MLB Picks: Friday Betting Odds Report

Steven Suarez

Friday, May 2, 2014 3:43 PM UTC

Friday, May. 2, 2014 3:43 PM UTC

All of our MLB picks are in, as we look to help you kick off your weekend in the right fashion. We've been doing our due diligence, running over the available sports betting lines to see if there's any exceptional value. What have our handicappers come up with?

Washington Nationals (Strasburg) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (Lee)
Covered by Willie Bee
You couldn't ask for a better pitching duel, with Cliff Lee and Stephen Strasburg, two of the game's truly elite hurlers, set to take the bump tonight. The MLB betting lines are close for this game and Willie is thinking the Nationals, winners of two in a row, will get the win on the road.

Pick: Nationals -105


San Francisco Giants (Lincecum) vs. Atlanta Braves (Minor)
Covered by Willie Bee
Mike Minor makes his season debut tonight and will lead out the Braves as -130 favorites. The Giants will call on Tim Lincecum, who's sporting a rough 5.96 ERA at this point in the season. Willie is rolling with a total play and has decided on the OVER in hopes that the two offenses show up to play. 

Pick: OVER 7.5


Texas Rangers (Lewis) vs. Los Angeles Angels (Santiago)
Covered by Willie Bee
These two teams are going in different directions right now, as the Angels have won three in a row and the Rangers have dropped four straight. Neither Hector Santiago or Colby Lewis have inspired much confidence so far, so it's no surprise to see Willie likes the OVER once again. 

Pick: OVER 9


Tampa Bay Rays (Price) vs. New York Yankees (Nuno)
Covered by Jeff Grant
The Rays are starting to find their groove and will try to keep momentum going with a good start to their series at Yankee Stadium tonight. They'll certainly have a good chance with David Price on the hill, and Jeff thinks Tampa Bay will stamp out their third consecutive victory.

Pick: Rays -141


Oakland Athletics (Straily) vs. Boston Red Sox (Buchholz)
Covered by Jeff Grant
It hasn't exactly been the dream start the Red Sox were hoping for, as they're currently three games under .500 have dropping consecutive games to the Rays. They now face the red-hot Athletics, winners of three in a row. Jeff is banking on the offenses coming through, leading to the OVER cashing. 

Pick: OVER 9


Los Angeles Dodgers (Beckett) vs. Miami Marlins (Koehler)
Covered by Jeff Grant
Josh Beckett (2.45 ERA and 0.91 WHIP) has looked sharp through his first few starts and he'll try to keep the Marlins at bay tonight. Thing is, Miami is an excellent 12-4 at home this season and Jeff thinks they'll be adding another victory to that tally behind Tom Koehler (2-2, 2.97 ERA). 

Pick: Marlins +115


Seattle Mariners (Hernandez) vs. Houston Astros (Peacock)
Covered by Joe Catalano
The Mariners are obviously the favorites with Felix Hernandez on the mound, even though he hasn't been his typically dominant self over his last two starts. Joe believes the UNDER is the right way to go with our sports picks tonight – will Hernandez and Brad Peacock (0-2, 5.95 ERA) rise to the occasion? 

Pick: UNDER 8.5


Arizona Diamondbacks (Arroyo) vs. San Diego Padres (Cashner)

Covered by Steven Suarez
Perhaps heading back on the road will be good for the Diamondbacks, considering they've been absolutely dreadful at home this season. That said, they could find it difficult to get anything going tonight against Andrew Cashner (2.68 ERA), so I'm taking San Diego and the UNDER in the opener. 

Pick: Padres -1 (-104) and UNDER 7


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