Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves 8/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Antonio Senzatela vs. Mike Foltynewicz
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Atlanta Braves on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies and Mike Foltynewicz for the Braves.
Colorado opens at +140 while Atlanta opens at -150. The Rockies have a 52-61-8 over/under record and a 63-58-0 run line mark. The Braves are 63-57-0 against the run line and have a 59-56-5 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 52-61-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 63-58-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 59-56-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 63-57-0 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
08/14/18 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
08/08/18 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 65-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Antonio Senzatela has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 37 strikeouts over his 47.1 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.12 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .255 against the bullpen and they've struck out 373 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 4.62. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 1,031 base hits and 552 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 413 batters and struck out 1,027. 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 4.22.
As a team Colorado is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .394. He has 133 hits this season in 429 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .587 and an OPS+ of 145. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .342. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 462 at bats. His OPS+ is 104 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Rockies have 1,036 hits, including 197 doubles and 153 home runs. Colorado has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,051 times as a unit. They have left 778 men on base and have a team OPS of .746. They score 4.64 runs per contest and have scored a total of 562 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 68-52 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.86, Mike Foltynewicz has a 10-7 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 152 strikeouts over the 132 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 102 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 373 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 431 batters and walked 193 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 933 base knocks and 455 earned runs this season. They have given up 123 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 457 hitters and struck out 1,062 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 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 .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Nick Markakis comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .382. He has 150 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 470 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .496 with an OPS+ of 138. Freddie Freeman is hitting .323 this season and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 150 hits in 465 at bats while driving in 75 runs. He has an OPS+ of 154 and a slugging percentage of .535. The Braves as a unit have 1,094 base hits, including 249 doubles and 138 homers. Atlanta has walked 362 times this year and they have struck out on 937 occasions. They have had 831 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 586 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +140
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