Guardians vs Mets Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/20

Guardians vs Mets Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/20

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MLB Preview and Prediction: New York Mets vs. Cleveland Guardians

Get ready for an exciting matchup as the New York Mets take on the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field. This game promises to be a tight contest, but the Guardians' strong home performance gives them the edge.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 20, 2024
  • Time: 3:10 PM
  • Location: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Line: CLE -130
  • Over/Under: 8.5

 

Team Breakdown:

New York Mets:

The Mets have had a challenging season with a 21-25 record, and they have struggled on the road with an 11-11 record. They face a tough opponent in the Guardians, especially given their recent form.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Pete Alonso (10 HR)
  • Batting Average: Starling Marte (.265 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Brandon Nimmo (29 RBI)

Tylor Megill will be on the mound for the Mets. Although he has a solid 2.25 ERA, his limited innings and relatively high WHIP of 1.50 could be concerning against a potent Guardians lineup.

 

Cleveland Guardians:

The Guardians have been impressive this season, particularly at home with a 15-6 record. They have a balanced attack and reliable pitching, making them a formidable opponent.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Josh Naylor (12 HR)
  • Batting Average: Steven Kwan (.353 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Jose Ramirez (41 RBI)

Ben Lively will start for the Guardians, bringing a respectable 3.06 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. His consistent performance adds to the Guardians' strong defensive capabilities.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
NYM (21-25) +110 o8.5 (-115) +1.5 (-190)
CLE (30-17) -130 u8.5 (-105) -1.5 (+160)

 

Prediction:

In this matchup, we predict that the Cleveland Guardians will secure a victory. Here's why:

The Guardians have been dominant at home with a 15-6 record, showcasing their ability to leverage home-field advantage effectively. Ben Lively's consistent pitching adds to their strong defensive setup, and the team's balanced offense led by Steven Kwan and Jose Ramirez provides ample run support.

On the other hand, the Mets have struggled recently, particularly on the road, and Tylor Megill's limited experience this season could be a liability against the Guardians' potent lineup.

Pick: Cleveland Guardians Moneyline (-130)

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