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Colorado RockiesNew York Mets
Aug 23, 1:10 PM | GrassCiti Field

Colorado Rockies vs New York Mets Odds

49-73TEAM RECORD57-67

The New York Mets battle the visiting Colorado Rockies on Thursday in MLB betting action at Citi Field.

It's a pitching duel between Johan Santana for the Mets (6-9 on the year) and Tyler Chatwood for Colorado (2-2 so far).

View Colorado vs NY Mets Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Mets at No. 10 in the National League and the Rockies at No. 9 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.6 hits per game. The Rockies average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

Defensively, Colorado features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.6 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

The Rockies were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got Colorado at +147 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Colorado looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Mets, a 5-2 final on Wednesday in support of Jeff Francis at Citi Field.

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 4-6
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Rockies at Mets trends to consider:
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Colorado is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 7 games when playing at home against Colorado
NY Mets are 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Colorado

Next up:
Colorado at Chi Cubs, Friday, August 24
NY Mets home to Houston, Friday, August 24

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