New York Mets at Colorado Rockies - Game 1 4/17/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets at Colorado Rockies - Game 1 4/17/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Colorado Rockies (3-9) vs New York Mets (5-3)

Game Info: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 5:10 pm (Coors Field)

Chi Chi Gonzalez (1-0) (3.60) vs Jacob deGrom (0-1) (0.64)

Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies +235 / New York Mets -270 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Rockies will host the New York Mets in an NL matchup on Saturday. It will be the first of a three-game set at Coors Field.

New York comes into this game on a three-game winning streak. They won 5-1 against the Phillies last time out, completing the sweep. David Peterson got the start and went 6 strong innings, allowing 1 run on 3 hits with 10 strikeouts. From the dish, the Mets had 12 hits. Brandon Nimmo continued his strong start, going 3-5 for with 1 run scored. To start the year, the Mets have a .252 team batting average and .726 OPS.

Starting for the Mets on Friday will be their unsupported ace Jacob deGrom. To start the year he is 0-1 with a 0.64 ERA, 0.71 WHIP and 21 strikeouts. In his career against this Rockies lineup, he has allowed a .168 batting average with 11 strikeouts in 41 at bats.

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Colorado lost 7-5 on Thursday after blowing a 2-run lead in the 7th. Austin Gomber was in line for a win at that point, after tossing 6 innings, allowing 3 runs with 7 strikeouts. From the dish, the Rockies had 9 hits and were 2-8 with runners in scoring position. Ryan McMahon was 2-4 and hit his 6th home run of the year. To start the season, the Rockies have a .224 team batting average and .664 OPS.

Getting the start for the Rockies will be righty Chi Chi Gonzalez. To start the season, he is 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 5 strikeouts. Gonzalez has minimal experience against this Mets lineup in his career. He has only faced Kevin Pillar and Jose Peraza who have gone a combined 0-8 with one strikeout.

The Mets have not given deGrom the help he deserves historically, and it has been true again this season. Despite his insane stat line, the Mets are 0-2 in his starts, and have scored just 3 runs. However, I will take my chances with that changing in this one. Chi Chi Gonzalez has had a good start but is making just his second start and could be on a short leash. The Rockies bullpen ranks near the bottom of the league with a .286 batting average against and 5.32 ERA. Give me the Mets to win.  

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Joe’s Pick New York Mets -270

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