2012 MLB Opening Odds & Totals for Friday, August 31 Print
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Friday, 31 August 2012 06:00
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Friday's MLB Odds

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(TheSpread) – Major League Baseball has a total of 15 games on the schedule for Friday. Here is a look at the odds and pitching matchups for each contest.

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In the American League, the featured game has the Baltimore Orioles being hosted by the New York Yankees at 7:05PM ET in a key AL East matchup (View Matchup). The Yankees are sending Hiroki Kuroda to the mound to face Miguel Gonzalez of the Orioles. According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are clearly favored to win, as they have odds of -200, while the Orioles have a money line of +185. The over/under has been set at 9 runs for this game. The Yankees lead the AL East with a 75-55 record overall and 40-26 mark at home while the Orioles are 72-58 overall and 35-28 on the road. The Orioles have won five of their last seven meetings with the Yankees.

In the National League, the featured game has the Washington Nationals hosting the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05PM ET (View Matchup). The Nationals are putting Gio Gonzalez on the mound to face Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals. According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a slight favorite to win, as they have odds of -110 to win, while the Cardinals have a money line of +100. The over/under total has been set at 7 runs. Washington is 79-51 overall and 37-24 at home while St. Louis is 71-60 overall and 31-34 on the road. The Nationals have won seven of their last nine against the Cardinals.

For odds and goal totals for each of Friday’s games, see below.

2012 MLB Odds for Friday, August 31

National League

901 San Francisco Giants -170 (N/A) (Bumgarner)

902 Chicago Cubs +160 (Volstad)

903 St. Louis Cardinals +100 (7) (Wainwright)

904 Washington Nationals -110 (Gonzalez)

905 New York Mets -155 (7.5) (Dickey)

906 Miami Marlins +145 (Eovaldi)

907 Philadelphia Phillies -110 (7) (Halladay)

908 Atlanta Braves +100 (Minor)

909 Cincinnati Reds -190 (8.5) (Leake)

910 Houston Astros +180 (Abad)

911 Pittsburgh Pirates +105 (8.5) (Karstens)

912 Milwaukee Brewers -115 (Rogers)

913 San Diego Padres +100 (10.5) (Richard)

914 Colorado Rockies -110 (White)

915 Arizona Diamondbacks -160 (9) (Cahill)

916 Los Angeles Dodgers -135 (Harang)

American League

917 Texas Rangers -160 (9) (Dempster)

918 Cleveland Indians +150 (Jimenez)

919 Tampa Bay Rays -120 (8) (Hellickson)

920 Toronto Blue Jays +110 (Morrow)

921 Baltimore Orioles +185 (9) (Gonzalez)

922 New York Yankees -200 (Kuroda)

923 Chicago White Sox +120 (8.5) (Peavy)

924 Detroit Tigers -130 (Fister)

925 Minnesota Twins +120 (9.5) (De Vries)

926 Kansas City Royals -130 (Smith)

927 Boston Red Sox +155 (8) (Cook)

928 Oakland Athletics -165 (McCarthy)

929 Los Angeles Angels -145 (7.5) (Haren)

930 Seattle Mariners +135 (Millwood)

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