Cleveland Guardians vs New York Mets Game 1 5-21-2023

Cleveland Guardians vs New York Mets Game 1 5/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Cleveland Guardians vs New York Mets Game 1 5/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Cleveland Guardians and the New York Mets will square off in a make-up game of a lnter-League three-game series at Citi Field in Flushing Queens, NY, on Sunday afternoon.


Cleveland is 20-24 overall, 11-12 when playing away from home, and placed third in the AL Central with four games behind Minnesota in the first place while posting a -32 run difference for the season.


The Guardians finished seven innings at 7-all but came short in the 10th frame, scoring only two runs while yielding three runs to the Mets, resulting in a 9-10 road loss in game 1 of the series.


SP Cal Quantrill allowed three runs on six hits through 5.2 innings pitched in his start, while Emmanuel Clase took the loss for Cleveland after giving away three runs on four hits while striking out two batters in relief.


Right-handed Pitcher Tanner Bibee will be starting for the Guardians in game 1 of a doubleheader match versus the Mets on Sunday afternoon.


The righty starter is 1-1 on the season with a 3.22 ERA, 1.03 WHlP, and 22 strikeouts, conceding 19 hits, four free bases, and one homer in 22.1 innings of work.


Bibee led Cleveland in a 4-3 home victory over the LA Angels after allowing just one earned run but struck out seven batters with a solid 0.26 WHlP in his recent start on May 14, 2023. 


Cleveland has a slugging % of .344 and has struck out 322 times while being walked on 149 occasions. They have tallied 146 runs batted in and 337 hits throughout the season, while their average at the plate sits at .230.


The Guardians have hit 72 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 26 balls out of the park.


They have notched 159 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .304. As a unit, the Cleveland Guardians earn 3.6 runs per game, 28th in MLB.


The Guardians hold a team earned run average of 3.91 on the campaign (9th in the league), and their staff has struck out 333 hitters.


Guardians pitchers have allowed 46 long balls and 191 runs in total (13th in the league). They have walked 118 opposing players, and their FIP is 4.13 as a team this year.


Cleveland has allowed 389 base hits (8.9 per 9 innings) in addition to 172 earned runs. Their strikeout-to-walk ratio sits at 2.82, and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.28.


The totals went UNDER in 13 of the Guardians’ last 20 outings, while Cleveland is 0-5 SU in their last five matches against the NY Mets.


The Cleveland Guardians are 1-5 straight up in their last six road games, while the Guardians are 0-5 SU in their previous five contests when playing on the road versus the Mets. 


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Cleveland Guardians vs New York Mets Game 1 Predictions 5/21/2023


The New York Mets will stay home after postponing the second installment of a three-game series and will host the afternoon edition of a doubleheader facing Cleveland on Sunday.


The NY Mets split their last 46 games overall, won 10 of the previous 19 home matches, and placed third in the NL East with 5.5 games behind Atlanta in the first place while posting a run-difference of -16 for the year.


The Mets enter this doubleheader riding on a three-game winning streak, including a slim one-run victory over the Guardians in the series opener on Friday.


SP Carlos Carrasco stepped on the mound for a start for the NY Mets, allowing five runs on five hits through five innings of work, leading to no decision.


Reliever Drew Smith conceded only two runs on one hit in the final frame to earn the victory for the Mets. 


The New York Mets will send righty Max Scherzer to the pitcher’s rubber to start game 1 of a doubleheader against Cleveland on Sunday afternoon.


The right-handed starter is 3-2 on the year with an ERA of 4.88, a WHlP at 1.30, and has retired 26 hitters in his starts while yielding 24 hits, 12 free bases, and six home runs in pitching for 27.2 frames this season.


Scherzer (5 lP) has given away only one earned run with six strikeouts and a strong 0.80 WHlP in an 8-2 road triumph over Washington on May 14, 2023.


The New York pitching staff has relinquished 216 runs this year while having a team ERA of 4.78 (212 earned runs conceded).


They have given up 63 dingers and surrendered 4.87 runs per 9 innings (20th in the league). The Mets have a team WHIP of 1.368 and a FIP of 4.95 as a team on the year.


Their strikeout-to-walk ratio is 8.60 (382 strikeouts vs. 174 walks). They are currently ranked 16th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 372.


The totals went OVER in 5 of the NY Mets’ last six contests, while the Mets are 4-2 SU in their last six games played.


The totals went OVER in 13 of the New York Mets’ last 18 outings versus Cleveland and also went OVER in 4 of the Mets’ last five home matches.


Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Mets. The MLB Pick for this contest is New York -150. The Mets have been organized recently, winning their last three matches, including the series opener on Friday.


The NY Mets are sending a better thrower on the mound in game 1 of a doubleheader in Max Scherzer leading his team in an 8-2 win over Washington after allowing just one earned run in his recent start.


Look for the Mets to dominate this match-up at home on Sunday. The prediction: New York Mets will win 6-1.   


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Cleveland Guardians vs New York Mets Game 1 5/21/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 1:40 PM ET


Location: Citi Field in Queens, New York


Date: Saturday, May 20, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: New York Mets -150


MLB Totals: 8.0


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