Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies 8/16/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs. Jon Gray
Coors Field is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves and Jon Gray for the Rockies.
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Atlanta opens at +146 while Colorado opens at -156. The Braves have a 60-52-4 over/under record and a 61-55-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 61-57-0 against the run line and have a 49-63-6 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 60-52-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 61-55-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 49-63-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 61-57-0 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
08/14/17 3B Nolan Arenado Hand is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday 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 52-64 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 4.29 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 116 strikeouts over his 123.2 innings pitched and he's given up 132 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 353 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 4.68. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 1,042 base hits and 539 earned runs. They have allowed 149 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 413 batters and struck out 877. 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 4.65.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .260, good for 7th 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 .276 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 119 hits this season in 431 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .390 and an OPS+ of 98. 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 1,040 hits, including 211 doubles and 120 home runs. Atlanta has walked 325 times so far this season and they have struck out 860 times as a unit. They have left 778 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.52 runs per contest and have scored a total of 524 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 66-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.92, Jon Gray has a 4-2 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 56.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 68 hits. He allows 10.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 388 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 4.63. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,059 base knocks and 540 earned runs this season. They have given up 143 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 402 hitters and struck out 918 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 .274, 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 7th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .360. He has 141 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 454 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .584 with an OPS+ of 127. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .393. He has collected 160 hits in 478 at bats while driving in 74 runs. He has an OPS+ of 143 and a slugging percentage of .615. The Rockies as a unit have 1,108 base hits, including 209 doubles and 136 homers. Colorado has walked 347 times this year and they have struck out on 1,034 occasions. They have had 764 men left on base and have an OPS of .774. They have scored 5.16 runs per game and totaled 609 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -156
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