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Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies - 4/27/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves
Date & Time Saturday April 27, 2019, 7:20 PM (EDT)
SunTrust Park
Atlanta, Georgia
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies +119 / Atlanta Braves -129 -- Over/Under: 8.5
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The Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves meet Saturday in MLB action at SunTrust Park.

The Colorado Rockies look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Rockies have scored 20 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies are 11-4 this season when scoring four or more runs. Trevor Story leads the Rockies with 30 hits and 16 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 59 hits and 31 RBI. Jon Gray gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 2.78 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Gray is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA and 38 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Atlanta Braves could use a win here after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Braves have allowed 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have lost eight of their last 11 games when allowing four or more runs. Offensively, Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 30 hits and 15 RBI while Nick Markakis and Ozzie Albies have combined for 58 hits and 25 RBI. Mike Foltynewicz gets the ball, and he was 13-10 with a 2.85 ERA and 202 strikeouts last season. Foltynewicz is 0-4 with a 4.11 ERA and 37 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Rockies are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. National League East, 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and 0-5 in their last 5 Saturday games. The Braves are 5-11 in their last 16 Saturday games, 1-5 in Foltynewiczs last 6 home starts and 3-7 in Foltynewiczs last 10 starts. The Rockies are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Atlanta, 23-9 in the last 32 meetings and 4-0 in Grays last 4 starts vs. Braves. The over is 3-1-1 in Foltynewiczs last 5 home starts. The over is 12-5-2 in Grays last 19 road starts.

The Colorado Rockies have found their rhythm and are throwing out a pitcher in Gray who has allowed two runs in his last 19.2 innings. Foltynewicz will be making his season debut after dealing with an elbow bone spur. The plus money with the red hot Rockies is tempting, but this is a talented Braves team that won't be down for long and the return of Foltynewicz could be the spark they were looking for. Foltynewicz was very solid last season with a 2.85 ERA and an allowed batting average of .195. The Braves got the shot in the arm to wake them up. 

Atlanta Braves -129

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