Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Mets 5-21-23 MLB Odds, Prediction and Analysis

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Mets 5/21/23 – This baseball preview will analyze the matchup between Cleveland Guardians and New York Mets. Both teams will face off at Citi Field, providing an exciting baseball showdown for fans and bettors alike. This analysis will focus on the team’s offensive strengths, starting pitchers, and baseball betting odds. The expected starting pitchers will be Shane Bieber and Justin Verlander. 

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Mets

Date & Time: Sunday, May 21, 2023, at 7:10 PM ET

Location: Citi Field


Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Mets 5/21/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +115

Spread: +1.5 (-204)

Total: 7.5 over (-112)


Moneyline: -147

Spread: -1.5 (+142)

Total: 7.5 under (-125)

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Mets Analysis

Cleveland Guardians‘ offense has shown solid performances throughout the season, boasting a team batting average of 0.230 and producing consistent hits to put runners on base. Their lineup has shown resilience, scoring an average of 159 runs. Although their offense might not be considered the most potent force in their league, their ability to create runs and capitalize on scoring opportunities cannot be overlooked.

Shane Bieber has been instrumental in the Guardians’ success. Bieber has amassed an impressive win-loss record of 3-2 and consistently demonstrated his excellence on the mound. He boasts an outstanding ERA of 3.2 and WHIP of 1.22, demonstrating his success at restricting opponents’ scoring opportunities. Bieber has made nine starts this season and has been consistently effective, pitching 56.1 innings while surrendering 56 hits, 21 runs, and striking out 43 batters. His ability to keep hitters off balance and induce ground balls has been essential in the Guardians’ wins.

Turning our focus towards the New York Mets, their offense has displayed greater output than their opponents. With an overall team batting average of 0.241, they have consistently found ways to find their way on base and put pressure on opposing pitchers. The Mets have had a potent lineup, scoring an average of 200 runs each game and greatly exceeding Guardians’ output. At their disposal are an impressive 51 home runs demonstrating their power-hitting prowess and ability to drive in runs.

Justin Verlander, their ace pitcher for the Mets, boasts an overall win/loss record of 1-2 and brings experience and talent to their squad. Though his ERA stands at 4.76, he has only pitched three starts and 17 innings thus far. Verlander’s 15 strikeouts illustrate his ability to generate swing-and-miss situations, while his command of the mound allows for minimal walks. Verlander’s presence on the mound inspires confidence among Mets fans that victory may come their way.

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Mets Against the Spread

Several key betting trends offer valuable insights into this matchup. The Guardians have seen the under-hit in various scenarios, such as during the third game of a series and in Bieber’s road starts with a total set at 6.5 or lower. Additionally, the Guardians have excelled in high-scoring games, winning their last five matches with a total set at 11.0 or higher. On the other hand, the Mets have performed well in interleague home games against right-handed starters, winning their last five such matchups. The over has been successful in their games with a total set at 6.5 or lower, while the under has prevailed in contests with a total set at 11.0 or higher.

Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Mets Free Pick

Though the Guardians have shown resilience and consistency in creating scoring opportunities, their offensive output may not be enough to compete against the Mets’ stronger lineup. But Shane Bieber has been highly effective for them – boasting an impressive ERA and WHIP that could keep things close in this matchup.

Moneyline: Guardians +115

We recommend betting on the Cleveland Guardians as an underdog pick. Their recent performances and Shane Bieber’s strong presence make them an appealing underdog option.

Spread: Mets -1.5 (+142)

This could be an attractive bet as the Mets hold an attractive -1.5 (+142) spread advantage, with attractive odds attached. Their more potent offense has produced a higher team batting average and scoring output than the Guardians.

Total: 7.5 under (-125)

It may seem wise to select under 7.5 runs as an ideal wager given statistical trends and pitching talent on both teams, and this bet provides an opportunity to profit from lower-scoring games. 

Prediction: 5-3 New York Mets win.

As the Cleveland Guardians and New York Mets come together at Citi Field for an epic MLB battle, fans should prepare themselves for an engaging experience. With their respective baseball betting lines, offensive strengths, and starting pitchers, the Guardians and Mets look set for an entertaining matchup. Bettors looking to support the Mets can utilize our predicted score to explore various bets.