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Braves Vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 9/5/2021

The Atlanta Braves (71-64) will look to Ozzie Albies, who is currently on a two-game home run streak, when they square off against the Colorado Rockies (63-73) and Charlie Blackmon, who has hit home runs in three consecutive games. The game starts at 3:10 PM ET on Sunday at Coors Field. Charlie Morton gets the starting nod for Atlanta (-200 to win), and Ryan Feltner is Colorado’s (+170) choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 5, 2021, 3:00 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Braves vs Rockies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Morton (ATL) Pitcher Feltner (COL)
12 – 5 W/L 0 – 0
151.0 IP 0.0
3.46 ERA 0.00
1.070 WHIP 0.000
10.8 K/9 0
2.9 BB/9 0

Braves Probable Starter Charlie Morton

  • Morton (12-5) gets the starting nod for the Braves in his 28th start of the season. He has a 3.46 ERA in 151 innings pitched, with 181 strikeouts.
  • In his last time out on Wednesday, the right-hander tossed six innings against the Dodgers, allowing one earned run while surrendering three hits.
  • He meets a Rockies offense that ranks 12th in the league with 624 total runs scored while batting .248 as a unit. His opponent has a collective .413 slugging percentage (13th in MLB action) and has hit a total of 153 home runs (23rd in the league).
  • The Braves are 12-11 in Morton’s 23 starts this season with Atlanta as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 5, 2021 at 3:09 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Stats vs Morton

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Charlie Blackmon 13 .231 3 0 0 .375 .606
C.J. Cron 11 .182 2 0 1 .308 .490
Rio Ruiz 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Trevor Story 5 .600 3 1 1 .714 1.914
Garrett Hampson 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Ryan McMahon 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Raimel Tapia 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Rockies Probable Starter Ryan Feltner

  • The Rockies will send Feltner to the mound for his first start this season.
  • This will be the first MLB start for the 25-year-old right-hander.
  • The righty did not pitch as the moneyline underdog in any games last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 5, 2021 at 3:09 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves average 4.6 runs per road game while scoring 5.1 per contest at home.
  • The Braves are the eighth-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.8 runs per game (654 total).
  • The Braves are 50-40 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 55.6% of those games).
  • Atlanta has a record of 8-4 when it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -200 or shorter (66.7%).
  • Atlanta has played in 135 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 63 times (63-64-8).
  • Atlanta was the moneyline favorite in seven of its last 10 games, and went 3-4 in those matchups.

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Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies rank 12th in the league with 624 total runs scored this season.
  • They’ve scored 5.9 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.3 per contest on the road.
  • The Rockies have won 36, or 37.1%, of the 97 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Colorado has a record of 9-23 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +170 on the moneyline.
  • Games involving Colorado have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 57 of 136 chances this season.
  • In six games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by oddsmakers, Colorado has a record of 4-2.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Austin Riley has accumulated a team-high batting average of .305, and paces the Braves in home runs (28).
  • Riley ranks eighth in hits (148), 17th in HR (28), 19th in RBI (84), seventh in AVG (.305), and ninth in OBP (.374) among the qualified batters in MLB.
  • Freddie Freeman has shown off his power as he leads his team with 28 home runs.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Freeman’s 147 hits rank ninth, his 28 HR rank 17th, his .292 AVG ranks 17th, and his .370 OBP ranks 14th.

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ozzie Albies 522 .261 85 25 88 .316 .808
Dansby Swanson 507 .258 70 26 80 .308 .787
Freddie Freeman 504 .292 99 28 72 .370 .870
Austin Riley 486 .305 74 28 84 .374 .907
Adam Duvall 314 .229 41 22 68 .277 .755
Jorge Soler 308 .192 38 13 37 .288 .658
Guillermo Heredia 289 .225 43 5 25 .306 .669
Eddie Rosario 283 .254 29 7 46 .296 .685
Joc Pederson 256 .230 35 11 39 .300 .718
Ehire Adrianza 160 .238 27 4 24 .324 .705

Rockies Players to Watch

  • C.J. Cron is batting .275 this season with a team-high 26 home runs and 79 RBI.
  • Cron’s .372 OBP ranks 12th, and his 26 HR rank 23rd among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Ryan McMahon has 114 hits and an OBP of .323 to go with a slugging percentage of .447 this season.

Rockies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ryan McMahon 447 .255 70 20 68 .323 .770
Trevor Story 440 .252 71 18 63 .328 .792
Charlie Blackmon 436 .271 65 13 71 .348 .768
Raimel Tapia 413 .278 62 5 46 .327 .700
Garrett Hampson 385 .239 58 8 26 .293 .672
C.J. Cron 382 .275 58 26 79 .372 .911
Brendan Rodgers 285 .284 36 11 39 .339 .806
Elias Díaz 275 .229 43 15 34 .299 .746
Josh Fuentes 264 .227 30 7 32 .257 .613
Dom Nuñez 196 .189 27 8 29 .283 .681

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