Braves vs. Rockies - 7/17/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (42-48) at Atlanta Braves (31-60)
MLB Baseball: Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm (Turner Field)
Jon Gray (5-4) (4.77) vs. J Teheran (3-8) (2.96)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -118 / Colorado Rockies +108 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies look to sweep the Atlanta Braves early Sunday afternoon.
The Colorado Rockies look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to be consistent, and they’ve won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 110 hits, DJ LeMahieu has 34 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 23 home runs. Jon Gray gets the nod, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.67 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. This will be Gray’s first career game against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves could use a win after losing 10 of their last 15 games. The Braves have allowed 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 14 games. The Atlanta Braves have an ERA of 4.36 and have lost 10 of their last 12 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 95 hits, Nick Markakis has 47 RBI and Adonis Garcia has five home runs. Julio Teheran takes the hill, and he’s 3-8 with a 2.96 ERA and 107 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 4-1 with a 3.41 ERA and 31 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 1-5 in Grays last 6 starts. The Braves are 16-35 in their last 51 during game 3 of a series and 1-4 in Teherans last 5 starts. The Rockies are 15-37 in the last 52 meetings in Atlanta.
The Braves have their starter on the hill, but they can't score and continue to get beat up nightly. The Rockies are swinging the bats well and should be able to complete the sweep.