The duel between the New York Mets and the Cleveland Guardians is set for May 21, 2024, at Progressive Field, with the first pitch scheduled for 6:10 PM under expected light rain conditions.

Adrian Houser will take the mound for the New York Mets, entering the game with a 7.439 ERA. His counterpart, Carlos Carrasco of the Cleveland Guardians, brings a 5.162 ERA to the matchup. In the National League East, the Mets find themselves in 12th position with a 21-26 record, depicting a .450 winning percentage, and are 4th in their division with a 5-8 record. They’ve won 3 of their last 10 games and are coming off a recent loss. Meanwhile, the Guardians are in a stronger position in the American League Central, ranking second with a 31-17 record, which gives them a .645 winning percentage and places them at the top of their division with a 10-5 record. They are currently enjoying a four-game win streak.

Turning to the odds, the point spread stands at -1.5 in favor of the Cleveland Guardians, with an over/under of 9.5, hinting at expectations of a high-scoring game. The money line odds are -123 for the Guardians, indicating they are slight favorites at home, while the Mets are at +104, suggesting they are underdogs yet could offer a surprising challenge. These numbers illustrate the perceived closely matched contest and could sway betting decisions slightly towards the Guardians due to their recent winning form and stronger home record.