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Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies Betting Matchup Report

Colorado RockiesAtlanta Braves
July 7, 1:05 PM | GrassTurner Field

Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Odds

41-46TEAM RECORD52-36

The Braves get a visit from the Colorado Rockies in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

It's a pitching duel between Tim Hudson for the Braves (7-6 on the year) and Juan Nicasio for Colorado (3-1 so far).

View Colorado vs Atlanta Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Braves as -175 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:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Braves and the National League No. 11-rated Rockies in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Atlanta's No. 9 ranked National League offense (4 runs per game) against a Rockies defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 14 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Braves have been averaging 8.1 hits per game, less than the Rockies have managed so far this season (8.6 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Colorado owns the National League's No. 5-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Atlanta, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

The Rockies were a 9-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Braves. That made winners of bettors who got Atlanta at -195 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Rockies endured a 9-1 loss at the hands of the Braves on Wednesday, with Aaron Cook throwing 5 innings of 10-hit ball at Turner Field.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

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

A few Rockies at Braves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Colorado's last 16 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Atlanta is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games

Next up:
Colorado at Washington, Friday, July 8
Atlanta at Philadelphia, Friday, July 8