New York Mets at Colorado Rockies Game 2 - 4/17/21 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Colorado Rockies (3-10) vs New York Mets (5-3)
Game Info: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:40 pm (Coors Field)
German Marquez (0-1) (4.02) vs Joey Lucchesi (0-0) (0.00)
Betting Odds: Colorado Rockies / New York Mets --- Over/Under: 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 second game of a double header after Friday nights game was postponed due to weather.
New York comes into this series 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 Saturday night will lefty Joey Lucchesi. To start the season, he has had one appearance out of the bullpen. He tossed two scoreless innings of one-hit ball with 3 strikeouts. In his career against this Rockies lineup, he has allowed a .089 batting average with 19 strikeouts in 74 at bats.
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 German Marquez. To start the season, he is 0-1 with a 4.02 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 14 strikeouts. In his career against this Mets lineup, he has allowed a .210 batting average with 14 strikeouts in 42 at bats.
The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games, 3-7 on the run line, and the over is 5-4-1.The Rockies are 2-8 in their last 10 games, 3-7 on the run line, and the under is 8-2.
This will be the second game of a double header, and the first could be a pitchers duel considering the Mets struggles at the plate in deGroms starts. I expect these offenses to be primed for a big outing in the sequel, as there are questions with both starters. Lucchesi hasn’t started since 2019, and Marquez has given up 3 HR in his last 2 starts. Couple that with two bullpens that rank in the bottom five in WHIP, and you have the recipe for a lot of runs. Give me the over.
(Will update when line is released. This decision is based on an estimated total of 9.5)