An interleague series finale is set for Sunday night when the Cleveland Guardians (20-24, 11-12 away) visit the New York Mets (22-23, 10-9 home). These teams will be playing a doubleheader and Sunday Night Baseball may be the game to determine the series. Below is my MLB pick for the Cleveland Guardians vs New York Mets.

Cleveland Guardians vs New York Mets Betting Pick

The Pick: New York Mets -147

This game will be played at Citi Field at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Why Bet the New York Mets:

✅ New York has been playing better of late having won four of their last six games played.

✅ At home, the Mets have won five straight games against the Guardians.

✅ Cleveland has lost five of their last six road games overall.

Cleveland Guardians Hoping to Win the Series

Cleveland enters Sunday’s doubleheader in a bit of a slump. The Guardians have lost three of their last four games and now find themselves in third place and four games back of first in the American League Central. This series got started Friday night with a 10-9 Mets win in 10 innings.

Shane Bieber will be making his 10th start of the season and he will look to build on his 3.20 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 56.1 innings pitched.

Josh Naylor has been the catalyst at the plate as he leads Cleveland with seven home runs and 31 RBIs. Jose Ramirez is batting a team high .279.

The New York Mets Going for a Winning Streak

New York has been stuck in the same gear all season, but they will hope their recent play is a sign of the times to come. The Mets finished their series against the Rays with two wins, to take the series win, and then started this weekend series with a win Friday night. New York will hope to sweep this Sunday doubleheader and extend their win streak to five games.

Justin Verlander is set to take the mound for the fourth time this season and he will need to improve on his 4.76 ERA and 1.18 WHIP in 17.0 innings pitched.

Pete Alonso is mashing this season as he leads the Mets with 17 home runs and 41 RBIs. Brandon Nimmo is batting a team high .295 on the year.