Heading into game three of this National League matchup, the Rockies (49-83, 28-35 home) will send Kyle Freeland to the mound against the Braves (86-45, 42-23 away) and Andre Jackson. Check out my pick for today’s Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies game in Denver.
ATLANTA BRAVES VS COLORADO ROCKIES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +1.5 Runs
This game will be played at Coors Field at 8:40 ET on Wednesday, August 30th.
WHY BET THE COLORADO ROCKIES:
- In their previous five games, the Rockies are 3-2 vs. the runline.
- The Rockies are on a two game runline winning streak as the home favorite.
- In Andre Jackson’s two starts, the Braves have a record of just 0-2.
ATLANTA BRAVES ON A RUNLINE WIN STREAK
This season, the Braves are 86-45, putting them 1st in the NL East. On the road this season, Atlanta has been above .500 team at 42-23. Overall, they have gone 30-9-3 in their 42 series.
The Braves are looking to Darius Vines to continue their recent success on the mound as he prepares for his MLB debut. Atlanta’s pitching staff has been performing admirably over the past ten games, ranking fourth in runs allowed. The team is hoping Vines can build on this momentum and help them reach even greater heights.
Offensively, Atlanta is ranked 1st in the league with an average of 5.8 runs per game. When looking over their last five matchups, the Braves averaged 5.8 runs per contest, which is 5th best in that span. In terms of their power numbers, Atlanta is 1st in all of baseball, with a total of 247 home runs.
The Braves’ offensive leader this season has been Ronald Acuña Jr., who is batting .335 with 79 RBIs and 29 home runs. Acuña Jr. has been a major contributor to the team’s success in 2023.
WILL THE COLORADO ROCKIES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Rockies’ record of 49-83 has them ranked 5th in the NL West. So far, they have a below .500 series record of 14-25-3. This season, they have gone 28-35 at home and 21-48 on the road.
Today marks Kyle Freeland’s 26th outing of the season, and his record stands at 5-13. His ERA is 5.00 and opponents are batting .328 against him. He has struck out 86 batters while maintaining a WHIP of 1.47. On the road, Freeland’s ERA is 6.62, compared to 5.59 when pitching at home.
Kyle Freeland delivered a quality start in his latest outing, hurling six frames and allowing three runs. Despite his strong effort, the Rockies were unable to get past the Orioles, falling 5-4.
The Rockies’ offense comes into today’s game with a collective batting average of .249 and are averaging 4.4 runs per game for the season. Looking at their ten most recent games, Colorado has gone deep eight times, which is ranked 14th in that time. To date, the team’s OPS is .710 to go along with an on base percentage of .309.
Over the Rockies’ last ten games, Charlie Blackmon has been the team’s top slugger, hitting one home run and bringing his season-long total to seven. The outfielder is batting .291 for the year.