Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves Baseball Lines Preview

Posted by Mila Anderson on Tuesday,August 25, 2015 4:16, EST in

No-one wants to play on a losing team, but the fact of the matter is that there can only be 1 winner every year. That said, there are some teams that have made a habit of losing, and how quickly they turn things around very much depends on the effort put in by the guys in the clubhouse. The Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies are both having poor MLB odds, but the actions of the players on each team are considerably different. These two teams will close out a 3-game series in Atlanta on Wednesday night.

Here’s How to Bet on Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves Baseball Lines & Game Info

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 26th, 7:10 PM
Venue: Turner Field, Atlanta, GA
TV: SPSO
Radio: WCNN 680/WYAY 106.7
Opening line: Atlanta -135

One of the biggest moves at the trade deadline saw Troy Tulowitzki head to the Toronto Blue Jays, with Jose Reyes making the move to Colorado (49-74). That move lit a fire under Toronto, who have the best record in baseball since the trade deadline. That same fire can certainly not be found in Jose Reyes. He made headlines in the press with comments made about his short time in Colorado. He essentially said that he does not want to play the rest of his career with a losing team, which makes you question just how much effort he is putting into his new role. He is correct about one thing, though, which is that the Rockies are pretty awful. They lost the first game of this series, taking their losing streak to 4. They have now just won 2 games in their last 16. Yohan Flande (3-1, 3.94 ERA) will get the start for the Rockies on Wednesday.

Things are not much better in terms of wins and losses over in Atlanta (54-71), but the difference there is the professional attitude in the locker room. The veterans who have been brought in are all character guys who are willing to do whatever it takes to turn the young group of players in this ball club into good professionals. You don’t hear anyone complaining about having to give up a spot to a younger guy, and you see a group that is very much on the same page when the Braves play. One guy that could complain is Shelby Miller (5-10, 2.50 ERA). Through his last 10 starts, the Braves have only given him a total of 15 runs to work with. Miller does not complain, though, and simply goes out and gives his best effort every time.

Key Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Atlanta
  • Colorado is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • Atlanta is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Colorado
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 5 games

One of these days the Braves are going to give Miller the run support that he deserves, and I have a feeling this might just be the day it happens. I like the Braves to get the win in this one.