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MLB Betting Line Favors the Atlanta Braves over the Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies


Atlanta Braves
Saturday, May 24, 2014 4:10 PM ET
Turner Field

Turner Field hosts an MLB battle between the Atlanta Braves and the visiting Colorado Rockies on Saturday.

Atlanta hands the ball to starter Mike Minor in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-2 mark on the year. Colorado counters with Juan Nicasio, who will try to quiet the fans and the Braves bats at the same time.

Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Atlanta Braves as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5-4.3 win for the Rockies. A 5-4.3 result in favor of the Rockies is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Atlanta Braves sport a record of 27-20 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Rockies sit at 26-22 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Atlanta vs Colorado injuries news.

This game puts the Atlanta Braves, most recently No. 29 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Colorado Rockies, who rate a No. 3 in the latest survey.

How Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Stats Matchup

The game also pits Atlanta Braves No. 29-rated offense, averaging 3.36 runs per game, against a Colorado Rockies defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.38 in runs allowed per game. The Atlanta Braves have averaged 7.87 hits per game so far, less than Colorado Rockies batters have averaged on the year (10.27 hits per game).

Atlanta owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 3.36 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Colorado's No. 19-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Braves on May 23. Bettors who backed the Braves at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rockies were saddled with a loss last time out in Jordan Lyles's start, as they lost 3-2 against Atlanta on Friday at Turner Field.

Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves Betting Odds Trends

Colorado is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Colorado's last 9 games
Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Atlanta is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Atlanta's last 20 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at Atlanta, Sunday, May 25th