Colorado Rockies at New York Mets MLB Lines Preview

Posted by Mila Anderson on Tuesday,August 11, 2015 4:18, EST in

It’s a good time to be a baseball betting fan in New York, as both major league teams are sitting atop their respective divisions. That said, both have leads that are beginning to look a little shaky, and there is still the possibility that both of them may be out of the playoff picture come October. The Mets will try to keep their dream alive when they play the third game of a 4-game series at home to the Mets on Wednesday.

A Brief Analysis Colorado Rockies at New York Mets MLB Lines Preview & TV Info

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 12th, 7:10 PM
Venue: Citi Field, Flushing, NY
TV: SNY
Radio: WEPN 1050, 710 WOR
Opening Line: NY Mets -180

The Mets (60-52) have been at or near the top of the NL East since the season began, but they have failed to show the kind of form that would indicate that they were ready to seize control. A big part of their problem was their ability to score runs, but that seems to have been taken care of in the past couple of weeks. Since July 24, the Mets have been averaging about 5.5 runs per game, which is 2 more than they were averaging before that point. They have compiled an 11-5 record during that run, and are maintaining a game and a half lead atop the division. Their cause has certainly been helped by the fact that the Washington Nationals have struggled. This is a division that will likely only see the winner make it to the postseason, so wins are crucial at this point. The Mets will start Jacob DeGrom (10-6, 2.13 ERA) on Wednesday, which has to be god news for New York fans.

The Colorado Rockies (47-63) actually did the Mets a favor in their last series, where they took 2 of 3 from the Washington Nationals. There has been little for Rockies fan to cheer about this season, but they have to be getting a kick out of watching Carlos Gonzalez right now. He won the player of the month award for July, and has started the month of August in blazing form. He almost singlehandedly won the Sunday game against the Nats, taking Max Scherzer deep on two different occasions. He is one that the Mets are going to have to keep in check if they hope to win this series. Jorge De La Rosa (7-4, 4.85 ERA) will start for the Rockies in this one.

Key Betting Trends

  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado’s last 5 games when playing NY Mets
  • NY Mets is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 5 games when playing at home against Colorado

If anyone can slow down Carlos Gonzalez, it is DeGrom, who has been spectacular on the mound all season long. He is likely to be the difference maker in this game, which means another win for the Mets.