Braves vs. Rockies - 8/26/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (49-74) at Atlanta Braves (54-71)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
Yohan Flande (3-1) (3.94) vs. S Miller (5-10) (2.50)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -136 / Colorado Rockies +126 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games. The Rockies have lost five of their last seven when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 140 hits and 50 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 141 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost six of their last eight road games. Yohan Flande gets the nod, and he’s 3-1 with a 3.94 ERA and 28 strikeouts this season. This is Flande’s first career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Braves have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight. The Braves have lost seven straight when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 146 hits and 48 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 84 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last nine home games. Shelby Miller takes the hill, and h’s 5-10 with a 2.50 ERA and 136 strikeouts this season. Miller is 2-1 with a 3.57 ERA and 27 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series and 2-5 in Flandes last 7 road starts. The Braves are 3-10 in their last 13 during game 3 of a series and 2-14 in Millers last 16 starts. The Rockies are 13-38 in the last 51 meetings in Atlanta.
Both teams can't wait for the offseason to get here, as they've seen better days and have had better stretches. In a game that could go either way, I'm siding with the Rockies and the plus money. After all, Miller has won just two fo his last 16 starts. Yikes.