Astros, Mets Biggest MLB Underdogs In Friday Baseball Action

March 22, 2012; Dunedin, FL, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee (33) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays during a spring training game at Florida Auto Exchange Park. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

The early-season trend of low-scoring games (great for UNDER bettors) and favorites winning (bad for underdog bettors) continued Thursday. Only two of the 10 games went OVER the total, including the 10-9 slugfest iin Minnesota. Seven moneyline favorites won in those 10 games as well.

Friday sees Houston and the Mets as the biggest underdogs of the day (the Astros +185 at Miami and New York +160 at Philadelphia).

"Oddsmakers continue to post very low totals because of all the solid pitching and all the low-scoring games," said Mike Pickett of OddsShark.com, the MLB lines provider to SBNation.

"But this will change -- the bats will come alive and some savvy totals bettors will be able to make a tidy profit betting OVER."

We wouldn't expect it to happen in Philly where Cliff Lee goes for the Phillies. He gave up just a single run in two starts against the Mets in 2011.

And R.A. Dickey has been tough on the Phils as well.

Check out all of Friday's MLB odds action, with starting pitcher details and matchup links here, courtesy of Odds Shark.

LA Angels +137 at NY Yankees -142, Total 9.5 - Ervin Santana(0-1) | Hiroki Kuroda(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing at home against LA Angels

Tampa Bay +106 at Boston -111, Total 8.5 - David Price(1-0) | Josh Beckett(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Detroit -110 at Chi White Sox +105, Total 8.5 - Max Scherzer(0-0) | Jake Peavy(0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Detroit is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi White Sox's last 9 games

Chi Cubs +177 at St. Louis -184, Total 7 - Jeff Samardzija(1-0) | Adam Wainwright(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs

Cleveland +113 at Kansas City -123, Total 8 - Derek Lowe(1-0) | Luke Hochevar(1-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games at home

Pittsburgh +161 at San Francisco -168, Total 6.5 - James McDonald(0-0) | Matt Cain(0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Cincinnati +128 at Washington -133, Total 7 - Bronson Arroyo(0-0) | Jordan Zimmermann(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games at home

NY Mets +160 at Philadelphia -167, Total 6.5 - R.A. Dickey(1-0) | Cliff Lee(0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Mets's last 10 games when playing Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Philadelphia's last 10 games when playing NY Mets

Baltimore +175 at Toronto -182, Total 8.5 -
Tommy Hunter(1-0) | Brandon Morrow(0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 8 of Baltimore's last 9 games on the road
Toronto is 20-3 SU in its last 23 games when playing at home against Baltimore

Houston +183 at Miami -190, Total 7.5 - Lucas Harrell(1-0) | Ricky Nolasco(1-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 9 of Houston's last 10 games
Miami is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Houston

Milwaukee +117 at Atlanta -122, Total 7.5 - Randy Wolf(0-1) | Jair Jurrjens(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 7 games when playing on the road against Atlanta
Atlanta is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Milwaukee

Texas -152 at Minnesota +147, Total 8.5 - Matt Harrison(1-0) | Anthony Swarzak(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Texas's last 7 games
Minnesota is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Texas

Arizona +100 at Colorado -105, Total 8.5 - Daniel Hudson(1-0) | Juan Nicasio(0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Arizona's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games at home

San Diego +116 at LA Dodgers -121, Total 7 - Clayton Richard(1-0) | Aaron Harang(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego

Oakland +150 at Seattle -155, Total 6.5 - Bartolo Colon(1-1) | Felix Hernandez(1-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Mariners are 16-4 in past 20 Hernandez starts against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Seattle's last 8 games at home

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