|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Friday, July 18|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 18 July 2014 05:00|
Friday's MLB Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The MLB returns to action on Friday with a full slate of 15 games. Here is a look at the featured games for today’s action.
The featured game of the day has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers at 8:15PM ET. The Dodgers have Dan Haren (8-6) on the mound to face Lance Lynn (10-6) of the Cardinals. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, St. Louis is favored at home in this one, as it has odds of -125 to win, while the Dodgers have a money line of +115 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been listed at 7.5 runs. St. Louis is 52-44 overall and 27-20 at home while Los Angeles is 54-43 overall and 29-19 on the road. These two have played four times this season, with the Dodgers winning three of the four meetings and the two hitting the under three times.
Another featured game today has the Oakland Athletics hosting the Baltimore Orioles at 10:05PM ET. The Athletics have Jeff Samardzija (1-1) on the mound to face Chris Tillman (7-5) of the Orioles. Oddsmakers have Oakland favored at home, as the Athletics have odds of -165 to prevail, while the Orioles have a money line of +155 to win. The over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. Oakland is 59-36 overall and 30-15 at home while Baltimore is 52-42 overall and 26-19 on the road. Oakland has won two of three against Baltimore this year, but the two have traded wins in their last eight meetings.
Another big game today has the Washington Nationals hosting the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:05PM ET. The Nationals have Stephen Strasburg (7-6) on the mound to face Kyle Lohse (9-4) of the Brewers. Oddsmakers have the Nationals favored at home, as they have odds of -160 to prevail, while the Brewers have a money line of +150 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. Washington is 51-42 overall and 28-19 at home while Milwaukee is 53-43 overall and 28-19 on the road. Washington has won two of three against Milwaukee this season and five of its last seven overall against the Brewers.