Scheduled for a 1:10 PM start on May 22, 2024, at Progressive Field, the New York Mets will square off against the Cleveland Guardians under occasionally cloudy skies, promising an exciting afternoon of baseball.

Jose Quintana will take the hill for the Mets, carrying an ERA of 5.207 into the game, while Triston McKenzie, with his considerably lower ERA of 3.232, will start for the Guardians. In the standing wars, the Mets are currently 12th in the NL East with a record of 21-27, indicating a tough season. They have struggled both at home and away, with a recent downward trend marked by two consecutive losses. However, their performance in daylight games has been slightly better than their showings at night.

Conversely, the Guardians are performing strongly; placed second in the AL Central with a 32-17 record, they boast a division best of 10-5. They come into this match riding a strong five-game winning streak and show a solid balance between their performances at home and on the road. The offensive and defensive balance has allowed them to outscore opponents significantly this season.

Discussing the odds, the Guardians are favored with a PointSpread of -1.5 indicating that they are expected to win by at least two runs. The OverUnder for the game is set at 9.0, suggesting an expectation of about nine runs total between the two teams. For those betting on the teams directly, the Mets come in at +109 and the Guardians at -129, reflecting the Guardians’ perceived stronger chance of securing a win. These odds highlight the Guardians as the presumptive favorites, owing to their superior standing and recent form.