Braves vs Rockies Odds, Trends, and Free Pick – July 19th, 2011 ]]> include($base_url . “/includes/header.htm”); ?>
The opening line for tonight’s Braves vs Rockies game opened up at -133 (-1.5 +150) in favor of Jimenez and the Rockies at BetOnline Sportsbook and the total was set at 8.5o15. Here are some trends for tonight’s game:
Braves are 4-1 in Beachys last 5 road starts.
Braves are 4-1 in Beachys last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record.
Rockies are 6-14 in Jimenezs last 20 starts on grass.
Rockies are 5-12 in Jimenezs last 17 starts as a favorite.
Under is 5-2 in Beachys last 7 starts on grass.
Under is 5-2 in Beachys last 7 road starts.
Under is 5-1-1 in Jimenezs last 7 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150.
Over is 5-1-1 in Jimenezs last 7 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Rockies are 1-4 in Jimenezs last 5 starts vs. Braves.
My Prediction: The Braves continued their 2011 dominance over the Rockies last night with a 7-4 win. That makes the Braves 5-0 this year after sweeping a 4-game series from the Rox prior to the All-Star Break. Ubaldo Jimenez has not gone more than 6 innings against the Braves in 6 of his 7 starts. The other start was a no-hitter last year in Atlanta. Brandon Beachy will be making his first career start against Colorado. He has been very solid this year despite allowing 9 homeruns in 67 innings. Beach has a sparkling 1.80 ERA and 0.80 WHIP in 5 road starts this year. The Braves are hot right now and are only 2.5 games behind the Phillies in the N.L. East. This is good value for a team that is 27-20 on the road this year. Colorado is only 24-25 at Coors. Take the Braves.
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