Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves Matchup

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The Atlanta Braves will try to avoid losing their fourth consecutive game as they play host to the Colorado Rockies at SunTrust Park. This NL matchup starts at 1:35 p.m. ET and you can catch it on either ATRM or FSSO.

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves Odds

Atlanta (-125) is favored over Colorado (+115) and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under for this afternoon game at 8.5 runs. The odds for betting on the game’s total sit at -115 for the under and -105 for the over. The game’s current runline odds stand at -180 for picking the Rockies +1.5 runs and +160 for the Braves -1.5.

The Rockies have gone 67-56 SU this year and are 64-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 11.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 5.3 units ATS. Colorado’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in five of those seven. The Braves, on the other hand, are 68-54 SU and 63-57 ATS. They’ve gained 20.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.8 units ATS. Atlanta has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven.

Braves games have a 59-56-5 over/under record in 2018. Colorado has been a decent under bet with a total record of 54-62-6.

The right-handed German Marquez is getting the start for Colorado. Marquez is 10-9 with a 4.51 ERA and 146 strikeouts. He’s 0-1 with two strikeouts and a 13.50 ERA against Atlanta this year.

The Braves are sending righty Anibal Sanchez (6-3, 3.07 ERA) to the mound. Sanchez has 90 strikeouts and 28 walks to his name, as well as a WHIP of 1.09. Sanchez is 0-0 with six strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in one start against Colorado this year.

Atlanta’s pitching staff has allowed 4.2 runs per game overall in 2018 as a unit. The team’s starters have an ERA of 3.62, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.6. The bullpen has a 4.20 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 9.2 K/9.

Atlanta’s hitters have produced 4.9 runs per outing, including 6.1 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .278/.344/.438 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.

The Braves’ offense has been led by outfielder Nick Markakis and first baseman Freddie Freeman. Markakis is hitting .318/.379/.492 with 14 home runs, 80 RBIs and 69 runs scored, and Freeman is hitting .320 with 20 homers, 77 RBIs and 76 runs.

For the visiting squad, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.8 runs per game and its starters own a 4.31 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 8.44 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.14, along with a WHIP of 1.30.

Rockies hitters have slashed .254/.322/.429 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Colorado’s hitters have been led by shortstop Trevor Story and third baseman Nolan Arenado, who collectively have belted 55 home runs. Story is hitting .294/.351/.549 with 25 home runs, 83 RBIs, 64 runs and 17 steals, while Arenado is hitting .309/.391/.580 with 30 homers, 85 RBIs and 80 runs scored.

The Rockies have gained 3.8 units and are 35-41 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 38 of those games, compared to 35 that’ve gone under in such games. 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 Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends

  • The under has hit in three of Atlanta’s last seven games.
  • The Rockies have hit 10 home runs in their last 10 games. The Braves have hit 13 over their last 10.
  • Atlanta has averaged 26.1 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 outings and 24.0 over its last five.
  • The Rockies have won seven of their last eight games SU.