San Diego Padres at New York Mets - 10/9/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Mets (102-62) vs San Diego Padres (90-74)

Game Info: Sunday, October 9, 2022 at 7:07 pm (Citi Field)

Chris Bassitt (15-9) (3.42) vs Joe Musgrove (10-7) (2.93)

Betting Odds: New York Mets -128 / San Diego Padres +118 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The San Diego Padres will play the New York Mets in Game 3 of the NL Wild Card on Sunday night at Citi Field. The series is tied 1-1 and the winner of this game will advance.

The San Diego Padres were 89-73 during the regular season and have won three of their last five games. San Diego won Game 1 of this series by a score of 7-1 on Friday. The San Diego pitching staff has a 4.24 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP, and a .250 opponent batting average this postseason. The Padres' offense has scored 10 runs with a .212 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Trent Grisham is batting .333 with two home runs and two RBI’s for the Padres in this series. The projected starter for San Diego is Joe Musgrove, who was 10-7 with a 2.93 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP over 181 innings pitched in the regular season.

The New York Mets were 101-61 during the regular season and have won four of their last five games. New York won Game 2 of this series by a score of 7-3 on Saturday night. The New York pitching staff has a 5.00 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a .212 opponent batting average. The Mets offense has scored eight runs with a .250 batting average and a .364 on base percentage this year. Eduardo Escobar is batting .500 with one home run and two RBI’s for the Mets in this series. The projected starter for New York is Chris Bassitt, who was 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 181.2 innings pitched this season.

San Diego is 6-2 in their last 8 road games and 4-11 in their last 15 playoff games. The over is 5-0 in San Diego’s last 5 games. New York is 8-3 in their last 11 Sunday games and 1-4 in their last 5 playoff games. The over is 8-1 in New York’s last 9 playoff games. San Diego is 5-2 in these two team's last 7 head-to-head meetings.

This has been a very entertaining series that will come down to Game 3 to see who will advance to play the Dodgers. San Diego had the tying run at the plate in the ninth inning on Saturday, but he grounded out to end the game. This series has had more runs than people thought there would be, and I think we will have another high-scoring game here. I am taking the over.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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