Free MLB Picks Today: New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies 5/7/23

Free MLB Picks Today: New York Mets vs Colorado Rockies 5/7/23
Sun 7th May 2023

The Colorado Rockies (13-21) are on the road to face the New York Mets (17-17) at Citi Field on Sunday with the three-game series all square at 1-1. The Rockies evened up the series 1-1 after winning 5-2 on Saturday.

Starter Austin Gomber went six innings to get the win, allowing two runs on five hits, and Pierce Johnson picked up his fifth save with a scoreless ninth.

Ezequiel Tovar was 3 for 4 with a home run and a double in the win. He scored two runs and had two RBIs. Francisco Lindor went 2 for 4 with a double and one RBI for the Mets.


Ryan Feltner (2-2, 4.45 ERA) is set to get the start for Colorado. The RHP allowed two runs over 5.1 innings in his last start, a 3-2 road win over the Brewers on Tuesday. He scattered six hits while striking out three and walking one in the no-decision.

Feltner is making his first appearance against the Mets this season. Feltner made one start against the Mets in 2022, a 3-1 road loss on August 25. He surrendered three runs on six hits over 4.2 innings, striking out two and walking two.

Lefty Joey Lucchesi (1-0, 3.86 ERA) is on the mound for New York. It’s his first appearance of the season against the Rockies.

In his last start on Wednesday, Lucchesi took a no-decision on the road against the Tigers. He threw four innings and gave up four runs on five hits, striking out one, in the 6-5 loss.


Over the last five games, Colorado has averaged 4.8 runs a game, a small gain compared to their season average of 4.1. Against southpaws like Lucchesi this season, the Rockies have a .676 OPS. Kris Bryant is the team’s strongest hitter against left-handers with a 1.030 OPS in 31 at-bats.

New York is averaging only 1.8 runs per game in the last five, down from 4.2 for the season, with their slash line dropping across the board (.195/.244/.318).

The Mets have a .709 OPS against righties in 2023. With a .896 OPS over 74 at-bats, Brandon Nimmo has been their best hitter against right-handers.


Colorado is 6-12 in road games in 2023, scoring 3.2 runs per game while allowing 4.0 runs. New York has gone 7-7 at home this season, averaging 3.9 runs per game while surrendering 4.0. New York is 7-3 in the last 10 games at Citi Field between the teams with an average scoreline of 2.6-1.9.


The Rockies are fifth in the NL West, seven games behind the division-leading Dodgers. The Mets are second in the NL East, five games behind the Braves.

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NY Mets (-190)

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