Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies 4/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Newcomb vs. Kyle Freeland
Coors Field is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, April 8, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Sean Newcomb for the Braves and Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.
Atlanta opens at +142 while Colorado opens at -152. The Braves have a 4-0-3 over/under record and a 5-2-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 5-3-0 against the run line and have a 5-2-1 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 4-0-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 5-2-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 5-2-1 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 5-3-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 C Tyler Flowers Oblique 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
03/26/18 3B Johan Camargo Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Luiz Gohara Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jeff Hoffman Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 5-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Newcomb has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 10.38 and a WHIP of 2.08 this year. He has 6 strikeouts over his 4.1 innings pitched and he's given up 5 hits. He's allowed 10.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.45 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .171 against the bullpen and they've struck out 30 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 54 base hits and 27 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 65. They have walked 5.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.43 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .298, good for 1st in the league. The Braves hold a .488 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .381, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.6 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .409 with an on-base percentage of .618. He has 9 hits this season in 22 at bats with 10 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .818 and an OPS+ of 297. Ender Inciarte is hitting .226 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .265. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 31 at bats. His OPS+ is 47 while his slugging percentage is at .258. The Braves have 74 hits, including 19 doubles and 8 home runs. Atlanta has walked 31 times so far this season and they have struck out 51 times as a unit. They have left 51 men on base and have a team OPS of .869. They score 8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 4-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.75, Kyle Freeland has a 0-1 record and a 1.31 WHIP this season. He has 6 strikeouts over the 5.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 26 batters and walked 11 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 64 base knocks and 39 earned runs this season. They have given up 8 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 34 hitters and struck out 60 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 21st in the league. The Rockies hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .309, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Charlie Blackmon comes into this matchup batting .313 with an OBP of .389. He has 10 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 32 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .750 with an OPS+ of 204. Nolan Arenado is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 8 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .483. The Rockies as a unit have 63 base hits, including 12 doubles and 12 homers. Colorado has walked 30 times this year and they have struck out on 72 occasions. They have had 53 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 34 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +142
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