Braves vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, June 18, 2023

The Atlanta Braves (45-26) hope to complete a four-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies (29-44) when the teams meet at 1:35 PM ET Sunday. The Braves are -299 favorites to keep the Rockies out of the win column in the series.

Atlanta’s Charlie Morton and Colorado’s Chase Anderson have been named the starters for this contest.

Braves vs. Rockies Odds

  • Braves odds to win: -299
  • Rockies odds to win: +242
  • Spread: Braves -1.5
  • Total: 9.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, June 18, 2023
  • Time: 1:35 PM ET
  • TV: MLB Network
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    Who Will Win Braves vs. Rockies?

    Braves and Rockies Betting Trends

    The Braves have compiled a 39-23 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 62.9% of those games).

    Atlanta has played as moneyline favorites of -299 or shorter in just one game this season, which it won.

    The Rockies have entered the game as underdogs 64 times this season and won 26, or 40.6%, of those games.

    Colorado has not won as an underdog of +242 or more on the moneyline this season in four such games.

    The Braves have played in 71 games with a set over/under, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 40 times (40-28-3).

    The Rockies’ games have gone over the total in 31 of their 73 chances.

    Braves Stats & Insights

    The Braves score the fourth-most runs in baseball (381 total, 5.4 per game).

    The Atlanta Braves lead baseball with 122 total home runs, averaging 1.7 per game.

    The Braves’ .266 batting average is second-best in the majors.

    Atlanta strikes out 8.3 times per game, the No. 12 mark in MLB.

    The pitching staff for the Braves has a collective 9.5 K/9 to lead the majors.

    Atlanta has the sixth-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (3.78).

    Rockies Stats & Insights

    The Rockies have scored the 14th-most runs in the league this season with 318 (4.4 per game).

    Colorado’s 59 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.

    The Rockies have a team batting average of .254 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.

    Colorado ranks 24th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.8 Ks per contest.

    The Rockies have a 7.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, worst in baseball.

    Colorado has pitched to a 5.31 ERA this season, which ranks 29th in baseball.

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    Braves Key Players to Watch

    Morton makes the start for the Braves, his 14th of the season. He is 5-6 with a 3.60 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 75 2/3 innings pitched.

    Ronald Acuna Jr. leads Atlanta with a .326 batting average. He’s also hit 15 homers and has 45 RBI.

    Ozzie Albies has 71 hits and an OBP of .315 to go with a slugging percentage of .496 this season.

    Matt Olson leads Atlanta in home runs (20) and runs batted in (50) this season while batting .229.

    Sean Murphy has collected 58 hits this season and has an OBP of .385. He’s slugging .535 on the year.

    Rockies Key Players to Watch

    The Rockies’ Anderson (0-0) will make his seventh start of the season.

    Ryan McMahon leads the Rockies with 10 home runs and 38 runs batted in.

    Elias Diaz is hitting .295 to lead his team.

    Jurickson Profar has 17 doubles, two triples, five home runs and 28 walks while hitting .239.

    Ezequiel Tovar has 19 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 11 walks while hitting .255.

    Braves and Rockies Injuries

    Braves: Dylan Lee: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Jesse Chávez: 15 Day IL (Shin), Max Fried: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Ehire Adrianza: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kyle Wright: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Huascar Ynoa: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Kolby Allard: 60 Day IL (Oblique), Tyler Matzek: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Murphy: day-to-day (Hamstring)

    Rockies: Charlie Blackmon: 10 Day IL (Hand), Kris Bryant: 10 Day IL (Heel), C.J. Cron: 10 Day IL (Back), Ryan Feltner: 60 Day IL (Skull), German Márquez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Antonio Senzatela: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

    Braves vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Braves 5, Rockies 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs
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