MLB Baseball Betting: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

MLB Baseball Betting:  Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Only 9 games on the Thursday MLB card and we’ll start at the top of the board as the Colorado Rockies begin a four day weekend series against the New York Mets. The Rockies have won five of their last six (pending Wednesday’s outcome) and the Mets are 5-5 in their last ten games. New York is trying to keep pace with the other contenders in the NL East. They trail the second place Miami Marlins by one game and the first place Washington Nationals by five games. Out West, the Rockies are stuck in the middle of the standings with a decent lead over the bottom feeders but still a sizable deficit behind the leaders. Colorado is 5 games up on fourth place San Diego and 7 games up on last place Arizona. They’re 8 games behind second place Los Angeles and 10.5 games back of first place San Francisco.

Colorado will start lefthander Tyler Anderson who has been a mixed bag this year in limited game play. Overall, the Rockies are 4-4 in his starts with Anderson posting a 3.56 ERA and a 1.292 WHIP. On the road he’s got a 3.86 ERA and a 0.857 WHIP but the Rockies have lost both of his starts away from Coors Field. In his last three starts he’s got a 4.42 ERA and a 1.4128 WHIP but despite these less impressive numbers the Rockies have won his last three assignments.

New York will start Jacob DeGrom who has put up good numbers this season but the Mets haven’t always done their part. Overall, DeGrom has a 2.73 ERA and a 1.098 WHIP but the Mets have won only 9 of his 17 starts this season. They’re 6-3 at home with DeGrom putting up a 2.45 ERA and a 1.036 WHIP. They’ve also won two of his last three starts with Degrom putting up a 3.20 ERA and a 1.068 WHIP.

The Mets have turned a profit against left handed pitching this year (13-10 +2.6 units) but it’s important to not overreact to that stat. They’ve actually averaged fractionally fewer runs against LHP (3.6) than they have in all games (3.7) or at home (3.8). We’ll keep an eye on Colorado and if they keep winning we’ll look to back them.