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Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Atlanta vs Colorado battle on Wednesday at Turner Field as the Braves try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Braves will rely on Mike Minor to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tyler Chatwood will be his counterpart for the Rockies. Mike Minor is 10-5 this season, and Tyler Chatwood is 7-3.
The visitors were +-176 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
The Braves sit at No. 7 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rockies sit at a National League No. 10 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Atlanta's National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.4 runs per game, against a Rockies offense rated No. 3 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Braves have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rockies hitters have managed (9.1 per nine innings).
Defensively, Colorado features the National League's No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Atlanta, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 4.8 runs per game.
Colorado lost its last outing, a 11-3 result against the Braves on July 30. Bettors who backed the Braves at -153 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Colorado looks to rebound from a loss to the Braves, who beat them 11-3 on Tuesday behind a start from Alex Wood at Turner Field.
Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 2-8
After a loss are 8-2
Atlanta Braves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Colorado are 8-2
After playing Colorado are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
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 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Atlanta is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Colorado
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Colorado
Colorado at Atlanta, Thursday, August 1