Colorado Rockies at Atlanta Braves - 8/30/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Atlanta Braves (79-50) vs Colorado Rockies (55-74)
Game Info: Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 7:20 pm (Truist Park)
Max Fried (12-4) (2.52) vs Jose Urena (2-5) (5.98)
Betting Odds: Atlanta Braves -355 / Colorado Rockies +275 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Colorado Rockies will play the Atlanta Braves in Game 1 of their series at Truist Park on Tuesday night.
The Colorado Rockies are 55-74 this season and have lost four of their last five games. Colorado is coming off of a series loss against the Mets, where they lost three out of the four games played in the series. The Colorado pitching staff has a 5.08 ERA, a 1.46 WHIP, and a .276 opponent batting average this season. The Rockies offense has scored 575 runs with a .262 batting average and a .322 on base percentage. C.J. Cron is batting .272 with 24 home runs and 84 RBI’s for the Rockies this season. The projected starter for Colorado is Jose Urena, who is 2-5 with a 5.98 ERA and a 1.67 WHIP over 58.2 innings pitched this season.
The Atlanta Braves are 79-50 this season and have lost two games in a row. Atlanta is coming off of a series loss against St. Louis, where they lost two out of the three games played. The Atlanta pitching staff has a 3.55 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP, and a .230 opponent batting average. The Braves offense has scored 641 runs with a .254 batting average and a .318 on base percentage this year. Austin Riley is batting .286 with 31 home runs and 83 RBI’s for the Braves this season. The projected starter for Atlanta is Max Fried, who is 12-4 with a 2.52 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 153.1 innings pitched this season.
Colorado is 15-41 in their last 56 road games and 7-22 in their last 29 games against the NL East. The over is 4-1 in Colorado’s last 5 Tuesday games. Atlanta is 12-3 in their last 15 games against the NL West and 20-6 in their last 26 Tuesday games. The over is 4-0 in Atlanta’s last 4 games. Colorado is 14-3 in these two teams last 17 head to head meetings in Atlanta.
Atlanta has been playing some incredible baseball over the last couple of months and finds themselves only three games behind the Mets in the NL East. Atlanta did lost their last series against St. Louis, but that is another team that is playing very well right now. Atlanta will look to bounce back with Max Fried on the mound, who has allowed two runs or fewer in four straight starts. For the Rockies, Jose Urena has allowed 16 runs over his last 14 innings pitched. Urena got roughed up in his last start against Texas, where he gave up nine runs over 1.1 innings. I like the Braves to win this game going away.