Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies: Best Odds and Preview for September 2, 2021

By BestOdds Analyst | September 2, 2021, 7:47 am

The Atlanta Braves (70-62) will look to stop a three-game road losing streak when they meet the Colorado Rockies (61-72) on Thursday at 8:40 PM ET. The Braves are favored (-155) to halt the streak when they square off against the underdog Rockies (+135).

Touki Toussaint takes the mound first for Atlanta, and Chi Chi Gonzalez is Colorado’s choice to start.

Best Odds for Atlanta Braves vs Colorado Rockies

Welcome to the BestOdds’ betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies.

Braves Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Braves have been favorites in 87 games this season and have come away with the win 49 times (56.3%) in those contests.
  • Atlanta and their opponents have hit the over in 61 of their 131 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Braves have scored the eighth-most runs in the league this season with 639.
  • In seven games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, Atlanta has a record of 4-3.
  • In their previous 10 games with a total, the Braves and their opponents have combined to clear the over/under just once.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Toussaint gets the start for the Braves, his eighth of the season. He is 3-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 40 strikeouts in 40 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared in relief on Sunday, when he threw one scoreless inning against the Giants without surrendering a hit.
  • Toussaint’s team has a 5-2 record in his starts this season.
  • Toussaint’s starts went over the run total four times in seven games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Eddie Rosario 4 .364 .364 .818 1 4 4
Jorge Soler 28 .267 .375 .535 8 16 27
Austin Riley 131 .303 .371 .532 28 80 144
Freddie Freeman 131 .294 .371 .502 28 72 145
Dansby Swanson 132 .263 .314 .488 26 78 131
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Rockies Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rockies have gone 35-60 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 36.8% of those games).
  • Colorado has played in 133 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 56 times (56-74-3).
  • The Rockies score the 13th-most runs in baseball (608 total, 4.6 per game).
  • Colorado has a 2-2 record across the four games it was moneyline underdogs in its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups (all 10 of them had set totals), the Rockies and their opponents combined to go over the run total four times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Gonzalez gets the start for the Rockies, his 17th of the season. He is 3-6 with a 6.08 ERA and 54 strikeouts through 94 2/3 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared in relief on Wednesday, Aug. 25, when he tossed one inning against the Cubs, allowing no earned runs without surrendering a hit.
  • González’s team has won six of his 16 starts.
  • González’s starts hit the over on the run total 10 times in 16 games with a set total this season.

Key Players

C.J. Cron 114 .274 .372 .538 25 77 102
Connor Joe 61 .287 .380 .477 8 34 50
Brendan Rodgers 75 .281 .336 .471 11 38 77
Trevor Story 117 .249 .326 .459 18 62 107
Ryan McMahon 123 .256 .324 .451 20 68 112

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