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New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies - 6/8/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Colorado Rockies at New York Mets
Date & Time Saturday June 8, 2019, 7:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Citi Field
Flushing, NY
The Line
New York Mets -105 / Colorado Rockies -115
TV Channel
FOX
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The Colorado Rockies and the New York Mets meet in game two of their three game set in MLB action from Citi Field on Saturday.

The Colorado Rockies will look to build some momentum in the series after opening the set with a 5-1 win on Friday. David Dahl went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs while Daniel Murphy went 2 for 4 as well with a solo home run. Raimel Tapia had a double and an RBI while Ian Desmond had an RBI to round out Colorado’s scoring as a team in the win. Trevor Story went 2 for 5 with a pair of doubles while Tony Wolters had a base knock of his own in the victory to cap off Colorado’s offense as a team. Antonio Senzatela got the win to improve to 5-4 on the year after allowing one run on four hits over six innings of work. Jon Gray will start game two and is 5-4 with a 4.11 ERA and 75 strikeouts this season. In his career, Gray is 1-1 with a 9.72 ERA and 14 strikeouts against the Mets.

The New York Mets will look to bounce back after dropping the series opener on Friday. Michael Conforto’s solo home run was the lone run for the Mets on the board in the losing effort, while Dominic Smith went 2 for 3 with a double. Amed Rosario added a double of his own while Todd Frazier chipped in a base hit to round out New York’s offense as a team in the loss as the Mets had just six hits as a team in the loss. Jacob DeGrom took the loss, falling to 3-6 on the year after allowing two runs on six hits while striking out ten over six innings of work. Steven Matz will start game two and is 4-4 with a 3.97 ERA and 56 strikeouts this season. In his career, Matz is 0-4 with a 6.85 ERA and 20 strikeouts against Colorado.

Colorado is 10-2 in their last 12 games overall and 7-2 in Gray’s last 9 starts while the over is 4-1 in Gray’s last 5 road starts. New York is 6-0 in Matz’s last 6 home starts and 11-3 in their last 14 home games while the under is 5-2 in Matz’s last 7 starts. New York is 0-5 in Matz’s last 5 starts against Colorado.

It’s hard to pick a side given each starters’ struggles against the opposition, with Gray having an ERA just under ten against the Mets, including a 10.13 ERA at Citi Field, while Matz has gone winless in his career against the Rockies with an ERA just under seven, so the over could be worth a look. The difference for me here is that Matz is coming off of a start where he allowed five runs in six innings to Arizona, while Gray is coming off of 6.2 shutout innings in his last start, and the Rockies have had a lot of success this season with Gray on the mound. The Rockies are also the team in much better form right now, so I’ll side with the Rockies on the road in game two on Saturday.

Pick:
Colorado Rockies -115

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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