Rockies vs Mets Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for May 5 (Can New York Bounce Back After Being Swept?)
By Larry Rupp
The New York Mets (16-16) will look to avoid suffering their sixth loss in their last seven games when they host the Colorado Rockies (12-20) in the first matchup of a three-game series on Friday, May 5.
Rockies vs Mets Game Info
- Date: Friday, May 5, 2023
- Time: 7:10 PM ET
- Venue: Citi Field -- Queens, New York
- Coverage: SNY
The Mets and Rockies enter Friday night with contrasting momentums. New York was just swept by the Detroit Tigers in a disappointing three-game series, while Colorado swept the Milwaukee Brewers in a great three-game series. Will anything change when these NL squads face off on the diamond?
Rockies vs Mets Odds & Spread
- All MLB betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Moneyline: COL: (+235) | NYM: (-290)
- Spread: COL: +1.5 (+106) | NYM: -1.5 (-128)
- Total: 8 -- Over: (-122) | Under: (+100)
The Mets enter this contest as substantial home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:10 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 8 runs with the over being favored at -122 odds.
Rockies vs Mets Betting Trends
- Colorado is 5-10 straight up in its last 15 games against an NL opponent.
- The total has hit the under in nine of Colorado's last 13 games.
- The Mets are 8-2 straight up in their last 10 games against Colorado.
- The total has hit the under in four of the Mets' last five games against Colorado.
Rockies vs Mets Prediction & Pick
The Rockies will look to Antonio Senzatela to keep the good vibes going on Friday night as he will be activated from the 15-day injured list (knee) to make his 2023 debut. That may be a struggle, though, as the 28-year-old finished with a 5.07 ERA and 1.69 WHIP across 19 starts (37 record) last season.
That bodes well for the Mets' chances of finally getting their bats going. After all, five different players on New York's current roster have homered against Senzatela in their career. That doesn't even include Pete Alonso, who currently ranks tied for second when it comes to home runs this year (11).
New York's bats will be backed by Kodai Senga on the mound, who has posted a 4.15 ERA and 1.58 WHIP across five starts (3-1 record). He has notably succeeded at Citi Field so far, allowing only 3 earned runs over 11.0 innings. Look for that success to continue against a lackluster Colorado lineup.
Final Score Prediction: Rockies: 4 | Mets: 5
Rockies vs Mets Best Bet
The Mets are in desperate need of a victory and draw a favorable matchup against a Rockies team they have beaten in eight of the last 10 meetings. Meanwhile, Senga has tallied at least 6 strikeouts in four of his five starts so far and the Mets have won three of those four games. Combining Senga to find success on the mound and the Mets to win the game lines up as an enticing option at even odds.
Bet: Kodai Senga 6+ Strikeouts/New York Mets Win (+100)
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