Hot lines: Friday's best MLB bets

Houston Astros at Philadelphia Phillies (-260, 7)  odds provided by logans

Getting the nod for Opening Day is always memorable for a pitcher. But this Friday’s start for Houston Astros righty Brett Myers holds even more meaning, coming against his former club in his former ballpark.

"I probably have some adrenaline, but it's maintaining and harnessing it for the right reasons and not trying to overdo it or throw too hard," Myers told MLB.com. "Usually, the first inning for me is a test, and after the first inning every game I have to try to control myself and relax."

As a member of the Phillies for eight years, Myers made three Opening-Day starts for Philadelphia, posting a 0-1 and a 4.82 ERA in those outings. Last year, his first season with the Astros, he finished with a 14-8 record and a 3.14 ERA – the lowest Earned Run Average of his career.

"What he did last year was more than solid," Houston manager Brad Mills told reporters. "We want him to compete and let him keep the team in the ballgame, and there's no reason to think he won't do that, because that's the type of pitcher he is, the type of makeup he has and the type of teammate he is. He gives us a chance to win every time he takes the ball and goes to the hill."

Myers will go toe-to-toe with National League Cy Young winner Roy Halladay Friday, who was stellar in his Phillies debut on Opening Day 2010. Halladay delivered a one-run, seven-hit performance over seven innings for an 11-1 victory over the Washington Nationals.

Halladay posted an 8-10 over/under record inside Citizens Bank Park last season, while Myers was 5-13 over/under on the road in 2010.

Pick: Under

Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays  (-130, 8.5) odds provided by logans

Opening Day will be a very special moment for one of baseball’s best Friday. Minnesota Twins first baseman and former American League MVP, Justin Morneau, takes the field for the first time since suffering a concussion last July.

Not only is Morneau back in action after a long rehab, but the Canadian is back on home soil, facing the Toronto Blue Jays in the Rogers Centre – which happens to be the same place he suffered the injury in a series with the Jays in early July.

"You know, I don't want to put too much into it," Morneau told TSN.com. "It's the first game hopefully of 162 and the playoffs for us. Obviously it will be special to be out there. But you want to continue to be out there."

Morneau is hitting .347 versus Toronto over the past three seasons. He’s totaled five homes runs, 14 RBIs, and boasts an OPS of 1.057 in 72 at-bats against Blue Jays pitchers in that span. The Twins have gone just 4-12 in their last 16 games in Toronto, while the over is 19-7-3 in the last 29 meetings north of the border .

"I just try not to put as much into it as I did," Moreau said of returning to Canada. "My first two years, we went (to Toro

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Posted by hellbell2u
3 years ago

Do any of you guys watch / subscribe to Stat Attack ? I know stats are just the tip of the iceberg and I tend to look at motivation, revenge factors, etc..... Just curious if anyone uses this info. If not, can you post your favorite sites to cap baseball games.
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Posted by madulamaximus
3 years ago

Lowly .....Arizona came through as the thread can verify........+175.......got pass j.jimenez!!!.......congrats to all that had the heart to jump in.........madmax.......on to tomorrow
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Posted by madulamaximus
3 years ago

Don't worry about the ruff start.........it will only mean portland will make an excellent 2nd half play. Portland should be down by 5 or less by halftime. If not.......just watch and keep your fingers crossed.......that's if you got portland..........madmax
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Posted by psychojuggalo
3 years ago

wow the angels lost
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Posted by Zylonist
3 years ago

2-0 in Bases PAY ME!!! NBA HAWKS WIN ROCKETS pending tailed Lucky
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Posted by mushman32
3 years ago

GREAT CALL MY MAN>>>BALTIMORE ML....AND PITTS ML YOU ROCK SON...LOVE YA ...KEEP THIS OL DAWG BARKIN>>
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Posted by mushman32
3 years ago

BIG UP and much LOVE 2 the Os PITTS ML poster who posted this my wife owes you one...i 4 played your 2 picks with cle chw over and tor minn over..100 tw 22somthing i love you and my wife owes you...LOL
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Posted by bilsfn15
3 years ago

i feel like that chick is looking right at me
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Posted by psychojuggalo
3 years ago

Blueday fans are so disrespectful they keep throwing towels onto the field
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

Sounds like some winners in here today good stuff. I just guaranteed myself a a second winning day on the bases in a row. Now sitting at 5-1 with with 4 to go. Even hit a few fat +$ plays like PIRATES ML and the BALTY +1.5 to U parlay at +230. Lets finish strong base-heads
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Posted by hellbell2u
3 years ago

Props to MadMax, Lucky, & Bilsfn. I tailed you men with Pittsburg +160, Baltimore + 175, CWS -120, & Seattle U 6.5 -120 with a price of +2303 on what I refer to as my Chicken Shit Parlays (CSP). CSP's mean I sleep well at night because I rarely go big. I now have insurance on the Seattle under assuring a winning day either way. It's balls to the wall in Alaska now meaning I make all my money in the spring, summer, & fall up here. I have 10 hours Saturday & Sunday @ double time wages. That's probably more info than anyone needed. Anyway thanks for the picks guys.
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Posted by madulamaximus
3 years ago

Wew....the pressure behind the forum is that its performance driven and results oriented. If you talk it.....you better walk it.....alllll the way to the cashier. And it better be more often than not....lol.....its like a win is a win....but a loss equal a hundred losses .......madmax...lol.....lets win
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Posted by shortyghs91
3 years ago

madmax can i get some of the shit ur taking???lol u crack me up buddy..& im loving the new and improved you.Its like you went from the 2000s Mel Gibson back to when he was Beyond Thunderdome and instead of kicking Tina Turners ass he wait i mean u and us are kicking the books ass.Im down again 2nite but u make me crack up and cry at the same time...Keep up the good work buddy
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Posted by madulamaximus
3 years ago

My MLB choice after careful study is the A's.!!!!!!!!Oakland A's.......NBA Beware...OKC willnot win!!!!!!!IN PORTLAND.....Portland is not the Suns....Remember that final score of OKC 99-90??? That game was ....GAVE AWAY...by Miller 3 days ago....I seen it Miller dribbled pass the 3 arch with 10 seconds ....down 3?......and then just literally threw the ball away with no defensive harassment at all......anyone lookin would holler.....its a fix!!!!! I lost on that game with points and portland ...then the quick fouls and a Westbrook 3 made it a 9 point loss. .....Thats one of my asterisks games with double check marks......PORTLAND.....WILL ...WIN....BY...MORE THAN.....3..POINTS!!!!.......madmax....cashit!
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Posted by NYBUILT
3 years ago

Great! Now I'm all mucked up--LOL............
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Posted by NYBUILT
3 years ago

Great! Now I'm all mucked up--LOL............
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

Agreed A's is the play
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Posted by bilsfn15
3 years ago

haha JJ has a no-hitter on the MUTS through 6...Muck the Fets
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Posted by psychojuggalo
3 years ago

good call on baltimore
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Posted by madulamaximus
3 years ago

I warned that Guthrie is an 8inning no score pitcher. That coach went out and got Vladi....JJ Hardy....and Derick Lee to bolster the sticks. Expect a value play when ever they meet the elite....because they are out to prove they belong. And thanx glad i can help.
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

Yeah nice nads to go ML. I took them on the RL=1.5 but parlayed it to the U for a fat payout.
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Posted by TheAnswer
3 years ago

i need opionons on the seattle vs oakland game. i like king felix myself at pluss 100 i need some thoughts please thanks
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Posted by bilsfn15
3 years ago

Lucky and I have the under...Jabba-dabba-do has Mariners ML...i would love to do so but i dont know what the M's offense will bring...i know the A's have a good little squad going
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Posted by DRE-DAY
3 years ago

TAKE NO RUNS IN THE FIRST INNING
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Posted by DDH420
3 years ago

I'm going with OAK. Cahill shut them out over 7 last year,Felix had a 2.67 era vs OAK over about 20 innings (thats just what I'm remembering from today may be a bit off). OAK also has some new faces in the order. Taking them as a pick'emat home is great value to me. SEA can't travel for shit.
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