Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies Expert MLB Picks Against the Spread 4/8/2019
Monday, April 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Kyle Freeland
The Atlanta Braves visit Coors Field on Monday, April 8, 2019 to play the Colorado Rockies. The probable starters are Julio Teheran for the Braves and Kyle Freeland for the Rockies.
The opening line for this matchup has Atlanta at +125 and Colorado at -135. The Braves have a 4-4-0 over/under record and a 4-4-0 run line mark. The Rockies are 3-6-0 against the run line and have a 3-5-1 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 4-4-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 4-4-0 against the run line
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 3-5-1 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 3-6-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/06/19 C Brian McCann Hamstring left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Miami Marlins
03/25/19 P Darren O'Day Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Mike Foltynewicz Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/07/19 3B Ryan McMahon Elbow 10-day IL
04/03/19 P Jake McGee Knee 10-day IL (04/02)
04/01/19 2B Daniel Murphy Hand 10-day IL (03/30)
03/30/19 P Chris Rusin Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/30/19 P Antonio Senzatela Foot 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 3B Josh Fuentes Wrist is out indefinitely
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 4-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Julio Teheran has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.50 this season. He has 14 strikeouts over his 10 innings pitched and he's given up 10 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.99 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 28 hitters and walked 19 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 59 base hits and 35 earned runs. They have allowed 14 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 40 batters and struck out 68. They have walked 5.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.48.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Braves hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .375, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .407 with an on-base percentage of .568. He has 11 hits this season in 27 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .556 and an OPS+ of 193. Dansby Swanson is hitting .318 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .467. He has totaled 7 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 22 at bats. His OPS+ is 181 while his slugging percentage is at .636. The Braves have 67 hits, including 13 doubles and 9 home runs. Atlanta has walked 47 times so far this season and they have struck out 64 times as a unit. They have left 69 men on base and have a team OPS of .794. They score 5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 40 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 3-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.31, Kyle Freeland has a 1-1 record and a 0.86 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 11.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 5 hits. He's allowing 3.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.67 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 24 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 74 base knocks and 40 earned runs this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 33 hitters and struck out 77 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .207, good for 25th in the league. The Rockies hold a .318 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .267, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 6.9 hits per contest. David Dahl comes into this matchup batting .353 with an OBP of .395. He has 12 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .647 with an OPS+ of 160. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 10 hits in 38 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 59 and a slugging percentage of .316. The Rockies as a unit have 62 base hits, including 13 doubles and 6 homers. Colorado has walked 23 times this year and they have struck out on 85 occasions. They have had 53 men left on base and have an OPS of .585. They have scored 2.78 runs per game and totaled 25 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Braves +125
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