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2019 MLB Season
Date: Monday August 26th, 2019
Time: 3:10 PM ET
Venue: Coors Field in Denver, CO
Projected Pitchers: Julio Teheran vs. Tim Melville
MLB Moneyline Odds: Braves -145 | Rockies +134
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 13
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Fresh off a sweep of the Mets in New York, the Braves must now take a 1-day trip to Colorado for a make-up game of an April 10th postponement. Atlanta has to head to Toronto after Monday’s contest so it could be a day of travel distractions for the NL East leaders.
Despite traveling in for an early 3:10 PM ET start, the Braves still have value in this one as they come into the game after rattling off 8 wins in a row. Atlanta has built a 6 game lead in the division behind one of the deepest offenses in baseball.
While Atlanta does have a top 10 offense, it’s been their pitching that is largely responsible for the current win streak. Opponents have been held to 3 runs or less in 7 of the last 8. That feat is going to be hard to keep going at Coors Field however.
Julio Teheran is up for the challenge as Monday afternoon’s starter. He did start in Denver earlier in the season, taking a no hitter into the 5th before allowing 6 runs in that frame. Teheran has allowed 2ER or less in 8 of the last 10 but was rocked for 6 by the Mets two starts ago.
Do the offenses light it up on Monday? The total is posted at a whopping 13 as the Rockies return home after a 1-6 road trip. Pitching was a major issue on the road swing as opponents scored 5+ runs in all but one of the games meaning Colorado’s bullpen is a bit stretched coming into this one. Especially after a 4-11 loss to St. Louis on Sunday.
Tim Melville can give the Colorado relievers a break if he pitches like he did in his 2019 debut the last time out. Melville held 1ER on 2 hits over 7.0 IP after being called up last Wednesday. Melville is still largely an unknown though.
Rockies batters have mostly struggled against Atlanta’s Teheran. Daniel Murphy (.333) and Trevor Story (.300) are two of three Colorado hitters that have posted an average better than .250 vs. the Braves starter.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Braves are 4-0 last 4 road games
- Braves are 15-7 last 22 Monday games
- Braves are 14-6 in Teheran’s last 20 starts
- Rockies are 0-4 last 4 vs. RH starter
- Braves are 5-1 last 6 in Colorado
Free Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Prediction:
The Braves are in a tough spot with the 1-day trip to Colorado but they definitely have momentum. -145 isn’t a horrible price to pay for a team on an 8-game win streak but the Braves offense has a chance to blow this one open vs. iffy Colorado pitching.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Braves RL -1.5
Teheran gives the Braves a big edge in this one.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Braves 7 – Rockies 5
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