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Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies (65-56) at Atlanta Braves (68-52)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7:35 pm (SunTrust Park)

Kyle Freeland (10-7) (3.02) vs. Sean Newcomb (10-5) (3.40)

The Line: Atlanta Braves -128 / Colorado Rockies +117 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-South

The Colorado Rockies continue their visit to the Atlanta Braves in a Friday MLB matchup.

The Colorado Rockies rode a three run 9th inning rally to a 5-3 victory at Atlanta on Thursday. Colorado starter Jon Gay was charged with a pair of runs in seven frames but did not get a decision.

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Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies - 8/17/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockies banged out six hits and walked four times with David Dahl leading the way with a homer and three RBI’s while Ryan McMahon delivered a pinch hit RBI single while also scoring in the 9th.

Colorado gives Friday’s road start at Atlanta to Kyle Freeland. Freeland did not get a decision last time out in a 3-2 win versus the Dodgers where he allowed both runs in seven innings.

The surging Atlanta Braves cooled down for a night with their late inning relief pitching collapsing. Atlanta starter Julio Teheran gave up a pair of runs through seven innings with Brad Brach giving up three runs in the 9th to get the loss.

The Braves totaled six hits and a base on balls with Kurt Suzuki going 2-3 with a solo jack and two runs while Dansby Swanson knocking in a run and scoring.

Sean Newcomb toes the rubber against visiting Colorado on Friday. Newcomb comes off of an 8-7 win (ND) versus Milwaukee with five runs scoring on 12 hits over four frames.

Colorado are 4-1 in their last 5 overall and s are 2-5 in their last 7 road games. Atlanta are 5-0 in their last 5 overall snd  are 5-0 in their last 5 home games. Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Atlanta.and Colorado are 17-35 in the last 52 meetings in Atlanta.

Freeland sometimes struggles away from home so I’ll back the Braves who need to win to guarantee sole possession of first n the NL East…

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