New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres – MLB – NL Wild Card Series Game 1 Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The New York Mets take on the San Diego Padres to begin the NL Wild Card Series at Citi Field, Friday at 8:07 PM ET.

The Padres are an underdog away (+126) versus the Mets (-149). The New York Mets will hand the ball to Max Scherzer (11-5, 2.29 ERA), who is looking for win No. 12 on the season, and the Padres will counter with Yu Darvish (16-8, 3.10 ERA). The matchup has an over/under of 6 total runs.

Mets vs. Padres Predictions

Mets vs. Padres Betting Odds

Mets vs Padres Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Mets -149 +126 6 -119 -101 -1.5 +164 -197

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Mets vs. Padres Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • New York went 5-4 across the nine games it was a moneyline favorite in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups — all had a set run total — the Mets and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total seven times.
  • New York’s ATS record is 4-6-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • San Diego has been the underdog twice in the last 10 games and lost both contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Padres and their opponents have combined to hit the over four times.
  • San Diego has a record of 5-5-0 ATS over its last 10 games.

Mets vs. Padres Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Max Scherzer

  • The Mets have gone 12-11-0 ATS in Scherzer’s 23 starts with a set spread.
  • The Mets have been favored on the moneyline in 22 of Scherzer’s starts this season, and they went 13-9 in those games.
  • Scherzer’s team has a 14-9 record in his starts this season.
  • Scherzer’s starts hit the over on the run total 11 times in 24 games with a set total this season.

Projected starter: Yu Darvish

  • When Darvish starts, his team is 15-15-0 against the spread this season.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, San Diego has a record of 5-4 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.
  • In games Darvish has started, his team is 18-12.
  • Games started by Darvish have an 10-19-1 record at hitting the over this season.

Mets Batting Leaders

  • Pete Alonso paces the Mets with 40 home runs and 131 runs batted in.
  • Alonso ranks third in home runs and first in RBI among all batters in MLB play.
  • Alonso has safely hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is batting .400 with four walks.
  • Francisco Lindor is batting .270 with 25 doubles, five triples, 26 home runs and 59 walks.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Lindor ranks 39th in homers and fifth in RBI.
  • Lindor has safely hit in two straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .200 with a double, a home run and four RBI.
  • Brandon Nimmo is batting .274 with 30 doubles, seven triples, 16 home runs and 71 walks.
  • Nimmo has safely hit in five straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .500 with two doubles, two home runs, a walk and six RBI.
  • Jeff McNeil has a club-best .326 batting average.
  • McNeil has hit safely in 10 straight games. In his last nine games he is batting .447 with a double, two home runs, three walks and three RBI.

Padres Batting Leaders

  • Manny Machado leads San Diego in batting average (.298), home runs (32) and runs batted in (102) this season.
  • Among all hitters in the big leagues, Machado’s home run total is 15th, and his RBI total is ninth.
  • Machado brings a two-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .316 with a double, a home run and two RBI.
  • Juan Soto has collected 127 hits this season and has an OBP of .401. He’s slugging .452 on the year.
  • Soto ranks 31st in homers and 97th in RBI among all major league hitters this year.
  • Josh Bell is slashing .266/.362/.422 this season for the Padres.
  • Jake Cronenworth has 141 hits and an OBP of .333 to go with a slugging percentage of .394 this season.
  • Cronenworth takes a six-game hitting streak into this game. In his last 10 outings he is batting .297 with four doubles, a triple, a home run, four walks and 11 RBI.

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