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There is nothing like postseason baseball. The Guardians take on the Rays this afternoon for game 1 of the AL Wild Card. Josh Gayle breaks it all down.

Cleveland Guardians vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, Pick, Odds: Taking Advantage of a Pitcher's Duel

Postseason baseball is still NRSI eligible.

Guardians vs Rays Start Time and Where to Watch

  • Date: October 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 12:07 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN

Guardians vs Rays Odds

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Cleveland Guardians vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

1u - CLE/TB No Runs 2nd Inning / TB u5.5 Team Total (-135) (Bet $135 to win $100)

*Odds available at DraftKings at time of publishing*

This is an early start. Be ready to watch some noon baseball on the east coast and if you’re in the Pacific area then some amazing 9:00 am baseball with your breakfast. Tomorrow debuts the playoffs wild card games and we have a great pitcher's duel here between Shane Bieber and Shane McClanahan. This game has the lowest total I’ve seen all year with just a six-run total so it feels like a killer spot to ride with the NRSI and get back on track with those after losing two straight before previously winning 16 straight.

Cleveland Guardians vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

Bieber owns the Rays, in 57 at-bats he has allowed only five RBIs against these bats. Bieber will be who we rely on to keep Tampa Bay at five runs or less which should be the case especially because the Rays would have hit the total for the game on their own to ruin our juice reducer. Bieber is such a great pitcher and I’m just not intimidated by these Tampa Bay bats.

On the other side is Shane McClanahan, Tampa has a Shane of their own and he is just an absolute stud. The guy had a 2.54 ERA this year and is even better on the road with a 2.08 ERA. He will avoid JRam which bodes well for us and should have favorable matchups for the three outs we need from him. If you ever see a game with a six-run total you need to bet the NRSI if it makes sense, it definitely does here.

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Josh has a knack for picking winning bets, and he specializes in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. As a lifelong Detroit sports fan, he has plenty of time on his hands during playoff season. You can follow him on Twitter at @ThatGuyBets.


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