NLDS odds favor Cards, Dodgers; ALDS odds favor Tigers, Red Sox Friday

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

St. Louis and Boston open their division playoff series as home chalk while the Braves and Athletics are home dogs. See the baseball playoff betting lines and trends, courtesy of Odds Shark.

NLDS and ALDS wagering moves into full swing Friday with all eight teams in action and the betting lines split between home and road favorites.

Pittsburgh and Tampa Bay are road underdogs at St. Louis and Boston respectively, with Matt Moore a tempting dog play for the Rays.

Meanwhile, Oakland and Atlanta opened Friday as small home dogs to Detroit and Los Angeles respectively. Betting against Tiger ace Max Scherzer has been a money-losing gig all season, but Oakland sends 18-game winner Bart Colon against him.

That pair met twice this year with each team winning once. The Tigers have lost three of Scherzer's past five road starts, according to the OddsShark.com MLB pitcher database.

Check out the opening MLB playoff lines from 5Dimes.eu.

Pittsburgh +121 at St. Louis -131, Total 7 - Gerrit Cole (10-7) | Lance Lynn (15-10) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Tampa Bay +121 at Boston -131, Total 7.5 - Matt Moore (17-4) | Jon Lester (15-8) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 5 games

LA Dodgers -109 at Atlanta +104, Total 6.5 - Zack Greinke (15-4) | Mike Minor (13-9) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 10 of LA Dodgers's last 13 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games

Detroit -120 at Oakland +110, Total 6.5 - Max Scherzer (21-3) | Bartolo Colon (18-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games at home

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