Cleveland Indians vs. New York Mets Matchup

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Francisco Lindor and the Cleveland Indians are making a road trip to Citi Field to play the New York Mets. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET and SportsNet New York will be airing this interleague showdown.

Cleveland Indians at New York Mets Odds

Las Vegas has New York (+145) as the underdog to Cleveland (-155). You can play matchup’s total with current odds posted at +115 for over 8.5 runs and -135 for under 8.5. There’s a runline of Indians -1.5 (-110) and Mets +1.5 (-110) for this matchup.

The Indians are 74-51 SU and are 68-57 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 6.1 units for moneyline bettors and 10.8 units ATS. The Mets, on the other hand, are 64-60 SU and 64-60 ATS. The team’s lost 5.2 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 4.3 units ATS.

Mets games have a 64-48-12 over/under record in 2019. Cleveland has been a good under bet with a total record of 55-66-4.

Shane Bieber will get the nod for the visiting Indians. The right-handed Bieber is 12-5 with a 3.27 ERA and 200 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Mets this year and did not record a start against them in 2018, either.

The Mets are going with lefty Steven Matz (7-7, 4.33 ERA), who has 109 punchouts and 35 walks to his name as well as a WHIP of 1.35. Matz did not register a start against the Indians in 2018.

Cleveland’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game and its starters own a 3.89 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 9.67 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.37, along with a K-per-9 of 9.11.

The Indians offense has slashed .252/.327/.437 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game in 2019, including 6.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 7.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Cleveland’s hitters have been led by shortstop Francisco Lindor and first baseman Carlos Santana, who collectively have blasted 50 home runs. Lindor is slashing .299/.354/.518 with 21 home runs, 53 RBIs, 73 runs and 18 stolen bases, while Santana is hitting .292 with 29 homers, 78 RBIs and 89 runs scored.

For the home team, New York’s pitchers have yielded 4.7 runs per game overall this season. Its starters have an ERA of 3.98, a WHIP of 1.25 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 9.1. The bullpen has a 5.21 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 9.3 K/9.

The New York offense has put up 4.9 runs per contest, including 5.5 per game over its last 10 games and 6.0 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .365/.419/.505 over its last five matchups and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

The Mets’ batters have been led by shortstop Amed Rosario and outfielder Jeff McNeil. Rosario is slashing .291/.329/.452 with 12 home runs, 53 RBIs, 60 runs and 15 stolen bases, and McNeil’s line is .332/.400/.529 with 15 homers, 55 RBIs and 67 runs.

Indians at Mets Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Indians, ATS Winner – Indians, O/U – OVER

Betting Notes

  • Cleveland has recorded 23 extra-base hits over its last five contests. New York has 16 XBH over its last five.
  • Cleveland has recorded 27.1 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 28.2 over its last five.
  • The Indians have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games, including 12 over their last five.
  • The Indians have an OPS of .764 this season, including an OPS of .736 when facing left-handed pitchers. The Mets’ OPS sits at .770 overall and .795 against southpaws.