.000
Nelson Cruz 8 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Dee Strange-Gordon 8 .375 3 0 1 .375 .750
Lane Thomas 6 .333 2 1 3 .333 1.333
Victor Robles 6 .167 1 0 1 .143 .310
Maikel Franco 6 .667 4 0 0 .667 1.500

Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals are 2-3 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 40% of those games).
  • Washington has a record of 2-3 in games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -113 or shorter (40%).
  • The Nationals have a 53.1% chance to win this game based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Washington has had an over/under set by oddsmakers 45 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 20 of those games (20-22-3).
  • The Nationals have collected a 17-28-0 record ATS this season (covering only 37.8% of the time).
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Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have been underdogs in 30 games this season and won 12 (40%) of those contests.
  • Colorado has a record of 12-17, a 41.4% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of -104 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Rockies have a 51% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Colorado’s games have gone over the total in 23 of their 43 chances.
  • The Rockies are 18-25-0 against the spread in their 43 chances this season.

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto has put up 37 hits, a team-best for the Nationals, on the way to hitting .230 with eight doubles, eight home runs and 36 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Soto ranks 110th in batting average, 21st in on-base percentage, and 59th in slugging.
  • Josh Bell has seven doubles, four home runs and 19 walks while hitting .296, and paces his team with a .379 on-base percentage.
  • Bell ranks 19th in batting average, 18th in on base percentage, and 70th in slugging in baseball.
  • Nelson Cruz is hitting .227 with three doubles, four home runs and 16 walks.
  • Cruz brings a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. During his last nine outings he is batting .324 with two doubles, a walk and three RBI.
  • Keibert Ruiz has 10 doubles, a home run and 10 walks while batting .283.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 186 .274 24 0 10 .322 .661
Maikel Franco 171 .257 14 3 21 .279 .653
Juan Soto 161 .230 26 8 14 .374 .803
Josh Bell 159 .296 23 4 23 .379 .794
Nelson Cruz 154 .227 19 4 23 .298 .623
Keibert Ruiz 127 .283 13 1 12 .343 .729
Yadiel Hernandez 120 .308 13 3 20 .349 .799
Lane Thomas 112 .205 7 2 15 .254 .575
Alcides Escobar 104 .212 9 0 7 .261 .521
Victor Robles 96 .219 14 0 12 .290 .561

Rockies Players to Watch

  • C.J. Cron has 53 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .598, both of which rank first among Colorado hitters this season.
  • Among all qualifying batters in MLB, Cron ranks 14th in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage, and sixth in slugging percentage.
  • Connor Joe is slugging .419 while driving in 12 runs and batting .281 this season.
  • Joe’s batting average is 35th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage puts him 25th, and he is 67th in slugging.
  • Charlie Blackmon has collected 32 base hits, an OBP of .289 and a slugging percentage of .393 this season.
  • Ryan McMahon is batting .261 with a .351 OBP and 22 RBI for Colorado this season.

Rockies Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
C.J. Cron 169 .314 28 12 33 .357 .955
Connor Joe 160 .281 23 4 12 .365 .784
Ryan McMahon 153 .261 23 4 22 .351 .763
Charlie Blackmon 145 .221 20 6 17 .289 .682
Randal Grichuk 128 .281 16 5 25 .326 .756
Brendan Rodgers 128 .242 15 2 18 .285 .629
José Iglesias 123 .309 13 0 12 .366 .748
Elias Díaz 108 .204 10 2 7 .256 .571
Yonathan Daza 85 .353 11 0 8 .404 .804
Sam Hilliard 81 .160 9 2 11 .255 .551

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