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Two of the best teams in the American League square off when thehost the in a game featuring a top pitching matchup between and . Rodon is 6-2 with a 1.89 ERA and Garcia has won five of his last six starts. The Astros (40-28), second in the American League West, won the first game of the four-game set and their fourth straight overall with a 10-2 rout on Thursday. The White Sox (43-26) have still won six of eight overall and lead the American League Central by 3.5 games while maintaining the best record in the A.L. First pitch on Wednesday is 7:10 p.m. ET at Minute Maid Park.
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The White Sox are -111 money-line favorites (risk $111 to win $100) in the latest MLB odds from William Hill Sportsbook, while the Astros are +101 underdogs. The game is one of 15 on Friday's MLB schedule. Other matchups include the A's visiting the(-135) and the (-145) hosting the . Before making any MLB picks or predictions on those games or others in the evening, you need to .
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SportsLine's proven projection model has revealed its top MLB picks for TuesdayAug 25, 2020; Buffalo, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) rounds third base and scores a run on Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) (not pictured) RBI double during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field.
This model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, had a banner 2019 season, the league's last full schedule, returning more than $1,400 on its top-rated. It's off to a sizzling start in 2021, going 89-65 on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 11 weeks, returning well over $1,200. Anyone following it has seen huge rewards.
Now, the model has studied the latest, crunched the numbers for Friday's MLB schedule and posted its best bets. Parlaying these four MLB picks will pay almost 10-1. .
Top MLB picks for Friday, June 18
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One of the top MLB picks from the model is the(-115) over the at 7:05 p.m. ET. The Mets (35-26) are in first place in the National League East, but had a three-game winning streak snapped on Thursday night as they were shut out for the fourth time this season, 2-0 by the . The Nationals (30-35) are in fourth place in the N.L. East, but come in to Friday's series opener looking for a fifth consecutive win.
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Most notably, fully vaccinated individuals will no longer be tested for COVID-19 unless they have symptoms or have been exposed to the virus. © Omar Ornelas via Imagn Content Services, LLC The handling of fully vaccinated individuals drew some attention last month after Nationals starter Erick Fedde tested positive for the coronavirus. Fedde, who had been fully vaccinated and was asymptomatic, was forced to go on the injured list. (Between his initial isolation period and subsequent rehab, he ultimately missed just more than three weeks of action.
Washington is coming off a three-game sweep of Pittsburgh, highlighted byhitting his ninth homer of the season and hitting his seventh homer in a 3-1 win on Wednesday. became the latest pitching hero for the Nationals, as he went five scoreless innings to earn his first MLB win at age 34.
The Washington pitching has held up well without injured anchors(groin) and (neck), as the Nationals have allowed just seven runs in their last seven games. Friday's starter, , recorded his fourth win of the season on Saturday, pitching five shutout innings with seven strikeouts against San Francisco.
How to make MLB predictions, parlays for Friday June 18
The model has locked in three other MLB best bets, including a play on an American League underdog winning in well over 50 percent of simulations..
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SportsLine's proven projection model has revealed its top MLB picks for FridayAug 25, 2020; Buffalo, NY, USA; Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts (2) rounds third base and scores a run on Boston Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland (18) (not pictured) RBI double during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field.