Rockies vs. Mets Sunday Prediction
The New York Mets have lost five games in a row but they'll have their ace on the hill Sunday when they wrap up their series versus the Colorado Rockies. Will the Mets avoid losing for a sixth consecutive game?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, May 6, 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 -190 favorite. As of this writing, 66% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Mets to beat the Rockies on the money line. 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' Freeland falls to 1-4 in loss to Cubs
Kyle Freeland fell to 1-4 after allowing three earned runs over seven innings Monday against the Cubs. It was the second straight seven-inning outing for Freeland, but he didn't get nearly as much run support in this one. He issued just one walk and struck out five but also surrendered six hits -- including a double to Ben Zobrist and a triple to Kris Bryant. Freeland will carry a 4.24 ERA and 1.26 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Mets.
Mets' Syndergaard not particularly sharp vs. Brewers
Noah Syndergaard yielded 10 hits and three runs over six innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Braves. The Braves reeled off four base hits and had scored three runs before "Thor" recorded his first out. He mostly settled in after that, although the 10 hits he gave up tied a career high and his three strikeouts were a season low. Syndergaard will try to bounce back on Sunday versus the Rockies at home.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rockies have won five of their last six games versus the Mets but are just 6-13 in their last 19 games in New York.
The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in New York and is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings overall.
The over has been profitable when these two teams meet but I'm siding with the under today. Freeland is a pitcher that generally keeps the ball on the ground and his strikeout rate is up to 21.1% on the season, compared to 15.6% in his rookie year. If he can generate swings and misses and keep the ball on the ground, he should fare well. On the other side is Syndergaard, who strikes everybody out and limits walks better than most. This Colorado team typically struggles to generate offense on the road so I feel good about the under.
The Pick: Rockies/Mets under 7