Rockies vs. Braves - 7/23/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (33-64) at Colorado Rockies (45-51)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Coors Field)
Matt Wisler (4-9) (4.67) vs. Tyler Anderson (2-3) (3.43)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -169 / Atlanta Braves +159 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds
The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies play game three of their series Saturday night.
The Atlanta Braves could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Braves have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five straight games. The Atlanta Braves have an ERA of 4.37 and have lost 12 of their last 14 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads Atlanta with 99 hits, Nick Markakis has 48 RBI and Adonis Garcia has seven home runs. Matt Wisler gets the nod, and he’s 4-9 with a 4.67 ERA and 85 strikeouts this season. This will be Wisler’s second career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies look for another win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies offense continues to roll, and they’ve won eight straight games when scoring more than three runs. Carlos Gonzalez leads Colorado with 115 hits, DJ LeMahieu has 33 RBI and Nolan Arenado has 24 home runs. Tyler Anderson takes the hill, and he’s 2-3 with a 3.43 ERA and 35 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Braves.
The Braves are 16-36 in their last 52 during game 3 of a series and 8-20 in Wislers last 28 starts. The Rockies are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 4-9 in their last 13 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Braves are 0-7 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.
Even though the Braves almost found a way to steal Friday's game, it was just another loss. Told you guys, I'm not backing the Braves in Coors, as they don't have the firepower to keep up with the Rockies offense. I like Colorado to win yet again.