Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 5/1/14
New York Mets (15-11) at Colorado Rockies (16-12)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
Zack Wheeler (R) (1-2) (3.989) vs. Juan Nicasio (R) (2-1) (5.269)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -138 / New York Mets +128 --- Over/Under: 9.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SNY, ROOT-RM
The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies will begin a four-game series on Thursday.
The Mets head into this series feel real good about themselves winning five of their last six games. A lot of the Mets recent success is due to their pitching rotation that has allowed two or less runs in five of their last eight games. The Mets have put together 18 quality starts in their first 26 games. Offensively, David Wright has seven of his 15 RBI in his last 10 games. Taking the mound for the Mets on Thursday is Bartolo Colon, who is 2-3 with a 4.50 ERA and has 26 strikeouts in 32 innings. Colon is 2-0 with a 5.40 ERA in two career starts against the Rockies.
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The Rockies just took two of three from the Arizona Diamondbacks and are 16-13 on the season. Surprisingly, the Rockies are hitting the ball extremely well at the moment, scoring five or more runs in five of their last seven games. Those numbers may continue with the Rockies returning home to their hitter’s friendly park. Justin Morneau has 12 of his 22 RBI in his last 10 games. Juan Nicasio will start on Thursday, and he is 2-1 with a 5.27 ERA and has 24 strikeouts in 27.1 innings. Nicasio allowed six hits and four runs in five innings and picked up the win in his only career start against the Mets.
The Mets are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in their last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. The Rockies are 1-4 in Nicasio's last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record and 4-0 in Nicasio's last 4 starts following a team loss in their previous game. The Mets are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The value pick in this matchup is taking the Mets. The Mets had an off day on Wednesday after their game was postponed, and Colon is a veteran pitcher who has pitched pretty well so far. Meanwhile, Nicasio has allowed four or more runs in three of his first five starts.
Give me the Mets and the plus money.