Braves vs. Rockies - 8/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (49-72) at Atlanta Braves (53-70)
MLB Baseball: Monday, August 24, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
J De La Rosa (7-5) (4.50) vs. J Teheran (8-6) (4.32)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -117 / Colorado Rockies +107 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves begin a three-game series Monday night.
The Colorado Rockies look for a win after losing five of their last six games. The Rockies have scored 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Rockies have lost five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. DJ LeMahieu leads Colorado with 137 hits and 47 RBI while Nolan Arenado and Charlie Blackmon have combined for 140 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost five of their last six road games. Jorge De La Rosa gets the ball, and he’s 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA and 106 strikeouts this season. De La Rosa is 1-1 with a 6.57 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
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The Atlanta Braves need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Braves have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Braves have lost six straight when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 141 hits and 46 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 84 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last seven home games. Julio Teheran takes the hill, and he's 8-6 with a 4.32 ERA and 130 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 3-1 with a 3.33 ERA and 26 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 23-52 in their last 75 during game 1 of a series and 2-5 in De La Rosas last 7 starts. The Braves are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a home favorite and 5-1 in Teherans last 6 home starts. The Rockies are 14-38 in the last 52 meetings in Atlanta and 6-0 in the last 6 meetings overall.
The Braves have played their best ball this season on their home field, while the Rockies have stunk it up lately on the road and have been tough to back overall recently. Give me Atlanta with a solid pitcher on the mound.