Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Friday

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The Major League Baseball card for Friday August 17th features fifteen games on the schedule to the delight of MLB bettors worldwide.

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On MLB Network at 6PM Eastern Time the Philadelphia Phillies are home to the New York Mets. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Philadelphia Phillies favored by -155 odds with the return on the underdog New York Mets at +140 odds. The run total came in at seven runs. Starting for Philadelphia will be Aaron Nola as he will oppose Mets Noah Syndergaard. The Mets and Phillies played a doubleheader on Thursday. Mets made loud noise with their bats in the opener as they pounded the Phillies 24-4. They were highlighted by a ten run fifth inning and finished with 25 hits. Noah Syndergaard is getting run support of late as the Mets have won four of his past five starts. He has allowed seven runs in his past 13 1/3rdinnings. Aaron Nola is coming off a good start at San Diego allowing no runs and four hits in six innings. Phillies have won eight of his past ten starts.

The late night game begins at 10PM Eastern Time on MLB Network as the Oakland Athletics are home to the Houston Astros. The current odds have the Houston Astros favored by -137 odds with the return on the home underdog Oakland Athletics at +127 odds. Run total came in at eight runs. Starting for Houston will be Charlie Morton to oppose Athletics righty Edwin Jackson. This is huge game in the AL West race. Houston holds a two game lead on Oakland with 41 games remaining to be played. Charlie Morton is 12-3 on the season with an ERA of 2.88. He does come off a home loss to Seattle allowing three runs in six innings. Edwin Jackson has been a surprise for Oakland. He has bounced around Major League Baseball throughout his career and started the season in Triple A. Jackson is 4-2 in his nine starts and has an ERA of 2.48. He doesn’t allow many baserunners with a WHIP of 1.03.

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