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New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/7/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies at New York Mets
Date & Time Friday June 7, 2019, 7:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
The Line
New York Mets -185 / Colorado Rockies +165
TV Channel
SNY
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The Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets meet in game one of a three game set in MLB action from Citi Field on Friday night.

The Colorado Rockies will look to build some steam after salvaging a win in their series finale against the Cubs on Thursday, taking the series finale by a final score of 3-1. Ian Desmond went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI while David Dahl and Chris Iannetta each had an RBI as well in the victory. Trevor Story and Mark Reynolds each added a double as well while Peter Lambert chipped in a base hit as well in the win. Lambert got the win in his major league debut, giving up one run on four hits while striking out nine over seven innings of work. Scott Oberg closed out the 9th for his 3rd save of the season. Antonio Senzatela will start game one and is 4-4 with a 5.33 ERA and 33 strikeouts this season. This will be Senzatela’s first career start against the Mets.

The New York Mets will look to build some steam after winning their series against the Giants, taking the rubber match against San Francisco by a final score of 7-3. Jeff McNeil and Todd Frazier each had two RBIS with Frazier adding a homer while McNeil went 2 for 2. Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith each added a solo home run while Juan Lagares went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI to round out New York’s offense as a team in the win. Adeiny Hechavarria went 2 for 4 while Tomas Nido, Michael Conforto and Pete Alonso each had base hits as well in the victory. Zack Wheeler gave up three runs on three hits while striking out six over seven innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Seth Lugo picked up the win in relief to improve to 3-0 this season. Jacob DeGrom will start game one and is 3-5 with a 3.49 ERA and 84 strikeouts this season. In his career, DeGrom is 4-0 with a 1.02 ERA and 46 strikeouts against Colorado.

Colorado is 1-5 in Senzatela’s last 6 road starts against a team with a losing record and 3-7 in their last 10 road games while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games against the NL East. New York is 11-2 in their last 13 home games and 2-8 in DeGrom’s last 10 starts while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games following a win. Colorado is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in New York.

I’ve gone back and forth on this game, as Colorado is the team in much better form, but the Mets are starting DeGrom, who has an ERA just over one in his career against the Rockies and has a 0.30 ERA in four home starts against the Rox. The problem with the Mets is that they’ve had a hard time winning with DeGrom on the mound. Still, DeGrom has given up two runs or less in six of his last seven starts, and Senzatela has an ERA well over five on the road this season, and Senzatela just allowed eight runs in 3.1 innings in his last road start. I’d probably leave this game alone, but if forced to pick, I’d side with DeGrom to stifle the Rockies again even though the price isn’t pretty.

Pick:
New York Mets -185

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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