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MLB Odds & Starting Pitchers Today, Plus Red Sox vs Blue Jays Predictions & Picks

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in MLB Baseball

Updated Sep 15, 2023 · 8:21 AM PDT

Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette and second baseman Davis Schneider misplay a ball
Sep 14, 2023; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (11) and second baseman Davis Schneider (36) misplay a ball hit for a single by Texas Rangers right fielder Robbie Grossman (not pictured) in the first inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
  • See the odds for all 15 games in the MLB today (Friday, Sep. 15, 2023)
  • Massive games in both the AL and NL playoff races are on tap
  • Get picks and predictions for Red Sox vs Blue Jays and

Friday brings a 15-game MLB slate with massive playoff implications all over the board. In the National League, three teams (Diamondbacks, Giants, Reds) are tied for the final Wild Card with the Marlins just half a game back.

In the American League, the Rangers moved back into a playoff spot with a stunning four-game road sweep over the Blue Jays, who are now on the outside looking in. Meanwhile, the Orioles have seen their longstanding lead atop the AL East trimmed to just one game by the Rays after the latter won the first of a four-game set in Baltimore on Thursday night.

The table below displays the odds and starting pitchers for all 15 games on the MLB schedule today (Sep. 15). Under the table, find today’s best bet.

MLB Odds for Friday, Sep. 15

Team (Pitcher) Runline Moneyline Total
New York Yankees (Cole) -1.5 (-105) -174 O 7.5 (-118)
Pittsburgh Pirates (Oviedo) +1.5 (-114) +146 U 7.5 (-104)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Atlanta Braves (Elder) -1.5 (-111) -180 O 9 (-106)
Miami Marlins (Cueto) +1.5 (-108) +152 U 9 (-114)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Tampa Bay Rays (Eflin) -1.5 (+130) -122 O 8.5 (-106)
Baltimore Orioles (Flaherty) +.1.5 (-156) +104 U 8.5 (-114)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Boston Red Sox (Bello) +1.5 (-192) +116 O 8 (-108)
Toronto Blue Jays (Berrios) -1.5 (+158) -136 U 8 (-112)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Cincinnati Reds (Greene) -1.5 (+158) -102 O 8 (-105)
New York Mets (Peterson) +1.5 (-192) -116 U 8 (-115)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Texas Rangers (Gray) -1.5 (+134) -120 O 8 (-110)
Cleveland Guardians (Giolito) +1.5 (-162) +102 U 8 (-110)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Minnesota Twins (Ober) -1.5 (-105) -176 O 9 (-104)
Chicago White Sox (Scholtens) +1.5 (-114) +148 U 9 (-118)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Washington Nationals (Irvin) +1.5 (-130) +168 O 8 (-118)
Milwaukee Brewers (Miley) -1.5 (+108) -200 U 8 (-112)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Houston Astros (Javier) -1.5 (-130) -200 O 10 (-108)
Kansas City Royals (Greinke) +1.5 (+108) +168 U 10 (-112)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Philadelphia Phillies (Nola) -1.5 (+118) -132 O 8 (-128)
St Louis Cardinals (Thompson) +1.5 (-142) +112 U 8 (+104)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
San Francisco Giants (Webb) -1.5 (-146) -230 O 10.5 (-114)
Colorado Rockies (Anderson) +1.5 (+122) +190 U 10.5 (-106)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Detroit Tigers (Skubal) -1.5 (+152) -116 O 7.5 (-105)
Los Angeles Angels (Canning) +1.5 (-184) -102 U 7.5 (-115)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Chicago Cubs (Steele) -1.5 (+114) -142 O 8.5 (-105)
Arizona Diamondbacks (Pfaadt) +1.5 (-137) +120 U 8.5 (-115)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
San Diego Padres (Lugo) -1.5 (-120) -205 O 8.5 (-118)
Oakland Athletics (Newcomb) +1.5 (+100) +172 U 8.5 (-104)
Teams Runline Moneyline Total
Los Angeles Dodgers (Miller) -1.5 (+150) -108 O 7.5 (-118)
Seattle Mariners (Kirby) +1.5 (-182) -108 U 7.5 (-104)

The biggest favorite in today’s MLB odds is the surging San Francisco Giants who, behind their ace Logan Webb, are -230 road chalk against the NL-worst Colorado Rockies. Two other teams are -200 or shorter: the Houston Astros (-200) on the road at the Kansas City Royals and the San Diego Padres (-205) on the road at the Oakland Athletics. Kansas City and Oakland are separated by just half a game in the race for the first-overall pick in next year’s MLB draft.

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Up north in Toronto, the Blue Jays endeavor to end a four-game losing streak that has, at least for the time being, dropped them out of the MLB playoff bracket. On Friday, they welcome the Boston Red Sox to the Rogers Centre.

Red Sox vs Blue Jays Prediction

Toronto enters Friday’s all-important matchup with the Bo-Sox as slight -134 favorites. Sitting 7.5 games back of a playoff berth and with their postseason chances on life support, Boston comes back as a +116 road underdog.

The Red Sox won the first seven matchups against the Jays this season, but Toronto answered back in early August with a three-game road sweep in Beantown, outscoring the Red Sox 25-8 in the process.

Both starting pitchers are sporting solid ERAs with Jose Berrios at 3.63 and Brayan Bello at 3.68. But it’s the Jays’ veteran who’s been better of late. In his past two starts, Berrios has pitched 13 innings combined and surrendered just four runs on nine hits while striking out 13.

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The youngster Bello, still just 24 years of age, has surrendered six earned runs on 12 hits over his past two starts (11 innings) while striking out 11. Last year, Bello’s first in the majors, he was hammered by Toronto to the tune of a 7.62 ERA in three starts, surrendering 11 earned runs on 25 hits over 13 innings. His lone start against the Jays this year wasn’t much better (four runs – two earned – on six hits over five innings.

Friday’s MLB props show Berrios with a strikeout over/under of 5.5, but the under is heavily favored (+106o/-134u), while Bello sits at 4.5 (-122o/-104u). The hard-throwing Dominican may get to five Ks, but don’t expect it to be a clean outing against a potent lineup that’s hit him hard.

Red Sox vs Blue Jays Pick: Blue Jays moneyline (-136)


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