Set your alarms for a daytime MLB showdown on May 22, 2024, as the New York Mets clash with the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field, starting at 1:10 PM. The skies over the field are expected to be partly cloudy.

Veteran left-hander Jose Quintana will step up to the pitcher’s mound for the Mets, carrying a current ERA of 5.207. His counterpart from the Guardians, Triston McKenzie, brings a more favorable ERA of 3.232 to the game. The Mets’ struggle is visible in the 2024 NL East Division standings, with a 12th-place spot and a 21-27 record. Despite recent setbacks, including a two-game losing streak, they hope to turn the tide on the road where they’ve performed almost equally to their home games (11-13 on the road).

On the other side, the Guardians hold a strong position in the AL Central, ranking second with a 32-17 record and leading their division. Riding a five-game winning streak, they boast a significant home field advantage this season with a 17-6 record.

For those interested in the betting aspect, the game holds intriguing options. The point spread sits at -1.5 in favor of the Guardians, emphasizing their recent performance edge. The total over/under is set at 9.0, suggesting expectations of moderate scoring. The betting lines show the Guardians favored at -129, reflecting their current hot streak and home advantage, while the Mets are at +109, indicating a slight underdog status. This sets the stage for a potentially thrilling encounter, with the odds highlighting the Guardians’ better form but also hinting at an unpredictable battle.