Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/10/14
Atlanta Braves (32-29) at Colorado Rockies (29-33)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Mike Minor (L) (2-4) (3.068) vs. Juan Nicasio (R) (5-4) (4.678)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +114 / Atlanta Braves -124 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
TV: SPSO, ROOT-RM
The Atlanta Braves and Colroado Rockies will play game two of four when they take the field Tuesday night.
The Braves have won five of their last nine games, including a 3-1 win over the Rockies on Monday. The Braves pitching staff has been shaky during this stretch, allowing four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. Of course, this hasn’t been the case for much of the year, as the Braves have an ERA of 3.02 overall. Offensively, Justin Upton has a hit in eight of his last 10 games and Evan Gattis has a 10-game hitting streak. Mike Minor gets the nod, and he’s 2-4 with a 3.07 ERA and has 40 strikeouts in 44 innings. Minor is 3-1 with a 4.02 ERA in five career starts against the Rockies.
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The Rockies haven’t been much better by losing 10 of their last 11 games and dropping five games below a .500 record The Rockies pitching has been horrible for much of the season and they’ve allowed five or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Rockies have the worst ERA in baseball at 4.59. Offensively, Carlos Gonzalez will have surgery on his finger and Troy Tulowtizki has 12 hits in his last eight games. Juan Nicasio gets the start, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.68 ERA and has 42 strikeouts in 67.1 innings. Nicasio is 1-3 with a 7.40 ERA in five career starts against the Braves.
The Braves are 1-4 in Minor's last 5 road starts and 0-5 in Minor's last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Rockies are 4-1 in Nicasio's last 5 starts during game 2 of a series and 3-8 in Nicasio's last 11 starts as an underdog. The Braves are 4-1 in Minor's last 5 starts vs. Rockies.
I'm not trying to pick which team is going to show up in this matchup. Instead, I'll side with the over. Both teams are allowing runs left and right and the over is 5-1-1 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.