New York Mets at Colorado Rockies MLB Odds & Preview

Posted by Daniel Strum on August 21, 2015 in

Some teams make winning look easy, while others seem content to put MLB betting fans through hell on the way to a winning season. The New York Mets seem destined to fall into the latter category this season, as they are huffing and puffing their way towards the end of the season. They will continue their current 9-game road trip when they face the Rockies in Colorado on Friday night.

Quick Look at the New York Mets at Colorado Rockies MLB Odds & Preview

Date/Time:August 21, 8:40 PM, ET
Venue: Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
Radio: KOA 850
Opening Lines: Mets +102, Rockies -112

The Washington Nationals seem to be going out of their way to hand the NL East to the New York Mets (64-56), but it looks as though they are unwilling to accept the gift. This division could well be over and done with by now, but the Mets continue to stumble at the same time as the Nats, making it appear as though neither one wants to really win the division. After a good run that saw them open up a lead at the top, New York then goes on a run of games where they lose 4 of 5. The good news is that their upcoming series are against teams who are well out of the playoff picture.

This is the perfect opportunity to get back on track and put this division to rest. Their next 16 games come against division cellar dwellers, after which they will face the Nationals, hopefully with the NL East locked up tight. Bartolo Colon (10-11, 4.58 ERA) will start for the Mets, who have lost 9 of the last 10 games with Colon as the starter.

There really is very little positives to be taken from the Colorado Rockies (48-70) season to this point. Perhaps the only good thing that you can say is that it’s almost over. The Rockies have lost 8 of their last 9 games, and have not really put up much of a fight in the process. Included in that losing streak was a 4-game sweep at the hands of the Mets, during which they only managed 5 total runs in those 4 games.

They are now also on the brink of being swept by the Washington Nationals, although the Mets must be hoping that Colorado can do them a solid by winning that one before rolling over again. Jon Gray (0-0, 2.40 ERA) has played well in all 3 of his starts for Colorado, but has had absolutely nothing in the way of run support.

 Key Betting Trends

  • Colorado is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Colorado’s last 9 games at home
  • NY Mets is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets’s last 5 games on the road

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

If Jon Gray can pitch as well as he did in his previous 3 starts, he may be able to keep his team in it for a while. The chances of the bullpen finishing it off are slim, though, so let’s give the edge to the Mets.