Fri 05/10/2012 - 16:50 EDT

MLB Playoff Betting: Wild Card Friday Handicapping Odds

Cardinals vs Braves: National League Wild Card Match-Up

First up today we get the Atlanta Braves and RHP Kris Medlen (10-1 ERA 1.57) battling the defending World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals and RHP Kyle Loshe (16-3 ERA 2.86). Atlanta dominated the season series between these two clubs as they posted a 5-1 record and won by a 40-32 final score. This contest is scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2012, at 5:00 PM ET, from Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.

Orioles vs. Rangers: American League Wild Card Playoff Match-Up

Our second Wild Card playoff battle features the Baltimore Orioles and LHP Joe Sanders (9-13 ERA 4.07) facing the Texas Rangers and RHP Yu Darvish (16-9 ERA 3.90). Both of these clubs lost out on a Division Championship on the final day of the season. Texas won the season series 5-2 by a 56-24 combined count. First pitch goes at 8:30 PM ET on Friday, October 5, 2012, from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas.

Online Sports Betting MLB Wild Card Friday Handicapping Odds & Picks

Scanning the handicapping odds at the Bovada.lv online sports wagering website we find both home teams as huge favorites. Atlanta is posted at -175 ML and -1.5 (+125) RL while the Total sits at 7 runs (+115 O -135 U). Texas comes in with a -190 ML and a -1.5 (EVEN) RL and the Total is a lofty 9 runs (EVEN O -120 U). The home sides have the better pitchers and we’ll back the Braves and Rangers with the Bovada Money Lines.

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