Monday's Betting Tips

Monday's Betting Tips

Monday's Betting Tips
By Covers.com

Weather to watch

Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics: Sunny skies but temperatures could drop to 55 F by game’s end. Winds will be blowing out to right field at 10 mph.

Who’s hot?

Red-hot Angels’ first baseman Albert Pujols is riding a seven-game hitting streak during which he has belted six homers and driven in 13 runs.

Who’s not?

The Cleveland Indians have dropped nine straight games, their longest losing skid since Sept. 13-24, 2009. Indians starters have an 11.69 ERA during the losing streak.

Key stat

The Chicago White Sox have won 12 of their last 14 home games, while the Kansas City Royals have dropped 14 of their last 17 on the road.

Game of the day

New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers (-163, 8)

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said the pain from his right Achilles strain has not gone away and he might receive an injection Monday to help reduce the inflammation in his heel. Ortiz was placed on the disabled list July 16 with the injury and was eligible to be activated Aug. 1.

Notable quotable

“He works harder than me, but I knew what I needed to do and I have great talent, he will do better next time because he was a little bit stressed this time.”-Usain Bolt on fellow Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake.

Betting news and notes

The Seattle Seahawks are having Terrell Owens in for a tryout Monday. The 38-year-old wide receiver didn't get any NFL offers to play last season after undergoing surgery on his left knee.

Ichiro Suzuki has collected exactly one hit in all 12 games with the Yankees, tying Don Slaught (1988) for the longest such streak to begin a career with the Yankees. Suzuki is 17-for-51 (.333) in his career versus Verlander.

Atlanta starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. Jurrjens is on the disabled list with a strained right groin.

The Pirates, who are 23-11 since June 27, have won each of their last four series against National League West teams dating back to mid-April. They host the Diamondbacks on Monday.

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