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Atlanta Braves host Colorado Rockies in baseball action

Colorado RockiesAtlanta Braves
Aug 1, 7:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Odds

51-58TEAM RECORD63-45

The Atlanta Braves look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rockies arrive at Turner Field on Thursday.

The Braves will turn to Julio Teheran and his 7-5 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rockies send Chad Bettis (0-0) to the hill.

View Colorado vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Braves were listed as -188 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 7-ranked Braves and the National League No. 10-rated Rockies in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Atlanta has the National League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Rockies average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

Atlanta owns the National League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's National League No. 12-rated defense.

In their last action, Colorado was a 9-0 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at -161 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rockies were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Atlanta staff and losing 9-0 to the Braves on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockies at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Colorado
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Pittsburgh, Friday, August 2
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Friday, August 2