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Padres vs Mets Prediction, Odds, Betting Trends & Probable Pitchers for NL Wild Card Game 3 MLB Playoffs (Oct 9)

Tyler Maher
Padres vs Mets predictions, odds and betting trends for Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Series.
Padres vs Mets predictions, odds and betting trends for Game 3 of the NL Wild Card Series. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Padres vs Mets Game 3 Info

2022 MLB Playoffs — NL Wild Card Game 3 (Series Tied 1-1)
No. 5 San Diego Padres vs. No. 4 New York Mets
Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022
Time: 7:07 p.m. ET
Venue: Citi Field — Queens, NY
Coverage: ESPN

After getting blown out in Game 1, the New York Mets rallied to beat the San Diego Padres in Game 2 and stave off elimination. New York will host San Diego again tonight in a win-or-go-home match for both teams.

Can the Padres win and add to Mets fans' misery? Or will New York complete its comeback with a decisive Game 3 victory?

Padres vs Mets Odds & Spread

All MLB Postseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: SD: (+124) | NYM: (-146)
Spread: SD: +1.5 (-192) | NYM: -1.5 (+158)
Total: 6.5 — Over: (-120) | Under: (-102)

The Mets are favored on the moneyline and the spread, as they've been for every game of this series. They are listed at -146 moneyline odds with +158 odds to cover the 1.5-run spread. The over/under on this matchup is 6.5 runs, which seems low considering that both games in this series have produced at least 8 runs.

Padres vs Mets Prediction & Pick

New York was the only Wild Card team to avoid getting swept on Saturday, earning its first postseason win since 2015 with a 7-3 victory over San Diego.

Both games have been lopsided affairs thus far, with the Padres taking Game 1 by a 7-1 score. With the pressure on both teams, I think we see a close, low-scoring affair in Game 3. The Padres have the edge in the pitching matchup, but the Mets have the better lineup and should scratch out just enough runs to prevail.

Final Score Prediction: Mets: 4 | Padres: 3

Padres vs Mets Probable Starting Pitchers

The matchup on the mound for this contest is set with All-Star Joe Musgrove (10-7, 2.93 ERA) going up against Chris Bassitt (15-9, 3.42 ERA), who's been a rock for New York this year.

Padres vs Mets Betting Trends

- San Diego is 6-2 straight up in its last eight road games.
- The Mets are 2-4 straight up in their last six home games against San Diego.
- The total has hit the over in six of San Diego's last eight games played in October.
- The total has hit the over in 11 of the Mets' last 13 games.

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