Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies MLB Betting Lines Preview

Posted by Alex Murphy on July 10, 2015 in

Hope springs eternal every time the baseball betting season gets under way, but underneath all that hope, there often lies a sense that some teams are just not going to be very good. The Atlanta Braves and the Colorado Rockies were expected to be in that group, but one of them has played well above expectations, while the other has floundered. These two teams are meeting up in Colorado to end the first half, and will play the third game of the series on Saturday afternoon.

Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies MLB Betting Lines Preview & TV Info

Time: Saturday, 4:10 p.m. ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver
National TV: none
Opening line: TBA

The Atlanta Braves (42-44) may be sitting a couple of games under .500, but that is a whole lot better than most teams who are in a rebuilding phase. If you don’t believe me, take a look at what is going on in Philadelphia and Milwaukee. The Braves find themselves 5 games back in the NL East, but that is not a lead that is insurmountable, especially if they can continue to play as well as they have been in the last couple of weeks. The fact that they have been winning despite having Freddie Freeman on the DL tells you all you need to know about this team. The fans in the ATL are still not convinced that the management wants to build a winner this season, and the truth will likely come out at the trade deadline. Matt Wisler (3-1, 3.13 ERA) has pitched very well since coming over from the Padres, and it is he who will get the start on Saturday.

It has been a pretty forgettable first half for the Colorado Rockies (36-49), and there is little to suggest that their fortunes will change in the second half of the season. The Rockies are 3-7 in their last 10 games, and have also failed to win their last 4 series. One of their biggest issues this year has been the performance of the bullpen. The Rockies have used no less than 22 different guys in an attempt to find the perfect mix, but have yet to find a combination that brings them any kind of joy. They did start this series with a win, but it does little to change the fact that they are now 12 games out of first in the division, and already starting to think that next year might be a better one. Jorge De La Rosa (6-3, 4.46 ERA) will start for the Rockies as he looks for his third straight win.

Key Online Betting Trends

Atlanta is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games
Atlanta is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Colorado is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games when playing Atlanta
Colorado is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
Colorado is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Atlanta

My Betting Prediction

De La Rosa has been something of a lucky charm for the Rockies this season, as they tend to win when he gets to start. That said, I believe that his luck might run out here, as I like the Braves to get the win.