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Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Monday April 8, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves +110 / Colorado Rockies -130 -- Over/Under: 10.5
TV Channel
ATRM, FSSO
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The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies meet Monday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Atlanta Braves look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Braves have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their first nine games. The Atlanta Braves have won five straight games when scoring more than two runs. Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 14 hits and two RBI while Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis have combined for 22 hits and 11 RBI. Julio Teheran gets the ball, and he is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Teheran is 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Colorado Rockies could use a win here after losing seven of their last eight games. The Rockies have allowed 29 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Colorado Rockies have lost seven straight games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, David Dahl leads the Rockies with 12 hits and six RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Nolan Arenado have combined for 18 hits and seven RBI. Kyle Freeland gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 2.31 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Freeland is 1-1 with a 4.13 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Braves are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 1 of a series, 9-3 in their last 12 Monday games and 2-5 in Teheran's last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rockies are 20-8 in their last 28 vs. National League East, 13-3 in Freeland's last 16 home starts and 20-6 in Freeland's last 26 starts. The Braves are 4-13 in the last 17 meetings in Colorado and 7-23 in the last 30 meetings. The under is 44-17-3 in Freeland's last 64 starts overall. The under is 4-0 in Teheran's last 4 starts with 4 days of rest.

The Colorado Rockies simply can't get on the same page right now to stop the bleeding and now they're on a quick turnaround after playing late Monday night. The Atlanta Braves are playing some solid baseball right now and have a potent lineup that should be able to do some serious damage at Coors. Teheran is coming off a solid showing in his last start against the Chicago Cubs, and he was highly impressive on the road last year where he allowed a .185 batting average. I'll gladly take the Braves and the plus money given that they're playing better baseball at the moment.

Pick:
Atlanta Braves +110

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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