Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves - 7/9/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (42-43) at Colorado Rockies (35-49)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
A Wood (6-5) (3.34) vs. K Kendrick (3-10) (6.00)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -103 / Atlanta Braves -107 --- Over/Under: 10.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-Rocky Mountain, SportSouth
The Colorado Rockies and the Atlanta Braves face off on Thursday at Coors Field in game one of their MLB series.
The Colorado Rockies are in last place in the National League West and have had a series of bad runs this season. The Rockies are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 17-24 at home, and they are 12 games behind the Dodgers in the NL West. As a team the Rockies are hitting .266 with Troy Tulowitzki hitting .320, D.J. LeMahieu hitting .304, and Charlie Blackmon hitting .280. The Rockies pitching staff had an ERA of 4.94 with the starters at 5.11 and the bullpen at 4.67. For game one against the Braves the Rockies start Kyle Kendrick who has allowed 119 hits and 68 earned runs while striking out 54 over 102 innings for a 3-10 record and a 6.00 ERA.
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The Atlanta Braves have been playing well of late to move into the mix in the National League East. The Braves are 7-3 in their last 10 games, 19-26 on the road, and they are 4.5 games behind the Nationals in the NL East. As a team the Braves are hitting .257 with Freddie Freeman hitting .299, Nick Markakis hitting .296, and Cameron Maybin is hitting .295. The Braves pitching staff has an ERA of 3.90 with the starters at 3.73 and the bullpen at 4.23. For game one at Coors the Braves start Alex Wood who has allowed 113 hits and 37 earned runs while striking out 74 over 99.2 innings for a 6-5 record and a 3.34 ERA.
Colorado is 19-44 in game one of a series, 1-4 against the NL East, and 3-13 in Kendrick’s last 16 starts. Atlanta is 6-2 in their last eight games, 7-17 against the NL West, and 1-4 in Wood’s last five starts as a road favorite.
The total comes in at the high side at 10.5 and while it is a lean I like the over. I also have a pick on the winning team and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.