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We're well on our way into the 2019 MLB regular season, and there have already been a ton of surprises so far.
Friday's MLB slate is getting off to an early start, as the Los Angeles Angels square off against the Chicago Cubs at 2:20 p.m. EST in the first matchup between these two this season. Here are today's MLB betting lines and odds provided by FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Boston Red Sox are the biggest favorites of the day, as they're listed at -280 to handle the Baltimore Orioles at home. This line is a bit of a surprise given how poorly the Red Sox have played so far. However, the Orioles come into this matchup as losers of their last eight straight.
At 11 runs, the highest total of the day belongs to the early matchup between the Angels and Cubs. Friday's game between Oakland Athletics and the Texas Rangers isn't far behind at 10.5 runs either. The Athletics' offense has averaged 8.6 runs per game over their last five games, and Khris Davis has four home runs and seven RBI in the last seven days.
Meanwhile, the Rangers' starter, Drew Smyly has a 7.11 ERA through two starts this season, so there could be some fireworks in this contests.
All in all, we're getting 13 MLB games today, and some of the hottest pitchers in baseball are taking the mound as well, with Ryne Stanek and Trent Thornton set to square off against each other in Toronto.
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