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Mets vs. Giants NL Wild Card Predictions Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

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In a contest that looked like nobody wished to win, the Mets ended up victorious and will host the Wild Card game despite a decimated rotation and key injuries around the field. On the other side, their competitor is just a Giants’team that has a significant playoff pedigree of late—at the very least in even years—but have backed into the postseason with a dismal second half.

Mets The Mets end the year with a 44-37 home record and will look to leverage that on Wednesday.

New York has played tight games with San Francisco. The two teams are 4-3 head-to-head with the Mets owning the slight advantage, outscoring the Giants 39-35 in the seven games.

San Francisco also doesn’t have the trends going for them. They’ve gone 30-42 in the second half and save for a couple wins to close out the season in October, they’ve not posted a winning record in a month since June.

Sure, their big wins at the end were encouraging, but they came against a Dodgers’ club that was already in the postseason. Their competition on Wednesday will be a far more motivated Mets team.

Both teams have their utmost option on the mound to begin and this will be considered a low scoring affair, at least to the sixth or seventh inning.

In the end, the Giants are on the road and their long streak of sub-par play is concerning. Their history in the postseason causes it to be hard to bet against them, but what made this team successful in years past is missing.

Search for the Mets to take advantage of playing at home and of the Giants’bullpen—even if Bumgarner goes eight. New York is the one that wins this with postseason magic behind Syngergaard and an exceptional back end of the bullpen.

Look for a couple big hits to be the difference in this game and while Buster Posey or Hunter Pence could provide those hits, it’s more likely to come from Cespedes, Cabrera or even Jose Reyes given the more recent history for these two clubs. The Mets’ biggest weakness is depth. That’ll show up in series play, but shouldn’t be too big of an issue in the one-and-done Wild Card game.

MLB Picks – The Best way to go is to take San Francisco Giants at New York Mets under the posted of 6 runs.

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