|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Friday, May 16|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 16 May 2014 05:30|
Friday's MLB Odds
(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Friday features a full set of 15 games. Here is a breakdown of the top games taking place tonight.
The featured game tonight is a rematch of last season’s ALCS as the Boston Red Sox host the Detroit Tigers at 7:10PM ET. The Tigers have Max Scherzer (5-1) on the mound to face Jon Lester (4-4). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Red Sox are the slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -110 to win, while the Tigers have odds of +100 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8 runs. Detroit is 24-12 on the season and 11-4 on the road while Boston is 20-20 overall and 10-11 at home. This is the first meeting this season, but Boston has won six of its last eight against Detroit.
Another featured game today has the Kansas City Royals hosting the Baltimore Orioles at 8:10PM ET. The Royals have Jeremy Guthrie (2-2) on the mound to face Chris Tillman (3-2) of the Orioles. Oddsmakers have the game as even, with each team getting odds of -105 to win the contest. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8 runs. Baltimore is 21-18 on the season and 12-8 on the road while Kansas City is 20-20 overall and 10-8 at home. Baltimore won Thursday’s series opener. The two have split four games this season, but Kansas City has won five of its last seven overall against the Orioles.
The featured game in the NL has the San Francisco Giants hosting the Miami Marlins at 10:15PM ET. The Giants have Yusmeiro Petit (2-1) on the mound to face Henderson Alvarez (2-3) of the Marlins. Oddsmakers have San Francisco favored at home, as the Giants have odds of -170 to win, while the Marlins have odds of +160 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. San Francisco is 27-15 overall and 13-6 at home while Miami is 21-21 overall and 4-16 on the road. San Francisco won Thursday’s series opener and the Giants have now won four of their last six against the Marlins.