Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

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The action from Major League Baseball for Friday August 18th features all teams in action so that is 15 games on the schedule to the delight of MLB bettors worldwide. Two games will air over national television.

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There will be day baseball as it will get underway at 2:20PM Eastern Time as the Chicago Cubs will host the Toronto Blue Jays on MLB Network. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Chicago Cubs favored by -175 odds with the return on the Toronto Blue Jays at +155 odds. Chicago will start Jake Arrieta as he will oppose Blue Jays J.A. Happ. Cubs split a four game series at home with the Cincinnati Reds after their 13-10 home defeat as a -236 favorite. The wind was blowing out of Wrigley Field on Thursday. Cubs did fight back from a 9-0 deficit after two innings. Both pitcher enters in good form as Happ is 3-0 in his past three starts with an ERA of 1.45. Arrieta is 2-1 in in past three outings with an ERA of 1.86.

At 7PM Eastern Time on MLB Network the Boston Red Sox are home to the New York Yankees. Boston is favored by -135 odds with the return on the New York Yankees +125 odds. The total is set at 9 runs. On the mound for the Yankees will be Jordan Montgomery as he will oppose Red Sox lefty Drew Pomeranz. The Yankees sweep the four game Subway series with the New York Mets following the 7-5 road victory on Thursday to move within four games of the first place Boston Red Sox. Boston swept the hot St Louis Cardinals in a two games series at home following their 5-4 home victory on Wednesday night. Pomeranz has pitched well for the Red Sox as the veteran is 12-4 with an ERA of 3.39. He has won his past two starts including at the Yankees on Saturday. Montgomery has allowed one earned run in three of his past four starts but has not gone deep in either game. He has pitched less than seven innings in nine straight starts with six starts going fewer than six innings.

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