Angels-Twins Odds Preview

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The Los Angeles Angels will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Minnesota Twins at The Metrodome.
The Angels will give the ball to starter Ervin Santana in this one. Righthander Santana is 4-6 this season with a 7.31 ERA.
The Twins will counter Santana with Nick Blackburn. Righthander Blackburn has a 3.75 ERA to go along with a 8-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Twins listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Angels, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
John Lackey fanned eight batters while tossing a three-hitter over seven innings on Wednesday, and the Angels scored five runs in the fifth inning to defeat the Indians 9-1 in the rubber match. The Angels won the game as -190 favorites, and the 12 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
Howie Kendrick belted a two-run homer and drove in five runs to lead the Angels. Lackey improved to 7-4 with the victory.
The Twins scored a pair of runs in the second inning as they got past the White Sox 3-2 on Wednesday for a sweep of the three-game set, as a -110 pick’em. That game’s five runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9).
Alexi Casilla drove in two runs to lead the Twins, while Jesse Crain tossed two innings of relief for the win. Joe Nathan closed out the game for his 29th save.
Current streak:
Los Angeles has won 2 straight games.
Minnesota has won 4 straight games.
Team records:
Los Angeles: 60-40 SU
Minnesota: 52-50 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After playing Cleveland are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Minnesota most recently:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing LA Angels are 4-6
After playing Chi White Sox are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
LA Angels are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels’s last 7 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels’s last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 7 games when playing LA Angels
Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Minnesota is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Minnesota’s last 9 games when playing at home against LA Angels
Next up:
Minnesota home to LA Angels, Saturday, August 1
 

 

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Mariners-Rangers Lines Preview

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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Seattle Mariners and the Texas Rangers meet at Rangers Ballpark.
Lefthander Jason Vargas will take the mound for the Mariners to start this game. Vargas is 2-4 this season with a 4.64 ERA.
Vargas‘s opponent in this one will be Vicente Padilla. The Rangers righthander has a 4.67 ERA to go along with a 7-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rangers listed as 170-moneyline favorites versus the Mariners, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Michael Young belted two home runs and led the Rangers to a 7-1 win over the Mariners on Thursday, as -175 favorites. That game’s eight runs went UNDER the posted over/under (10).
Marlon Byrd went 2-for-4 at the plate, including a two-run homer for the Rangers. Derek Holland tossed 8 2-3 innings for the win, allowing just two hits and one run with 10 strikeouts.
Jose Lopez drove in the lone run for the Mariners, who were +155 underdogs. Garrett Olson surrendered six hits and four runs over 3 2-3 innings in the loss.
Team records:
Seattle: 53-49 SU
Texas: 57-43 SU
Seattle most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Texas most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Seattle are 7-3
After playing Seattle are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Seattle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Seattle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Seattle is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing Texas
Seattle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
Texas is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing Seattle
Next up:
Texas home to Seattle, Saturday, August 1

 

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Royals-Rays Lines Preview

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The Kansas City Royals and the Tampa Bay Rays will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Tropicana Field.
The Royals will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Sidney Ponson in this game. Ponson has a 1-6 record and a 6.18 ERA this season.
It’ll be David Price toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Lefthander Price is 3-4 with a 5.60 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 220-moneyline favorites versus the Royals, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Royals were defeated 7-3 by the Orioles last time out, as +145 underdogs. The game’s 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
David DeJesus had three hits and drove in one run for the Royals. Luke Hochevar surrendered 11 hits and seven runs over six innings in the loss.
The Rays were defeated 6-2 by the Yankees in the rubber match on Wednesday, as a -110 pick’em. That game’s eight runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).
Evan Longoria belted a two-run homer for the Rays, while Matt Garza gave up eight hits and three runs over seven innings in the loss.
Current streak:
Kansas City has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Kansas City: 40-61 SU
Tampa Bay: 55-47 SU
Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 1-9
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Kansas City’s last 10 games when playing Tampa Bay
Kansas City is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Kansas City is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
Kansas City is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay’s last 10 games when playing Kansas City
Next up:
Tampa Bay home to Kansas City, Saturday, August 1

 

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Dodgers-Braves Odds Preview

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Turner Field.
Righthander Jason Schmidt will take the mound for the Dodgers to start this game. Schmidt is 1-1 this season with a 7.88 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Tommy Hanson who starts for the Braves. Righthander Hanson is 5-1 with a 2.95 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Braves listed as 177-moneyline favorites versus the Dodgers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Dodgers scored twice in the 10th inning and earned a 5-3 win over the Cardinals 5-3 on Thursday, as a -110 pick’em. That game’s eight runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9).
Matt Kemp went 3-for-5 at the plate with three runs batted in for the Dodgers. James McDonald picked up the win and Jonathan Broxton picked up his 24th save.
Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning to give the Braves a 6-3 win over the Marlins on Thursday, as -155 favorites. That game’s nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8).
Casey Kotchman drove in a pair of runs for the Braves, while Peter Moylan tossed one inning of relief for the win, and Rafael Soriano gave up just a single hit in the win.
Team records:
Los Angeles: 63-39 SU
Atlanta: 52-50 SU
Los Angeles most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Atlanta most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing Florida are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 15 of LA Dodgers’s last 22 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Dodgers’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Dodgers’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers
Atlanta is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Atlanta is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing LA Dodgers
Next up:
Atlanta home to LA Dodgers, Saturday, August 1

 

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Diamondbacks-Mets Odds Preview

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The New York Mets will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Friday when they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field.
The Diamondbacks will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Doug Davis in this game. Davis has a 5-10 record and a 3.76 ERA this season.
The Mets will counter Davis with Livan Hernandez. Righthander Hernandez has a 4.87 ERA to go along with a 7-5 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Mets listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Diamondbacks, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Justin Upton homered and drove in three runs on Wednesday, as the Diamondbacks defeated the Phillies 4-0. The Diamondbacks won the game as +135 underdogs, while the team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (10).
Yusmeiro Petit allowed just four hits over six scoreless innings, while striking out eight batters for the win.
The Mets were doubled 4-2 by the Rockies in the second game of the doubleheader. That game’s six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).
Fernando Tatis went deep in the loss for the Mets, while Jonathan Niese gave up eight hits and four runs over 6 1-3 innings in the loss.
Current streak:
New York has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Arizona: 44-58 SU
New York: 48-53 SU
Arizona most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Colorado are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Arizona’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Arizona’s last 11 games on the road
Arizona is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
Arizona is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Mets are 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing Arizona
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
NY Mets are 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Arizona
Next up:
NY Mets home to Arizona, Saturday, August 1

 

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Rockies-Reds Odds Preview

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The Colorado Rockies will be trying to extend a winning streak on Friday when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.
The Rockies will trot ace Aaron Cook out to the mound in this one. Righthander Cook has a 10-3 record and a 3.87 ERA this season.
The Reds will counter Cook with Justin Lehr. Righthander Lehr has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Rockies listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Rockies scored three runs in the seventh inning and helped them double the Mets 4-2 on Thursday, as -140 favorites. The Rockies won the game as -140 favorites, while the six runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5).
Clint Barmes belted a two-run homer to lead the Rockies, and Jorge De La Rosa improved to 9-7 with the victory.
The Reds were defeated 7-4 by the Padres last time out, as -160 favorites. That game’s 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
Adam Rosales belted a three-run homer in a losing effort for the Reds. Johnny Cueto was rocked for nine hits and six runs over five innings on the hill.
Current streak:
Colorado has won 2 straight games.
Cincinnati has lost 3 straight games.
Team records:
Colorado: 56-46 SU
Cincinnati: 45-56 SU
Colorado most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Colorado is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
Colorado is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Colorado is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 7 games when playing Colorado
Cincinnati is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Colorado
Cincinnati is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Next up:
Cincinnati home to Colorado, Saturday, August 1

 

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Cubs-Marlins Lines Preview

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The Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at LandShark Stadium.
The Cubs will give the ball to starter Rich Harden in this one. Righthander Harden is 7-6 this season with a 4.65 ERA.
Meanwhile, it’ll be Chris Volstad who starts for the Marlins. Righthander Volstad is 8-9 with a 4.44 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 120-moneyline favorites versus the Marlins, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
Kosuke Fukudome and Ryan Theriot drove in four runs apiece in helping the Cubs tear apart the Astros 12-3 on Thursday, as -190 favorites. That game’s 15 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (10).
Kevin Hart allowed six hits and three runs over six innings to earn his third win.
Jorge Cantu had two hits and drove in one run as the Marlins fell 6-3 to the Braves in 10 innings Thursday. The Braves were 155 favorites, and the nine runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8).
Luis Ayala gave up three runs in relief and was tagged with the loss.
Current streak:
Chicago has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
Chicago: 54-46 SU
Florida: 53-49 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Florida are 5-5
After playing Houston are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Florida most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Florida is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Florida is 7-2 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Florida’s last 12 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Next up:
Florida home to Chi Cubs, Saturday, August 1

 

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Red Sox-Orioles Odds Preview

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The Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles will both be gunning for a victory on Friday when they meet at Camden Yards.
The Red Sox will trot John Smoltz out to the mound in this one. Righthander Smoltz has a 1-4 record and a 7.04 ERA this season.
It’ll be ace Jeremy Guthrie toeing the rubber for the Orioles in this contest. Righthander Guthrie is 7-9 with a 5.21 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Red Sox listed as 125-moneyline favorites versus the Orioles, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
David Ortiz launched a three-run homer in helping the Red Sox defeat the A’s 8-5 for a split of the four-game set on Thursday, as -400 favorites. That game’s 13 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9).
Jason Varitek went 3-for-4 at the plate and drove in three runs for the Red Sox. Manny Delcarmen got the win in relief, and Jonathan Papelbon closed out the game for his 26th save.
The Orioles won the backend of a four-game series with a 7-3 victory on Thursday, as -165 favorites. That game’s 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
Aubrey Huff went 2-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs for the Orioles. Brad Bergesen improved to 7-5 with the win, allowing seven hits and one run.
Current streak:
Baltimore has won 2 straight games.
Team records:
Boston: 59-42
SU
Baltimore
: 44-57 SU
Boston most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Baltimore are 7-3
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Baltimore most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 1-9
After playing Kansas City are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road
Boston is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games when playing Baltimore
Boston is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
Boston is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Baltimore is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Baltimore is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Baltimore is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Boston
Baltimore is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games when playing Boston
Next up:
Baltimore home to Boston, Saturday, August 1

 

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Tigers-Indians Lines Preview

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The Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Progressive Field.
Edwin Jackson will be the starting pitcher for the Tigers on this day. Righthander Jackson is 7-5 this season with a 2.59 ERA.
Starting this game for the Indians will be Fausto Carmona. The righthander has a 7.42 ERA to go along with a 2-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Indians, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Tigers exploded for 19 hits and crushed the Rangers 13-5 on Wednesday, as a -110 pick’em. The night’s 18 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
Miguel Cabrera launched a three-run blast and finished with four RBIs for the Tigers. Justin Verlander whiffed 13 batters and earned his 12th victory of the season.
Kelly Shoppach drove in two runs in the Indians 9-3 loss to the Angels last time out, as +170 underdogs. That game’s 12 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
Aaron Laffey surrendered seven hits and seven runs over four innings in the loss.
Current streak:
Cleveland has lost 2 straight games.
Team records:
Detroit: 53-47
SU
Cleveland
: 42-60 SU
Detroit most recently:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Cleveland are 5-5
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

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

A few trends to consider:
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Detroit’s last 7 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Cleveland
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Detroit’s last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cleveland’s last 7 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland’s last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Next up:
Cleveland home to Detroit, Saturday, August 1

 

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Nationals-Pirates Lines Preview

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The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a game between the Washington Nationals and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Friday.
The Nationals will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander John Lannan in this game. Lannan has a 7-7 record and a 3.25 ERA this season.
It’ll be Ross Ohlendorf toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Righthander Ohlendorf is 8-8 with a 4.51 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Nationals listed as 130-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.
The Nationals were defeated 7-3 by the Brewers last time out, as +250 underdogs. That game’s 10 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (8.5).
Ryan Zimmerman smacked a three-run homer, while J.D. Martin gave up five runs over six innings in suffering the loss.
Matt Capps gave up the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as thye Pirates fell 1-0 to the Giants last time out, as +160 underdogs. The team’s played UNDER the posted over/under (7).
Matt Capps gave up the winning run and suffered his sixth loss in relief.
Current streak:
Washington has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh has lost 5 straight games.
Team records:
Washington: 32-70 SU
Pittsburgh: 43-58 SU
Washington most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Milwaukee are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Washington’s last 12 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Washington is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh’s last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games when playing at home against Washington
Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Washington, Saturday, August 1

 

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