Braves vs Rockies Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/16

Braves vs Rockies Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/16

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Introduction

A high-scoring affair is expected as the Colorado Rockies take on the Atlanta Braves at Truist Park. Both teams possess potent lineups capable of putting runs on the board. In this article, we'll provide a detailed review of each team's pitching and hitting performances, analyze key players, and consider the impact of injuries. 

 

Pitching Analysis

The pitching matchup features Dinelson Lamet for the Rockies and Jared Shuster for the Braves. Lamet has struggled this season, posting a 10.38 ERA and a 2.31 WHIP in limited innings. His inconsistency and high number of walks have contributed to his struggles on the mound. Similarly, Shuster has had his ups and downs with a 5.05 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP. Both pitchers have shown vulnerability, suggesting that runs could be plentiful in this game.

 

Hitting Analysis

Offensively, both teams have shown the ability to score runs. The Rockies have power hitters like Ryan McMahon, who leads the team with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs. Elias Diaz has also been a standout performer with a .294 batting average. The Braves, on the other hand, boast a powerful lineup led by Ronald Acuna Jr., who has been one of the best hitters in the league with a .331 average and a .576 slugging percentage. Ozzie Albies has contributed with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs.

With both teams featuring strong hitters and the potential for a high-scoring game, the over of 10 runs becomes an attractive betting option.

 

Injuries

Injury updates can influence a team's performance, but as of now, there are no significant injuries reported for either the Rockies or the Braves. Both teams have their key players available, which bodes well for offensive production.

 

Prediction

Considering the pitching matchup, the power hitters on both teams, and the absence of major injuries, the best bet for this game is the over of 10 runs. The Rockies' struggles with Lamet on the mound, combined with the Braves' potent lineup led by Acuna, create favorable conditions for a high-scoring game.

While both teams have shown the ability to score runs, their pitching staffs have struggled to consistently limit opposing offenses. With Lamet's high ERA and Shuster's vulnerability, it's likely that both teams will have ample opportunities to score throughout the game.

In conclusion, our MLB prediction and pick for the Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves game is to bet on the over of 10 runs. The combination of shaky pitching and powerful lineups suggests that this game has the potential for a high-scoring affair.

 

Pick: Over 10 runs 

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