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Colorado RockiesAtlanta Braves
Sep 6, 12:10 PM | GrassTurner Field

Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Odds

56-79TEAM RECORD77-60

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Colorado duelling Atlanta on Thursday at Turner Field.

Atlanta hands the ball to starter Tim Hudson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 13-5 mark on the year. Colorado counters with Jhoulys Chacin, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.

View Colorado vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Braves as -185 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 9-rated Rockies taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Braves in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Atlanta's No. 5-rated National League offense, averaging 4.5 runs per game, against a Rockies defense that ranks No. 16 in the National League at 5.5 in runs allowed per game. The Braves have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Rockies batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Colorado brings the National League's No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Braves' league No. 4-ranked defense.

Colorado lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Braves on September 5. Bettors who backed the Braves at -210 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Mike Minor shut down the Rockies in their last game, striking out 7 in a 1-0 shutout over Colorado in baseball action at Turner Field.

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

Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing NY Mets are 8-2
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Rockies at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Colorado's last 9 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Colorado is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Atlanta's last 19 games at home
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Colorado
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games

Next up:
Colorado at Philadelphia, Friday, September 7
Atlanta at NY Mets, Friday, September 7

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