Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets Matchup

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The struggling New York Mets will try to avoid losing their sixth consecutive game they play host to the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. This NL matchup will begin at 1:10 p.m. ET and SportsNet New York will be airing the game.

Colorado Rockies at New York Mets Odds

Colorado (+180) is entering this game as the underdog against New York (-190) and Vegas has the Over/Under for this one at 7.5 runs (-120 for the under and +100 for the over). Gamblers can also bet on the games runline with the current odds sitting at -125 for the Rockies +1.5 runs and +105 for the Mets -1.5.

The Mets are 17-14 SU and 15-15 ATS. They’ve gained 2.9 units for moneyline bettors and 1.1 units against the spread (ATS). The Rockies have gone 19-15 SU this year and are 18-15 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 4.5 units for gamblers taking the moneyline in the seasons early going and 3.1 units ATS.

Mets games have a 16-13-1 over/under record so far in 2018. Colorado has an over/under record of 14-17-2.

The left-handed Kyle Freeland will get the start for the visiting Rockies. Freeland is 1-4 with a 4.24 ERA and 30 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mets this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Mets are putting the ball in the hands of righty Noah Syndergaard (2-1, 3.10 ERA), who has 49 strikeouts and six walks, as well as a WHIP of 1.13. Syndergaard did not record a start against the Rockies in 2017.

As a unit, New York’s pitching staff has given up 4.6 runs per game overall this season. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 4.42, a WHIP of 1.29 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.7. The bullpen has a 3.86 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

The New York offense is putting up 4.4 runs per outing, including 3.4 per game over its last 10 games and 1.8 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .199/.244/.301 over its last five contests and is 0-5 SU during that span.

Asdrubal Cabrera has helped lead the Mets offense this season with six home runs, 20 RBIs and 22 runs scored. Cabrera seemed to have a little trouble hitting lefties at home last season, slashing .268/.288/.286 across 59 such plate appearances (his total season line was .280/.351/.434).

In the visiting dugout, Colorado’s pitching staff allowed 4.4 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 3.89 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 8.27 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.89, along with a K/9 of 9.47.

Rockies hitters have slashed .228/.305/.393 on their way to 4.1 runs scored per game this year, including 4.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 5.2 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).

Colorado’s offense has been led by Charlie Blackmon, who is hitting .294/.398/.624 with 11 home runs, 20 RBIs and 27 runs scored. He seemed to have some trouble hitting right-handed pitchers on the road in 2017, putting up a slash line of .284/.346/.476 across 254 such plate appearances (his overall season line was .331/.399/.601).

The Rockies just took the previous game in this series by a score of two runs to zero.

Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Mets, ATS Winner – Rockies, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Rockies have hit 12 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.
  • The Colorado defense has allowed four errors over its last five games, compared to zero errors for New York over its last five.
  • The Mets have lost six of their last seven games SU.