Rockies vs. Braves Prediction
A five-game winning streak by the Atlanta Braves came to a close last night in a series-opening home loss to the Colorado Rockies. Is a bet on Atlanta to rebound tonight a smart move to make or will Colorado win for a second straight day?
Friday, August 17, 2018
SunTrust Park at 7:35PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-RM (COL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Braves are a -124 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +114 underdog, while the total sits at 8.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 51 percent of public bets are siding with host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Dahl homers, drives in three
Rockies outfielder David Dahl charged the offense from the leadoff spot Thursday in a 5-3 victory at the Braves as he was 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs. Nolan Arenado finished 2-for-4 and scored a run. Seunghwan Oh registered the win in relief as he threw a spotless eighth inning. Wade Davis earned his 33rd save of the season as he gave up one hit and struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning.
Suzuki provides hot bat in loss
Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki ended the night 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and two runs in Thursday's defeat. Dansby Swanson was 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI. Julio Teheran helped his own cause by finishing 1-for-2 with an RBI. Brad Brach took the loss as he allowed three unearned runs on two hits and a walk with two strikeouts over two-thirds of an inning.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 8-1 in their last nine Friday games. Colorado is 7-1 in Freeland's last eight starts.
The Braves are 5-12 in their last 17 Friday games. Atlanta is 2-7 in its last nine home games versus the Rockies.
Freeland has been a consistently strong starter for Colorado all season and can always benefit from pitching away from Coors Field. Newcomb had a strong first half this season and had his near-no-hitter a few weeks ago, but he is still prone to falling out of form every once in a while. I think the value is good on betting the Rockies to win another road game today, this time as underdogs.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO ROCKIES +114