The New York Mets will travel west for some action on Friday night when they take on the Colorado Rockies at the infamous Coors Field. Join us for our MLB odds series where our Mets-Rockies pick and prediction will be revealed.
Coming into this one slightly underperforming so far this season, the Mets are jittery about getting more wins in the win column. Fortunately for them, it was New York that defeated the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field 10-1. Clearly, it’s these kinds of performances that New York needs the most. Starting, not the Mets mound, for this will be the future hall of famer in Max Scherzer. So far, Scherzer is 3-2 with a 4.01 ERA in seven total starts.
As for the Colorado Rockies, bland as a team they are, they were still able to baffle the fish by winning three of the Miami Marlins’ four games in Denver. Still, the Rockies sit with a 22-29 record and need a long winning streak to get back into contention within the NL West. Taking the mound for Colorado will be Connor Seabold, who is 1-1 with a 5.97 ERA in his four starts.
Here are the MLB Mets-Rockies odds, courtesy of FanDuel.
MLB odds: Mets vs. Rockies odds
New York Mets: -1.5 (-144)
Colorado Rocky Mountains: +1.5 (+120)
Plus: 11.5 (-108)
Less: 11.5 (-112)
How to watch Mets vs. rockies
TV: AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountains
Time: 8:40 ET/6:40 PT
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Why the Mets could cover the spread
There almost certainly always seems to be bad weather whenever the New York Mets travel to the Mile High City. In fact, there have been three separate occasions where games have been canceled since 2013 and the Mets hope that won’t be the case yet again.
Of course, the Mets already have a huge lead to cover the gap with someone like Max Scherzer starting, but let’s not forget how deadly this New York lineup can be when it’s firing on all cylinders. Taking a closer look at the Mets’ batting raw numbers, they rank in the middle of the pack in both numbers, but there’s no question they can inflict some major damage.
While the Rockies will no doubt have to carefully throw first baseman Pete Alonso and his MLB-leading 19 home runs on the season, guys like Jeff McNeil act as the glue of this lineup with their ability to string together hits and wreak havoc on the pitch. basic paths. No doubt, as expected, Alonso will be the biggest name to watch Friday given that he’s playing in a hitter-friendly ballpark and he’s also homered in six of his last nine games overall.
Why the Rocky Mountains could cover the spread
While it’s certainly been a rollercoaster season to this point for the Colorado Rockies, one major aspect of the game they have going for them is the fact that their offense usually never fails to disappoint. Whether it’s the fact that they play half their games in the Rocky Mountain air or simply possess an above-average offense that can get the job done, don’t be too surprised if the Rockies end up offering a few runs on the scoreboard. before all is said and done.
That being said, no other Rockies hitter has had as much success at the plate as catcher Elias Diaz. Believe it or not, Diaz has slashed the second-highest batting average at .340 in all of the majors and also leads the way in RBIs with 29 of them. To be sure, no one saw this kind of season coming from Diaz, and if he follows through with the start of him red-hot with the bat in his hands, then he could be a thorn in New York’s side all night. Not to mention, Scherzer has often struggled against the Rockies for whatever reason, as he’s gone 2-5 with a 4.54 ERA in 12 career starts against Colorado.
More importantly though, the outcome of the Rockies’ games tends to come down to whether or not they can get the necessary shot off the mound. At first glance, the main reason for Colorado’s struggles this season has been a lack of consistency off the mound. Unfortunately, it will be extremely vital for Connor Seabold to do his best and keep the Mets’ lineup on its toes during this one for a chance to cover the spread.
Prediction and final pick Mets-Rockies
While all signs may point to New York finding a way to take over business in this case, I think this National League matchup boils down to a close contest.
Mets-Rockies final pick and prediction: Rockies +1.5 (+120)