Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies Matchup

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Colorado Rockies are paying a visit to Atlanta to face off against the Braves at SunTrust Park. This NL matchup gets going at 7:35 p.m. ET and you can watch the game on both ATRM and FSSE.

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Atlanta (+110) as the underdog to Colorado (-120). Bettors are able to wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -110 for over 8.5 runs and -110 for under 8.5. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at Rockies -1.5 runs (+125) and Braves +1.5 runs (-145).

The Rockies are 64-56 SU and are 62-57 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 10.7 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 4.5 units ATS. The Braves, on the other hand, are 68-51 SU and 62-55 ATS. The team’s gained 21.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.8 units ATS.

Atlanta games have had an over/under record of 58-54-5 in 2018. The Rockies have been a decent under bet with a total record of 52-61-6.

The right-handed Jon Gray will get the nod for the visiting Rockies. Gray is 9-7 with a 4.81 ERA and 148 strikeouts. He has yet to face Atlanta this year, but he made two starts against the team in 2017, compiling a 2-0 record with a 1.50 ERA and 13 strikeouts.

The Braves are putting the ball in the hands of righty Julio Teheran (8-7, 4.33 ERA), who’s got 117 strikeouts and 63 walks, as well as a 1.25 WHIP. Teheran made two starts against the team in 2017, putting together a 1-0 record in 2017, posting a 1-0 record with a 1.26 ERA and 12 strikeouts.

Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.41 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.15, along with a K-per-9 of 8.85.

The Rockies offense has slashed .253/.321/.428 on its way to 4.6 runs scored per game in 2018, including 3.5 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Colorado’s offensive production has been sparked by shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado, who collectively have swatted 55 home runs. Story is slashing .291/.347/.551 with 25 home runs, 83 RBIs, 60 runs and 16 steals, while Arenado (.308/.393/.588) has produced 30 homers, 84 RBIs and 78 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game overall this year. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.61, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 4.09 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

The Atlanta hitters have put up 4.9 runs per outing, including 6.4 per game over its last 10 games and 7.6 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .327/.378/.614 over its last five contests and is 5-0 SU during that span.

The Braves’ hitters have been led by right fielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman. Markakis is hitting .321/.383/.499 with 14 home runs, 76 RBIs and 69 runs scored, and Freeman’s line is .323/.403/.537 with 20 homers, 75 RBIs and 75 runs.

The Rockies have gained 3.8 units and are 34-40 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 37 of those games, compared to 34 that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Braves have netted 20.8 units and are 46-35 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 40 of those games, compared to 37 that’ve gone under.

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves MLB Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Braves, ATS Winner – Braves, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • The over has cashed in four of Atlanta’s last seven games.
  • Atlanta has recorded 27.4 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 30.0 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games, including six over their last five.