Nationals Vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 27, 2022

Written By Staff on May 27, 2022

The Colorado Rockies (20-24) will look to Brendan Rodgers, who is riding a 13-game hitting streak, when they play the Washington Nationals (16-30) at 7:05 PM ET on Friday at Nationals Park. Aaron Sanchez gets the starting nod for Washington (-109 to win), and Austin Gomber is Colorado’s (-109) pick to start.

The betting facts in what follows reflect odds as of May 27, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET.

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Nationals vs Rockies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Sanchez (WSH) Pitcher Gomber (COL)
3 – 3 W/L 2 – 4
27.2 IP 46.0
7.16 ERA 4.11
1.699 WHIP 1.196
4.2 K/9 6.7
2.6 BB/9 2.5

Nationals Probable Starter Aaron Sanchez

  • Sanchez (3-3) gets the starting nod for the Nationals in his seventh start of the season. He’s put together a 7.16 ERA in 27 2/3 innings pitched, with 13 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent appearance on Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers, the righty threw 5 2/3 innings, allowing two earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 7.16, with 4.2 strikeouts per nine innings, in six games this season.
  • So far this season, Sánchez has not recorded a quality start.
  • He will match up with a Rockies offense that is hitting .261 as a unit (first in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .401 (ninth in MLB) with 41 total home runs (18th in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 27, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Stats vs Sanchez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Charlie Blackmon 11 .273 3 0 2 .273 .637
C.J. Cron 10 .200 2 0 1 .333 .533
Ryan McMahon 7 .143 1 0 0 .400 .686
José Iglesias 7 .429 3 0 0 .429 .858
Garrett Hampson 6 .500 3 1 3 .571 1.571
Brendan Rodgers 5 .200 1 0 1 .200 .600
Sam Hilliard 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Randal Grichuk 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Yonathan Daza 1 .000 0 0 0 .667 .667

Rockies Probable Starter Austin Gomber

  • Gomber (2-4) will take the mound for the Rockies, his ninth start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up two earned runs in 7 2/3 innings pitched on Sunday in his last outing, a matchup with the New York Mets.
  • The 28-year-old has an ERA of 4.11 and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings in eight games this season.
  • He’s going for his third quality start in a row.
  • The Nationals rank sixth in MLB with a .250 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 25th in the league (.356) and 27 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers this season, the 28-year-old’s 4.11 ERA ranks 42nd, 1.196 WHIP ranks 34th, and 6.7 K/9 ranks 48th.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 27, 2022 at 5:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Gomber

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Maikel Franco 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Juan Soto 6 .333 2 0 0 .500 1.000
Josh Bell 5 .200 1 0 1 .286 .486
César Hernández 5 .600 3 0 1 .600 1.200
Yadiel Hernandez 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Riley Adams 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Lane Thomas 2 .500 1 1 1 .667 2.667
Alcides Escobar 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Victor Robles 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nelson Cruz 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals have gone 3-3 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 50% of those games).
  • Washington has a record of 3-3 when playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -109 or shorter (50%).
  • The Nationals have a 52.2% chance to win this matchup based on the moneyline’s implied probability.
  • Washington has played in 46 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-22-3).
  • The Nationals have put together an 18-28-0 record against the spread this season (covering only 39.1% of the time).
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Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have won 12, or 38.7%, of the 31 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Colorado is 12-19 this season when entering a game as the underdog by -109 or more on the moneyline.
  • The Rockies have a 52.2% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Colorado’s games have gone over the total in 24 of their 44 chances.
  • The Rockies are 18-26-0 against the spread this season.

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto paces the Nationals with 37 hits, while batting .226 with eight doubles, eight home runs and 37 walks.
  • Among the qualified hitters, Soto ranks 120th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 23rd and he is 62nd in slugging.
  • Josh Bell’s .376 OBP paces his team, and he has eight doubles, four home runs and 19 walks while hitting .296.
  • Among the qualifying batters, Bell ranks 20th in batting average, 20th in on-base percentage, and 65th in slugging.
  • Nelson Cruz is hitting .229 with three doubles, four home runs and 17 walks.
  • Cruz heads into this game on a seven-game hitting streak. During his last nine games he is batting .364 with two doubles, two walks and four RBI.
  • Cesar Hernandez is slugging .347 to pace his team. He has 11 doubles, a triple and 12 walks while batting .279.
  • Hernandez has safely hit in six games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .325 with four doubles, a triple, three walks and four RBI.

Nationals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
César Hernández 190 .279 26 0 11 .328 .675
Maikel Franco 174 .253 14 3 21 .279 .647
Juan Soto 164 .226 26 8 14 .371 .792
Josh Bell 162 .296 24 4 25 .376 .796
Nelson Cruz 157 .229 20 4 24 .303 .628
Keibert Ruiz 131 .282 14 1 12 .340 .722
Yadiel Hernandez 123 .309 13 3 22 .353 .808
Lane Thomas 112 .205 7 2 15 .254 .575
Alcides Escobar 104 .212 9 0 7 .261 .521
Victor Robles 100 .220 15 0 13 .288 .558

Rockies Players to Watch

  • C.J. Cron leads Colorado in slugging percentage (.587) and total hits (53) this season.
  • Among all qualified batters in the big leagues, Cron ranks 16th in batting average, 36th in on-base percentage, and ninth in slugging percentage.
  • Connor Joe leads Colorado with an OBP of .362 this season while batting .280 with 20 walks and 23 runs scored.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Joe is 36th in batting average, 26th in on-base percentage and 70th in slugging percentage.
  • Charlie Blackmon has 33 hits this season and has a slash line of .221/.288/.403.
  • Ryan McMahon has four home runs, 22 RBI and a batting average of .255 this season.

Rockies Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
C.J. Cron 172 .308 28 12 34 .355 .942
Connor Joe 164 .280 23 4 12 .362 .777
Ryan McMahon 157 .255 23 4 22 .343 .744
Charlie Blackmon 149 .221 21 6 18 .288 .691
Randal Grichuk 132 .273 16 5 25 .317 .734
Brendan Rodgers 132 .242 16 2 18 .284 .632
José Iglesias 127 .307 13 0 13 .362 .740
Elias Díaz 112 .214 10 2 7 .264 .585
Yonathan Daza 88 .364 12 0 8 .418 .838
Sam Hilliard 81 .160 9 2 11 .255 .551

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