The New York Mets and the Colorado Rockies meet in MLB action from Coors Field on Saturday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.
New York is listed as a -200 road favorite while Colorado is a +170 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 11 runs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Justin Verlander will start for the Mets and is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Chase Anderson will start for the Rockies and is 0-0 with a 1.15 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season.
New York’s 5-2 win on Friday snapped Colorado’s two-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup.
New York is 7-2 in their last 9 games overall and 5-11 in their last 16 road games while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 Saturday games. Colorado is 6-14 in their last 20 game two matchups and 7-3 in their last 10 games following a loss while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 home games against a team with a winning record.
I’m backing the Mets here. I get why plus money is tempting with the Rockies in a spot like this, but I just don’t trust Anderson to be able to match zeroes with Justin Verlander. The Mets haven’t been spectacular in recent games, but Verlander’s been at his best on the road through four starts and I think he can hold the Rockies’ bats in check here. This is a big series for New York if the Mets are going to get back on track and I think they do here. Give me New York.