Rockies at Braves MLB for Friday Night – August 16th

Written by on August 16, 2018

As we head down the stretch in the 2108 MLB season, now is the times when the good teams and MLB Betting favorites to win it all need to start to think about separating themselves from the pack. Opening up any sort of lead at the top of the division at this stage of the season can be devastating to the teams sitting behind, as time is running out to close those gaps. The National League is where this is really in play right now, as all the division races are incredibly tight.One team who are taking the home stretch very serious are the Atlanta Braves, as they have taken the outright lead in the NL East and opened up their lead to 2 games. They are in a solid run of form right now but will need to stay focused with the Colorado Rockies coming to town this weekend. The Rockies are in a division race of their own in the West and really cannot afford to lose any more ground to the Diamondbacks. All to play for in this series, which looks like it might be a fun one.

Rockies at Braves MLB Odds & Pick for Friday Night – August 16th

  • When: Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 PM EST
  • Where: SunTrust Park, Atlanta
  • Starting Pitchers: Jon Gray vs Julio Teheran
  • TV: ESPN
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: ESPN+
  • MLB Odds: Colorado Rockies -110 / Atlanta Braves -110 (Total 8.5)

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Why bet on the Colorado Rockies?

Just like last season, the Rockies find themselves in a dogfight with the Diamondbacks and the Dodgers in the West. It is Arizona who has the lead right now, sitting 1 ½ games up on the Rockies and Dodgers. While the season has been a bit up and down for Colorado, they are putting together a decent run right now, winning 4 of their last 5 games, although they are coming into this one on the heels of a 12-1 thrashing at the hands of the Houston Astros.Colorado will certainly not fear to head into Atlanta this weekend, as this is a team that has been consistently good on the road, going 33-29 away from Coors Field this season. The Rockies will send Jon Gray (9-7, 4.81 ERA) to the mound for this one, knowing that they have won each of the last 7 games that Gray has started.

Why bet on the Atlanta Braves?

There is always a concern with a younger team that they will run out of gas in the later stages of the season, but that has not been the case with the Braves. They did start to stumble a little heading into the All-Star Break, but they seem to have returned refreshed and ready to go. Atlanta comes into this one on a 5-game winning streak, as well as being 8-2 in their last 10 games. That run is enough to have them 2 games clear at the top of the East.Rockies at Braves is one of the best games scheduled for Thursday Night.Atlanta is coming off a 4-game sweep of the Marlins, but they will certainly know that this is a much tougher task. The home field had been a goof to Atlanta, who are a solid 34-24 in their own ball park. It will be Julio Teheran (8-7, 4.33 ERA) who gets the start here.

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Latest MLB Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Atlanta’s last 16 games when playing Colorado

Expert Pick and Score Prediction

I think we are looking at a close one here, as we have a pair of very evenly matched pitchers. I think the Braves are just a little hotter right now, which is why I like them to sneak past the Rockies.Score: Colorado Rockies 4 – Atlanta Braves 5