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Braves Vs Rockies: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 9/4/2021

The Colorado Rockies (62-73) will look for continued production from a slugger on a roll when they match up against the Atlanta Braves (71-63) on Saturday at 8:10 PM ET at Coors Field. Charlie Blackmon is currently on a two-game home run streak. Atlanta’s (-120 to win) Ian Anderson and Colorado’s (+100) German Marquez will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 4, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Braves vs Rockies Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Anderson (ATL) Pitcher Márquez (COL)
6 – 5 W/L 11 – 10
101.2 IP 156.0
3.36 ERA 4.04
1.230 WHIP 1.180
8.7 K/9 9
3.5 BB/9 2.9

Braves Probable Starter Ian Anderson

  • Anderson gets the start for the Braves, his 20th of the season. He is 6-5 with a 3.36 ERA and 98 strikeouts in 101 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Sunday against the Giants, when he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up four hits.
  • The opposing Rockies offense has the 13th-ranked slugging percentage (.412) and ranks 23rd in MLB play with 151 home runs. They have a collective .248 batting average, and are eighth in the league with 1110 total hits and 11th in MLB action scoring 617 runs.
  • The Braves have been favored on the moneyline in 12 of Anderson’s starts this season, and they went 7-5 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 4, 2021 at 12:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rockies Probable Starter German Márquez

  • The Rockies will send Marquez (11-10) to the mound for his 28th start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up four earned runs and allowed seven hits in six innings pitched against the Rangers on Tuesday.
  • The Braves rank 14th in MLB with a .241 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks sixth in the league (.430) and 196 home runs.
  • His team has won 46.2% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (6-7).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of September 4, 2021 at 12:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Braves Stats vs Márquez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Joc Pederson 23 .174 4 2 2 .208 .730
Orlando Arcia 13 .385 5 1 2 .429 1.275
Ozzie Albies 8 .250 2 1 1 .250 .875
Freddie Freeman 8 .375 3 0 1 .444 .944
Dansby Swanson 5 .800 4 1 6 .800 2.800
Stephen Vogt 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Guillermo Heredia 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Eddie Rosario 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 2.000
Adam Duvall 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Braves Betting Trends

  • The Braves’ offense is averaging 4.6 runs in road games and 5.1 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Braves score the eighth-most runs in baseball (648 total, 4.8 per game).
  • The Braves have won 50 of the 89 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (56.2%).
  • Atlanta has a 46-33 record (winning 58.2% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -120 or shorter.
  • Atlanta has had an over/under set by bookmakers 134 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 62 of those games (62-64-8).
  • Atlanta played as the moneyline favorite in seven of its last 10 games, and finished 3-4 in those matchups.

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Rockies Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have scored the 11th-most runs in the league this season with 617 (4.6 per game).
  • 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 entered the game as underdogs 96 times this season and won 35, or 36.5%, of those games.
  • Colorado has a record of 32-61 in games where sportsbooks have them as underogs of at least +100 on the moneyline.
  • Colorado and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 56 of their 135 opportunities.
  • Colorado has played as the underdog in five of its past 10 games and won three of those contests.

Braves Players to Watch

  • Austin Riley has racked up a team-high 28 home runs.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB action, Riley’s 148 hits rank seventh, his 28 HR rank 17th, his 83 RBI rank 18th, his .306 AVG ranks seventh, and his .375 OBP ranks ninth.
  • Freddie Freeman’s 28 home runs pace his team.
  • Freeman ranks eighth in hits (147), 17th in HR (28), 18th in AVG (.293), and 15th in OBP (.369) among the qualifying hitters in baseball.

Braves Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ozzie Albies 517 .259 83 24 87 .315 .802
Dansby Swanson 504 .260 70 26 79 .310 .792
Freddie Freeman 502 .293 97 28 72 .369 .871
Austin Riley 483 .306 74 28 83 .375 .911
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 159 .239 26 4 24 .326 .710

Rockies Players to Watch

  • C.J. Cron leads Colorado in home runs (25) and runs batted in (78) this season while batting .275.
  • Cron ranks 12th in OBP among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Blackmon has 116 hits and an OBP of .344 to go with a slugging percentage of .411 this season.

Rockies Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Ryan McMahon 444 .255 68 20 68 .322 .768
Trevor Story 437 .252 71 18 62 .327 .787
Charlie Blackmon 433 .268 63 12 69 .344 .755
Raimel Tapia 411 .280 62 5 45 .328 .703
Garrett Hampson 380 .239 58 8 25 .294 .676
C.J. Cron 378 .275 57 25 78 .373 .907
Brendan Rodgers 282 .284 35 11 39 .337 .805
Elias Díaz 272 .228 42 15 34 .297 .742
Dom Nuñez 196 .189 27 8 29 .283 .681
Connor Joe 179 .285 23 8 35 .379 .848

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