Mets vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 5, 2023

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Mets vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 5, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Colorado Rockies (12-20) roll into Friday’s matchup with the New York Mets (16-16) looking to extend a four-game winning streak. The contest starts at 7:10 PM ET on SNY with the Mets listed as -261 favorites on the moneyline to stop the Rockies’ streak.

New York’s Kodai Senga gets the start, and he’ll go against Colorado’s Antonio Senzatela.

Mets vs. Rockies Odds

  • Mets odds to win: -261
  • Rockies odds to win: +216
  • Spread: Mets -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
  • Time: 7:10 PM ET
  • TV: SNY

Who Will Win Mets vs. Rockies?

Mets and Rockies Betting Trends

The Mets have put together a 12-10 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 54.5% of those games).

New York has not yet played as moneyline favorites of -261 or shorter.

This season, the Rockies have won 10 out of the 25 games, or 40%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

This season, Colorado has been at least a +216 underdog on the moneyline three times, losing each of those contests.

The Mets have combined with opponents to go over the total 14 times this season for a 14-17-1 record against the over/under.

So far this season, the Rockies and their opponents have hit the over in 14 of their 32 games with a total.

Mets Stats & Insights

The Mets rank 13th in runs scored with 141, 4.4 per game.

New York ranks 19th in baseball with 34 total home runs.

The Mets rank 21st in the majors with a .238 batting average.

New York strikes out 7.7 times per game to rank fourth in the majors.

The Mets pitching staff is 19th in the majors with a collective 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

New York has the 19th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.61).

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies rank 20th in the majors with 134 total runs scored this season.

Colorado has hit just 26 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the majors.

The Rockies rank 11th in MLB with a .255 team batting average.

Colorado ranks 20th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.

The Rockies have a 7.8 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 25th in the majors.

Colorado has pitched to a 5.10 ERA this season, which ranks 26th in baseball.

Mets Key Players to Watch

Senga (3-1) takes the mound for the Mets in his sixth start of the season. He has a 4.15 ERA in 26 2/3 innings pitched, with 32 strikeouts.

Pete Alonso leads New York in home runs (11) and runs batted in (28) this season while batting .244.

Jeff McNeil is batting .286 with an OBP of .398 and a slugging percentage of .411 this season.

Francisco Lindor has collected 25 base hits, an OBP of .314 and a slugging percentage of .432 this season.

Brandon Nimmo leads New York with a batting average of .302. He’s also hit two home runs with 13 RBI.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

The Rockies will send out Senzatela for his first start of the season.

Charlie Blackmon has seven doubles, three home runs and 14 walks while batting .280.

Kris Bryant is hitting .309 with five doubles, four home runs and 11 walks.

Elias Diaz has a team-best batting average of .337 while leading the Rockies in runs batted in (16).

C.J. Cron’s six home runs and 16 runs batted in are both team-highs.

Mets and Rockies Injuries

Mets: Tim Locastro: 10 Day IL (Back spasms), Brooks Raley: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Edwin Uceta: 15 Day IL (Left ankle), Carlos Carrasco: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Elieser Hernandez: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Omar Narváez: 60 Day IL (Calf), Stephen Ridings: 60 Day IL (Lat), Sam Coonrod: 60 Day IL (Lat), Bryce Montes de Oca: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Edwin Díaz: 60 Day IL (Knee), José Quintana: 60 Day IL (Rib)

Rockies: German Márquez: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Dinelson Lamet: 15 Day IL (Back), Noah Davis: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Ryan Rolison: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Lucas Gilbreath: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Brendan Rodgers: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Tyler Kinley: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Sean Bouchard: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Mets vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Mets 5, Rockies 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 8 runs
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