Rockies vs. Mets Friday Prediction
The New York Mets have lost three in a row and seven of their last 10 games and relief might not be on its way. The Mets will open a new series against the Colorado Rockies Friday night at 7:10 p.m. ET. Will Colorado pull off the upset?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, May 4, 2018
7:10 p.m. ET, Citi Field
TV: COL (ATTR); NYM (SNY)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Mets as a -118 favorite. As of this writing, 52% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Rockies on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Rockies' Marquez puts together quality start in loss to Marlins
German Marquez allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday. Marquez was able to get back on track a bit after a poor showing his last time out, but the result was still a loss that dropped him to 1-3 on the year. He hasn't really been deserving of much better, as the right-hander has a 5.46 ERA and 1.57 WHIP through six starts.
Mets' Wheeler strikes out nine in win over Padres
Zack Wheeler struck out nine, allowing two runs over five innings in a win over the Padres on Sunday. Wheeler was better than he needed to be on a day when his offense provided him 14 runs of support. The win improved him to 2-1 on the year, and Wheeler has a 4.09 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 21/8 K/BB ratio across five starts. The right-hander will try to make it two wins in a row Saturday when the Rockies come to town.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies are 9-4 in their last 13 games against the Mets but are 4-13 in their last 17 trips to Citi Field.
The Mets are 1-4 in Wheeler's last five games when he pitches the opener of a new series but are 4-1 in his last five starts overall.
The Mets have dropped three straight and seven of 10, so I'm going to fade them as a favorite tonight. The Mets are 4-9 in Wheeler's last 13 home starts, are 2-7 in his last nine outings versus the National West West, and are 2-7 in his last nine outings when facing an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Rockies are 4-1 in Marquez's last five road starts versus a team with a winning record and are 5-1 in their last six road games when facing a right-handed starter.
The Pick: Colorado Rockies +105