Syndergaard Gets the Ball for Mets vs. Giants in Wild Card Game
- Updated: October 18, 2016
The New York Mets (-104 moneyline) will send Noah Syndergaard to the mound at Citi Field on Wednesday night as they take on the San Francisco Giants (-106 moneyline) in the National League’s Wild Card Game. The game total is set at 6 runs.
Syndergaard dominated the Giants in his most recent start against them in San Francisco on August 21, holding them scoreless on two hits over eight innings of work in a 2-0 New York victory. The righthander, though, lost at home against the Giants back on May 1, surrendering four runs on five hits over 5 2-3 innings that game – which San Francisco won by a 6-1 score.
On the season Syndergaard went 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA, and he’s coming off a win over the Miami Marlins in which he gave up just one run over six innings of work. Overall the righthander has pitched the Mets to wins in five of his eight most recent trips to the mound.
Bumgarner went 15-9 with a 2.74 ERA during the regular season, and he topped the Mets on August 18 when he allowed four runs on six hits over five innings in a 10-7 San Francisco home victory. The lefthander actually faced Syndergaard back on May 1, holding the Mets scoreless on six hits over six innings while fanning seven batters to earn the victory that day.
The Giants are 5-2 in Bumgarner’s seven most recent mound trips dating back to August 28.
New York and San Francisco posted identical 87-75 records on the season, with the Mets earning home-field advantage in the Wild Card Game with their 4-3 mark against the Giants in their seven meetings in 2016. New York won two of three games against San Francisco at home in late April/early May, with the teams splitting four games out west in late August.
NL Pennant Betting Favorites
San Francisco heads into Wednesday’s Wild Card matchup at +650 on the odds to win the NL Pennant, with New York last on those futures at +900. The Chicago Cubs are the +115 favorite on the NL Pennant odds, ahead of the+325 Washington Nationals and the +375 Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs are also the clear +240 favorites on the World Series futures.
*Odds as of October 4, 2016