Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves 8/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Anibal Sanchez
SunTrust Park is the site of the matchup between the Colorado Rockies and the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are German Marquez for the Rockies and Anibal Sanchez for the Braves.
Colorado opens at +113 while Atlanta opens at -123. The Rockies have a 53-61-8 over/under record and a 64-58-0 run line mark. The Braves are 63-58-0 against the run line and have a 60-56-5 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 53-61-8 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 64-58-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 60-56-5 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 63-58-0 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
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 66-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 4.51 and a WHIP of 1.34 this year. He has 146 strikeouts over his 135.2 innings pitched and he's given up 135 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.18 and they have given up 378 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 376 hitters and walked 172 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 1,040 base hits and 557 earned runs. They have allowed 141 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 420 batters and struck out 1,039. 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 4.21.
As a team Colorado is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Rockies hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Nolan Arenado is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 134 hits this season in 435 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .582 and an OPS+ of 143. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 468 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .476. The Rockies have 1,052 hits, including 199 doubles and 153 home runs. Colorado has walked 376 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,061 times as a unit. They have left 788 men on base and have a team OPS of .748. They score 4.7 runs per contest and have scored a total of 573 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 68-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.07, Anibal Sanchez has a 6-3 record and a 1.09 WHIP this season. He has 90 strikeouts over the 91 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 71 hits. He allows 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 380 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 195 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 949 base knocks and 466 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 462 hitters and struck out 1,072 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 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 3rd in the league. The Braves hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 9th 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 .380. He has 151 hits this year along with 78 RBI in 474 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .494 with an OPS+ of 137. Freddie Freeman is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 150 hits in 469 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .531. The Braves as a unit have 1,103 base hits, including 250 doubles and 138 homers. Atlanta has walked 369 times this year and they have struck out on 949 occasions. They have had 841 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.88 runs per game and totaled 591 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rockies +113
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