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[BBL] Jun 8, 2018

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Friday's AL Games

By Gracenote

Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Friday's American League games, including an all-Texas matchup with the Rangers hosting the Houston Astros in Arlington.

Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays (-0.5; 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Blue Jays left hander J.A. Happ allowed four earned runs on five hits through five innings in his last start.

Hot batting stat: Orioles first baseman Pedro Alvarez is 6-12 with two doubles and one home run lifetime against Happ.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 19°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from right field at 10 kph.

Key betting note: The Blue Jays have played to the Over in four of Happ's previous five trips to the mound.

Seattle Mariners at Tampa Bay Rays (+0.5; 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Mariners left hander Marco Gonzales surrendered one earned run on five hits through 6 2/3 innings in his previous outing.

Cold batting stat: Rays first baseman C.J. Cron is 0-6 with two strikeouts lifetime against Gonzales.

Weather: The game will be played under the dome at Tropicana Field.

Key betting note: The Mariners are 7-3 SU the last 10 times that Gonzales has toed the rubber.

Houston Astros at Texas Rangers (+0.5; 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rangers right hander Doug Fister gave up three earned runs on four hits through six innings in his last trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is 0-5 with three strikeouts lifetime against Fister.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 34°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from centre field at 18 kph.

Key betting note: The Rangers have played to the Under in seven of Fister's previous 10 outings.

Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics (-0.5; 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Royals right hander Jakob Junis allowed three earned runs on six hits through 7 1/3 innings in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Athletics left fielder Khris Davis is 0-6 with one strikeout lifetime against Junis.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 18°C under sunny skies with wind blowing out to centre field at 25 kph.

Key betting note: The Athletics are 1-4 SU over right hander Trevor Cahill's previous five trips to the mound.
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