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Rays vs. Guardians odds, line, picks: Proven model reveals MLB picks for Wild Card Matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated its MLB picks today for Friday's Wild Card game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Guardians
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The Tampa Bay Rays (86-76) go on the road to play the Cleveland Guardians (92-70) in Game 1 of their Wild Card Series, with the first pitch set for 12:07 p.m. ET. The Guardians are listed as the -120 favorites (risk $120 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Rays vs. Guardians odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total runs scored is 5.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our MLB odds page).

Before making any Rays vs. Guardians picks, you NEED to check out the MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it entered the final week of the regular season on an 18-8 run on top-rated money-line picks, returning almost $700 for $100 players. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen HUGE returns.

The model knows Cleveland third baseman Jose Ramirez has been outstanding for this club. Ramirez has all the tools needed to thrive on the diamond and it's been on full display. The 30-year-old owns great bat control and plate coverage. The four-time All-Star hit .280 with 29 home runs. He finished the campaign third in the majors in RBI (126). 

The model also knows Tampa Bay third baseman Yandy Diaz is a quality run-producer. Diaz is patient at the plate and won't consistently chase pitches out of the strike zone. The 31-year-old gets hot and rubs off infectious energy to his teammates. Diaz finished the year hitting .296 with nine home runs and 57 RBI.

Now, the model has set its sights on Rays vs. Guardians. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the money line has ALL the value. You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any MLB picks.

So who wins Rays vs. Guardians? And which side of the money line has ALL the value? Join SportsLine here to find out, all from the model that has crushed its top-rated MLB money-line picks!

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