Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves 8/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jon Gray vs. Julio Teheran
The Colorado Rockies visit SunTrust Park on Thursday, August 16, 2018 to play the Atlanta Braves. The probable starters are Jon Gray for the Rockies and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
The opening line for this matchup has Colorado at -121 and Atlanta at +111. The Rockies have a 51-60-8 over/under record and a 62-57-0 run line mark. The Braves are 62-56-0 against the run line and have a 59-54-5 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 51-60-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 62-57-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 59-54-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 62-56-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
08/14/18 P Scott Oberg Paternity List is out indefinitely
08/05/18 P Antonio Senzatela Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03)
07/08/18 P Mike Dunn Undisclosed 60-day DL (07/07)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
08/08/18 P Max Fried Groin 10-day DL (08/08)
08/08/18 P Shane Carle Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 10-day DL (07/31)
07/31/18 P Sam Freeman Shoulder 10-day DL (07/29)
07/14/18 P Arodys Vizcaino Shoulder 10-day DL (07/14)
06/28/18 P Brandon McCarthy Knee 10-day DL (06/28)
06/27/18 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 60-day DL (06/27)
06/22/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 60-day DL (04/18)
06/22/18 P Michael Soroka Shoulder 60-day DL (06/20)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 64-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jon Gray has a 9-7 record with an earned run average of 4.81 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 148 strikeouts over his 127.1 innings pitched and he's given up 130 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.13 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 368 hitters and walked 168 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,014 base hits and 537 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 408 batters and struck out 1,009. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.18.
As a team Colorado is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 126 hits this season in 458 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .474 and an OPS+ of 106. Nolan Arenado is hitting .306 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 422 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Rockies have 1,025 hits, including 197 doubles and 152 home runs. Colorado has walked 366 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,024 times as a unit. They have left 768 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 556 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 67-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.33, Julio Teheran has a 8-7 record and a 1.25 WHIP. He has 117 strikeouts over the 126.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 95 hits. He's allowing 6.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 370 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 425 batters and walked 191 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 923 base knocks and 451 earned runs this season. They have given up 121 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 451 hitters and struck out 1,047 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.04.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .320 with an OBP of .400. He has 147 hits this year along with 75 RBI in 459 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 153. Nick Markakis is hitting .324 this season and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 150 hits in 463 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .503. The Braves as a unit have 1,080 base hits, including 245 doubles and 136 homers. Atlanta has walked 360 times this year and they have struck out on 921 occasions. They have had 822 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 578 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +111
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