Braves (84-44) vs. Rockies (49-81)
Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies August 28, 2023 — The Atlanta Braves meet the Colorado Rockies on Monday night in Mile High City. The Rockies have a 49-81 record, while the Braves have an overall record of 84-44. After winning all four games against the Rockies this season, Atlanta has won nine of their past 10 encounters with them.
The Braves’ offense this year is among the best in the league. Their team batting average is 0.271, and they score 6 runs per 9 innings. On the other hand, the Rockies’ offense isn’t even close to being as potent. Their team batting average is 0.247, and they score 4.5 runs every nine innings.
Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies Game Info
Time: 8:40 PM ET.
Date: Monday, August 28, 2023
Venue: Coors Field in Denver, Colorado
Atlanta Braves SP Bryce Elder (10-4, ERA: 3.39) and Colorado Rockies SP Austin Gomber (9-9, ERA: 5.48)
The Braves’ Bryce Elder, who is 10-4 with a 3.39 ERA, will make his debut. Elder did excellently in his last two bouts compared to his opponent on Monday night. He pitched 12.1 innings in total, allowing only one earned run. In those two starts, he had two victories, and on Saturday, he attempted a third consecutive triumph.
The Colorado Rockies will respond by fielding Austin Gomber, who will start on the mound. Gomber has a 9-9 record and a 5.48 ERA. He has struggled a lot in his past two performances. He pitched 11.1 innings in total, allowing 9 earned runs. The Rockies have now lost three straight games when Gomber has started.
Odds/Point Spread: Atlanta Braves -240, Total Odds: 8.5
After losing two out of three games to the Cubs during the opening week of August, Atlanta has upheld a streak of avoiding series losses. This trend will continue as they take on the Rockies in Colorado on Monday night. Elder, with an impressive 7-0 record, a 2.44 ERA, and a 1.07 WHIP in 14-night games this season, has previously managed to handle the Rockies without much difficulty. Given his track record, there’s a strong possibility he will deliver a comparably outstanding performance on Monday against the Colorado team. This team has recorded a batting average of .236, an on-base percentage of .299, a slugging percentage of .394, and an OPS of .694 in the month of August.
Considering the Braves’ ongoing display of formidable offense this month, they are batting .295/.370/.517/.887, it’s logical to expect them to offer Elder ample run support to cover the run line. On the flip side, Gomber has struggled significantly with a high 7.06 ERA and a 1.57 WHIP, conceding 15 home runs in 14 starts at Coors Field this season. Combined with the Rockies’ bullpen statistics of a 5.19 ERA and a 1.49 WHIP, they will likely face challenges in stringing together enough outs on Monday. Consequently, it’s quite likely that the Braves will establish a comfortable lead and distance themselves from the Rockies.
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
- The Braves won 76 out of the 117 games, or 65%, where they’ve been favored.
- The Atlanta Braves entered 22 games this season favored by -241 or more and are 16-6 in those contests.
- Oddsmakers implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Braves have a 70.7% chance of winning.
- Atlanta and its opponents have hit the over in 69 of its 129 games with a total this season.
- The Braves are 65-64-0 ATS in their 129 games with a spread this season.
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
- The Rockies came away with 44 wins in 115 contests listed as the underdogs.
- Colorado won one of 25 games when listed as at least +195 or worse on the moneyline.
- Oddsmakers implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rockies have a 33.9% chance of pulling out a win.
- Colorado and its opponents went over the total this season in 58 of its 130 opportunities.
Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies: The Nationals have an impressive 9-2 record in their last 11 games versus opponents from the American League. The overall score exceeded the predetermined limit in four of their past six Monday games. With a record that is 40 games above 0,500 and a 4-game winning streak, the Atlanta Braves are thriving. Their advantage over Philadelphia has grown to 13 games in the NL East Standings. The Colorado Rockies, in contrast, have had trouble; they have dropped four of their past five games and are now 31.5 games down in the National League West standings.
Free Pick and Prediction: Atlanta Braves will win 10-4.