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  •  will be on display Monday when the New York Yankees (74-43) host the New York Mets (49-66) as solid home favorites at the sportsbooks.Despite posting a losing record , Jacob deGrom (6-7, 1.77 ERA) has been great for the Mets this year, and he is in better form than American League wins leader Luis Severino (15-5, 3.11 ERA) for the Yankees. MLB betting line: The Yankees opened as -200 favorites (wager $200 to win $100); the total is at seven runs, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. (Line updates and matchup report)MLB betting pick, via OddsShark computer: 3.0-2.3, Mets (MLB picks on every game)Check out the OddsShark podcast on iTunes or at for more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week's top sports betting news. Why the Mets can pay on the MLB linesOne word: deGrom. The 30-year-old righty has the lowest ERA in baseball, and he is coming off an outstanding performance against the Cincinnati Reds last time out on Wednesday. The 30-year-old pitched six scoreless innings in an 8-0 victory, walking one batter and striking out 10 to end a personal three-game losing streak.During that skid, he also gave up three runs or less in each of the three starts with three walks and 24 strikeouts. The problem is , the Mets totaled just three runs combined in those games.Why the Yankees can pay on the MLB linesOffensively, the Yankees are obviously the superior team, and that helped Severino break a three-game losing streak of his own in his last outing. David Banks/Associated PressThe 24-year-old Dominican gave up three runs and seven hits in seven innings of a 7-3 win on Wednesday after seeing his team get outscored 21-12 in his previous three starts combined.Before his skid, the Yankees had won six straight times with him toeing the rubber along with 16 of 17. Severino was 12-1 in those 17 games, with the Yankees winning 12 of them by two runs or more to cover the runline at a 71 percent clip. Smart betting pickThe Mets have won two of the past three meetings with the Yankees after a six-game series losing streak, according to the OddsShark MLB Database. In other words, they have a chance here, especially with deGrom on the mound.Severino has seen his ERA rise more than a run from 1.98 on July 1, which is concerning for the Yankees down the stretch. Take the underdog value on the Mets with deGrom in this spot. MLB betting trendsThe Mets are 4-2 in their last six games.The total has gone over in six of the Yankees' last eight games at home against the Mets.The Mets are 2-7 in their last nine games against the Yankees. All MLB odds and betting trends according to Bleacher Report's official odds partner, OddsShark. Check out OddsShark on Twitter and Instagram or head to YouTube for more betting picks and analysis on this week's top games. You can also download the free odds tracker app. MILWAUKEE (AP) — One big inning was enough for Travis Shaw and the Milwaukee Brewers, and quite costly for Tyler Anderson and the Colorado Rockies.Shaw hit a grand slam during Milwaukee’s six-run first inning Cameron Maybin Jersey , and the Brewers beat the Rockies 8-4 on Saturday night.Milwaukee won for the fourth time in six games and stayed one back of NL Central-leading Chicago, which held on for a 5-4 win over San Diego.“We got off to an early lead and that kind of helped everything kind of settle in,” Shaw said.It sure did.Staked to a 6-0 lead, rookie Freddy Peralta pitched six effective innings in his second win over Colorado this season.“They didn’t square up many balls,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “Lot of balls in the air, a lot of easy outs.”Trevor Story hit two two-run homers for the Rockies, who have dropped five of six. Anderson (6-4) was tagged for seven runs and seven hits in four innings.Story’s 23rd homer off Matt Albers caromed off the yellow padding on top of the wall in the ninth. A 50-second replay review confirmed the call.The Rockies then loaded the bases with one out, but Joakim Soria struck out pinch-hitter Tom Murphy swinging and Josh Hader got Charlie Blackmon to pop out for his eighth save.“This team fights,” Colorado manager Bud Black said. “You saw it all night. You saw us playing hard all night.”Anderson held the opposition to a .144 average in his previous six starts, but Milwaukee jumped all over him right from the start.Ryan Braun hit an RBI single before the lefty-batting Shaw drove a 1-0 pitch from Anderson over the wall in right for his first homer off a lefty this season. It was his second career grand slam.Hernan Perez followed with his ninth homer of the season. It was the sixth time this year that Milwaukee hit consecutive home runs.“Today in the first inning, (Anderson) just couldn’t establish anything ,” Black said. “All four of his pitches weren’t working, pretty simple. The Brewers took advantage of it with one big swing, really that cost Tyler. One big swing, that was sort of the back breaker.”Braun led off the third with a drive that bounced on the top of the padded wall in left for his 12th homer. Manny Pina made it 8-2 with a sacrifice fly in the sixth.Peralta (5-2) struck out eight while throwing a career-high 107 pitches. He allowed two hits and walked two.Peralta made his major league debut in Colorado on May 13 and struck out 13 in 5 2/3 scoreless innings.“We just haven’t been able to solve this young man,” Black said.STAT LINESPeralta hasn’t allowed more than five hits in his 10 starts. He has 21 strikeouts in 11 2/3 innings against the Rockies and has limited them to a .079 batting average.It was Anderson’s shortest start since leaving after 1 1/3 innings at Miami on April 27 due to lightheadedness.ON THE BOARDJonathan Schoop’s base hit in the first inning snapped a 0-for-12 skid with eight strikeouts since joining the Brewers in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.TRAINER’S ROOMRockies: RHP Chad Bettis (blister on right middle finger) felt good after he threw a side session, according to Black.Brewers: RHP Taylor Williams was placed on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow soreness. RHP Jacob Barnes is back for his third stint with the Brewers after being recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He pitched the eighth and gave up a hit.UP NEXTRockies: RHP Jon Gray (9-7, 4.99 ERA) makes his fourth career start against the Brewers and third at Miller Park on Sunday. He is 0-1 with a 7.63 ERA against Milwaukee.Brewers: LHP Wade Miley (2-1, 1.53 ERA) is 7-2 with a 3.79 ERA in 12 starts against Colorado. He is facing the Rockies for the first time since 2014.__
      February 11, 2019 3:37 AM CST