It was yet another winner for the followers here at the Sportsbook Room as the LA Angels continued their hot tear with a 13-1 road pounding of the Baltimore Orioles as a -120 betting favorite. We felt taking the red hot LA Angels was a strong play based on their much better offense and the team flexed their muscles to prove that point. Also Baltimore has been mired in a hitting slump and once again they lack much offensive punch on the diamond. We liked the way Jered Weaver responded in his first outing off the disabled list by allowing the San Francisco Giants no earned runs and just two hits over six innings of work on June 20th. He responds in his second start off the DL with another solid work rate allowing the Baltimore Orioles just one earned run and six hits with six strikeouts over 6 2/3rds innings pitched on Wednesday. Weaver has now allowed one earned run or less in seven of his past ten starts. Out best betting pick from Thursday comes from the late night American League MLB contest as the Boston Red Sox had to fly cross country to open a four game series with the Seattle Mariners. The Red Sox and Mariners will begin from Seattle at 10PM Eastern Time and the MLB package will deliver the live national television coverage. With our Major League Baseball best bet today we will play on the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners to play under the total of seven runs. The lines used for our MLB play of the day were courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
The betting line from this contest released with the home team Seattle Mariners favored by -110 odds with the take back on the Boston Red Sox at +100 odds. The run over under came out at 7 runs. Early money from the bettors has landed on the side of the road club as Seattle is now lined as a -108 favorite with the Red Sox now returning -102 odds. The run total has not moved off the opening line of 7 runs. Those wagering on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs with the Seattle Mariners will get back +195 odds. Bettors who play the Boston Red Sox on the run line and take the +1 ½ runs will have to lay -215 odds.
The Red Sox will start Franklin Morales as he makes his third start for his club on the year. He sports a good WHIP of 1.18 and ERA of 3.12 in 34 2/3rds innings of work. In his two starts he has allowed two earned runs in both games. Red Sox hitters could be impacted with the late start and long cross country flight following yesterday’s game in Boston.
Felix Hernandez will get the start for Seattle in the series opener. King Felix has been good in his home park with an ERA of just 2.52 in seven starts and a low WHIP of 1.14. Hernandez will need to bring his best tonight because the Mariners offense has been anemic as the club has scored four runs in their past four games. Travel for the Red Sox hitters and a good Felix Hernandez at home in a pitchers park puts us on the under at best sports books.