San Francisco At New York MLB Expert Predictions

Posted by Henry Watkins on Tuesday,October 4, 2016 12:14, EST in

There are a lot of baseball fans looking at the playoff line-up right now and wondering how anyone is going to be able to stop the juggernaut that is the Chicago Cubs. While they do look incredibly good, there is a reason why we actually play the games. All you need to do is ask the New York Mets, as they made it all the way to the World Series last year despite the fact that they were among the least online betting favored of the bunch heading in. The Mets are back in the postseason this year, but they are going to have to take a bit of a longer road this time around, starting out with the Wild Card game against the San Francisco Giants. You couldn’t really ask for a much better one-off game, and you almost certainly couldn’t ask for a better pitching match-up. It’s going to be Madison Bumgarner going head to head with Noah Syndergaard on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

In Depth Analysis On The Giants At Mets MLB Expert Predictions

When: Wednesday, October 5 at 8 PM EST
Where: Citi Field, New York
TV: ESPN
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
MLB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants are coming into this one on a bit of a hot streak, having won 4 straight to end the season, as well as going 7-3 in their last 10. You also have to like their chances with Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 2.74 ERA) on the mound, as there really are few pitchers who revel in the big game atmosphere the way he does. It also helps that he has been lights out against the Mets in his career, going 5-0 with a 1.80 ERA. The Giants lost the season series 4-3 versus the Mets, and it may come as a bit of a surprise to learn that 6 of the 7 games went OVER the total.

Why bet on the New York Mets

The only game in the regular season series between these two that did not go OVER came in August, when the Mets won 2-0 on the back of a pitching gem from Noah Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60 ERA). It’s no real surprise to learn that he will be the man on the mound on Wednesday for this must win game. While it was a bit of an up and down season for the Mets, this team did come good in the second half, making home field something of a fortress after the All-Star break. Overall, the Mets went 44-37 at home this season, but they will not be taking that advantage for granted, as they will be well aware that the Giants finished the season 3 games above .500 on the road.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

This, in my mind, is going to be a game where runs are going to be very hard to come by. These two teams are very evenly matched, and I think it’s going to be home field advantage that wins the day, but only just.

San Francisco Giants 2 New York Mets 3