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Tuesday's Betting Tips

Tuesday's Betting Tips

Tuesday's Betting Tips

Weather to watch

Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates: A 40 percent chance of thunderstorms expected at PNC Park throughout the evening hours.

Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles: Also a 40 percent chance of rain at Camden Yards with the threat of precipitation increasing throughout the night.

Who’s hot?

The Tampa Bay Rays prevailed 4-1 over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games.

Who’s not?

The Los Angeles Angels have dropped five of their last six games and now trail the Baltimore Orioles by two games for the second and final wild-card spot.

Game of the day

Texas Rangers at New York Yankees (-131, 9)

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Jayson Werth wore a walking boot as he exited from AT&T Park on Monday night and will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. The Nationals outfielder was scratched 45 minutes prior to first pitch because of tenderness in his right ankle. Werth had the same nagging injury in spring training.

Notable quotable

"I have seen worse TV.”- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones after Dallas’ 3-0 victory over Oakland on Monday.

Betting news and notes

New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie may get the chance to play at wide receiver this season because of injuries to the club’s receiving corps. Cromartie took part in individual drills with the receivers at practice Monday and said he is “learning the steps and trying to learn more about the position.”

Red Sox right-hander Andrew Bailey is expected to be activated off the disabled list Tuesday. Bailey will temporarilty assume the setup role to ease him back into action and Alfredo Aceves will maintain his role as the team’s closer.

The Braves expect to activate Tommy Hanson from the disabled list Friday and send the right-hander to the mound that night against Los Angeles. Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said starting Friday, the Braves will use a six-man rotation for the rest of August.

The Cincinnati Reds have won four of five matchups against the Mets this year, limiting New York to three runs or fewer in all four wins.

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Five Things You Need to Know for Tues., Aug. 14

5 Things You Need to Know in Sports

Want to start your day off right? Looking for some action and the most interesting events of the day? Baseball is on tap tonight with football returning on Thursday.  Here is a brief look at the top four important matchups of the day along with a glance at future odds.

1)Texas at NY Yankees, Matt Harrison (13-6, 3.31 ERA) vs. Hiroki Kuroda (10-8, 3.24 ERA)

These two teams are fighting for the top spot in the American League. But the Yankees are stumbling some due to lack of pitching with their ace C.C. Sabathia on the shelf. Josh Hamilton and Nelson Cruz face a tough pitcher in Kuroda. Harrison is coming off a rough start at Fenway but should get back on form.  Yankees are 7-16 Under last 23 Tuesday games. NY Yankees opened as a -150 favorite and the total was 9.

2)Boston at Baltimore,  Josh Beckett (5-9, 4.97 ERA) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (10-7, 3.79 ERA)

At 57-59, Boston is gearing up to play the spoiler role. That's what the Orioles were last year when they spoiled the Red Sox's playoff hopes. Josh Beckett has been awful over the last month but at any time, he's capable of pitching a gem. Chen allowed just one run in 7 IP in his last start against Boston, but was roughed up by Kansas City in his last start. The series is 11-4-1 OVER last 16 meetings. Baltimore opened as a -119 favorite and the total is 8.5.     

3)Arizona at St. Louis, Ian Kennedy (10-9, 4.34 ERA) vs. Joe Kelly  (2-5, 3.47 ERA)

Arizona is 58-57, trying to hang in the wild card race in the National League. They are 6.5 games behind Atlanta and Pittsburgh (going into Monday night). St. Louis, at 62-53, is just 2.5 games behind the wild card teams. Joe Kelly has done a nice job with the Cardinals. His last start (5IP, 4 ER) was his worst in the last 10. St. Louis is 9-4 last 13 vs. Arizona at home. The Cards opened as -135 favorites and the total opened at 9. 

4)NY Mets at Cincinnati, Chris Young (3-6, 4.87 ERA) vs. Mat Latos (10-3, 3.81)

The Reds are coming off a three-game winning streak, defeating the lowly Cubs. They send Mat Latos, one of their more reliable pitchers, to the mound against the Mets. The Mets are playing spoilers now as they are 16.5 games behind the Nats in the NL East before Monday's results. Chris Young goes to the mound for the Mets. The OVER is 8-3 last 11 in this series. Cincinnati opened as a -185 favorite and the total is 8.

5)Odds to win the 2012 World Series

Since we're all about baseball today, let's check the latest baseball futures. The Rangers are now the favorite according to 5dimes over the NY Yankees, who have faltered as of late. But the Washington Nationals are creeping up with the best record in baseball, as the third favorite.

Texas Rangers +460
New York Yankees +500
Washington Nationals +750
Cincinnati Reds +1000
Los Angeles Angels +1000
San Francisco Giants +1200
Detroit Tigers +1300
Atlanta Braves +1400
Chicago White Sox +2000
Los Angeles Dodgers +2000
St. Louis Cardinals +2200
Pittsburgh Pirates +2500
Tampa Bay Rays +2500
Oakland Athletics +3300
Arizona Diamondbacks +4000
Boston Red Sox +4000
Baltimore Orioles +5000
Toronto Blue Jays +6600
New York Mets +12500
Philadelphia Phillies +12500
Miami Marlins +17500
Cleveland Indians +20000
Milwaukee Brewers +30000
Chicago Cubs +100000
Colorado Rockies +100000
Houston Astros +100000
Kansas City Royals +100000
Minnesota Twins +100000
San Diego Padres +100000
Seattle Mariners +100000

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