RED SOX, RAYS IN ACTION FRIDAY AS THE ATHLETICS HOST THE RANGERS

The American League East race is as tight as it has been all year at the top, with just one-half game separating the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays as they both get set to open weekend Interleague series. Things aren’t nearly as close in the AL West as the division-leading Oakland Athletics get set to host the Texas Rangers, but the latter has shown a flare for the online sports betting drama of late and will look to take advantage in order to close the gap.

Arizona Diamondbacks @ Boston Red Sox
Friday, 7:10 PM ET

The Red Sox are coming off back-to-back wins over the Seattle Mariners, and will look to knock off the visiting Diamondbacks with Randall Delgado getting the start for Arizona. Delgado owns a healthy 2.85 ERA on the year, and the Diamondbacks have won each of the last three games that he has Wetten in Deutschland 2017 started. That means Boston will need Jon Lester to be at his best as he goes for win No. 11 on the year. Lester has earned back-to-back wins while allowing just two runs combined over that span, and he should be able to squeeze out another sports betting victory with the Wettanbieter better offense behind him.

MLB Betting Pick: Boston Red Sox – 160

San Francisco Giants @ Tampa Bay Rays
Friday, 7:10 PM ET

The Rays are also playing an Interleague set, and while hosting the defending World Series champions would seem like a tougher test, the Giants own the worst record in the NL West right now. San Francisco has won just twice in its past 10 games, and while Madison Bumgarner has been their best starter all year even he hasn’t been able to save them in his last two starts – both losses in which the Giants scored one run combined. It won’t get any easier for the San Francisco offense against Chris Archer, a rookie that has led Tampa Bay to seven-straight wins while lowering his ERA to 2.39 on the season.

MLB Betting Pick: Tampa Bay Rays – 150

Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics
Friday, 10:05 PM ET

It will be interesting to see if Texas has any more fireworks left in the tank following its three-straight, ninth-inning comebacks via the home run ball, Wettanbieter für Paypal Sportwetten as they go up against Tommy Milone in the series opener. Milone has looked good in each of his last two starts – both Athletics’ wins in which he allowed a combined four runs. However, Milone’s ERA is still above 4.00, and he struggled in a 9-4 loss to the Rangers earlier in the online sports betting season. Meanwhile, Alex Ogando hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in a start since early May, and should be able to keep Texas in it long enough for the offense to solve Milone and put some runs up on the board as they take the first of a crucial three-game set.

MLB Betting Pick: Texas Rangers