Baseball Odds Preview: Weekend Interleague Action

June 14, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Johan Santana (57) throws a pitch in the second inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The recent roller coaster ride experienced by the New York Mets could contiue this weekend against the Reds.

Last weekend they got swept three games at Yankee Stadium. Not to be deterred the Mets then went down to Tampa this week and promptly swept three games from the Rays.

New York, as a +150 underdog on the baseball betting line, beat Tampa Tuesday 11-2. The Mets then rocked David Price and the Rays Wednesday 9-1 as +140 dogs, getting a one-hitter (with an asterisk) from RA Dickey. Then Thursday the New Yorkers, while getting +120, roughed up Jeremy Hellickson on their way to a 9-6 victory.

So on the season the Mets are up $1,150, based on theoretical $100 wagers on each game. That figure is fourth-best among all ML teams.

This weekend the Mets, who trail first-place Washington by 4.5 games in the NL East, are back home to host the NL Central-leading Cincinnati Reds for three games. For Friday's series opener sportsbooks sampled at Oddsshark.com are listing Dillon Gee and New York as about -120 favorites over Bronson Arroyo and Cincy.

Also this weekend in interesting interleague action the AL East-leading New York Yankees are in Washington for three games with the NL East-leading Nationals; the Baltimore Orioles, who trail the Yanks by just a half-game in the AL East, visit Atlanta for three games with the Braves; and the Arizona Diamondbacks, trying to come back in the NL West, are in Anaheim for three games with Angels.

As of Friday morning Bovada had the Mets and Reds as -115 pick 'ems to win that series; the Nationals are -120 over the Yankees (at -110) to win that series; the Braves are -200 faves over the Orioles, at +160, to win that series; and the Angels are -200 to win that series over the D-Backs, who are getting +160.

Here's a look at Friday's full MLB betting board, with starting pitchers and betting trends, prices and totals courtesy of Oddsshark.com.

Boston -109 at Chi Cubs +104 - Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-1) | Ryan Dempster (2-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games

NY Yankees +117 at Washington -122, Total 7.5 - Philip Hughes (6-5) | Gio Gonzalez (8-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Pittsburgh +117 at Cleveland -122, Total 7.5 - James McDonald (5-2) | Justin Masterson (2-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
Cleveland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Colorado +143 at Detroit -148, Total 9.5 - Jeff Francis (0-1) | Casey Crosby (1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games when playing on the road against Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado

Philadelphia +115 at Toronto -120, Total 9 - Vance Worley (3-2) | Drew Hutchison (5-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Miami +128 at Tampa Bay -133, Total 7.5 - Carlos Zambrano (4-4) | Matt Moore (3-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Miami is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami

Cincinnati +109 at NY Mets -114, Total 8 - Bronson Arroyo (2-4) | Dillon Gee (4-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Mets's last 8 games when playing Cincinnati

Baltimore +153 at Atlanta -158, Total 8.5 - Brian Matusz (5-6) | Tommy Hanson (7-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Baltimore is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Baltimore

Houston +250 at Texas -275, Total 10 - Jordan Lyles (1-2) | Yu Darvish (7-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas's last 5 games at home

Milwaukee -114 at Minnesota +109, Total 8.5 - Yovani Gallardo (5-5) | Francisco Liriano (1-7) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games

Kansas City +154 at St. Louis -164, Total 8 - Vin Mazzaro (2-1) | Kyle Lohse (6-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games

Arizona +153 at LA Angels -158, Total 7 - Trevor Cahill (4-5) | Dan Haren (4-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing LA Angels
The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Angels's last 7 games when playing Arizona

San Diego +113 at Oakland -118, Total 7 - Anthony Bass (2-5) | Travis Blackley (0-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing San Diego

San Francisco -108 at Seattle +103, Total 7 - Ryan Vogelsong (5-2) | Jason Vargas (7-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Francisco's last 9 games on the road
Seattle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Francisco

Chi White Sox +121 at LA Dodgers -126, Total 5.5 - Chris Sale (8-2) | Clayton Kershaw (5-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing LA Dodgers
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox

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