The New York Mets (26-25) open a 3-game series against the Colorado Rockies (22-29) Friday. First pitch is 8:40 p.m. ET at Coors Field. Let’s analyze BetMGM Sportsbook’s lines around the Mets vs. Rockies odds and make our expert MLB picks and predictions for the best bets. The Mets avoided a 3-game sweep against the Chicago Cubs in the first leg of a 6-game road trip, winning the finale on Thursday 10-1. New York has won 6 of its last 8 games. The Rockies took 3 of 4 games from the Miami Marlins to start the week. Colorado won the series finale 7-6 on Thursday with a walk-off single by SS Ezequiel Tovar. Scherzer (3-2, 4.01 ERA) makes his 8th start. He has a 1.19 WHIP, 3.5 BB/9 and 8.3 K/9 through 33 2/3 IP. Seabold (1-1, 5.97 ERA) makes his 5th start and 12th appearance. He has a 1.64 WHIP, 3.1 BB/9 and 7.1 K/9 through 31 2/3 IP. Provided by BetMGM Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 10:45 a.m. ET. Win your fantasy baseball league with BaseballHQ.com. For decades, BHQ has been helping players just like you win! Use the couple code SBW23 for $15 OFF a Draft Prep or full-season subscription. New customer offer; expires 4/30/2023. Subscribe today and start winning! The Mets dropped 2 of 3 to the Cubs in the first leg of their road trip but those are the only 2 losses in their last 8 games. They are 14-16 on the road this season. The Rockies have won 6 of their last 8 home games. Scherzer has allowed only 7 runs in his last 5 starts and 6 came in one game, while Seabold’s ERA as a starter is 6.50. However, the odds on the Mets (-210) to win are too steep and there is better value to be found against the spread or with the total. The Mets blew out the Cubs in their finale on Thursday but are only 3-19 ATS in their last 22 games and their 5 wins before Thursday were by only 1 run. Eight of New York’s last 10 wins have been by 1 run, and to cover tonight they would have to win by 3. None of Scherzer’s starts this season has had a total higher than 10 runs, but all 4 of Seabold’s starts have had a total of at least 11. Four of the Rockies’ last 6 games have had more than 11 total runs, but only 1 of the Mets’ last 7 games has had more than 11 total runs. Sign up for the USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire newsletter to get our top stories in your inbox every morning Gannett may earn revenue from sports betting operators for audience referrals to betting services. Sports betting operators have no influence over nor are any such revenues in any way dependent on or linked to the newsrooms or news coverage. Terms apply, see operator site for Terms and Conditions. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, help is available. Call the National Council on Problem Gambling 24/7 at 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ, OH), 1-800-522-4700 (CO), 1-800-BETS-OFF (IA), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN). Must be 21 or older to gamble. Sports betting and gambling are not legal in all locations. Be sure to comply with laws applicable where you reside.