Mets vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Friday, May 26, 2023

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Mets vs. Rockies Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Friday, May 26, 2023

MLB Predictions

The New York Mets (26-25) hope to avoid an upset as -215 favorites when they take on Elias Diaz (with homers in two straight contests) and the Colorado Rockies (22-29). First pitch is at 8:40 PM ET Friday, live from Coors Field and airing on SportsNet RM.

Max Scherzer will get the ball for New York while Colorado will counter with Connor Seabold.

Mets vs. Rockies Odds

  • Mets odds to win: -215
  • Rockies odds to win: +180
  • Spread: Mets -1.5
  • Total: 11.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Friday, May 26, 2023
  • Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet RM

Who Will Win Mets vs. Rockies?

Mets and Rockies Betting Trends

The Mets have gone 21-16 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 56.8% of those games).

New York has a record of 3-3 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -215 or shorter (50% winning percentage).

The Rockies have been underdogs in 42 games this season and won 19 (45.2%) of those contests.

Colorado is 2-10 this season when entering a game as the underdog by +180 or more on the moneyline.

The Mets have played in 50 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 24 times (24-25-1).

The Rockies and their opponents have hit the over in 22 of their 51 games with a total this season.

Mets Stats & Insights

The Mets rank 17th in runs scored with 221, 4.3 per game.

New York averages 1.1 home runs per game to rank 15th in baseball with 57 total home runs .

The Mets have the 16th-ranked batting average in the majors (.244).

New York strikes out 7.5 times per game to rank third in MLB.

The pitching staff for the Mets has a collective 8.6 K/9, which ranks 17th in MLB.

New York’s 4.62 team ERA ranks 23rd across all MLB pitching staffs.

Rockies Stats & Insights

The Rockies have scored 227 runs (4.5 per game) this season, which ranks 14th in MLB.

Colorado’s 40 home runs rank 27th in MLB this season.

The Rockies rank 11th in MLB with a .256 team batting average.

Colorado ranks 13th in strikeouts per game (8.5) among MLB offenses.

The Rockies average just 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, which ranks 27th in the league.

Colorado has pitched to a 5.04 ERA this season, which ranks 28th in baseball.

Mets Key Players to Watch

Scherzer (3-2) gets the starting nod for the Mets in his eighth start of the season. He has a 4.01 ERA in 33 2/3 innings pitched, with 31 strikeouts.

Pete Alonso leads New York in home runs (19) and runs batted in (45) this season while batting .239.

Brandon Nimmo leads New York in batting with a .296 average while slugging four homers and driving in 21 runs.

Francisco Lindor has collected 45 base hits, an OBP of .302 and a slugging percentage of .407 this season.

Jeff McNeil has 53 hits and an OBP of .370 to go with a slugging percentage of .368 this season.

Rockies Key Players to Watch

The Rockies will hand the ball to Seabold (1-1) for his fifth start of the season.

Diaz paces the Rockies in home runs (six), runs batted in (26) and has a team-best batting average of .340.

Charlie Blackmon has 12 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 19 walks while batting .280.

Jurickson Profar is batting .250 with 12 doubles, five home runs and 21 walks.

Kris Bryant is batting .274 with six doubles, five home runs and 18 walks.

Mets and Rockies Injuries

Mets: Jimmy Yacabonis: 15 Day IL (Quadricep), Edwin Uceta: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Tim Locastro: 60 Day IL (Back), 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), Elieser Hernandez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Edwin Díaz: 60 Day IL (Knee), José Quintana: 60 Day IL (Rib)

Rockies: C.J. Cron: 10 Day IL (Back), Ryan Feltner: 15 Day IL (Skull), Dinelson Lamet: 15 Day IL (Back), Nick Mears: 15 Day IL (Oblique), Antonio Senzatela: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Noah Davis: 15 Day IL (Elbow), German Márquez: 60 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), Brenton Doyle: day-to-day (Knee)

Mets vs. Rockies Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rockies 5, Mets 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 11.5 runs
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