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Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets - 6/19/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Mets (31-38) at Colorado Rockies (34-38)
Date & Time Tuesday June 19, 2018, 8:40 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Colorado Rockies -148 / New York Mets +138 --- Over/Under: 11.5
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MLB | New York Mets (31-38) at Colorado Rockies (34-38)
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The New York Mets and Colorado Rockies meet Tuesday in MLB action at Coors Field.

The New York Mets look for another victory after splitting their last eight games. The Mets have scored 22 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in 10 of their last 13 games. The New York Mets have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Asdrubal Cabrera leads the Mets with 72 hits and 37 RBI while Amed Rosario and Brandon Nimmo have combined for 105 hits and 43 RBI. Jason Vargas gets the ball, and he is 2-5 with a 7.39 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Vargas is 2-2 with a 9.00 ERA and 18 strikeouts in his career against the Rockies.

The Colorado Rockies also need a win here after losing nine of their last 11 games. The Rockies have allowed 30 runs in their last three games and five or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The Colorado Rockies have lost 13 of their last 16 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. German Marquez gets the ball, and he is 4-7 with a 5.13 ERA and 74 strikeouts this season. Marquez is 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA and 13 strikeouts in his career against the Mets.

The Mets are 7-20 in their last 27 Tuesday games, 1-5 in Vargas' last 6 road starts and 2-7 in Vargas' last 9 starts. The Rockies are 0-8 in their last 8 home games, 1-4 in Marquezs last 5 home starts and 2-5 in Marquezs last 7 starts. The Mets are 2-5 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado, 1-4 in the last 5 meetings and the under is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings in Colorado.

Vargas has improved as of late, allowing just five runs in his last 15 innings, which is extremely better than how he started his season. Marquez has allowed four or more runs in four of his last seven starts and is giving up a .271 batting average on the season. There's no reason to lay juice with the Rockies in their current form, as their pitching staff has been getting rocked all month long. The Mets have found their offense as of late and have a pitcher on the hill who is pitching his best as of late. The value is with the plus money and the road team.

New York Mets +138

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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