Colorado Rockies at New York Mets Odds - Free MLB Pick

July 15, 7:10 PM EDT

Betting Odds

Mets -109 / Rockies +101

On the MLB betting board, the 52-40 Colorado Rockies versus the 40-47 New York Mets in the 2nd game of a three-game set at Citi Field New York, in New York tonight. The first pitch at Minute Maid Park is scheduled to be tossed at 7:10 PM ET.

The hosting Mets are a small -109 betting favorite over the visiting Rockies with the total line being offered up at 9 runs at many of the online betting sites.

In Game 1 of this series yesterday, the Mets beat the Rockies 14-2. In that game, the Mets exploded for 14 runs on 19 hits while the Rockies managed to counter with just two runs on six hits.

This season the Rockies rank 5th in the Majors in runs scored and 16th in team ERA.

The Mets rank 16th in the Majors in runs scored and 28th in team ERA.

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Pitching Match Up

Colorado: Tyler Chatwood (6-10, 4.42 ERA)
New York: Seth Lugo (3-2, 4.59 ERA)

Tyler Chatwood goes for the Rockies tonight and in his last start he gave up three earned runs in six innings in a 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. The Mets have lost four of his last five starts including his last three where he has given up 11 earned runs in 15 innings. This will be Chatwood’s first start of the season against the Mets. He has given up four earned runs in each of his last two road starts. The Rockies have lost four of Chatwood’s last five starts after a loss in their previous game. In the four losses in his last five starts the Rockies have only given him seven runs of support.

Seth Lugo gets the starting nod for the Mets in this NL match up and in his last outing he pitched three innings of relief giving up one earned run on two hits in a 6-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In his last start he was not sharp giving up six earned runs on 10 hits going five innings in a 11-4 loss to the Washington Nationals. The Mets have won three of Lugo’s five starts this season and this will be his first one of the season facing the Rockies. Dating back to last season the Mets have won 10 of Lugo’s last 12 starts overall and they have won four of his last five home starts.

Betting Angles

The Rockies are 6-2 in their last 8 games against the Mets.

The Mets are 12-3 in their last 15 home games against the Mets.

In the last 9 games between these teams the Under record is 6-3.

In the last 17 games between these teams in New York the Under record is 13-4.

This season the Mets are 20-24 at home and the Rockies are 26-22 on the road.

Straight Up / Over/Under / Run Line Records

Colorado Rockies: 52-40 SU / O/U 36-50 / Run Line W/L 49-43
New York Mets: 40-47 SU / O/U 50-27 / Run Line W/L 37-50

Colorado at New York Key Betting Trends

COL is 1-9 in their last 10 road games COL is 5-14 in their last 19 games overall COL has an Under record of 20-9-3 in their last 32 games NYM is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall NYM is 7-22 in their last 29 vs. a team with a winning record NYM has an Over record of 32-15-5 in their last 52 home games

Key Player Injuries

[P] 06/26/2017 - Tyler Anderson 10-day DL (06/26) ( Knee )
[LF] 07/03/2017 - Ian Desmond 10-day DL (07/03) ( Calf )
[LF] 06/19/2017 - David Dahl 60-day DL (03/30) ( Ribs )
[P] 03/16/2017 - Chad Bettis 60-day DL (03/26) ( Illness )

[3B] 03/31/2017 - David Wright 60-day DL (03/30) ( Neck )
[P] 05/12/2017 - Jeurys Familia 60-day DL (05/11) ( Shoulder )
[P] 05/01/2017 - Noah Syndergaard 60-day DL (05/01) ( Side )
[CF] 07/08/2017 - Brandon Nimmo 10-day DL (07/08) ( Lung )
[P] 06/23/2017 - Tommy Milone 60-day DL (05/22) ( Knee )
[P] 06/28/2017 - Robert Gsellman 10-day DL (06/28) ( Hamstring )
[P] 06/14/2017 - Josh Smoker 10-day DL (06/14) ( Shoulder )
[CF] 06/16/2017 - Juan Lagares 10-day DL (06/16) ( Thumb )
[P] 06/15/2017 - Matt Harvey 10-day DL (06/15) ( Arm )
[2B] 06/15/2017 - Neil Walker 10-day DL (06/15) ( Hamstring )

Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets 07 15 17 Prediction

The Rockies were in the heart of the NL West race for most of the season, but in losing 14 of their last 19 games they have fallen into 3rd place in the division 10.5 games back of the hot L.A. Dodgers. They were routed in their first game back after the All Star break and they have not won back-to-back games in nearly a month. The Mets had lost two in a row and five of six games before the break before beating the Rockies in the first game of this series. They had only totaled one run in losing two in a row before blowing up for 14 runs yesterday. New York is in 4th place in the NL East 12 games back of the Washington Nationals. Chatwood had been solid for a few starts before struggling in his last three and he will have issues in the Big Apple tonight. He has given up eight earned runs in his last two road starts and the Mets will rough him up in this game. Lugo did not have good last start, but his last appearance was out of the bullpen where he was pretty solid. He will have a decent home outing tonight and the Mets will have the reeling Rockies another loss.

Free Pick: 
Take the Mets -109

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