Rockies vs. Braves Prediction
The Colorado Rockies won for a second consecutive day yesterday at the first-place Atlanta Braves. Will a sweep be in the cards for Colorado today or is Atlanta going to record its first win in the three-game series?
907 Colorado Rockies at 908 Atlanta Braves
Sunday, August 19, 2018
SunTrust Park at 1:35PM ET
TV: FSSO (ATL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Braves are a -129 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Rockies are a +119 underdog, while the total sits at 8 runs. As of Sunday morning, 70 percent of public bets are being placed on host Atlanta. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Rockies prevail in extras
Colorado scored three runs in the ninth inning and D.J. LeMahieu hit a solo homer as part of a two-run 10th as the visitors secured a 5-3 win Saturday night. It was the only hit in five at-bats for LeMahieu. Nolan Arenado finished 2-for-5 with an RBI, while Trevor Story was 2-for-5 with a double and a run. David Dahl went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run. Ian Desmond finished 1-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Adam Ottavino walked one and struck out one in an inning of relief to earn the win. Wade Davis picked up his 34th save with a perfect 10th inning.
Acuna Jr. has three-hit night
Ronald Acuna Jr. finished 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs in Saturday's defeat. Freddie Freeman went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI. Nick Markakis was 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Luke Jackson suffered the loss in relief as he gave up two earned runs on three hits in 1 1/3 innings, walking one and striking out none.
German Marquez (10-9, 4.51 ERA) draws the start today for the Rockies, while the Braves turn toAnibal Sanchez (6-3, 3.07).
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 7-1 in their last eight games. The under is 6-2 in the last eight Colorado games overall.
The Braves are 7-22 in the last 29 meetings. The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings in Atlanta.
Marquez has been pitching solid baseball lately and Sanchez is in the wily veteran portion of his career as a big surprise for the Braves this season. I think both pitchers keep the offense down today and this one stays under the projected total.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ROCKIES/BRAVES UNDER 8