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UNDER bettors look to Rays vs Jays

Roy Halladay gets at least one more start with the Blue Jays, as he takes the mound Friday night when Toronto hosts Tampa Bay.

With trade rumors dogging Halladay daily, he turned in a gem in his last start against the Red Sox, pitching a complete-game six-hitter and allowing one run with seven strikeouts.

The Doc has already faced the Rays twice this season with little success thanks to a lack of run support. He’s 0-2 with a 3.46 ERA in those two starts after giving up five runs in 13 innings. Unfortunately for Halladay, the Jays scored only three runs combined in those two games.

Not surprisingly, the UNDER has been a great bet with six of seven overall meetings between the Rays and Jays rewarding UNDER bettors.

Factor in how dominant Mmatt Garza has been against Toronto (4-1 past 5, only 2 earned runs allowed total) and you have UNDER potential here.

Despite Halladay’s losing record against the Rays Toronto is a -140 favorite Friday night over at Bovada

MLB moneyline favors Santana and Mets in Houston

If you’re looking for a road favorite on the Friday slate take a look at Johan Santana and the Mets. With their ace on the mound the slumping Mets are a -120 road favorite at Bovada In his last two starts Santana has been money, tossing seven shutout innings in back-to-back wins.

He’s only pitched in Houston’s Minute Maid Park twice before, but his 1-0 record and 1.59 ERA in those two outings is solid. Let’s just hope the injured-riddled Mets lineup can actually put some runs on the board for Santana. Since the All-Star break the mangled Mets have scored only 16 runs in seven games.

Underdog Athletics attack MLB moneyline

The underdogs of the night on Friday are the Oakland Athletics who are a +170 road dog versus the Yankees over at Bovada And, that with Brett Anderson getting the start for Oakland. Unless you’re a true baseball nut, you may not recognize Anderson’s name, but you should, even though the baseball odds Gods don't respect him much either.

Anderson hasn’t allowed a single run in his last three games, a scoreless innings streak of 21 innings. Last time out against Los Angeles he silenced the Angels bats and allow only two hits over eight innings. Anderson could have trouble keeping his streak going at homer-happy Yankee Stadium especially since the last time he face the Yankees in New York in April he was ripped for five runs in 5 1-3 innings.

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