Major League Baseball: NL Wild Card SF vs. NYM
Starting Pitchers: SF- Bumgarner (15-9, 2.78 ERA) LHP NYM- Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60 ERA) RHP
San Francisco Giants (87-75, 42-39 away) at New York Mets (87-75, 44-37 home)
October 5, 2016- 8:00 PM ET (TV ESPN) Citi Field, New York, NY
All to familiar with getting in as a wild card and winning it all, the San Francisco Giants will once again look for history to repeat itself when they take to the diamond at Citi Field in the Big Apple on Wednesday night when they take on the New York Mets in a prime-time matchup that has the following betting lines;
Best Giants Lines: MyBookie ML (-110) +1.5
Best Mets Lines: 5Dimes ML (-102) -1.5
Over/Under: BetOnline 6.0
With the American League taking center stage on Tuesday night, it will now be the NL’s turn to grab the spotlight as the Giants and Mets will do battle in a one-game Wild Card playoff that will has the makings of a marquee pitching matchup between Madison Bumgarner of San Francisco and Noah Syndergaard of New York.
With the one-game “do-or-die” showdown in New York, this is one long trip the Giants don’t mind making as they will set out to capture yet another World Series title entering in as the Wild Card. Of course, with the Mets making the Fall Classic last year as the National League Champions, they will want to make a return visit of their own,
For San Francisco, it was a tale of two seasons as they appeared to be unstoppable the first half of the season leading into the All-Star break with the league’s best record, but the second half saw a team spiraling out of control only to sneak in the final weekend of the season thanks to the Los Angeles Dodgers inability to win in San Francisco. The Giants will take it as the post season means any team can win it all.
The left-hand throwing ace of the staff in Bumgarner will take to the bump with his 15-9, 2.78 ERA.
New York earned their chance to be in this one with seven wins over their final 10 games overcoming season long injuries with a combination of arms and bats coming together when it mattered most.
A pitching team first, the Mets will hand the ball to the hard-throwing right-handed Syndergaard and his 14-9 mark with a 2.60 ERA.
On the road, the Giants are 9-3 in their last 12 playoff games and will be aiming to steal another and move on. The former WS MVP Bumgarner has the experience to help guide his team to a win, but backing the home team behind Syndergaard, 5Dimes is favoring NYM (-102 ML) over SF with an over/under of 6.0 total game runs scored; a number I will play as I will favor the UNDER of 6.0 total game runs scored as my betting pick feeling runs on both sides will be at a premium.