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Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves - 4/9/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies
Date & Time Tuesday April 9, 2019, 8:40 PM (EDT)
Location
Coors Field
Denver, Colorado
The Line
The Line: Atlanta Braves +122 / Colorado Rockies -132 -- Over/Under: 10.5
TV Channel
ATRM, FSSO
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The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The Atlanta Braves look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Braves have scored 14 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their first 10 games. The Atlanta Braves have won six straight games when scoring more than two runs. Freddie Freeman leads the Braves with 14 hits and five RBI while Ozzie Albies and Nick Markakis have combined for 26 hits and 10 RBI. Max Fried gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and five strikeouts this season. This will be Fried’s second career game against the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies need a victory here after losing eight of their last nine games. The Rockies have allowed 27 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. The Colorado Rockies have lost eight straight games when allowing at least one run. Offensively, Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 12 hits and six RBI while Charlie Blackmon and David Dahl have combined for 24 hits and 10 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 1-1 with a 6.94 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Braves.

The Braves are 1-5 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 6-2 in their last 8 Tuesday games and 5-1 in their last 6 overall. The Rockies are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 4-1 in Marquez's last 5 home starts and 14-6 in Marquez's last 20 starts. The Braves are 4-13 in the last 17 meetings in Colorado and 7-23 in the last 30 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Marquez's last 7 home starts. The over is 4-0 in Fried's last 4 road starts.

We're getting plus money with a red hot Atlanta Braves team that has one of the better lineups in baseball, playing in possibly the most friendly hitters park in the league. That's without mentioning the fact that Fried has been dealing up this point, allowing just one hit and zero runs in 7.2 innings. Marquez is one of the few Rockies pitchers who has been solid so far this season, but he struggled last year in Coors, which included a 4.74 ERA and an allowed batting average of .284. I'm going to back the Braves yet again and the favorable price.

Pick:
Atlanta Braves +122

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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