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Rockies are Still Being Undervalued on the Road

After a first half that left a lot to be desired, the 39-47 New York Mets will open their post-all-star break schedule against a Colorado Rockies team that finds itself in a position to make the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. 

  • The Rockies are 26-21 on the road and 24-21 as an underdog this season.
  • The Mets are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games with Jacob deGrom as the starting pitcher.
  • The Rockies are 6-1 SU and on the runline in their last 7 games against the Mets.

New York’s strength this season was supposed to stem from its superior starting pitching but a slew of injuries has left the Mets with a patchwork staff that Jacob deGrom (9-3, 3.65 ERA) has been the only consistent part of. The ace righty has made 17 starts this season and he went into the break on fire, winning five straight decisions.

The man he’ll square off with tonight, though, is no slouch at the mound either. Jon Gray (2-0, 3.75 ERA) is the ace of a much-improved staff that has the third-best road ERA in baseball. The Rockies have won every game that Gray has started this season and they might be worth a gamble as the underdogs this evening.

Colorado has earned nearly $900 for $100 bettors who bet on the Rockies in all their first-half road games and they opened as the +142 moneyline dogs for the series opener in the Big Apple.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the New York Mets as -152 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

OddsShark computer score prediction models pick a possible 6.1-3.0 win for the Rockies on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Colorado Rockies vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Mets sport a record of 39-47 heading into this matchup, while the Colorado Rockies sit at 52-39 on the season. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Colorado injuries news.

The OddsShark MLB Power Rankings have the New York Mets at No. 23 and the Colorado Rockies at No. 27 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.51 hits per game. The Colorado Rockies average 9.24 hits per game, good for No. 4 on the list.

Colorado brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Mets' No. 29-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Colorado ran up the score in their last game on Sunday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 10-0 victory against Chicago.

New York didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Lance Lynn in a losing cause, 6-0, against St. Louis on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Colorado is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
  • Colorado is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Colorado's last 9 games
  • Colorado is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • NY Mets is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 6 games
  • NY Mets is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Colorado at New York, Saturday, July 15