Atlanta Braves (71-62) vs. Colorado Rockies (61-73)
September 3, 2021 8:40 pm EDT
The Line: Colorado Rockies +125 / Atlanta Braves -135; Over/Under: -12.5
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The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies meet Friday in MLB action at Coors Field. The Braves need a win after losing six of their last nine games. The Rockies look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Atlanta Braves have scored 11 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Braves have won 10 of their last 11 games when scoring four or more runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 145 hits and 72 RBI while Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies have combined for 277 hits and 166 RBI. Huascar Ynoa gets the ball, and he is 4-4 with a 2.90 ERA and 66 strikeouts this season. This will be Ynoa’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Colorado Rockies have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Rockies have won 10 of their last 13 games when scoring four or more runs. Raimel Tapia leads the Rockies with 115 hits and 45 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Ryan McMahon have combined for 225 hits and 131 RBI. Antonio Senzatela gets the ball, and he is 3-9 with a 4.18 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Senzatela is 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Braves.
The Braves are 4-0 in their last 4 Friday games and 22-6 in their last 28 games as a favorite. The Rockies are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 39-16 in their last 55 home games. The under is 8-1-2 in Braves last 11 overall. The under is 5-1 in Rockies last 6 overall. The Braves are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado and 10-26 in the last 36 meetings.
Senzatela has been solid this season and has allowed just 10 runs in his last 30.2 innings. The Rockies are worth a look in the plus money role. However, Ynoa has been even better, allowing five runs in his last 17.1 innings. The Braves also have to take full advantage of these games to continue to create distance in the NL East. I’ll gladly take the Braves and the cheap price.