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Monday's Betting Tips

Monday's Betting Tips

Monday's Betting Tips

Weather watch

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels: Forecasts are calling for a possible thunderstorm with a 20 percent chance of precipitation at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

St. Louis Cardinals at San Diego Padres: Forecasts are calling for a possible thunderstorm and a 35 percent chance of precipitation at PETCO Park.

Betting trends and notes

Carson Palmer's top two career passing performances have come against the Chargers. He threw for 440 yards versus San Diego in 2006 while with the Bengals and registered 417 yards in the 2011 season finale. Oakland is 36-15-1 in home openers, the third-best mark in the NFL.

Detroit Tigers starter Rick Porcello has lost five consecutive starts and has not pitched beyond six innings in any of them. He takes the hill against the White Sox on Monday night.

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira aggravated his strained left calf In Saturday’s 5-4 loss to the Orioles. Teixeira is scheduled to have a magnetic resonance imaging test on his calf Monday in New York to determine the extent of the injury.

Milwaukee is 8-16 against the NL East this season. The Braves swept a three-game series from the Brewers April 13-15. Atlanta starter Mike Minor boasts a 2.58 ERA over his last 11 starts.

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Five Things You Need to Know for Monday, Sept. 10

5 Things You Need to Know in Sports

Want to start your week off right? Looking for some action and the most interesting events of the day? There are two NFL games, key baseball and the U.S. Open men's championship. Here is a brief look at the top four important matchups of the day along with a glance at future odds.

1)Cincinnati at Baltimore, M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Md., 7pmET (ESPN)

Cincinnati has closed the gap with Pittsburgh and Baltimore in the AFC North. Now they have to prove it. Baltimore lacks a pass rush without OLB Terrell Suggs. Joe Flacco will need to put up points against a tough Bengals' defense. Cincy adds BenJarvus Green-Ellis, but they should be more of a passing team as long as young QB Andy Dalton continues to progress. Bengals are 4-1-1 ATS L6 in series.. Baltimore is a 7-point favorite and the total is 41.5.

2)San Diego at Oakland, Oakland Alameda-Coliseum, 10:15pmET (ESPN)

A lot of people are counting the Chargers out, but they still have QB Phillip Rivers, who is coming off a rough year. The addition of WR Robert Meachem will help the receiving corps. LB Shaun Phillips has 11.5 career sacks against the Raiders and will pressure immobile Carson Palmer all night. Oakland will be led by new head coach Dennis Alllen, QB Carson Palmer and RB Darren McFadden. The Underdog is 6-0 ATS L6 in series.  Oakland is a 1-point favorite and the total is 47.
3)Washington at NY Mets, Gio Gonazalez (18-7, 2.98 ERA) vs. Colin McHugh (0-1, 3.27 ERA),  7:05pmET

The Nats are 32 games over .500 but just 5.5 games ahead of Atlanta, who has won five straight, in the NL East. Washington lost 2 of 3 at home to the Miami Marlins. With Stephen Strasburg shut down, Gio Gonzalez becomes the ace of the staff. He needs to pitch well against a Mets that has nothing to lose, though they were just swept by the Braves.  Washington is 16-5 last 21 Monday games. Washington opened as a -145 favorite with a total of 7.5.

4)U.S. Open men's championship, #3 Andy Murray vs. #2 Novak Djokovic, 4pmET (CBS)

This could be a classic matchup though the rain has delayed it a day. You never know how players will react. Djokovic (-260) is the favorite over Murray (+220), who just won the gold medal in the Olympics. But he's waiting for his first-ever Grand Slam victory. Interesting tidbit. Murray lost his first four finals and so did his coach Ivan Lendl, who won his first title on his fifth shot.

5)Odds to Win the 2012-13 NCAA men's basketball championship

We're a little over a month away from the start of college basketball's first practice. Here are the latest odds from the first 25 teams  from 5dimes. Kentucky is once again the favorite though Indiana, is a close second followed by Louisville and North Carolina.

Men's Basketball   National Champion 2012/13

Kentucky +600
Indiana +750
Louisville +850
North Carolina +1000
UCLA +1200
Ohio State +1750
Kansas +2000
Syracuse +2000
Duke +2000
Arizona +2000
Florida +2500
Michigan +2500
North Carolina State +2500
Florida State +2500
Michigan State +2800
Stanford +3000
Memphis +4000
Missouri +4300
UNLV +4500
Georgetown +6000
Cincinnati +6000
Texas +6000
Gonzaga +6500
Pittsburgh +6500
Saint John's +7000

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