Braves vs. Rockies Free Pick
Are the Rockies a safe bet tonight to cover on the runline when they host the Braves at 8:40PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rockies are -165 moneyline favorites versus the Braves, who have odds of +150 to pull off the upset in Colorado. With Mike Foltynewicz set to face Chad Bettis in the pitching matchup, the over/under currently sits at 12 runs.
ATLANTA: The Braves are a putrid 25-57 in their last 82 road games, are 18-44 in their last 62 games versus National League West, and are 19-49 in their last 68 games after allowing five runs or more in their previous game. They're also 8-24 in their last 32 road games versus a team with a losing home record and have dropped 25 of their last 34 road games versus a team with a losing record.
COLORADO: The Rockies are 5-1 in their last six games following a loss but they're just 3-9 in their last 12 games versus a right-handed starter and are 4-13 in their last 17 games versus a team with a winning percentage that is below .400. They're also just 1-6 in their last seven games when their opponent allows five runs or more in their previous game.
OUR PICK: Despite their issues with consistency, the Rockies are a good bet tonight because of Bettis. They're 4-0 in Bettis' last four home games, 10-1 in his last 11 home starts versus a team with a losing record, and are 6-1 in his last seven starts overall. They're also 6-0 in his last six starts versus National League East opponents, so lay the -1.5 on the runline.
THURSDAY MLB FREE PICK: COLORADO ROCKIES -1.5 (even)