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Bumgarner Really Shines With Everything on the Line

It won’t be easy for the Mets and Giants to top the barnburner that was the AL wild-card game last night, but they’ll give it their best shot as they send Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 2.74 ERA) and Noah Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60 ERA) to the mound to decide who will face the 103-win Cubs in the NLDS.

  • The Mets are 0-5 on both the RL and ML in their last 5 games with a closing total of 6.0 or less.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Giants' last 5 games on the road against the Mets.
  • The Giants are 5-0 in their last 5 games on the road after a loss on the road.

Mad Bum has been handed the task of keeping the Giants’ season alive, as these types of situations have been where the San Fran ace has really earned his keep. In the 2014 postseason, when Bumgarner was named World Series MVP, he compiled a 1.03 ERA and 0.65 WHIP in 52.2 innings pitched and even had the World Series-clinching save. In his two starts against the Mets this season, he owns a 3.27 ERA and 2-0 record.

Noah Syndergaard, alias Thor, has limited playoff experience but he has hurled well enough to earn a 2-1 record in three postseason starts with an ERA of 3.32. Syndy was very effective against the Giants this season and will hope tonight to bring the stuff that, when at its peak, is borderline unhittable.  

These teams will be meeting tonight for the eighth time this season, with the boys from the Big Apple owning the 4-3 advantage. As is often said, though, in a one-game playoff, you can pretty much throw stats out the window.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -117 for the New York Mets in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 6.5 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Giants to win this game 5.7-3.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs New York Mets Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Mets bring a 87-75 record to the battle against the 87-75 Giants. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs San Francisco injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the New York Mets at No. 2 and the San Francisco Giants at No. 10 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, New York owns the No. 26 ranking for hits at 8.29 per game. By contrast, the San Francisco Giants are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.86 per game.

Defensively, San Francisco features the No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.01 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 4.19 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants grabbed a win last time out, defeating Kenta Maeda and the Dodgers 7-1 on Sunday at AT&T Park.

New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 5-2 on Sunday behind a start from Jerad Eickhoff at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 6 games
  • San Francisco is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Mets is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games
  • NY Mets is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home

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