Braves vs. Rockies Prediction and Odds for Friday, June 3 (Braves To Stay Hot)

The Braves hope to improve to 9-3 over their last dozen road games as they take on the Rockies today
The Braves hope to improve to 9-3 over their last dozen road games as they take on the Rockies today / Ethan Mito/Clarkson Creative/GettyImages

After a 13-6 Atlanta win in the first game of the series, the 25-27 Braves will gun for a third-straight win as they take on the 23-28 Colorado Rockies tonight at 8:40 PM EST.

Max Fried gets the nod for the Braves after only allowing one run over six innings against the Marlins in his last start. He's thrown a quality start in seven of his last eight outings, sporting a 5-2 record and 3.10 ERA on the season.

Colorado turns to Chad Kuhl, who rebounded from a string of poor outings to limit the Nationals to two runs over 6.1 innings last week. Kuhl has a 5.18 ERA this month after a stellar April as he's struggled with command and limiting hard contact.

Can Kuhl build off his solid outing or will the Atlanta's offensive onslaught continue? Let's check out the odds from WynnBET Sportsbook to help pick a winner in this Braves vs Rockies matchup:

Braves vs Rockies Odds, Run Line and Total

Run Line:

  • Braves: -1.5 (-115)
  • Rockies: +1.5 (-105)


  • Braves: -179
  • Rockies: +164


  • 11.5 (Over +100/Under -120)

Braves vs Rockies Prediction and Pick

The Braves' offense is rolling, averaging 5.6 runs per game over their last 10 as they've moved into second in the NL East standings. Their hot streak should continue against Chad Kuhl, who has fallen back to earth in a big way after posting a 1.90 ERA in April.

Kuhl had a 5.18 ERA in May and got shelled for eight hits and five runs against the Giants in his last home start. He ranks in just the 20th percentile in average exit velocity, which should be a big problem at Coors Field against an Atlanta lineup that averages the fifth-most home runs per game in MLB.

Max Fried, on the other hand, has been a marvel of consistency with seven quality starts in his last eight outings. He's in the 91st percentile in walk rate and 95th in chase rate, so he's preventing free passes while generating tons of swings-and-misses. That's a beautiful combination and it's helped the Braves go 6-2 in Fried's last eight starts.

Colorado is 1-4 in Kuhl's last five starts and I expect them to have trouble again today. They've allowed their opponent to score at least 12 runs in three straight home games. With the league's worst bullpen backing Kuhl up, I love the +100 odds for Atlanta's team total over 6.5.

Behind Fried, the Braves should win convincingly. They're 8-3 in their last 11 on the road, with six wins coming by multiple runs. I'll back Atlanta on the run line as their offense excels and Fried limits the Rockies.

Pick: Braves -1.5 (-115) and Braves Team Total Over 6.5 (+100)

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