Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves Matchup

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The Atlanta Braves will play host to the Colorado Rockies at SunTrust Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on both ATRM and FSSO.

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Colorado (+120) as the underdog to Atlanta (-130). The total stands at 8.5 runs and bettors can wager on either the over or the under for -110. You can also bet on the game’s runline with the current odds coming in at Rockies +1.5 runs (-175) and Braves -1.5 runs (+155).

The Rockies are 65-56 SU and are 62-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 9.7 units for moneyline bettors and 3.4 units ATS. Colorado is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Braves, on the other hand, are 68-52 SU and 63-55 ATS. The team has gained 22.6 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 3.8 units ATS. Atlanta has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven.

Braves games have a 58-55-5 over/under record in 2018. The Rockies have been a decent under bet with a total record of 53-61-6.

Kyle Freeland will get the start for the visiting Rockies. The left-handed Freeland is 10-7 with a 3.02 ERA and 120 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with five strikeouts and a 4.50 ERA against Atlanta this year.

The Braves are sending lefty Sean Newcomb (10-5, 3.40 ERA) to the mound. Newcomb has 118 strikeouts and 61 walks to his credit, as well as a 1.27 WHIP. Newcomb is 1-0 with nine strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in one start against Colorado this year.

As a unit, Atlanta’s pitchers have yielded 4.1 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have a 3.60 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.07 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

The Atlanta hitters have put up 4.9 runs per contest, including 6.4 per game over its last 10 games and 6.6 per game over their last five. The team has hit .312/.361/.547 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

The Braves’ batters have been led by first baseman Freddie Freeman and right fielder Nick Markakis. Freeman is slashing .323/.403/.535 with 20 home runs, 75 RBIs and 75 runs scored, while Markakis is batting .319 with 14 homers, 76 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.34 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.44 K/9. The bullpen has managed an ERA of 5.12, along with a WHIP of 1.30 and a K/9 of 8.85.

The Rockies offense has slashed .253/.320/.427 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).

Third baseman Nolan Arenado and shortstop Trevor Story continue to lead Colorado’s hitters. Arenado is slashing .310/.394/.587 with 30 home runs, 84 RBIs and 79 runs scored, while Story (.289/.346/.547) is up to 25 homers, 83 RBIs, 61 runs and 16 stolen bases.

The Rockies have gained 7.0 units and are 28-17 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has cashed in 15 of those games, compared to 27 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Braves have netted 0.8 units and are 16-20 ATS when facing a lefty starter. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to 17 that’ve gone under.

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Braves, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends,

  • Colorado has recorded nine extra-base hits over its last five outings. Atlanta has 21 XBH over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games, including five over their last five.
  • Colorado has recorded 18.9 runs + hits + errors per game over its last 10 games and 17.2 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have won five of their last six games SU.