Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies Matchup

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The Colorado Rockies are trying to avoid losing their fourth consecutive game as they play host to the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field. The game will begin at 8:40 p.m. ET and this NL matchup will be televised on either ATRM or FSSO.

Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies Odds

Oddsmakers are listing Atlanta (+125) as the underdog to Colorado (-135). The total stands at 10.5 runs and bettors can take the over for -105 or the under for -115. The game’s most recent runline odds sit at -170 for taking the Braves +1.5 runs and +150 for the Rockies -1.5 runs.

The Rockies are 3-7 straight up (SU) and 3-6 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 3.6 units for moneyline bettors and 4.8 units ATS. Colorado has covered the spread just once in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven. The Braves are 5-4 SU and have gone 4-4 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 0.7 units for bettors taking the moneyline in the season’s early going, but have gained 0.6 units ATS.

Rockies games have an over/under record of 3-5-1 so far in 2019. Atlanta has an over/under record of 4-3-1.

The right-handed Julio Teheran (0-1, 3.60 ERA) will get the ball for the visiting Braves. Teheran struck out 162 hitters over 175 innings last year (31 starts) and finished the season 9-9 overall with a 3.94 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.

The Rockies are going with lefty Kyle Freeland (1-1, 2.31 ERA) as their starter. Freeland started 33 games last year and finished the season 17-7 overall with a 2.85 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He made two starts against Atlanta a year ago and assembled a 1-1 record with a 3.00 ERA and 14 strikeouts.

Colorado’s pitchers have given up 5.4 runs per game overall in 2019 as a unit. The team’s starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.60, a WHIP of 1.43 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.7. The bullpen has a 4.32 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 7.6 K/9.

Colorado’s offense has put up 3.1 runs per contest, including 3.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .202/.293/.344 over its last five matchups and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Rockies’ hitters have been led by outfielders David Dahl and Charlie Blackmon. Dahl is hitting .343/.385/.629 with 12 hits, six RBIs and four runs scored, and Blackmon is batting .300 with 12 hits, four RBIs and three runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Atlanta’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 2.83 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 7.93 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 6.82, along with a K-per-9 of 8.90.

Braves hitters have slashed .256/.371/.426 on their way to 4.9 runs scored per game this season, including over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Second baseman Ozzie Albies and first baseman Freddie Freeman have led Atlanta’s hitters. Albies is slashing .400/.475/.543 with 14 hits, two RBIs and four runs scored, while Freeman (.419/.561/.645) has produced 13 hits, five RBIs and seven runs scored.

The Braves have gained 1.0 units and are 1-0 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in one of those games, compared to zero that’ve gone under against lefties. On the other hand, the Rockies have lost 2.6 units and are 3-5 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in three of those games, compared to four which went under the total.

Braves at Rockies MLB Pick

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

Betting Notes

  • The Rockies went 5-2 SU against the Braves last season.
  • The Braves have won five of their last six games SU while the Rockies have lost seven of their last eight SU.
  • The Rockies’ bullpen managed an ERA of 3.04 against the Braves last year.
  • The Braves have an OPS of .797 this season, including an OPS of .878 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Rockies’ OPS stands at .621 overall and their lefty-righty split is nearly identical.