Friday's game that pits the Tampa Bay Rays (82-52) against the Cleveland Guardians (64-70) at Progressive Field is expected to be a competitive matchup based on our computer prediction, which projects a final score of 6-4 in favor of the Rays. Game time is at 7:10 PM ET on September 1.

The Rays will give the nod to Tyler Glasnow (7-4, 3.12 ERA), who is eyeing win No. 8 on the season, and the Guardians will counter with Cal Quantrill (2-6, 6.45 ERA).

Rays vs. Guardians Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, September 1, 2023 at 7:10 PM ET
  • Where: Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio
  • How to Watch on TV: Apple TV+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Rays vs. Guardians Score Prediction

Our pick for this matchup is Rays 6, Guardians 5.

Total Prediction for Rays vs. Guardians

  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs

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Rays Performance Insights

  • The Rays have played as the favorite in nine of their past 10 games and have won seven of those contests.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Tampa Bay and its opponents have combined to hit the over seven times.
  • The Rays did not cover its most recent game with a spread.
  • The Rays have been favorites in 107 games this season and won 71 (66.4%) of those contests.
  • Tampa Bay has entered 41 games this season favored by -185 or more and is 32-9 in those contests.
  • The implied probability of a win from the Rays, based on the moneyline, is 64.9%.
  • Tampa Bay is among the highest-scoring teams in the majors, ranking fourth with 718 total runs this season.
  • The Rays' 3.82 team ERA ranks third across all MLB pitching staffs.

Guardians Performance Insights

  • In nine games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Guardians have a record of 5-4.
  • When it comes to the total, Cleveland and its foes are 5-5-0 in its previous 10 contests.
  • The Guardians' previous 10 matchups have not had a spread posted by sportsbooks.
  • The Guardians have been chosen as underdogs in 62 games this year and have walked away with the win 26 times (41.9%) in those games.
  • This season, Cleveland has been victorious two times in five chances when named as an underdog of at least +150 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Guardians have a 40% chance of pulling out a win.
  • Cleveland is the fifth-lowest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.1 runs per game (545 total).
  • The Guardians have the fifth-best ERA (3.87) in the majors this season.

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Rays Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 25 Yankees L 6-2 Zach Eflin vs Gerrit Cole
August 26 Yankees W 3-0 Tyler Glasnow vs Clarke Schmidt
August 27 Yankees W 7-4 Zack Littell vs Carlos Rodón
August 29 @ Marlins W 11-2 Aaron Civale vs Sandy Alcantara
August 30 @ Marlins W 3-0 Zach Eflin vs Jesús Luzardo
September 1 @ Guardians - Tyler Glasnow vs Cal Quantrill
September 2 @ Guardians - Zack Littell vs Logan Allen
September 3 @ Guardians - Zack Littell vs Xzavion Curry
September 4 Red Sox - Aaron Civale vs Brayan Bello
September 5 Red Sox - Zach Eflin vs Kutter Crawford
September 6 Red Sox - TBA vs James Paxton

Guardians Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 26 @ Blue Jays L 8-3 Logan Allen vs Hyun-Jin Ryu
August 27 @ Blue Jays W 10-7 Noah Syndergaard vs Yusei Kikuchi
August 28 @ Twins L 10-6 Xzavion Curry vs Kenta Maeda
August 29 @ Twins W 4-2 Gavin Williams vs Pablo Lopez
August 30 @ Twins W 5-2 Tanner Bibee vs Sonny Gray
September 1 Rays - Cal Quantrill vs Tyler Glasnow
September 2 Rays - Logan Allen vs Zack Littell
September 3 Rays - Xzavion Curry vs Zack Littell
September 4 Twins - Lucas Giolito vs Pablo Lopez
September 5 Twins - Tanner Bibee vs Sonny Gray
September 6 Twins - Gavin Williams vs Joe Ryan