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Braves vs. Rockies Betting Picks - Today's Free MLB Best Bets, Odds, Predictions (8/30)

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acunWelcome RotoBallers to our betting picks for the Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves, another article in our daily series of free MLB betting picks for every game on the schedule. This free MLB betting breakdown article is for Tuesday August 30th, 2022.

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Today's Betting Overview - Rockies vs. Braves

The Rockies take on the Braves on Tuesday August 30th at Truist Park, Atlanta. RotoBaller provides free handicapping pick and odds for all MLB games throughout the 2022 season.

  • Matchup: Colorado Rockies (55-74) vs. Atlanta Braves (79-50)
  • Date: Tuesday August 30th, 2022
  • Time: 7:20 ET
  • Venue: Truist Park, Atlanta


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Colorado Rockies - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

Heading into today's game against Atlanta, the Rockies have a record of just 55-74. This places the team 5th in the NL West division. On the season, the Rockies have been one of the worst performing road teams, going 19-42. The team is hoping to add on another win, as they are coming off a 1-0 win over the NY Mets. To start the year, Colorado has picked up just 16 series wins, going 16-20-4.

Getting the start for Colorado is Jose Urena, with an ERA of 5.98 and record of 2-5. In his 14 appearances, the right-hander has 31 walks and 31 strikeouts. Overall, his WHIP sits at 1.69. In his time with the Rockies, he has a batting average allowed of .297.

Colorado enters play averaging 4.46 runs per game, placing them 12th in the MLB. So far, the team ranks 18th in runs scored through 4 innings. The Rockies are enjoying offensive success as their team batting average ranks 2nd, at .262. Over their last three games, the team is hitting .230. So far, home runs have been elusive for the team, as they rank 24th in the league, at 0.88 home runs per contest. Before today's game, the team has one of the worst barrel rates in the league at 5.9%. Colorado's overall OBP of .322, is good for 6th in the league, while the team's wOBA is one of the best in the league at .317.


Atlanta Braves - Today's MLB Betting Analysis

At 79-50, the Atlanta Braves will host Atlanta, currently ranked 2nd in the NL East division. On the season, the Braves have an above .500 home record, going 42-24 at Truist Park. Atlanta are hoping to get back on track after dropping their last game to the Cardinals by a score of 6-3. The team's overall series record is above .500, sitting at 21-13-6.

Atlanta pitcher Max Fried gets the start, looking to pick up another win, as his current record sits at 12-4. Fried boasts an outstanding ERA of 2.52. Max Fried has shown the ability to limit base runners, as he has a WHIP of just 1.02. The left-hander has a batting average allowed of .228. So far, Max Fried has a SLG% allowed .310, including giving up 8 home runs. Heading into the game, Fried has struck 23.0% of the batters he's faced.

Offensively, Atlanta has had no problem putting up runs, as their scoring average of 4.97 runs per game, ranks 3rd in the MLB. In the team's 66 games at home, their run differential is -3. The Braves have enjoyed success at the plate, as their team batting average of .254 ranks 8th. On average, the team is coming up with 8.68 hits per game. So far, Atlanta's lineup has also been able to hit for power, as their average of 1.49 home runs per game, ranks 2nd. Atlanta's overall OBP of .318, is good for 10th in the league, while the team's wOBA is one of the best in the league at 0.331.


Today's MLB Betting Pick - Rockies vs. Braves

Heading into today's matchup between Colorado and Atlanta, the Braves are the heavy favorite at -390 on the moneyline. Atlanta's implied win probability sits at 79.59%. The MLB predictive model shows Atlanta having enough of an edge on offense and on the mound to take the Braves on the runline (-1.5).

Recommended Betting Pick: Braves -1.5 Runline

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