8/17/2017 Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies Free MLB Picks & Predictions
Thursday, August 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lucas Sims vs. Jeff Hoffman
The Atlanta Braves visit Coors Field on Thursday, August 17, 2017 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Lucas Sims for the Braves and Jeff Hoffman for the Rockies.
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The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +190 and Colorado at -205. The Braves have a 60-53-4 over/under record and a 62-55-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 61-58-0 against the run line and have a 49-64-6 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 60-53-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 62-55-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 49-64-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 61-58-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/08/17 2B Johan Camargo Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 P Ian Krol Oblique 10-day DL (08/05)
07/29/17 LF Matt Kemp Hamstring 10-day DL (07/28)
06/19/17 3B Adonis Garcia Finger 10-day DL (06/07)
06/19/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (03/30)
06/11/17 P Eric O'Flaherty Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (06/11)
05/28/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 60-day DL (04/09)
05/28/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
05/28/17 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
07/28/17 LF Ian Desmond Calf 10-day DL (07/26)
06/26/17 P Tyler Anderson Knee 10-day DL (06/26)
06/19/17 LF David Dahl Ribs 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 53-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lucas Sims has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 5.71 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 9 strikeouts over his 17.1 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen and they've struck out 356 hitters and walked 154 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,048 base hits and 542 earned runs. They have allowed 152 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 417 batters and struck out 888. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .259, good for 11th in the league. The Braves hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 120 hits this season in 435 at bats with 56 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .395 and an OPS+ of 99. Ender Inciarte is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 147 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 493 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .396. The Braves have 1,046 hits, including 214 doubles and 121 home runs. Atlanta has walked 327 times so far this season and they have struck out 867 times as a unit. They have left 782 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.51 runs per contest and have scored a total of 528 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 66-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.15, Jeff Hoffman has a 6-4 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 72 strikeouts over the 87.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 88 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 389 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 390 batters and walked 155 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.62. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,065 base knocks and 543 earned runs this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 404 hitters and struck out 925 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .359. He has 142 hits this year along with 101 RBI in 458 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .587 with an OPS+ of 127. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .392. He has collected 160 hits in 481 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 142 and a slugging percentage of .611. The Rockies as a unit have 1,114 base hits, including 210 doubles and 139 homers. Colorado has walked 351 times this year and they have struck out on 1,045 occasions. They have had 769 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 612 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves +190
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