|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Saturday, May 31|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 31 May 2014 05:00|
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 on today’s schedule.
The featured game today has the Miami Marlins hosting the Atlanta Braves at 4:10PM ET. The Braves have Ervin Santana (4-2) on the mound to face Jacob Turner (1-2) of the Marlins. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Braves are favored on the road, as they have odds of -115 to win, while the Marlins have a money line of +105 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. Atlanta is 29-25 on the season and 11-13 on the road while Miami is 28-26 overall and 20-9 at home. Atlanta won Friday’s series opener 3-2, which snapped a three-game losing streak to Miami. The two have hit the under in six of their last 10 meetings.
Another featured game today has the Washington Nationals hosting the Texas Rangers at 12:05PM ET. The Nationals have Doug Fister (2-1) on the mound to face Nick Tepesch (2-0) of the Rangers. Oddsmakers have the Nationals favored at home, as they have odds of -135 to win, while the Rangers have a money line of +125 to prevail. The over/under total has been set at 7 runs. Texas is 28-27 on the season and 15-14 on the road while Washington is 26-27 overall and 15-14 at home. Washington won the series opener on Friday, 9-2. The Nationals have won three of their last five against Texas.
Another game of note is between two struggling AL East rivals, with the Boston Red Sox hosting the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:15PM ET. The Sox have Rubby De La Rosa (0-0) on the mound to face Jake Odorizzi (2-4). Oddsmakers have Boston as the slim favorite at home, as the Sox have odds of -110 to win, while the Rays have a money line of +100 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 9 runs. Boston is 25-29 on the season and 13-17 at home while Tampa Bay is 23-32 overall and 11-18 on the road. Boston won Friday’s series opener, but Tampa Bay has won five of seven meetings this season with the Red Sox.