|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Saturday, May 17|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 17 May 2014 05:30|
Saturday's MLB Odds
(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Saturday features a full set of 15 games. Here is a breakdown of the top games taking during the day.
The featured game today has the Boston Red Sox hosting the Detroit Tigers at 7:10PM ET. The Tigers have Rick Porcello (6-1) on the mound to face John Lackey (5-2). According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Red Sox are the slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -115 to win, while the Tigers have odds of +105 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8.5 runs. Detroit is 25-12 on the season and 12-4 on the road while Boston is 20-21 overall and 10-12 at home. Detroit won the series opener on Friday, 1-0, but Boston has won six of its last nine against the Tigers.
Another featured game today has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Atlanta Braves at 2:15PM ET. The Cardinals have Shelby Miller (5-2) on the mound to face Aaron Harang (4-3) of the Braves. Oddsmakers have the Cardinals favored at home, as they have odds of -125 to win, while the Braves have odds of +115 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. Atlanta is 22-18 on the season and 9-10 on the road while St. Louis is 22-20 overall and 10-6 at home. St. Louis won Friday’s series opener and has won three of four meetings with Atlanta this season. The Cardinals have won six of their last eight against the Braves.
Another featured game today has the Washington Nationals hosting the New York Mets at 4:05PM ET. The Mets have Bartolo Colon (2-5) on the mound to face Gio Gonzalez (3-3) of the Nationals. Oddsmakers have the Nationals as the favorite at home, as they have odds of -155 to win, while the Mets have a money line of +145 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. The Nationals are 22-19 on the season and 12-9 at home while the Mets are 19-22 overall and 10-10 on the road. Washington won Friday’s series opener and the Nationals have won all four meetings with the Mets this year. Washington has also won nine straight over the Mets.