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 on Friday night.
The featured game of the day has the Washington Nationals hosting the Atlanta Braves at 7:05PM ET. The Braves have Mike Minor (2-4) taking on Stephen Strasburg 96-5) of the Nationals. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Washington is favored at home, as it has odds of -170 to win, while the Braves have a money line of +160 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. Atlanta is 37-35 overall and 21-18 at home while Washington is 37-34 overall and 21-16 at home. Atlanta has won six of seven meetings with the Nationals this season, including Thursday’s series opener.
Another featured game today has the Kansas City Royals hosting the Seattle Mariners at 8:10PM ET. The Royals have James Shields (8-3) on the mound to face Hisashi Iwakuma (5-3) of the Mariners. Oddsmakers have the Royals as the favorite at home, as it has odds of -115 to win, while the Mariners have a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. Seattle is 37-36 on the season and 20-16 on the road while Kansas City is 39-33 overall and 18-16 at home. The Royals have won two of three against Seattle this year, but the Mariners have won four of their last six against Kansas City.
Another game of note today has the New York Yankees hosting the Baltimore Orioles at 7:05PM ET. Baltimore has Ubaldo Jimenez (2-8) on the mound to face Hiroki Kuroda (4-5) of the Yankees. Oddsmakers have the Yankees favored at home, as they have odds of -125 to win, while the Orioles have a money line of +115 to prevail. The over/under total has been set at 8.5 runs. Baltimore is 37-34 overall and 21-17 on the road while New York is 38-33 overall and 16-16 at home. Baltimore has won two of three meetings with the Yankees this year, but the Yankees have won four of their last six against the Orioles.