MLB Predictions: Will the Rockies knock off the Mets on Tuesday? 8/1/17

MLB Predictions

Will the Rockies knock off the Mets tonight when the teams meet in Colorado at 8:40PM ET?

The Matchup: Mets vs. Rockies, 8:40PM ET, Coors Field

New York has split over its last 10 games to fall to 48-55 on the year and 23-27 on the road. Colorado, meanwhile, has also split over its last 10 games. The Rockies are now 60-46 on the season and have a stellar home record of 31-19.

According to oddsmakers, the Rockies are -126 money line favorites to win tonight’s game. That makes the Mets +116 money line underdogs to pull off the upset. The total, meanwhile, currently sits at 12.5 runs.

The Pitching Matchup: Steven Matz (NYM) vs. Jeff Hoffman (COL)

Matz took a loss on July 26 in San Diego when he allowed six runs on nine hits. He struck out four in the loss and didn’t walk a batter while allowing a home run. Matz Is now 2-4 on the year and owns a 5.51 ERA.

As for Hoffman, he hasn’t won in back-to-back starts, including on July 26 in St. Louis. In that 10-5 loss, Hoffman surrendered seven runs (six earned) on seven hits over four innings of work. He also struck out three and walked three in the performance. Hoffman is now 6-3 despite his 5.58 ERA.

Our Prediction

The Mets have lost four of their last five home games and four of their last four road contests. They’re also just 1-4 in Matz’s last five starts, are 1-5 in his last six outings against National League West opponents, and are 1-4 in his last five road starts.

On the other side, the Rockies have won six of their last seven home games and are 21-8 in their last 29 games following an off day. They’ve also won four straight when Hoffman starts a game when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game.

Tuesday MLB Prediction: Colorado Rockies -126

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