We delivered another solid handicapping winner as the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners easily play under the total of seven runs. We projected a very low scoring game last night and the teams played 8 ½ innings of 0-0 baseball until Seattle pushed across the game winner in the bottom of the ninth. Boston starter Franklin Morales was greatly upgraded last night in his appearance against Seattle as he was facing an anemic hitting team who struggle the series before against Oakland pitching. King Felix Hernandez was in great form heading into this start on Thursday against the Red Sox as the Mariners staff ace came through a complete game nine inning shutout of the Red Sox. I felt that the cross country trip would impact the Red Sox batters and factor in the marine layer of Seattle with poor carry for the ball and the under was the complete nuts to steal a term from poker. Our best betting pick from Friday comes from the National League game between the New York Mets and LA Dodgers. The Mets and Dodgers will begin from Dodger Stadium at 10PM Eastern Time and national television coverage is provided by the MLB package. Our MLB best bet will be playing on the New York Mets and LA Dodgers to play under the total of 6 ½ runs. The odds from the MLB best pick were taken from Top Bet sportsbook.
The odds opened up in this contest with the road team New York Mets opening up as a -138 betting favorite with the home team LA Dodgers returning +128 odds. The game over under came out at 6 ½ runs. Money early has landed on the side of the road club as the New York Mets have been bet up to a -139 favorite with the return now on the LA Dodgers at +129 odds. The over under has seen some movement upward to 7 runs in some sportsbooks but 6 ½ runs is the odds most widely available. Run line bettors laying the -1 ½ runs with the New York Mets will get back +130 odds. Those who take the +1 ½ runs on the side of the LA Dodgers will have to lay -140 odds for their run line wager. Bettors playing the first five inning line will find the New York Mets -140 odds favorite with the Dodgers take back at +120 odds. The total is set at 3 ½ runs.
The New York Mets will start R.A. Dickey on Friday and he faces the veteran Dodgers right hander Aaron Harang. Dickey has been outstanding this season as the Mets hurler has allowed no earned runs in five of his past six starts. He has allowed two earned runs or less in 11 of his 15 starts on the year. Dickey has a WHIP in 2012 of 0.91 so he does not allow many base runners and stays away from giving up the big inning. Dodger veteran hurler Aaron Harang has pitched well at Dodger Stadium with an ERA of 2.51 in five starts this year. Harang will need to bring his best as he will get very little run support from the Dodgers anemic hitters. The humidity will be well over 50% today at Dodger Stadium tonight due to the marine layer so this aids pitchers as the balls won’t carry. Bet the under tonight at the sportsbook.