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33-62 (19-26 V) Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies 43-50 (21-23 H)
Date: Thursday July 21, 2016
Time: 8:40 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Projected Pitchers: Mike Foltynewicz vs Chad Bettis
MLB Moneyline Odds: -163
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 12
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Atlanta is not a good team. Offense is their weak spot so it will be interesting to see how the Coors effect plays out for this group.
The Braves are somewhat relevant in the sense that many are wondering what they will or won’t do with their ace Julio Teheran.
Colorado also has a couple of pieces that are valuable but not a part of their long term plans.
The Braves are not good. Primarily it is because they are the worst scoring team in baseball – they are not even averaging 3.5 runs per game.
When a team struggles that much it is really hard to pinpoint when they will score enough to win because it is not like their arms are superlative.
Freddie Freeman is the only player on the team who has more than 7 homers this season.
Mike Foltynewicz has made 10 starts this season and has easily been the second best arm the Braves have thrown out there after Julio Teheran.
He is pitching much better than he has so far in his career but I doubt we are seeing the makings of a top of the rotation pitcher.
Maybe he is benefiting from the fact that it does not really matter what the outcome is.
He has held opponents under 4ER in seven of his 10 starts.
The Rockies are the opposite of the Braves.
They generally do not have much of a problem scoring but preventing runs has been a challenge.
Their offense might take a hit if and when they deal Carlos Gonzalez but this team will still have enough firepower to compete most nights.
Would like to see more from Nolan Arenado though.
Sure his season long number are good but he has definitely cooled. Just 2 RBI in last 10 heading into Wednesday.
Chad Bettis was not great last season and appears to have taken a step back, with an ERA more than a full run higher.
Ironically his last start was against the Braves in Atlanta.
He was sharp in that one only giving up 3ER over 6+. His home ERA is over 6 so any advantage the Rox might have due to the environment is just not there.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 12-4 in ATL last 16 road games.
- ATL are 8-20 in their last 28 Thu. games.
- ATL are 25-56 in their last 81 road games.
- Over is 9-0 in COL last 9 Thu. games.
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction:
You would like to think that the Braves could juice up their attack at Coors but have you seen who they are trotting out there.
They just don’t have much in their lineup beyond the aforementioned Freeman.
It is not an environmental thing at all.
Bettis is on a nice run but history tells us that it won’t last. The question is whether the Braves ineptitude is such that we can expect it to go just a little longer. Hard call.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Colorado RL
The Rox should win and if you agree than you can easily get to the point of believing they should win big and not just scrape by.
I think the only way to justify getting down will be to take them on the run line.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Colorado 8 – Atlanta 4
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