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Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets - 6/18/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (30-38) at Colorado Rockies (34-37)
Date & Time Monday June 18, 2018, 8:40 PM (EDT)
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The Line: Colorado Rockies +114 / New York Mets -124 --- Over/Under: 10
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MLB | New York Mets (30-38) at Colorado Rockies (34-37)
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The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies meet Monday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The New York Mets could use a win here after losing 11 of their last 14 games. The Mets have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 12 games. The New York Mets have lost 10 of their last 11 games when scoring under five runs. Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 70 hits and 37 RBI while Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo have combined for 98 hits and 37 RBI. Jacob deGrom gets the ball, and he is 4-2 with a 1.55 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. deGrom is 3-0 with a 0.99 ERA and 39 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies. 

The Colorado Rockies could use a feel good victory here after losing eight of their last 10 games. The Rockies have allowed 23 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 11 of their last 13 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost 12 of their last 15 games when allowing more than two runs. Offensively, Nolan Arenado leads the Rockies with 76 hits and 42 RBI while Charlie Blackmon and Trevor Story have combined for 147 hits and 87 RBI. Tyler Anderson gets the ball, and he is 4-1 with a 4.48 ERA and 64 strikeouts this season. This will be Anderson’s first career game against the Mets.

The Mets are 5-2 in their last 7 Monday games, 1-4 in deGroms last 5 road starts and 0-5 in deGroms last 5 starts. The Rockies are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 1 of a series, 1-4 in Andersons last 5 home starts and 1-4 in Andersons last 5 starts. The Mets are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Colorado, 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.

deGrom is obviously the better pitcher here and does make the Mets the favorites. deGrom is one of the better pitchers in the league, who has an ERA under two and an allowed batting average of just .205. However, that hasn't stopped the Mets from losing eight of his last 10 starts. The New York Mets are just a mess of a baseball team, and the offense has done next to nothing this month. Anderson has had his struggles this season, especially at home, but at least you can count on the Rockies for run support. I'll take the home team and the plus money, even though it's a fade from the Mets.

Colorado Rockies +114

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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