Braves vs. Rockies - 8/25/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Rockies (49-73) at Atlanta Braves (53-71)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Turner Field)
C Bettis (5-4) (4.88) vs. M Foltynewicz (4-5) (6.06)
The Line: Atlanta Braves -112 / Colorado Rockies +102 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves play game two Tuesday night.
The Colorado Rockies need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rockies have lost five of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads Colorado with 138 hits and 49 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Nolan Arenado have combined for 139 RBI. The Colorado Rockies have lost five straight road games. Chad Bettis gets the ball, and he’s 5-4 with a 4.88 ERA and 65 strikeouts this season. Bettis is 1-1 with a 8.25 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career 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 15 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Braves have lost six straight when scoring three or less runs. Nick Markakis leads Atlanta with 144 hits and 47 RBI while Cameron Maybin and Andrelton Simmons have combined for 84 RBI. The Atlanta Braves have won six of their last eight home games. Mike Foltynewicz takes the hill, and he’s 4-5 with a 6.06 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Foltynewicz is 0-0 with a 4.50 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 21-44 in their last 65 during game 2 of a series and 3-8 in Bettis' last 11 road starts. The Braves are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 2 of a series and 4-1 in Foltynewiczs last 5 home starts. The Rockies are 14-38 in the last 52 meetings in Atlanta.
Again, the Braves play their best ball at home, while the Rockies don't play well anywhere. With both teams sucking wind and waiting for the offseason to kick in, the Braves should continue to hold down home field.