The Atlanta Braves take on the Colorado Rockies. Check out our MLB odds series for our Braves Rockies prediction and pick.
Ian Anderson takes the hill for the Braves, while Austin Gomber gets the ball for the Rockies.
Ian Anderson has a 4.34 ERA. He has given up at least three runs in five of his nine starts this season, and three of his last four. He has not recorded an out in the seventh inning in any of his nine starts. As has been the case with Charlie Morton, Anderson has underperformed in the first two months of 2022, and he hopes that June will be a month in which he takes a considerable step forward in the Atlanta starting rotation. Anderson has given up 23 walks in 47 2/3 innings pitched this season, which is far too high a number. He has allowed 41 hits. Baserunners are a regular part of his innings, and he has to find a way to reduce the frequency of that specific occurrence. Anderson will face a tough time at Coors Field, part of the calculus when considering a Braves Rockies prediction based on the current MLB odds.
Austin Gomber has a 5.51 ERA. In five of his starts this season, Gomber has pitched 31 2/3 innings and given up 10 runs. In his other four starts in 2022, Gomber has pitched 15 2/3 innings and given up 21 runs. He clearly blows hot and cold, as shown by his last two starts. On May 22, he limited the powerful New York Mets to two runs in seven innings. On May 28, the Nationals crushed him for eight runs in 1 1/3 innings. Gomber is a flip-a-coin pitcher, which is not something which should comfort Colorado or anyone considering the Denver squad in a Braves Rockies pick.
Courtesy of FanDuel, here are the Braves-Rockies MLB odds.
MLB Odds: Braves-Rockies Odds
Atlanta Braves: -1.5 (-104)
Colorado Rockies: +1.5 (-115)
Over: 12 (-104)
Under: 12 (-118)
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Why The Braves Could Cover the Spread
The Braves hit the ball well in Arizona against the Diamondbacks, and they have a chance to carry that level of hitting to the ultimate hitter’s park, Coors Field. Austin Gomber of the Rockies is a decidedly mediocre pitcher who does not inspire supreme confidence in his abilities to keep runners off base. The Braves should have men in motion all night long. Austin Riley in particular has been swinging a hot stick for Atlanta. He is hitting .390 in his last 10 games. The Braves have a lot of problems, but he isn’t one of them. The defending World Series champions are in a position to feast at the plate and score seven or more runs in Denver.
Why The Rockies Could Cover the Spread
After winning a 13-12 game against the Marlins on Wednesday at Coors Field, the Rockies are certainly comfortable at the plate. No one is more on fire than Brendan Rodgers, who hit three home runs in that game, including the winner in the 10th inning. Rodgers is hitting .373 in his last 19 games, giving Colorado pop and consistency in its batting order.
The Rockies should also feel confident about going up against Ian Anderson, who has fooled no one this year and has not been sharp. Coors Field is the last place where a struggling pitcher might expect to find improved form and polish his mechanics. This sets up well for the Rockies.
Final Braves-Rockies Prediction & Pick
If you aren’t sold by either team — and you shouldn’t be — the over is the obvious play here. Both teams should be able to score at least six runs, which means at least one of them will have to score at least seven.
Final Braves-Rockies Prediction & Pick: Over 12