Post All Star Game MLB Odds: Weekend Betting Action

Jun 05, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee (33) rubs up a ball during the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park. The Dodgers defeated the Phillies 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Major League Baseball kicks off the second half of the regular season Friday night with a board full of wagering action.

What's in store for this weekend? Well, let's take a look at some of the more important action.

In the American League the AL East-leading Yankees host Albert Pujols and the Angels; the Orioles, who own the second AL Wild-Card berth at the moment, host the Tigers; and the Red Sox and Rays, both at 43-43 and just 2.5 games behind the O's in that Wild-Card race, hook up down in St. Pete.

In the National League the NL East-leading Nationals are in Miami for three games with the puzzling Marlins; the Mets, who sit just a half-game out in the NL Wild-Card race, are in Atlanta for a series with the Braves; and the NL Central-leading Pirates – yes, you read that right – are in Milwaukee for a series with the defending Central champion Brewers.

As for Friday night's action the Yankees and Hiroki Kuroda are listed as -125 favorites over CJ Wilson and the Angels; the Orioles and Jason Hammel are -110 faves over Doug Fister and the Tigers; the Red Sox with Franklin Morales are -105 road favorites at Jeremy Hellickson and the Rays; the Nats and Jordan Zimmerman are +110 underdogs at the Marlins with Josh Johnson; Chris Young and the Mets are getting +145 from the Braves with Tim Hudson; and the Pirates with James McDonald are +130 dogs at the Brewers with Zack Greinke.

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

Arizona -132 at Chi Cubs +127 - Ian Kennedy (6-7) | Paul Maholm (6-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona's last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing at home against Arizona

LA Angels +109 at NY Yankees -114, Total 9 - C.J. Wilson (9-5) | Hiroki Kuroda (8-7) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 8 of LA Angels's last 9 games on the road
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games

Detroit +104 at Baltimore -109, Total 9 - Doug Fister (2-6) | Jason Hammel (8-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 6 games when playing Detroit

Cleveland +115 at Toronto -120, Total 9.5 - Justin Masterson (5-8) | Ricky Romero (8-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 6 games
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland

Boston -105 at Tampa Bay +100, Total 8 - Franklin Morales (1-1) | Jeremy Hellickson (4-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing Boston

St. Louis +117 at Cincinnati -122, Total 8 - Adam Wainwright (7-8) | Mat Latos (7-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Washington +116 at Miami -121, Total 7.5 - Jordan Zimmermann (5-6) | Josh Johnson (5-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Miami is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

NY Mets +147 at Atlanta -152, Total 8 - Chris Young (2-2) | Tim Hudson (7-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: NY Mets are 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Chi White Sox at Kansas City - Jose Quintana (4-1) | Bruce Chen (7-8) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Oakland +128 at Minnesota -133, Total 7.5 - AJ Griffin (0-0) | Francisco Liriano (3-7) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Minnesota's last 14 games when playing at home against Oakland

Pittsburgh +140 at Milwaukee -145, Total 7.5 - James McDonald (9-3) | Zack Greinke (9-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Milwaukee's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Philadelphia -153 at Colorado +148, Total 10 - Cliff Lee (1-5) | Christian Friedrich (4-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Philadelphia is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games

Texas -135 at Seattle +130, Total 7.5 - Derek Holland (5-4) | Kevin Millwood (3-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Seattle's last 11 games at home

San Diego +182 at LA Dodgers -189, Total 6.5 - Clayton Richard (6-9) | Clayton Kershaw (6-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego

Houston +215 at San Francisco -225, Total 7 - Jordan Lyles (2-5) | Madison Bumgarner (10-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston's last 5 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games

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