Colorado Rockies at New York Mets Betting Preview

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The Colorado Rockies and New York Mets continue their four-game series against one another on Friday night. The Mets took the series opener on Thursday and are favored with a moneyline of -340 on Friday night compared to Colorado’s moneyline of +270. The game also has an over/under of eight runs.

With Thursday’s win, the Mets currently sit two games ahead of the Braves in the NL East. The Mets have long been at the top of the division, although their lead has slowly dwindled in recent weeks. However, following a 4-6 road trip, the Mets began their homestand with a win and are in good shape to keep it going.

Meanwhile, the Rockies have lost eight of their last 11 games after losing Thursday’s series opener. They currently sit last in the NL West, 18 games under .500. On top of that, Thursday’s loss continued Colorado’s problems on the road, as the Rockies are 18-40 away from home this season.

Stay Kuhl

Chad Kuhl will try his best to get the Rockies back in the win column on Friday, as he returns from the IL, and will pitch for the first time since August 3. The veteran has made 20 starts this year, going 6-7 with a 5.16 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP. Oddly enough, Kuhl has been worse on the road than at home this year, posting a 6.08 ERA in his 11 starts on the road.

Offensively, the Rockies have been fine at home this season, but they have scored just two total runs in their last three road games. The good news is that Randal Grichuk and Charlie Blackmon are both red-hot at the moment. However, C.J. Cron is slumping after being Colorado’s best hitter for most of the season.

Bass Fishing

Chris Bassitt will try to give the Mets a three-game winning streak when he makes his 24th start of the season. In his first 23 starts, the 33-year-old is 11-7 with a 3.26 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. Bassitt has been on a hot streak lately, giving up two runs or less in seven of his last eight starts and posting a 0.69 ERA during the month of August.

Of course, the Mets continue to be a mixed bag offensively, scoring just seven total runs in their last three games and being held to two runs or less in eight of their last 14 games. The good news is the Mets have three all-stars in their lineup, including Starling Marte and Jeff McNeil, who have been hot lately. But the bottom half of the New York lineup has contributed to the team’s overall slump over the past couple of weeks.

Playing It Safe

With such a lopsided moneyline, the Mets don’t have a lot of value, even if they manage to cover the spread. However, Bassitt has been dominant lately and will be facing a lackluster Colorado lineup that struggles on the road. That makes taking the Mets the safe option, with the under potentially being a good bet as well, given New York’s offensive slump.

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