Cleveland Guardians vs. Tampa Bay Rays – MLB – AL Wild Card Series Game 1 Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Cleveland Guardians will host the Tampa Bay Rays in the opening game of the AL Wild Card Series at 12:07 PM ET on Friday.

The favored Guardians (-125 on the moneyline) take the field at home against the Rays (+105). The Guardians will start Shane Bieber (13-8) against the Rays and Shane McClanahan (12-8).

Guardians vs. Rays Predictions

Guardians vs. Rays Betting Odds

Guardians vs Rays Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Guardians -125 +105

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Guardians vs. Rays Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Cleveland has a 6-3 record from the nine games it was favored on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups (all had set totals), the Guardians combined with their opponents to go over the total eight times.
  • Cleveland’s ATS record is 6-4-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Tampa Bay has played as the underdog in six of its past 10 games and has won two of those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Rays and their opponents are 4-6-0 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Over its last 10 games, Tampa Bay is 4-6-0 against the spread.

Guardians vs. Rays Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Shane Bieber

  • The Guardians have gone 19-12-0 against the spread when Bieber starts.
  • The Guardians have a 16-7 record in Bieber’s 23 starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.
  • Bieber’s team has won 20 of his 31 starts.
  • Bieber has had 31 starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and 12 of those outings finished over the total.

Projected starter: Shane McClanahan

  • McClanahan and his team have a record of 14-15-0 against the spread when he starts.
  • His team has been victorious in 50% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 3-3.
  • McClanahan’s team has won 16 of his 29 starts this season.
  • In McClanahan’s 29 starts with a total, the teams have hit the over 12 times.

Guardians Batting Leaders

  • Jose Ramirez has put up a team-best 29 home runs and 126 runs batted in.
  • In MLB, Ramirez ranks 24th in homers and third in RBI.
  • Ramirez enters this game on a five-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .429 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and seven RBI.
  • Steven Kwan has a club-leading .298 batting average.
  • Kwan ranks 267th in homers and 136th in RBI this year.
  • Amed Rosario is hitting .283 with 26 doubles, nine triples, 11 home runs and 25 walks.
  • Rosario has hit safely in three straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .300 with an RBI.
  • Andres Gimenez is hitting .295 with 26 doubles, three triples, 17 home runs and 34 walks.

Rays Batting Leaders

  • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay with a .296 batting average. He’s also hit nine homers and has 57 RBI.
  • Diaz is 203rd in homers and 117th in RBI among all hitters in the big leagues.
  • Randy Arozarena leads Tampa Bay in home runs with 20 and runs batted in with 89.
  • Arozarena ranks 64th overall in homers and 24th in RBI this season.
  • Harold Ramirez has collected 121 base hits, an OBP of .343 and a slugging percentage of .404 this season.
  • Isaac Paredes is slugging .435 this season, with a team-best 20 homers while driving in 45 runs.

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