Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 6/17/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2023
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Colorado (+245) Atlanta (-295)
The Atlanta Braves (43-26) are hosting the Colorado Rockies (29-42) at Truist Park on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Rockies at +245 and the Braves open at -295. The over/under is 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Connor Seabold and Bryce Elder.
As a team, the Colorado Rockies are earning 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 17th in MLB. They are sitting with 315 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .316. The Rockies have compiled 153 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 58 balls out of the park. They have amassed 302 RBI's in addition to 618 hits so far this year, and their batting average is sitting at .256. Colorado has a slugging rate of .402 and have struck out 627 times, while drawing a walk on 201 occasions.
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The Rockies have an ERA of 5.19 on the season (28th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 519 batters. Rockies pitchers have allowed 91 long balls and also 390 total runs (29th in the league). They have walked 270 batters and their FIP sits at 4.94 as a squad for the year. Colorado has conceded 658 base hits (9.6 per 9 innings) in addition to 357 earned runs. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.92 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.50.
The Rockies relievers have a save percentage of 62.5% and stepped onto the hill in 44 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 115 runners so far this year with 30.4% of those runners earned a run for their team. Rockies relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 68 times and also have had 52 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rockies have dispatched 228 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen are sitting with 18 holds this season (30th in the league). They have earned 15 saves on the year and have blown 9 of their 24 save chances.
The Colorado Rockies have notched a total of 1,856 putouts this year, as well as 682 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which has them ranked 18th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 70 double plays. The Rockies have turned 67.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,568 innings, which has them ranked 26th in pro baseball.
Seabold (1-6 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.34 and he has gone up against 349 hitters during his time in the majors. He has surrendered 94 hits (11.3 hits per nine innings) and has 28 walks. His earned run average is 6.36 (53 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.627. Seabold has taken the hill for 75 innings and has accounted for 61 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Atlanta Braves hold an OBP of .334 in addition to a batting average of .265 on the season. They have been rung up on 576 instances (19th in the league) and have notched a total of 623 base knocks. Atlanta has 115 HRs for the season to go along with 351 RBIs. The Braves hold a team slugging percentage of .468 and they are earning 5.26 runs per game (4th in baseball). They have put up 122 doubles, while walking 227 times as well as putting up 363 runs.
The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.279 with a FIP of 3.96 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 9.50 (646 strikeouts vs 221 free passes). They rank 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 563. They have given up 74 dingers and they give up 4.20 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The Atlanta pitching staff have relinquished 286 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.83 (261 earned runs given up).
Atlanta has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 36 save chances and they have tallied 22 saves. They rank 18th in baseball holding a save percentage of 61.1%, and they have dispatched 230 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 78 times in high leverage situations and on 60 occasions with base runners. Atlanta relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 34.9% out of their 86 inherited runners. Sitting with 84 save situations, the Braves have 47 holds and 14 blown saves.
In 5,520 innings played, the Braves have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (22nd in baseball). The Atlanta Braves have turned 60 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (26th in baseball). The Braves have 577 assists, 43 errors and are sitting with 1,840 putouts so far this year.
So far in his MLB career, Elder has conceded 113 hits while accumulating 112 strikeouts in 131 frames. He has surrendered 42 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.206 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.49 and he has faced 539 batters thus far in his career. Elder (6-5 career mark) is the owner of a 2.89 earned run average while allowing 7.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Colorado (+245)
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