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Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Atlanta Braves (53-64) at Colorado Rockies (66-53)

MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)

M Foltynewicz (10-7) (4.29) vs. Jon Gray (4-2) (4.92)

The Line: Colorado Rockies -156 / Atlanta Braves +146 --- Over/Under: 11.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSSE, ATRM

The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies meet Wednesday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Atlanta Braves look to play spoiler after losing six of their last eight games. The Braves have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The Atlanta Braves have won five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Ender Inciarte leads the Braves with 147 hits and 40 RBI while Nick Markakis and Brandon Phillips have combined for 236 hits and 100 RBI. Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball, and he is 10-7 with a 4.29 ERA and 116 strikeouts this season. Foltynewicz is 0-2 with a 3.20 ERA and 17 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies. 

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves - 8/16/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Colorado Rockies also need a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Rockies have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last seven games. The Colorado Rockies have lost six straight games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 160 hits and 74 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 278 hits and 151 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 4.92 ERA and 54 strikeouts this season. Gray is 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 1-5 in their last 6 Wednesday games, 5-2 in Foltynewiczs last 7 road starts and 10-2 in Foltynewiczs last 12 starts. The Rockies are 21-8 in their last 29 home games, 5-0 in Grays last 5 home starts and 4-0 in Grays last 4 Wednesday starts. The Braves are 1-11 in the last 12 meetings in Colorado, 6-16 in the last 22 meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.

Foltynewicz is coming off a game in which he was tagged by the Cardinals, and he has an ERA of nearly five on the road. Gray has an ERA of 3.00 at home and a batting average of .266, which are highly impressive numbers given the park he pitches in. The Braves have also won back-to-back games just twice since July 17. I have to back the Rockies here.

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