Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/12/14
Atlanta Braves (34-29) at Colorado Rockies (29-35)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
Ervin Santana (R) (5-2) (3.693) vs. Jhoulys Chacin (R) (0-4) (5.353)
The Line: Colorado Rockies +111 / Atlanta Braves -121 --- Over/Under: 10 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies will wrap up their four-game series on Thursday.
The Braves have been very inconsistent in the month of June, losing five of their last nine games. Crazy enough, it’s been the Braves pitching staff that has taken the hit, as they’ve allowed 18 runs in their last two games and four or more runs in four of their last five games. This is a Braves staff that has an ERA of 3.10, which is the third best in the league. Offensively, Justin Upton has a seven-game hitting streak and Freddie Freeman has scored five runs in his last four games. Ervin Santana takes the mound, and he’s 5-2 with a 3.69 ERA and has 59 strikeouts in 70.2 innings. Santana is 2-0 with a 5.59 ERA in three career starts against the Rockies.
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The Rockies have also been horrible to begin this month, racking up a 2-8 record. However, the Rockies continue to tear the cover off the ball, scoring five or more runs in five of their last eight games. Troy Tulowitzki has six games of two hits or more in his last nine contests, while Corey Dickerson has six RBI in his last four games. The Rockies are 23-13 when scoring more than three runs. Jhoulys Chacin takes the hill, and he’s 0-4 with a 5.35 ERA and has 24 strikeouts in 38.2 innings. Chacin is 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA in three career starts against the Braves.
The Braves are 1-4 in Santana's last 5 starts and 5-2 in their last 7 during game 4 of a series. The Rockies are 1-7 in Chacin's last 8 starts and 8-24 in Chacin's last 32 starts as an underdog. The Braves are 22-5 in the last 27 meetings.
With the way the Rockies have been hitting, there's value to taking them at home. We're talking about a Braves team that is 28th in the league in runs scored. Hopefully we'll get a performance like Wednesday.