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Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves 6/18/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves 6/18/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

The Colorado Rockies and Atlanta Braves (44-26) will play the last game of their series at Truist Park on Sunday afternoon in MLB action. The Rockies (29-44) are in last place in the NL Central Division and are attempting to end a four-game losing streak. On Saturday, Colorado SP Connor Seabold (1-3) suffered a 10-2 defeat on the road after being hit for nine runs and recording only nine outs.

The Rockies’ 35-year-old righty Chase Anderson (0-0, 2.72 ERA) will start on the mound for this game. With a fantastic 1.05 WHIP after 36+ innings, Anderson has 25 strikeouts and 8 walks while walking just 25 hitters.

The Colorado Rockies are 19th in the league in scoring offense with 4.4 runs scored per game. They have a team OBP of.316 and have scored 316 runs. The Rockies collectively hit 58 balls outside Coors Field and tallied 154 two-baggers. Their team batting average is.256, with 625 hits and 303 RBIs for the season. Colorado is slugging.400 and has drawn 205 walks while being called out on strikes 637 times.

The pitching staff’s combined WHIP is 1.50, with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 1.90. The Rockies’ pitchers are 29th in MLB with 94 home runs and 398 runs allowed. Colorado has given up 365 earned runs and 665 hits (9.6 per 9 innings). The Rockies’ staff has struck out 525 hitters this season, placing them 29th in MLB with a team ERA of 5.24. Their team’s FIP this year is 4.99 and their pitching staff has walked 276 opposition batters.

Colorado Rockies vs Atlanta Braves 6/18/2023 Expert Picks, Tips and Odds

With 26 runs scored in the first three games of this series, the Atlanta Braves have taken a five-game lead over Miami for first place in the NL East Division. Matt Olson’s grand slam in the first inning of yesterday’s triumph at home was all the offense Atlanta would require. SP For the Braves (45-26), who increased their home record to 23-15, Bryce Elder (5-1) earned the victory after allowing only one run over six innings.

For the Braves, veteran right-hander Charlie Morton (5-6, 3.60 ERA) is still pitching well at age 39. In 75 innings of work, Morton, who largely depends on an excellent breaking ball, has struck out 85 hitters.

The Braves are fourth in the league with 5.30 runs scored per game and a slugging percentage of 0.469 overall. They have 371 runs scored, 233 walks taken, and 122 two-baggers to their name. Atlanta has 118 home runs and 357 RBIs so far this season. They now have 630 base hits and have been out on strikes 582 times, ranking 18th in the league. The Atlanta Braves now have a team batting average of.265 and an OBP of.335.

The Atlanta pitching staff’s ERA is 3.79 (262 earned runs allowed) and 287 runs allowed for the year. They have allowed 74 home runs and rank seventh in MLB in runs allowed per nine innings (4.15). The Braves have a combined FIP of 3.93 and a collective WHIP of 1.278 this season. They have a 9.50 strikeout-to-walk ratio (656 strikeouts vs. 225 free passes). With 570 total hits allowed, their pitching staff is ranked 12th in the MLB.

The Braves have accumulated 47 holds and 14 missed saves out of 84 save opportunities. Atlanta’s bullpen relievers entered the game on 36 occasions for saves and came away with 22 saves. Their relievers have entered the game 61 times with base runners and 78 times in high-stakes situations. Out of their 89 inherited runners, Atlanta bullpen pitchers have an inherited scoring rate of 33.7%. They have used 232 relievers this season and are ranked 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 61.1%.

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves. The MLB pick for this game is the Colorado Rockies. OF Colorado With a fractured right hand, Charlie Blackmon has been placed on the 10-day injury list and his comeback date is unknown. Colorado is 19th in OPS and 13th in runs scored through 73 games. Atlanta is fourth in runs scored and second in OPS for the season. Save the series finale with Take the Rockies. Colorado Rockies are predicted to win 5-4 in the final score.

MLB Starting Time: 1:35 PM ET

Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, GA

Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023


MLB Odds: Colorado Rockies +250

MLB Totals: 9.5


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