New York Needs Another Jump-Start
The New York Mets continue a two-series road trip facing the Colorado Rockies next, starting on Friday. The Mets need a solid stretch of games, having won five in a row before the last series, only to be nearly swept. Their inconsistent play has led to unbalanced MLB lines.
Overall, the Rockies’ season has not been great, but they have managed to win five of their seven series in May, including the Mets. It could change their MLB odds moving forward for a while.
Mets Lost Last Series
After pulling off five straight gritty single run-margin wins, all at home, the Mets struggled once they hit the road. In the last series, they faced the Chicago Cubs and the offense immediately struggled, scoring four runs through the first two games.
The Mets need something to spark themselves again, especially on the road. They have not been great for MLB betting on the road, with a record of 14-16 and covering the run line only 11 out of 30 games. That spark may have already come, with New York avoiding the sweep against the Cubs in the final game, winning 10-1.
Rockies Have Something Going
Overall, the Colorado Rockies have struggled this season. They have the third-worst ERA, but the offense has been solid, scoring the 14th-most runs. On top of that, despite being at the bottom of the National League West, Colorado has only lost two of the last seven series.
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— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 25, 2023
While this stretch is not headlining MLB news with the team still not climbing up the standings, it is something to keep in mind for MLB scores and odds. Elias Diaz has played a significant role in the offense, hitting three homers with five RBIs and a batting average of .391 over the last seven days.
Max Scherzer (3-2, 4.01 ERA) vs Connor Seabold (1-1, 5.97)
This pitching matchup is a big reason why going with the Mets might be a smart bet for MLB picks. New York will have one of its aces, Max Scherzer, on the mound. Despite his struggles, he is rounding into form. After allowing six runs in his first game in May, Scherzer has had two scoreless outings, combining for 11 innings.
On the other side, Connor Seabold will get the start for Colorado. He has appeared in 11 games but only started four. Seabold was recently moved into the starting role, making this next game his fifth in a row. Over those four starts, he does have a 6.50 ERA.
Mets vs Rockies Head-to-Head
In 2022, the Mets won this series 5-2. However, in 2023, these teams have already met once, with the Rockies winning that early series 2-1, covering the run line in every game.
Mets vs Rockies Game Information
- Game: Mets (26-25) vs Rockies (22-29)
- Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO
- Day/Time: Friday, May 26, 8:40 p.m. EST
- Mets vs Rockies Live stream: MLB.tv
Mets vs Rockies Betting Lines
Betting on the total runs for this game could be a little complicated, given that one team will have an elite pitcher on the mound and the other won’t. It will be challenging for the Rockies lineup to get runs off Scherzer, which would need the Mets to put up a big scoreline, which they might not be able to do.
Pick: Under 11½ -115
With Scherzer on the mound, the odds should be in the Mets’ favor and it will likely be a win. The only hesitancy would be that the Mets have struggled recently. New York did not play its best baseball in the last series while Colorado looked decent. If Scherzer can keep pitching like he has been, it should be a win for the Mets.
Pick: Mets -200
While the offense has struggled overall for the Mets, scoring 10 runs in the last game and facing Seabold might allow them to put up more runs than usual. That, added in with Scherzer’s likely ability to control the Rockies’ batting order, could lead to a big win for New York.
Pick: Mets -1½ (-150)