Rockies vs. Braves Sunday Prediction

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves, 4/28/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Rockies and Braves have played back-to-back high-scoring games this weekend in Atlanta. Given Sunday’s pitching matchup between Tyler Anderson and Kevin Gausman, will these clubs have any problem covering the 9-run total today?

Game Snapshot & Odds

955 Colorado Rockies (+130) at 956 Atlanta Braves (-160); 9 runs

Sunday, April 28, 2019

1:20 p.m. ET, SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 68% of the betting tickets are on the Braves to beat the Rockies on the moneyline.

Colorado Rockies Fantasy Spin

Charlie Blackmon delivered a go-ahead, two-run double in the ninth inning to lift the Rockies to a dramatic 9-5 comeback win over the Braves. Blackmon had been hitless in his previous four at-bats on the night before coming through with a clutch two-out, two-run double off Braves lefty closer A.J. Minter to complete the Rockies’ ninth-inning rally. He also came around to score on a three-run homer by Trevor Story later in the frame. Colorado has now won 10 of their last 12 contests dating back to April 14. The 32-year-old veteran outfielder is hitting .272/.323/.456 with 13 runs scored, three homers, 14 RBI and one stolen base across 124 plate appearances.

Atlanta Braves Fantasy Spin

Freddie Freeman belted his fourth home run of the season Saturday, but it wasn’t enough to power the Braves to a win against the Rockies. Freeman scalded a line-drive solo shot -- his fourth long ball of the season -- off Rockies starter Jon Gray in the opening frame. He also walked and struck twice in this one. The 29-year-old four-category fantasy superstar owns a .313/.433/.505 triple-slash line with 22 runs scored and 16 RBI through 26 games. He’s also walked nearly as many times (19) as he’s struck out (22) across 120 plate appearances.

MLB Betting Trends


The Rockies are winless in Tyler Anderson’s last seven starts.


The Braves are 1-4 in Kevin Gausman’s last five outings.


I want to ride with the red-hot Rockies, especially after what they did to comeback to beat the Braves on Saturday. That said, I favor Gausman over Anderson in the pitching matchup and the Braves are too expensive as a money line favorite. Thus, let’s see if these two offenses can light it up again. Anderson hasn’t the 85-pitch mark this season and has struggled, allowing at least five earned runs in his three starts. Meanwhile, Gausman continues to be plagued by home runs, allowing four in his last three starts.

The Pick: Rockies/Braves OVER 9


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