Mets vs. Guardians MLB Best Bet: Cleveland Breaks Skid Against New Yorkers

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MLB Pick: Cleveland ML (-122) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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The NL East has already settled into a 2-team race, but the three teams bringing up the rear of the division are in action on Monday’s MLB betting card and looking to close the gap. That includes the Mets, who open a series in Cleveland, where the Guardians are small favorites on the MLB odds available at the top sportsbooks.

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New York Mets vs. Cleveland Guardians

Monday, May 20, 2024 – 06:10 PM ET at Progressive Field

New York’s injury list is shortened Monday when Tylor Megill (0-1, 2.25) returns to the mound against Cleveland’s Ben Lively (2-2, 3.06). Bookmaker lists Cleveland -125 with 8½ for the scoreboard target.

How Short is Megill’s Leash on Monday?

A shoulder boo-boo shelved Megill after his first and only start of the season back on Opening Weekend. He was pulled after just 62 pitches during a rehab start last week and is unlikely to go more than 70-75 tosses Monday night.

If the pattern holds, Cleveland is due a loss when Lively takes the hill after the club split his first 6 starts. The former UCF star has received all of 5 runs of support in the 3 losing assignments and is making his first start against the Mets since April 2018.

NY Swept Season Series a Year Ago

New York has beaten Cleveland 7-straight, a streak that dates back to 2016, with the last 6 matchups taking place in Queens. In their sweep last season, the Mets cashed each game as medium chalk on the MLB odds, while totals ran 2-1 O/U.

Cleveland’s tough to beat at home, and New York’s bullpen is worn out from the weekend on what will be a short night for Megill. Back the Tribe.

MLB Pick: Cleveland ML (-122) at BetOnline

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