Rockies vs. Braves Prediction
The Colorado Rockies got the best of the host Atlanta Braves yesterday in the series opener. Will Atlanta bounce back today as favorites or can Colorado take a second straight game?
Saturday, August 18, 2018
SunTrust Park at 7:10PM ET
TV: ATT SportsNet-RM (COL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Braves are a -151 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +141 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Saturday afternoon, 76 percent of public bets are coming in on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Desmond drives in five
Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond finished 3-for-5 with a triple and five RBIs Friday night to lead the way in an 11-5 victory at the Braves. Charlie Blackmon was 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, three runs and two RBIs. D.J. LeMahieu went 3-for-6 with a double, two runs and two RBIs. Trevor Story ended the night 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs. Carlos Gonzalez finished 1-for-3 with two walks. Chris Iannetta was 1-for-3 with two walks, a run and an RBI. Kyle Freeland earned the win as he gave up one earned run on three hits with nine strikeouts and four walks over six innings.
Albies has three-hit night
Ozzie Albies helped pace Atlanta in Friday's loss by going 3-for-5. Ronald Acuna Jr. went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs. Nick Markakis was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Johan Camargo finished 1-for-3 with two walks and an RBI. Tyler Flowers walked twice in five plate appearances. Dansby Swanson was 2-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI. Sean Newcomb suffered the loss as he surrendered seven earned runs on nine hits with five strikeouts and three walks over 5 1/3 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 7-2 in the last nine Rockies games on Saturdays. Colorado is 21-7 in the last 28 meetings.
The Braves are 9-3 in their last 12 home games. Atlanta is 7-3 in Foltynewicz' last 10 starts.
Foltynewicz has rebounded well after a rough stretch of starts and should do well in limiting a Rockies offense that doesn't typically fare as well away from Coors Field, although yesterday went against that fact. Senzatela is returning from the DL and might have some rust. Go with the Braves to even up the series here.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ATLANTA BRAVES -151