Astros-Braves Odds Preview

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The Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Turner Field.
The Astros will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Mike Hampton in this game. Hampton has a 1-1 record and a 3.86 ERA this season.
The Braves will counter Hampton with ace Derek Lowe. Righthander Lowe has a 3.10 ERA to go along with a 2-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 170-moneyline favorites versus the Astros, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Astros were shut out 3-0 by the Reds last time out, as +130 underdogs. The team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (9).
Felipe Paulino surrendered six hits and two runs over 5 2-3 innings in taking the loss.
The Braves were defeated 5-3 by the Cardinals last time out, as -120 favorites. That game’s eight runs went as a PUSH against the posted over/under (8).
Omar Infante had three hits and drove in one run. Javier Vazquez gave up nine hits and five runs over eight innings in the loss.
Team records:
Houston: 9-13 SU
Atlanta: 10-11 SU
Houston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Atlanta are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Houston are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
Houston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Houston’s last 9 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 9 games when playing Houston
Atlanta is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Houston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Atlanta’s last 9 games
Next up:
Atlanta home to Houston, Saturday, May 2

 

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Orioles-Blue Jays Lines Preview

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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays meet at Rogers Centre.
Lefthander Mark Hendrickson will take the mound for the Orioles to start this game. Hendrickson is 1-3 this season with a 5.40 ERA.
Hendrickson’s opponent in this one will be Roy Halladay. The Blue Jays ace righthander has a 3.75 ERA to go along with a 4-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Blue Jays listed as 260-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Orioles lost 3-2 to the Angels last time out, as -165 favorites at home. That game’s five runs went UNDER the day’s posted over/under (10.5).
Nick Markakis and Aubrey Huff drove in the runs of the Orioles. Koji Uehara gave up three runs off seven hits over 6 1-3 innings on the mound.
The Blue Jays dropped an 8-6 decision to the Royals on Thursday, and lost their first series of the season. Oddsmakers had the Blue Jays as +110 underdogs in that game, while the team’s played OVER the posted over/under (10).
Adam Lind belted a two-run homer for the Blue Jays. Brian Burres failed to get into the win column, as he surrendered six runs over two innings.
Current streak:
Baltimore has lost 3 straight games.
Toronto has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Baltimore: 9-13 SU
Toronto: 15-9 SU
Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Toronto are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Toronto most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Baltimore’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baltimore’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore’s last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Baltimore’s last 23 games when playing Toronto
Toronto is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto’s last 11 games when playing at home against Baltimore
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Next up:
Toronto home to Baltimore, Saturday, May 2

 

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Indians-Tigers Lines Preview

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The Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers will meet on the field at Comerica Park on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
The Indians will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Carl Pavano in this game. Pavano has a 0-3 record and a 9.50 ERA this season.
It’ll be Armando Galarraga toeing the rubber for the Tigers in this contest. Righthander Galarraga is 3-0 with a 1.85 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 168-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Indians were defeated 6-5 in 10 innings by the Red Sox last time out, as +110 underdogs. That game’s 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).
Kelly Shoppach cracked a two-run homer, while Jensen Lewis surrendered the winning run and was tagged with the loss.
The Tigers were out-slugged 8-6 by the Yankees last time out, as +125 underdogs. That game’s 14 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9).
Curtis Granderson belted a three-run homer, while Rick Porcello gave up six hits and six runs over 3 2-3 innings in suffering the loss.
Current streak:
Detroit has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Cleveland: 8-14 SU
Detroit: 11-10 SU
Cleveland most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Detroit are 7-3
After playing Boston are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cleveland are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Detroit’s last 6 games when playing at home against Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Detroit’s last 13 games at home
Detroit is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
Next up:
Detroit home to Cleveland, Saturday, May 2

 

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Angels-Yankees Odds Preview

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The Los Angeles Angels and the New York Yankees will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Yankee Stadium.
The Angels will trot Jered Weaver out to the mound in this one. Righthander Weaver has a 2-1 record and a 2.45 ERA this season.
It’ll be Andy Pettitte toeing the rubber for the Yankees in this contest. Lefthander Pettitte is 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 155-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Yankees rallied with three runs in the eighth inning, and came away with a 7-4 victory over the Angels on Thursday. The Yankees won the game as -230 favorites, and the 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (10.5).
Ramiro Pena led the Yankees with two hits and two RBIs. Phil Coke tossed an inning of relief and got the win, while Mariano Rivera notched his fifth save with a scoreless ninth.
Mike Napoli went deep for the Angels, who were +200 underdogs. Justin Speier gave up three runs off four hits in relief and suffered the loss.
Current streak:
New York has won 3 straight games.
Team records:
Los Angeles: 9-12 SU
New York: 12-10 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
LA Angels are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
LA Angels are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games on the road
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against LA Angels
NY Yankees are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing LA Angels
Next up:
NY Yankees home to LA Angels, Saturday, May 2

 

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Cardinals-Nationals Odds Preview

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A winning streak will be on the line for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday when they battle the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park.
The Cardinals will trot Todd Wellemeyer out to the mound in this one. Righthander Wellemeyer has a 1-2 record and a 6.14 ERA this season.
It’ll be Jordan Zimmermann toeing the rubber for the Nationals in this contest. Righthander Zimmermann is 2-0 with a 2.38 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 110-moneyline favorites versus the Cardinals, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Cardinals scored five runs in the top of the ninth inning and defeated the Nationals 9-4 in Thursday’s series opener, as -115 favorites. That game’s 13 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (10).
Albert Pujols cracked a two-run homer, and Rick Ankiel drove in two runs for the Cardinals. Chris Perez tossed under an inning in relief, but was credited with the victory.
Ryan Zimmerman belted a two-run dinger for the Nationals, who were +105 underdogs. Julian Tavarez surrendered five runs off two hits in the loss.
Current streak:
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
St. Louis: 16-7
SU
Washington
: 5-16 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Washington
St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Washington is 4-12 SU in its last 16 games at home
Washington is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
Washington is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Next up:
Washington home to St. Louis, Saturday, May 2

 

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Mets-Phillies Odds Preview

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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies meet at Citizens Bank Park.
Michael Pelfrey will be the starting pitcher for the Mets on this day. Righthander Pelfrey is 2-0 this season with a 6.32 ERA.
Starting this game for the Phillies will be Chan Ho Park. The righthander has a 7.63 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Phillies listed as 117-moneyline favorites versus the Mets, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Mets lost the rubber match 4-3 to the Marlins last time out, as -185 favorites at home. That game’s seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (7.5).
Fernando Tatis went 3-for-4 at the plate with one RBI for the Mets. J.J. Putz gave up the winning run in taking the loss.
The Phillies lost 4-1 to the lowly Nationals last time out, as -185 favorites at home. That game’s five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (10.5).
Shane Victorino homered for the Phillies, and Brett Myers was tagged for eight hits and three runs over six innings of work.
Current streak:
New York has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
New York: 9-12 SU
Philadelphia: 11-9 SU
New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Philadelphia most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets’s last 9 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets’s last 6 games
Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia’s last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Philadelphia is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
Next up:
Philadelphia home to NY Mets, Saturday, May 2

 

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Reds-Pirates Odds Preview

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The division rival Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at PNC Park.
The Reds will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Bronson Arroyo in this game. Arroyo has a 3-1 record and a 6.48 ERA this season.
The Pirates will counter Arroyo with Zach Duke. Lefthander Duke has a 2.43 ERA to go along with a 3-1 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 133-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Edinson Volquez combined on a one-hit shutout on Wednesday, leading the Reds to a 3-0 win over the Astros. The Reds won the game as -150 favorites, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (9).
Laynce Nix had two hits and drove in one run. Volquez whiffed six batters in that win, and Francisco Cordero notched his seventh save of the year.
The Pirates fell 1-0 to the Brewers as a +180 underdog last time out. The team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).
Ian Snell surrendered the only run and was tagged with the loss.
Current streak:
Pittsburgh has lost 3 straight games.
Team records:
Cincinnati: 11-10 SU
Pittsburgh: 11-10 SU
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati’s last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Saturday, May 2

 

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Marlins-Cubs Lines Preview

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The Florida Marlins will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Lefthander Graham Taylor will take the mound for the Marlins to start this game. Taylor is 0-1 this season with a 9.81 ERA.
It’ll be Rich Harden toeing the rubber for the Cubs in this contest. Righthander Harden is 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 270-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Marlins scored six runs in the top of the 10th inning, and went on to defeat the Cubs 8-2 on Thursday. The Marlins won the game as +105 underdogs, while the 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).
Jorge Cantu homered and finished with four RBIs for the Marlins. Renyel Pinto notched his second win of the season in relief.
Milton Bradley and Mike Fontenot hit solo home runs for the Cubs, who were -115 favorites. Aaron Heilman gave up six runs and was tagged with the loss.
Current streak:
Florida has won 3 straight games.
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Florida: 14-8
SU
Chicago
: 10-11 SU
Florida most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Florida are 4-6
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Florida is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Florida is 14-4 SU in their last 18 games when playing Chi Cubs
Florida is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Florida is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Chi Cubs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Florida
Chi Cubs are 4-14 SU in their last 18 games when playing Florida
Chi Cubs are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games
Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Florida, Saturday, May 2

 

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Hawks-Heat Lines Preview

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The Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat will meet on the court at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday night in Game 6 of their first-round playoff series.
Oddsmakers currently have the Heat listed as 5-point favorites versus the Hawks, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Hawks built up a 23-point lead at the half and went on to defeat the Heat 106-91 on Wednesday for a 3-2 series lead.
The Hawks covered the 6.5-point spread, while the 197 points sailed OVER the posted total of 180.
Joe Johnson netted 25 points with six rebounds and six assists for the Hawks. Flip Murray added 23 points with five rebounds in that win.
Dwyane Wade led the Heat with a game-high 29 points with four rebounds and four assists.
Team records:
Atlanta: 47-35 SU, 43-37-2 ATS
Miami: 43-39 SU, 41-40-1 ATS
Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Miami are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Miami most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
After playing Atlanta are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Atlanta’s last 9 games when playing Miami
Atlanta is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 7 games
Miami is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami’s last 6 games when playing at home against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Miami’s last 9 games when playing Atlanta
Miami is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

 

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