MLB Betting Odds: Week Preview
The struggling Chicago White Sox start an MLB betting series on Monday with some confidence against the Los Angeles Angels, whom they’ve had success against in the past.
Bovada has the Angels as a -152 home favorite in the opener of the three-game set. The posted OVER/UNDER total is sitting at 7.5.
Los Angeles is off to a respectable start, but they are only 8-8 at home. It could be a series for the White Sox to win as a bargain on the MLB betting lines.
The White Sox had dominated the Angels until getting swept earlier this season at home. Seven of the last 10 head-to-head meetings have sent UNDER bettors to the payout window in totals betting.
Boston has won four of its last five at home against Minnesota, including the last two in this four-game series. The Red Sox send Josh Beckett (2-1, 2.35 ERA) to the mound against the Twins' Nick Blackburn (2-4, 4.41 ERA) in the series finale in MLB betting action on Monday.
The Red Sox are big home favorites at -230 at Bovada, with the posted OVER/UNDER total set at 8.5.
Blackburn has been equally as good as Beckett head-to-head, and it could tempt some bettors to risk a hefty payout on the road underdog Twins.
The Red Sox and Twins have also produced a win for UNDER bettors in seven of the last 10 head-to-head in totals betting.
The Yankees host a Kansas City team that is absolutely dismal on the road with only three wins so far this season in MLB betting action on Tuesday.
Kyle Davies (1-4, 7.32 ERA) has the Yankees' number with three straight victories over them. Expect bettors to consider this when wagering on a road underdog Royals team whose chances could be better than expected in this one.
Tampa Bay had four straight wins heading into this week's MLB betting action, and they'll face an equally-impressive Cleveland team in Thursday’s finale.
The Rays were 11-4 on the road at the start of the series on Tuesday, while Cleveland had lost just twice at home entering the three-game set.
Justin Masterson (5-0, 2.11 ERA) has been sparkling on the mound for the Indians and could give them a slight edge against James Shields (3-1, 2.01), who is winless in six starts head-to-head against the Indians.
Tampa Bay has won four of the last five and could be worth a wager as road underdogs on the MLB betting lines.
St. Louis and Cincinnati kick off an interesting MLB betting matchup when the two open a three-game set on Friday.
Kyle Lohse (4-2, 2.24 ERA) is the scheduled starter for the Cardinals, who have won three of the last four head-to-head. Lohse is the reason the Cardinals will be favorites among bettors on the MLB betting lines for the opener.
The Reds are slated to oppose with Bronson Arroyo (3-3, 3.68 ERA). Arroyo has a solid win-loss record overall, but is just 7-11 versus the Cardinals.
Three of the last four games between the teams have made winners of UNDER bettors in totals betting.