Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets - 8/3/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Mets (49-56) at Colorado Rockies (61-47)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 3:10 pm (Coors Field)
R Montero (1-7) (5.56) vs. German Marquez (9-4) (4.08)
The Line: Colorado Rockies -155 / New York Mets +145 --- Over/Under: 12.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies meet Thursday in MLB action at Coors Field.
The New York Mets look for another win after splitting their last 12 games. The Mets scored 10 runs in Wednesday’s victory and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Mets have won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Jay Bruce leads the Mets with 104 hits and 75 RBI while Michael Conforto and Jose Reyes have combined for 169 hits and 94 RBI. Rafael Montero gets the ball, and he is 1-7 with a 5.56 ERA and 57 strikeouts this season. This will be Montero’s second career game against the Rockies.
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The Colorado Rockies also look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Rockies have scored 10 runs in this series and four or more runs in five of their last six games. The Colorado Rockies have won nine of their last 12 games when scoring more than three runs. Charlie Blackmon leads the Rockies with 143 hits and 70 RBI while Nolan Arenado and DJ LeMahieu have combined for 259 hits and 142 RBI. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 9-4 with a 4.08 ERA and 95 strikeouts this season. This will be Marquez’s first career game against the Mets.
The Mets are 7-19 in their last 26 during game 3 of a series, 2-7 in their last 9 Thursday games and 2-5 in Monteros last 7 starts during game 3 of a series. The Rockies are 5-2 in their last 7 during game 3 of a series, 6-0 in Marquezs last 6 home starts and 4-0 in Marquezs last 4 starts. The Mets are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Colorado and the over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
Montero has been hit hard for much of this season and is coming off a game in which he allowed five runs against the Mariners. The Rockies have won four straight with Marquez on the hill, and he has an ERA under two when pitching during day games. I have to back the Colorado Rockies on their home field with the quick turnaround.