Friday's MLB Betting Odds Report

Steven Suarez

Friday, June 13, 2014 5:33 PM UTC

Friday, Jun. 13, 2014 5:33 PM UTC

With elite pitchers like Clayton Kershaw, and Felix Hernandez on the mound tonight, it's going to be interesting to see where our handicappers' heads are at with their MLB picks. It's once again time to run over the daily baseball betting odds.

Top favorites include Kershaw and the Dodgers (-200 at home versus Arizona), Hernandez and the Mariners (-200 against the Rangers), and Sonny Gray and the Athletics (-180 at home versus the Yankees). Let's move on to our top MLB picks.

New York Yankees (Phelps) vs. Oakland Athletics (Gray)
Covered by Willie Bee
The Yankees did indeed pull off a sweep of Seattle, and will try to keep the good vibes going in Oakland this weekend. New York has been quite a bit better on the road all season long, so will they get a win behind David Phelps tonight? According to Willie, we should look towards the 'over' with our sports picks instead. Even though Sonny Gray (6-2, 2.83 ERA) has been excellent, Phelps has struggled (4.88 ERA), giving up 13 earned runs over his last two starts.

Free MLB Pick: Willie: Bet Over 7.5

Texas Rangers (Tepesch) vs. Seattle Mariners (Hernandez)
Covered by Willie Bee
After getting swept by the Yankees in their own ballpark, the Mariners could really use a win right now. It's a good thing they're putting the ball in the glove of Felix Hernandez then, as he's 8-1 with a 2.39 ERA on the season. Unfortunately for King Felix and the Mariners, he's had his fair share of struggles against Texas in the past, which is leading Willie to believe that the visiting Rangers, at a price of +180, may be worth taking.

Free MLB Pick: Willie: Rangers +180

Arizona Diamondbacks (Anderson) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Kershaw)
Covered by Ron Patrick
So the Dodgers may be 8.5 games behind the first-place Giants in the NL West, but at least they've got Clayton Kershaw going tonight. At least they've got that going for them. Kershaw has been amazing as usual, going 5-2 with a 3.17 ERA, and he should put the Dodgers in a great position to win tonight. Chase Anderson (5-0, 3.14 ERA) has been great for Arizona as well, so what's the best play here? Ron's pick is influenced by the price.

Free MLB Pick: Ron: Bet Over 6.5 runs

Cleveland Indians (Masterson) vs. Boston Red Sox (Lackey)
Covered by Jeff Grant
Is Justin Masterson finally starting to figure it out again? He's looked a heck of a lot better recently, lowering his ERA to 4.61. Still not great, but at least he's gaining confidence as he heads to Fenway to do battle with John Lackey (7-4, 3.18 ERA) and the Red Sox. Cleveland comes in having lost three consecutive games, and they've gone just 12-23 on the road, while Boston is at a miserable 3-7 over their last 10 games. Jeff Grant has decided to back the Red Sox citing that the Indians struggle when Hallion's behind the plate.

Free MLB Pick: Jeff: Boston Red Sox

Washington Nationals (Zimmermann) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Lynn)
Covered by Jeff Grant
Both Lance Lynn (6-4, 3.49 ERA) and Jordan Zimmermann (5-2, 3.17 ERA) have been reliable for their teams this season, so we'll have to see who pitchers better at Busch Stadium this evening. Coming in, the Cardinals are 16-14 at home and 34-32 at home, while the Nationals are 16-15 on the road and 35-30 overall. Jeff points out the team's trends when making his pick.

Free MLB Pick: Jeff: Bet Over 7

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