Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for April 5, 2019

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The Major League Baseball action for Friday April 5th features twelve games on the schedule to the delight of MLB bettors worldwide.

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On MLB Network at 4PM Eastern Time the St Louis Cardinals host the San Diego Padres. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side St Louis Cardinals favored by -167 odds with the return on the road underdog San Diego Padres at +147 odds. Run total came in at 7 ½ runs. Starting for the Cardinals will be right hander Jack Flaherty as he will oppose Padres lefty Nick Margevicius. Game 1 of this series rained out in St Louis. Padres opened the season winning three of four at home to San Francisco then dropped two of three at home to Arizona. Cardinals after losing three of four at Milwaukee traveled to Pittsburgh to sweep a two game series. St Louis hitting only .220 while the Padres .235. San Diego has gotten good work from their starters and relievers. Cardinals starters have struggled. Manny Machado hit his first home run of the season for San Diego on Wednesday.

At 8PM Eastern Time on MLB Network the Houston Astros are home to the Oakland Athletics. Houston is favored by -175 odds with the return on the underdog Oakland Athletics at +155 odds. Run total came in at 8 runs. Starting for the Astros will be righty Colin McHugh to oppose Athletics righty Frankie Montas. After losing the first two games in Japan to Seattle the Athletics have won six of their past eight games. Oakland at home took three of four to both the LA Angels and Boston Red Sox. Athletics pitching held the Red Sox to nine runs in those four games. Athletics starters have been effective holding opponents to .180 batting average and ERA of 2.30. Houston off to a slow start. Astros dropped three of four at Tampa Bay then two of three at Texas. Astros have struggled with scoring runs on the season. Houston batting only .217 against right handed pitching. Houston has got good work early from their pitching with starters ERA of 3.32 and relievers at 2.08.

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