MLB Baseball Betting: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

MLB Baseball Betting:  Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

The Mets did exactly what they needed to do on Monday night, beating the Colorado Rockies 4-2. It wasn’t ‘best case scenario’, however, as the Washington Nationals also won which kept the Mets’ lead atop the NL East at 1.5 games. The Nats had been 3-7 in their last ten games heading into last night’s contest against the Dodgers and had done a good job helping the Mets open up their lead atop the division. The Mets have been in excellent form themselves and have now won 8 of their last 10 games.

The Rockies are a mess and could end up as the worst team in all of Major League Baseball once the season is in the books. The Rockies have lost 9 of their last 14 games–though they did take two of three over the Nationals this past weekend. There’s hope for the future in Colorado thanks to a nice assortment of talent at the minor league level but that won’t do them much good this year. It could, however, make them a team to keep an eye on after the September 1 roster expansion.

The Mets have a huge pitching advantage here–they’ll start right hander Matt Harvey who has been solid all season long and downright unhittable during the Mets’ recent run to the top of the division. Harvey has a 2.96 ERA overall and a 2.85 ERA at Citifield this season. The Mets have 13-8 record in his overall starts (remember that they’ve been awful on the road this season) but have won 9 of Harvey’s 11 home starts. In his last three starts–all Mets wins–Harvey has allowed three earned runs for a tidy 1.25 ERA. Colorado starts Chris Rusin who has been woefully ineffective in most settings this season. He’s been especially bad on the road where the Rockies are 0-6 in his away starts.

In addition to this one sided pitching matchup, the Mets have been excellent at home this year (39-18 +18.8 units). They’ve also made short work of the Rockies with a 7-0 record against Colorado at home over the past three seasons. Higher price on this game than on last night’s contest but given the Rockies’ struggles and Harvey’s excellent form it’s still the value play