Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves 8/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Sean Newcomb
The Colorado Rockies visit Turner Field on Saturday, August 26, 2017 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
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The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at +110 and Atlanta at -120. The Rockies have a 52-69-6 over/under record and a 65-62-0 run line mark. The Braves are 66-59-0 against the run line and have a 65-56-4 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 52-69-6 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 65-62-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 65-56-4 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 66-59-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
08/22/17 C Ryan Hanigan Groin 10-day DL (08/22)
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)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/19/17 P Luke Jackson Shoulder 10-day DL (08/19)
08/18/17 CF Danny Santana Quad 10-day DL (08/17)
08/08/17 2B Johan Camargo Knee 10-day DL (08/09)
08/05/17 P Ian Krol Oblique 10-day DL (08/05)
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 Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 69-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 3.71 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 89 strikeouts over his 133.1 innings pitched and he's given up 133 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 415 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 416 hitters and walked 163 batters. 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 4.65. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,135 base hits and 579 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 425 batters and struck out 980. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Colorado is hitting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Rockies hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 150 hits this season in 482 at bats with 108 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 132. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .336 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 171 hits and he has driven in 79 men in 509 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .621. The Rockies have 1,180 hits, including 227 doubles and 150 home runs. Colorado has walked 389 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,100 times as a unit. They have left 827 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 5.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 654 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 56-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.13, Sean Newcomb has a 2-7 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 69.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 64 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.62 and they have given up 382 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 376 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,135 base knocks and 594 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 454 hitters and struck out 946 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Braves hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .361. He has 131 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 466 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .401 with an OPS+ of 101. Ender Inciarte is hitting .303 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 160 hits in 528 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .405. The Braves as a unit have 1,134 base hits, including 226 doubles and 132 homers. Atlanta has walked 355 times this year and they have struck out on 925 occasions. They have had 849 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 574 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +110
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