Rockies vs. Braves Friday Prediction
The red-hot Rockies have won eight of their last 10 games but they also find themselves as underdogs on the road tonight in Atlanta. Will Colorado stay hot and knock off the Braves in Game 1 of the series tonight at 7:20 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, April 26, 2019
7:20 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 64% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Rockies on the moneyline.
Colorado Rockies Fantasy Spin
Charlie Blackmon launched his third homer Wednesday in Colorado’s victory over the Nationals. Blackmon led off the fourth with a deep blast off Anibal Sanchez for his only hit of the afternoon. He also reached on a hit-by-pitch and scored on Trevor Rosenthal’s wild pitch in the eighth. The All-Star center fielder got off to an uncharacteristically sluggish start this year but he’s starting to look like his old self again, raising his average from .221 to .280 over the course of his seven-game hitting streak.
Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin
Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 and clubbed a two-run dinger but his team still lost to the Reds on Thursday. He smacked the bomb off left-handed reliever Zach Duke with Josh Donaldson along for the ride in the eighth inning. Freeman is once again one of the top hitters in the majors, slashing .326/.441/.500 with three homers, 15 RBI and 21 runs scored through 24 games.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 14-3 in Antonio Senzatela’s last 17 starts overall.
The over is 4-1 in Max Fried’s last five starts overall.
The Rockies have won six straight in Atlanta and 23 of 32 against the Braves overall. They’ve also won eight of their last 10 games and are 5-2 in their last seven games coming off a win. The Braves, meanwhile, are just 2-5 in their last seven home games. There’s too much value in Colorado tonight as an underdog.
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +154