Colorado Rockies at New York Mets 5/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Chad Bettis vs. Steven Matz
The Colorado Rockies head to Citi Field on Saturday, May 5, 2018 to take on the New York Mets. The expected starting pitchers are Chad Bettis for the Rockies and Steven Matz for the Mets.
The odds for this matchup have Colorado at +114 and New York at -124. The Rockies have a 13-17-2 over/under mark and a 17-15-0 run line record. The Mets are 15-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-13-1 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 15-13-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 15-14-0 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
05/03/18 P Jacob deGrom Elbow is "?" for next scheduled start Monday
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 Chad Bettis has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 2.43 and a WHIP of 1.05 this year. He has 25 strikeouts over his 37 innings pitched and he's given up 26 hits. He allows 6.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.38. 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 18th 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 17th 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 4.00.
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. Nolan Arenado is hitting .320 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 31 hits this season in 97 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .619 and an OPS+ of 164. Charlie Blackmon is hitting .284 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 102 at bats. His OPS+ is 154 while his slugging percentage is at .608. 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 17-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.98, Steven Matz has a 1-2 record and a 1.29 WHIP this season. He has 26 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 95 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 114 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.14. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 252 base knocks and 123 earned runs this season. They have given up 35 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 91 hitters and struck out 289 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 3.88.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 26th in the league. The Mets hold a .369 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Todd Frazier comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .385. He has 25 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 98 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .429 with an OPS+ of 129. Asdrubal Cabrera is hitting .327 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 36 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 160 and a slugging percentage of .555. The Mets as a unit have 226 base hits, including 44 doubles and 27 homers. New York has walked 116 times this year and they have struck out on 263 occasions. They have had 200 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They have scored 4.45 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 -124
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