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Jonathon Niese, Jon Garland take mound in Rockies vs Mets tilt

New York MetsColorado Rockies
April 18, 3:10 PM | GrassCoors Field

New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD10-4

Coors Field hosts an MLB battle between the Colorado Rockies and the visiting New York Mets on Thursday.

The Rockies will rely on Jon Garland to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jonathon Niese will be his counterpart for the Mets. Jon Garland is 1-0 this season, and Jonathon Niese is 2-0.

View NY Mets vs Colorado Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Mets listed as underdogs of +-125 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Rockies) and the No. 15 (Mets) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Colorado's National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.9 runs per game, against a Mets offense rated No. 1 and scoring 6.2 runs per game in the league. The Rockies have averaged 9.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Mets hitters have managed (9.5 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Colorado has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the National League's No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 2-8
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Colorado Rockies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Arizona are 1-9
After playing NY Mets are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Mets at Rockies trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets' last 10 games when playing Colorado
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Colorado is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets

Next up:
NY Mets home to Washington, Friday, April 19
Colorado home to Arizona, Friday, April 19

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