With our MLB best betting pick from Friday we select from the interleague contest between the Washington Nationals and Boston Red Sox. First pitch from Fenway Park in Boston is scheduled for 7PM Eastern Time and the MLB package provides the live national television broadcast. Our Major League Baseball top pick today will be playing on the Boston Red Sox -106 odds against the Washington Nationals. The betting odds from this MLB best bet were selected from Just Bet sportsbook.
The odds opened up in this MLB interleague game at a pick with each team returning -105 odds with the over under lined at 8 runs. Money early has come slightly on the side of the home squad as the Boston Red Sox are now lined as a -106 betting favorite with the return on the Washington Nationals at -104 odds. The run over under has moved up a notch to a current line of 7 ½ runs in some outlets but most sportsbooks are still posting 8 runs in this game. Run line bettors laying the -1 ½ runs on the Washington Nationals will get back +160 odds for their wager. Those who take the +1 ½ runs on the side of the Red Sox will lay -170 odds for a run line bet.
On the mound for the Nationals on Friday will be Stephen Strasburg. The Nationals hurler does not go very deep in games as he is on a pitch count in the 2012 season after suffering a season ending injury a year ago. Strasburg is not invincible as witnessed in his last road outing where he allowed four earned runs with four walks and six hits to Atlanta on May 26th. The Nationals have cooled off a bit with five losses over their past eight games. A very big negative on the shoulders of Strasburg tonight is the fact he faces a very good hitting Boston Red Sox lineup in a good hitter’s park and will be likely to receive poor run support from his offense. The Nationals pitcher will also have no easy outs tonight as the DH will be used in this American League park. Washington pushes across just 3 runs per game over their past seven contests and in that time frame has a team batting average of just .216. The Nationals hit just .222 against left handed pitchers on the season.
The Boston Red Sox will throw lefty Felix Doubront who is in good form right now as the takes the mound in game one of this series. Doubront has allowed two earned runs per game over his past three starts working an average of six innings. Boston has had success against right handers this season with over 5 runs per game average and a team batting average of .279. The Red Sox bullpen has settled down after a rocky beginning to their 2012 season. Boston hitters like fastballs and will produce greater offensive numbers than their counterpart in game one. The best bet is playing on the Red Sox tonight at the best sports books.