Matchup: Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves
Pitchers: Rockies Franklin Morales (L) vs Julio Teheran (R)
Latest odds: Braves -148 Total 7.5
The Colorado Rockies and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Turner Field.
The Rockies will give the ball to starter Franklin Morales in this one. Left hander Morales is 3-3 this season with a 5.30 ERA and is 0-2 with a 6.55 ERA in four starts this month. Morales is 1-1 with a 3.86 ERA in five games, with one start, against the Braves, but he hasn’t faced them in nearly two years
The Braves will counter Morales with Julio Teheran. Right hander Teheran has a 1.92 ERA to go along with a 3-3 record this season. While he was tagged for five runs over 3 1/3 innings in a 10-4 loss at San Francisco on May 14, he came back with his best outing of the season in Tuesday’s 5-0 win over Milwaukee. Teheran struck out eight in a six-hitter to earn his first home victory and threw a career-high 128 pitches. Teheran owns a 1.40 ERA in six starts at Turner Field, had received a combined five runs of support in his previous four outings.
Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 158-moneyline favorites versus the Rockies, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for Colorado, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rockies at +140 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Team record: 27-22
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado’s last 5 games
Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 5 games on the road
Colorado is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta
Team record: 27-21
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Atlanta is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Atlanta’s last 21 games at home
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Colorado
Free MLB Pick: Braves
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