The New York Mets are set to clash with the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on May 22, 2024. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:10 pm under a sky with broken clouds.

Jose Quintana will lead the charge for the Mets, entering the game with a 5.207 ERA. His counterpart from the Guardians, Triston McKenzie, boasts a more favorable ERA at 3.232. This pitching matchup sets the stage for a compelling contest.

Looking at their standing in the 2024 season, the Mets are currently 12th in the NL East with a 21-27 record, translating to a winning percentage of .440. With a 4th place in their division, their recent form has faltered, evidenced by their current two-game losing streak and just three wins in their last ten games. The Guardians, on the other hand, occupy the 2nd position in the AL Central with a strong 32-17 record, reflecting a .650 winning percentage and leading their division.

From the betting perspective, the odds project a tight game with the Guardians favored slightly at home. The point spread is set at -1.5 in favor of Cleveland with an Over/Under of 9.0 runs. Current money lines see the Guardians at -129 and the Mets at +109, indicating slightly tilted expectations towards a Cleveland victory. Considering the recent performances and standings, bettors should keep an eye on the pitching duel and the Guardians’ strong form.

Despite contrasting recent forms, both teams exhibit strengths and vulnerabilities that could make for an unpredictable and thrilling ballgame.