Aug 31, 2022, 11:57 am ET in MLB
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves

Top Pick of the Day

The Colorado Rockies have truly gone from bad to worse. As a result, the Rockies are now at the bottom of the NL West Division. With a 56-74 record, Colorado could not prevent a gradual decline that has left them well below the San Francisco Giants and, surprisingly, below the Arizona Diamondbacks. Still, the Rockies might be ahead of a perfect chance to get more consecutive wins.

Colorado is all set for game two of the series against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park this Wednesday evening. Atlanta has gone a long way to stand second in the NL East Division with a 79-51 record. They are currently in the perfect position with yet another home game to keep up with solid performances and aim for the top division spot.

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves Schedule

  • Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
  • Time: 07:20 PM EDT
  • Location: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, GA

Cron’s Rockies After Their Third Straight Win

The Rockies come into tonight’s game with two straight wins. One recent victory against the rivals for the night and one against the New York Mets. Before that, the Rockies were 0-4 in the previous four games.

That level of inconsistency has dropped Colorado to the bottom of the NL West. Now the Rockies are five wins away from catching up with the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

For Colorado. C.J. Cron remains one of the leaders on the field that needs to push the rest of the team forward. Cron is now standing with 24 home runs and 86 runs batted in.

Riley’s Braves to Drop Losing Streak

While the Rockies are finding their way back to consistency, the Braves have briefly stalled. Atlanta is now 0-3 in their last three games. Before that, the Braves had gone 7-1 over the previous eight games.

For Atlanta, the focus is to keep climbing. The Braves are now three wins away from catching up with the top of the NL East Division, the New York Mets. That climb is easy, yet the Braves need to remain consistent.

Atlanta now relies on top players such as Austin Riley and Matt Olson. Riley is currently leading the Braves with a .288 batting average and 31 home runs, while Olson is now standing with 87 runs batted in.

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves Odds Comparison

The Rockies are ready for their second straight win against the Braves. For Colorado, the total has gone under in four of their last five games. As for Atlanta, the total has gone over in four of their previous five games.

  • DraftKings has the Braves at -300, and the game total is 8.
  • FanDuel has the Braves at -320, and the game total is 8.
  • Caesars has the Braves at -335, and the game total is 8.

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

The Rockies are all set for tonight’s game and will arrive in Atlanta with a 20-42 road record. Although that doesn’t specifically speak in favor of the Rockies, a first road win against the Braves at SunTrust Park does.

Colorado is now 3-2 in their last five and 5-5 in their previous ten games. On the other hand, the Braves are now 3-2 in their previous five games and 6-4 in the last ten.

For Atlanta, a 42-25 home record should be more than enough to get back to where they need to and pull in more home wins. With the odds in their favor at home, Atlanta should be able to correct mistakes made in their first game against the Rockies.

Godds Pick/Prediction: The Braves win, and the over hits.