New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/10/14
Colorado Rockies (59-86) at New York Mets (70-75)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:10 pm (Citi Field)
Tyler Matzek (L) (5-8) (4.259) vs. Raphael Montero (R) (0-3) (5.011)
The Line: New York Mets -140 / Colorado Rockies +130 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-RM, SNY
The New York Mets look to sweep the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night.
The Colorado Rockies are 5-3 in the month of September and are 27 games below a .500 record. The Rockies pitching staff has been solid during this stretch, allowing three or less runs in five of their last six games. Overall, the Colorado Rockies have an ERA 4.90, which is last in the majors, and have won five of their last seven games when allowing three or less runs. Justin Morneau has hit in seven of his last eight games and Corey Dickerson also has a hit in seven of his last eight games. Tyler Matzek gets the nod, and he’s 5-9 with a 4.32 ERA and has 70 strikeouts in 100 innings. This is Matzek’s first career game against the Mets.
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The New York Mets have won six of their last eight games and are five games below a .500 record. The Mets pitching staff has also been solid, allowing three or less runs in five of their last six games. Overall, the New York Mets have an ERA of 3.57, which is 12th in the majors, and they’ve won five of their last six games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Lucas Duda has hit in seven of his last 10 games and Juan Lagares has a nine-game hitting streak. Starting is Rafael Montero, who is 0-3 with a 5.23 ERA and has 28 strikeouts in 32.2 innings. This will be Montero’s first career game against the Rockies.
The Rockies are 2-7 in Matzeks last 9 road starts and 4-11 in Matzeks last 15 starts overall. The Mets are 0-5 in Monteros last 5 home starts and 0-6 in Monteros last 6 starts overall.
Neither team is all that great, but both have been hot lately. I'll take my chances with the Rockies and the plus money given this game could go either way.