Padres vs. Mets Betting (July 22) Back New York Over San Diego at Home
Major League Baseball has another slate of exciting games scheduled for Friday, July 22. One matchup that fans are going to want to check out is a San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets collision at Citi Field this evening.
The Padres are searching for momentum as they’ve hit a bit of a slump, going 7-14 in their last 21 games. It’ll be interesting to see if San Diego can get off to a hot start in the club’s first game since the MLB All-Star Game concluded.
Meanwhile, the Mets have won five of their last seven games and hope to increase their NL East lead. New York currently sits 2.5 games ahead of the second-place Atlanta Braves and a win over the Padres would help increase that gap’s size.
Tonight’s pitching matchup is a battle between two pretty big names. On one hand, the Padres are sending in five-time All-Star Yu Darvish to be their starter. On the other, the Mets are countering Darvish with three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer.
Here’s a look at FanDuel Sportsbook’s odds, along with the best bets to make, ahead of today’s Padres vs. Mets matchup.
San Diego Padres vs. New York Mets Betting Odds and Matchup Information
- Matchup: San Diego Padres (52-42, 27-21 road, 2nd in the NL West) vs. New York Mets (58-35, 28-15, 1st in the NL East)
- Venue & Location: Citi Field (Queens, New York)
- Date: Friday, July 22, 2022
- Time: 7:10 p.m. Eastern Time
- How to Watch Today’s Padres vs. Mets Game: MLB.TV, MLB Extra Innings, ESPN3, SportsNet New York
Padres vs. Mets Pitching Matchup
- San Diego Padres: Yu Darvish (2022: 17 starts, 8-4, 3.41 ERA)
- New York Mets: Max Scherzer (2022: 11 starts, 6-1, 2.22 ERA)
Giants vs. Dodgers Odds
- San Diego Padres +158
- New York Mets -188
- OVER 6.5 (-120)
- UNDER 6.5 (-102)
- San Diego Padres +1.5 (-150)
- New York Mets -1.5 (+125)
Can Padres Find Offensive Spark vs. Scherzer?
It’s no secret that the Padres are fortunate to still hold the NL’s second wild card spot after their recent woes. In fact, their skid has led to both the St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies trailing them for their spot by just two games.
If the Padres want to overcome Scherzer and the Mets, they’re going to need to find their offensive spark. San Diego has struggled to consistently produce runs this season, averaging 4.34 runs per game (T-No. 16).
Unfortunately, that number has plummeted to exactly 3.00 runs over their last 17 games. To put that in perspective, only the Miami Marlins (2.47) and Los Angeles Angels (2.82) have averaged fewer runs over that stretch. That just won’t cut it against a Mets team that’s only surrendering 3.58 runs per game — second-best in the National League.