Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves Betting Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will be taking on the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on either ATRM or FSSO.

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves Odds

Atlanta (-140) is favored over Colorado (+130) and Vegas has set the Over/Under for this one at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -120 for the over and +100 for the under. You can also wager on the game’s spread with the runline odds sitting at Rockies +1.5 runs (-170) and Braves -1.5 runs (+150).

The Braves are 68-53 straight up (SU) and 63-56 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 21.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 2.8 units (ATS). Atlanta has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Rockies are 66-56 SU and have gone 63-58 ATS. In total, the team’s accumulated 10.7 units for moneyline bettors and 4.3 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in five of those seven.

Atlanta games have an over/under record of 58-56-5 in 2018. Colorado has been a decent under bet with a total record of 53-62-6.

The right-handed Antonio Senzatela is projected to start for the visiting Rockies. Senzatela (4-3, 4.56 ERA) has recorded 37 punchouts in 47.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Braves this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Braves will turn to righty Mike Foltynewicz (10-7, 2.86 ERA), who has 152 strikeouts and 54 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.18. Foltynewicz made two starts against the team in 2017, posting a 0-2 record in 2017, compiling a 0-2 record with a 9.72 ERA.

Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. Its starters have an ERA of 3.66, a WHIP of 1.26 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 4.12 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

The Atlanta offense has produced 4.9 runs per contest, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team’s hit .298/.355/.491 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Right fielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman have led the Braves’ offense this year. Markakis is hitting .319/.380/.494 with 14 home runs, 78 RBIs and 69 runs scored, and Freeman’s line is .320/.401/.531 with 20 homers, 76 RBIs and 76 runs scored.

For the visiting squad, Colorado’s pitchers have allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.31 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.49 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.18, along with a K/9 of 8.85.

Rockies hitters have slashed .254/.322/.428 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 4.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado continue to lead Colorado’s offense. Story is slashing .293/.350/.549 with 25 home runs, 83 RBIs, 63 runs and 17 steals. Arenado (.308/.391/.582) is up to 30 homers, 84 RBIs and 80 runs scored.

The Rockies have gained 3.8 units and are 35-41 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in 38 of those games, as opposed to 35 that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Braves have netted 20.7 units and are 47-36 ATS when facing a righty starter. The over has cashed in 40 of those games, compared to 39 that’ve gone under.

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves Prediction

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

Betting Trends

  • Colorado has recorded 11 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Atlanta has 16 XBH over its last five.
  • The Rockies have won six of their last seven games SU.
  • Atlanta has recorded 26.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 26.2 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have hit nine home runs in their last 10 games. The Braves have hit 15 over their last 10.