MLB Betting News and Notes Friday, May 3

MLB Betting News and Notes Friday, May 3

MLB Weather Report

Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs (-102, NA)
There is a 55 percent chance of thunderstorms in Chicago and the wind will blow in from center field at 10 mph.

Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians (-149, 8.5)
The wind will blow out to left field at 10 mph.

Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees (-142, 8)
The wind will blow in from center field at 10 mph.

Washington Nationals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (-125, 7)
The wind will blow in from center field at 12 mph.

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves (-174, 7.5)
There's a 30 percent chance of rain and the winds will blow from right to left at 15 mph.

Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals (NA)
There's a 65 percent chance of rain in Kansas City.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants (+130, 6)
The wind will blow out to center field at 13 mph.

MLB Baseball Weather Analyzer

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Three Friday Starters With a 13-1 Over Record

Here's a look at three starters on Friday who take a combined 13-1 over record - and some great run support - to the mound:

Mike Leake, Cincinnati Reds (1-1, 4.34 ERA, 5-0 O/U)

If you take out Leake's only great start this season, seven scoreless innings against the Phillies, his ERA is 5.73 in his other four games. The Reds' bats have also provided an average of 6.0 runs of support with Leake pitching, up from the team's season average of 4.4 runs a game.

Felix Doubront, Boston Red Sox (3-0, 4.24 ERA, 4-0 O/U)

The Red Sox have the second-best offense in baseball, scoring 5.37 runs per game. They're even better with Doubront on the mound, giving the lefty an average of 7.75 runs of support in his four starts. In three of his games, the bullpen has given up at least one run after Doubront left the hill.

Jeremy Guthrie, Kansas City Royals (3-0, 3.06 ERA, 4-1 O/U)

Guthrie has been stellar for Kansas City, and the offense have been just as good. In his four starts that have gone over, the Royals have scored an average of 6.0 runs, better than the team's mark of 4.52 runs per game.

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MLB: Streaks, Trends, Notes

Boston Red Sox at Texas Rangers

It'll be two port-side pitchers on respective mound when A.L. East leading Red Sox take on A.L. West leading Rangers in the opener of this three-game set at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Red Sox off to a league-best 20-8 (+$1075) start platting a massive 5.3 runs/game have Felix Doubront (3-0, 4.24 ERA) toeing the rubber. The southpaw looking to record his fourth straight win is also hoping to snap an 0-2 career slide vs the Rangers. Texas at 17-11 (+$276) scoring 4.3 runs/game have Derek Holland (1-2, 3.38 ERA) heading to the mound. The lefty tries to pick up his first win of the season at home while improving his 4-1 life-time mark vs Boston. Historically, Red Sox have not had success against Rangers posting a 2-6 mark last season and will open the series 6-13 last 19 trips into Texas. However, that was then, this is now. Boston supporting Doubront very well with 7.5 runs/game, Rangers platting just 3.5 when Holland takes to the hill we'll recommend a play on Red Sox in this spot. Besides, Red Sox are 8-1 opening a series stuffing +$720 into betting accounts, 6-2 (+$400) swinging at a left-handed starter, 4-2 (+$272) on the road as underdogs of +$1.10 to +$1.40.

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Cliff Notes - Friday
By Dave Essler

Miami at Philadelphia: Simply because Nolasco is more than capable, and Pettibone has given up more hits than innings pitched in both his starts, as well as more flyball outs, there is no chance of taking the Phillies here, not with that bullpen.

Washington at Pittsburgh: I will surely wonder how much effort the Braves series took from the Nats, and arriving in the early morning in Pittsburgh against a rested team and AJ, have to lean Pirates here. But, the caveat may be that it's too late to back Burnett, but Nats pen has been vulnerable and Pirates has not.

New York at Atlanta: Same thing. Really wonder how much emotion the Braves had to spend. Minor can give up the long ball, and Marcum had to pitch in the 15 inning game, so I would think that the over might be in play here, and no chance of laying -180 or even the RL. The other way if you made me. Like the total, although the weather may not be cooperating.

St. Louis at Milwaukee: Seem pretty cheap to play on Lohse and pretty respectful of Miller, who has pitched exactly 30 innings, some of which was a one-hit outing against these Brewers. Lean Milwaukee because they've already seen him, and lean under.

Arizona at San Diego: Normally I'd be all over the home underdog, but I won't fade Miley and the Padres playing in Wrigley Thursday afternoon. It's a possible RL play if anything, and lean under.

Dodgers at Giants: Certainly a lot of respect for Kerhsaw and very little for the Dodgers offense with a total of six. With that total and the Giants RL at only +135 right now, that is the play I would make.

Seattle at Toronto: Surely don't love road favorites, but with Seattle having a day off, Toronto playing a Division rival, and Romero making and early start (after pitching terrible in the Minors) with Johnson going on the DL, I'd have to take Felix here.

Oakland at New York: Ask yourself what this line would have been on CC at home a year ago, or even a month ago. More, is the right answer. With Crisp out, Young questionable, and Reddick not hitting LHP even before this slump, I most certainly lean Yankees and under.

Minnesota at Cleveland: We don't like to get in front of teams that are as hot as the Indians are at the plate. But, Masterson had thrown an awful lot of pitches and started to settle back to his usual self. I would put it past Pedro Martinez  Hernandez to keep the Twins in this game and the Twins pen has been pretty solid lately. RL play on the Twins, perhaps.

Boston at Texas: I simply cannot back Doubront because you just don't know what you're going to get. He can walk four in an inning at any given time, or strike out the side on nine pitches at any given time. Not unlike the Rangers offense. Feast or famine. This game has "no ma" written on it at the moment.

Detroit at Houston:
Norris is perhaps Houston's best starter and at home he's been tough. I have never been a big Fister fan anyway, but he's proving me wrong this year. The total might be too high just based on "Detroit" and "Minute Maid", and there's no chance of me laying -180. I'm just not one to take those risks, so Houston RL and under, perhaps.

Baltimore at Angels:
Vargas is quietly having a bad year, and I say quietly only because he's about the fifth from the bottom on that team in terms of visible accountability for this season's rough start. Gonzalez hasn't been a whole lot better, so I lean Orioles and over.

Tampa Bay at Colorado:
You do know that Moore will have to hit in this game, and that the Rays traveled after playing a few innings and getting rained out, while the Rockies went skiing or something. Colorado is 9-3 at home, and you do know how the Rays can go into those hitting funks. Tough spot and either a gift on Moore or the Rockies in the altitude (as opposed to a dome) may have a late inning advantage. I know someone that's about to send me an email for thinking this way

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