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Padres vs Mets Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for NL Wild Card Game 2 MLB Playoffs (Oct 8)

Devon Platana
San Diego Padres vs New York Mets prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NL Wild Card Game 2 in MLB Playoffs.
San Diego Padres vs New York Mets prediction, odds, betting trends and probable pitchers for NL Wild Card Game 2 in MLB Playoffs. / (AP Photo/Jessie Alcheh)
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Padres vs Mets Game 2 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — NL Wild Card Game 2 (SD Leads 1-0)
No. 5 San Diego Padres vs. No. 4 New York Mets
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2022
Time: 7:37 p.m. ET
Venue: Citi Field — Queens, NY
Coverage: ESPN

The NL Wild Card round of the 2022 MLB Playoffs continues with Game 2 of the San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets series. Game 1 was an ugly one for Mets fans as the home team lost, 7-1, to the Padres after New York starter Max Scherzer gave up seven runs over 4.2 innings.

Can the Padres win on Saturday to advance to the NL Division Series for just the second time since 2007? Or will the Mets put their recent struggles behind them to rally and force Game 3 on Sunday?

Padres vs Mets Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: SD: (+150) | NYM: (-178)
Spread: SD: +1.5 (-160) | NYM: -1.5 (+132)
Total: 5.5 — Over: (-112) | Under: (-108)

The Mets enter this contest as a solid home favorite on the moneyline and spread. They are listed at -178 moneyline odds with +132 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup features a low 5.5 runs, notably because the strength of the starting pitchers for each side.

Padres vs Mets Prediction & Pick

The Mets hoped that their late-season collapse would be a distant memory once the playoffs began. Spoiler alert: it wasn't. Now, New York turns to Jacob deGrom to save their postseason hopes and while the two-time Cy Young winner has proven himself in the past, he's struggled lately.

deGrom is 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA in his last four starts, having not won a game since Sept. 7. Regardless of his past accomplishments, I don't like his recent struggles combined with the Padres' offensive firepower shown in Game 1. As great as deGrom can be, the Mets have been playing on borrowed time for a while now and I expect this to be their last game until 2023.

Final Score Prediction: Padres: 5 | Mets: 3

Padres vs Mets Probable Starting Pitchers

The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with the San Diego Padres looking to Blake Snell (8-10, 3.38 ERA) and Jacob deGrom (5-4, 3.08 ERA) taking the ball for the New York Mets.

Padres vs Mets Betting Trends

- San Diego is 6-1 straight up in its last seven road games.
- The Mets are 1-4 straight up in their last five home games against San Diego.
- The total has hit the over in five of San Diego's last seven games played in October.
- The total has hit the over in 10 of the Mets' last 12 games.

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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