Mets vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Sunday, May 7, 2023

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Mets vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Sunday, May 7, 2023

MLB Predictions

The New York Mets (17-17) and the Colorado Rockies (13-21) meet in the rubber match of a three-game series on Sunday at 1:40 PM ET. The Mets are -202 favorites on the moneyline to win the series over the Rockies (+170).

New York’s Joey Lucchesi gets the start, and he’ll go against Colorado’s Ryan Feltner.

Mets vs. Rockies Odds

  • Mets odds to win: -202
  • Rockies odds to win: +170
  • Spread: Mets -1.5
  • Total: 8.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Sunday, May 7, 2023
  • Time: 1:40 PM ET
  • TV: SNY

Who Will Win Mets vs. Rockies?

Mets and Rockies Betting Trends

The Mets have gone 13-11 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 54.2% of those games).

New York has gone 3-4 when playing as moneyline favorites with odds of -202 or shorter (42.9% winning percentage).

This season, the Rockies have been the underdog 27 times and won 11, or 40.7%, of those games.

This season, Colorado has won four of its 13 games, or 30.8%, when it’s the underdog by at least +170 on the moneyline.

The Mets have played in 34 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 14 times (14-19-1).

Games involving the Rockies have gone over the total set by sportsbooks in 14 of 34 chances this season.

Mets Stats & Insights

The Mets have the No. 16 offense in MLB action scoring 4.2 runs per game (144 total runs).

New York is 19th in baseball with 35 home runs. They average one per game.

The Mets’ .236 batting average ranks 20th in MLB.

New York strikes out 7.7 times per game, the fourth-best average in the majors.

The 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings put together by the Mets pitching staff ranks 18th in MLB.

New York’s 4.48 team ERA ranks 17th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies have scored 139 runs (4.1 per game) this season, which ranks 22nd in MLB.

Colorado has hit just 27 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the majors.

The Rockies rank 12th in MLB with a .253 team batting average.

Colorado ranks 18th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.9 Ks per contest.

The Rockies strike out just 7.8 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 26th in MLB.

Colorado has the 25th-ranked ERA (4.90) in the majors this season.

Mets Key Players to Watch

Lucchesi makes the start for the Mets, his fourth of the season. He is 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 16 1/3 innings pitched.

Pete Alonso leads New York in home runs with 11 and runs batted in with 29.

Brandon Nimmo leads New York in batting with a .317 average while slugging three homers and driving in 14 runs.

Francisco Lindor has collected 28 base hits, an OBP of .317 and a slugging percentage of .437 this season.

Jeff McNeil has 32 hits and an OBP of .387 to go with a slugging percentage of .397 this season.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

Feltner (2-2) will take the mound for the Rockies, his seventh start of the season.

Charlie Blackmon has seven doubles, three home runs and 15 walks while batting .261.

Elias Diaz has 18 runs batted in while hitting .343. Both lead his team.

Kris Bryant is hitting .296 with five doubles, four home runs and 14 walks.

C.J. Cron has shown his power as he paces his team with six home runs.

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 8.5 runs
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