Colorado Rockies at New York Mets 5/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: German Marquez vs. Zack Wheeler
The Colorado Rockies head to Citi Field on Friday, May 4, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are German Marquez for the Rockies and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have Colorado at +112 and New York at -122. The Rockies have a 13-17-2 over/under mark and a 17-15-0 run line record. The Mets are 15-13-0 against the run line and have a 14-13-1 over/under record.
Valuable Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 13-17-2 against the over/under
The Colorado Rockies are 17-15-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 14-13-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 15-13-0 against the run line
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
04/30/18 2B DJ LeMahieu Hamstring 10-day DL (04/28)
04/26/18 P Chris Rusin Oblique 10-day DL (04/23)
04/24/18 P Carlos Estevez Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Zac Rosscup Finger 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rayan Gonzalez Elbow 60-day DL (03/12)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/02/18 P Jacob deGrom Elbow left last game, is doubtful for next start
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/13/18 C Kevin Plawecki Hand 10-day DL (04/13)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 10-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rockies have a 17-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher German Marquez has a 1-3 record with an earned run average of 5.14 and a WHIP of 1.57 this year. He has 27 strikeouts over his 28 innings pitched and he's given up 28 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 115 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Colorado allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Rockies pitchers collectively have given up 249 base hits and 135 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Colorado as a pitching staff has walked 111 batters and struck out 275. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.97.
As a team Colorado is hitting .226, good for 28th in the league. The Rockies hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .284 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 29 hits this season in 102 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .608 and an OPS+ of 153. Nolan Arenado is hitting .320 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .412. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 97 at bats. His OPS+ is 163 while his slugging percentage is at .619. The Rockies have 238 hits, including 41 doubles and 41 home runs. Colorado has walked 109 times so far this season and they have struck out 295 times as a unit. They have left 199 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 129 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 17-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.09, Zack Wheeler has a 2-1 record and a 1.32 WHIP this season. He has 21 strikeouts over the 22 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 21 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 91 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 112 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 237 base knocks and 112 earned runs this season. They have given up 31 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 86 hitters and struck out 284 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.65.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 22nd in the league. The Mets hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .327 with an OBP of .383. He has 35 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 107 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .551 with an OPS+ of 159. Todd Frazier is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 25 hits in 98 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .429. The Mets as a unit have 223 base hits, including 43 doubles and 27 homers. New York has walked 113 times this year and they have struck out on 253 occasions. They have had 194 men left on base and have an OPS of .699. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 129 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rockies/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mets -122
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