Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies 8/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Chad Bettis
Coors Field is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies on Monday, August 14, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Chad Bettis for the Rockies.
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Atlanta opens at +145 while Colorado opens at -155. The Braves have a 59-51-4 over/under record and a 60-54-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 60-56-0 against the run line and have a 49-61-6 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 59-51-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 60-54-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 49-61-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 60-56-0 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
08/13/17 P Chad Bettis Illness 60-day DL (03/26); expected to start Monday vs. Atlanta Braves
08/05/17 P Kyle Freeland Groin 10-day DL (08/05)
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 51-63 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 5.25 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 101 strikeouts over his 130.1 innings pitched and he's given up 134 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 350 hitters and walked 152 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up ,1024 base hits and 533 earned runs. They have allowed 148 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 406 batters and struck out ,863. 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 4.67.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .259, good for 10th in the league. The Braves hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 116 hits this season in 422 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .389 and an OPS+ of 98. Ender Inciarte is hitting .295 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 484 at bats. His OPS+ is 92 while his slugging percentage is at .390. The Braves have ,1021 hits, including 208 doubles and 119 home runs. Atlanta has walked 322 times so far this season and they have struck out ,853 times as a unit. They have left ,764 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 518 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 65-51 overall mark this year. Chad Bettis is expected to make his season debut for the Rockies. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 385 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 384 batters and walked 153 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered ,1044 base knocks and 535 earned runs this season. They have given up 142 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 399 hitters and struck out ,908 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .274, good for 3rd in the league. The Rockies hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, 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 .313 with an OBP of .361. He has 141 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 451 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .588 with an OPS+ of 128. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .338 this season and he has an OBP of .394. He has collected 159 hits in 471 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .618. The Rockies as a unit have ,1090 base hits, including 207 doubles and 136 homers. Colorado has walked 339 times this year and they have struck out on ,1021 occasions. They have had ,748 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 603 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -155
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