Max Scherzer and the suddenly surging New York Mets will attempt to stay on track Friday when they visit the Colorado Rockies for the start of a three-game weekend series. First pitch is set for 8:40 p.m. ET from Coors Field. The Mets (26-25) have won six of their last eight but needed a 10-1 win Thursday over the Chicago Cubs to avoid a three-game sweep. They enter Friday 5.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the NL East standings.The Mets are -220 favorites (risk $220 to win $100), while the Rockies fetch a price of +180 in the latest Caesars Sportsbook MLB odds. The over/under for total runs scored is 11.

That’s one of 14 evening games on the Friday MLB schedule. Other MLB lines of note include the Rays at -115 against the Dodgers, the Braves at -155 against the Phillies and the Yankees at -105 against the Padres. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times. It went 331-285 on top-rated MLB money-line picks (+357) over the past two seasons. It has opened the 2023 MLB season on a 26-17 roll on all top-rated MLB picks (+379). And on Tuesday, the model hit a Royals-Brewers-Rockies parlay that paid more than 8-1. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

For Friday, the model has locked in three confident MLB best bets for games that begin at 8:10 p.m. ET or later. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of nearly 7-1. You can only see the model’s top MLB picks for Friday at SportsLine.

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After simulating every game on Friday 10,000 times, the model is picking the Seattle Mariners (-155) to topple the Pittsburgh Pirates (+135). The model sees Seattle winning this matchup in a whopping 67% of simulations. First pitch is set for 10:10 p.m. ET from T-Mobile Park.

The Mariners (26-24) are coming off a four-game sweep of the dreadful Oakland Athletics and have won five of their last six overall to climb above .500 and sit 5.5 games back of the first-place Texas Rangers. Seattle right-hander George Kirby (5-3, 2.62) will attempt to earn his ninth consecutive quality start. He hasn’t given up more than three runs since his first start of the season on April 3. He is 3-1 with a 3.04 ERA in four home starts.

Mitch Keller (5-1, 2.44 ERA) has been the stalwart of the Pittsburgh rotation but lost his only career start against the Mariners. The Pirates have lost four of five overall. See who else to back here.

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The model also locked in two other best bets for Friday, including a play on a surprising underdog. You can see the model’s MLB best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.

What MLB picks should you target for a payout of nearly 7-1, and which underdog pulls off a shocking upset on Friday? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets from an advanced model that is on a 26-17 roll on top-rated money-line picks, and find out.

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