Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves 8/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Kyle Freeland vs. Sean Newcomb
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Atlanta Braves on Friday, August 17, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Kyle Freeland for the Rockies and Sean Newcomb for the Braves.
Colorado opens at +132 while Atlanta opens at -142. The Rockies have a 52-60-8 over/under record and a 62-58-0 run line mark. The Braves are 63-56-0 against the run line and have a 59-55-5 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 52-60-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 62-58-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 59-55-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 63-56-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
08/16/18 P Antonio Senzatela Shoulder 10-day DL (08/03); expected to be activated and start Saturday
08/15/18 CF Charlie Blackmon Undisclosed left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Atlanta Braves
08/14/18 P Scott Oberg Paternity List is out indefinitely
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
08/15/18 3B Johan Camargo Triceps is "?" Thursday vs Colorado Rockies
08/15/18 CF Ronald Acuna Jr. Elbow left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Colorado Rockies
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 Sam Freeman Shoulder 10-day DL (07/29)
07/31/18 P Peter Moylan Ribs 10-day DL (07/31)
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 64-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 3.02 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 120 strikeouts over his 146 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.15 and they have given up 371 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 371 hitters and walked 169 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 4.63. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,025 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 412 batters and struck out 1,016. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.23.
As a team Colorado is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 126 hits this season in 461 at bats with 51 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .471 and an OPS+ of 105. Nolan Arenado is hitting .308 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 131 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 425 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .588. The Rockies have 1,030 hits, including 197 doubles and 152 home runs. Colorado has walked 367 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,041 times as a unit. They have left 772 men on base and have a team OPS of .747. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 557 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 68-51 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.40, Sean Newcomb has a 10-5 record and a 1.27 WHIP this season. He has 118 strikeouts over the 129.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 104 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 370 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 428 batters and walked 191 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 927 base knocks and 453 earned runs this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 453 hitters and struck out 1,052 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
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 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .323 with an OBP of .403. He has 149 hits this year along with 75 RBI in 462 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .537 with an OPS+ of 154. Nick Markakis is hitting .321 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 150 hits in 467 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .499. The Braves as a unit have 1,088 base hits, including 247 doubles and 137 homers. Atlanta has walked 361 times this year and they have struck out on 926 occasions. They have had 828 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 583 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +132
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