|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Saturday, August 2|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 02 August 2014 05:46|
Saturday's MLB Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The MLB schedule for Saturday has a full set of 15 games. Here is a breakdown of the top games on today’s slate.
The featured game today has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:15PM ET. The Cardinals have Justin Masterson (0-0) on the mound to face Kyle Lohse (11-5) of the Brewers. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, St. Louis is favored at home in this game, as it has odds of -120 to win, while the Brewers have a money line of +110 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. St. Louis is 57-51 overall and 29-24 at home while Milwaukee is 61-49 overall and 31-23 on the road. These two have now split 10 meetings this season after Milwaukee won on Friday, 7-4. These two have hit the over in seven straight meetings.
Another featured game has the Tampa Bay Rays hosting the Los Angeles Angels at 7:10PM ET. The Rays have Chris Archer (6-6) on the mound to face C.J. Wilson (8-6) of the Angels. Oddsmakers have the Angels favored on the road, as they have odds of -110 to win, while the Rays have a money line of +100 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. Tampa Bay is 53-56 on the season and 26-31 at home while Los Angeles is 65-43 overall and 27-24 on the road. Los Angeles has won five of its last six against Tampa Bay, including four of five meetings this season. These two have also hit the over in six of their last nine meetings.
Another big game today has the Oakland Athletics hosting the Kansas City Royals at 4:05PM ET. The Athletics have Jon Lester (10-7) making his debut with the team to face Jason Vargas (8-4) of the Royals. Oddsmakers have the Athletics favored at home, as they have odds of -210 to win, while the Royals have a money line of +190 to win. The over/under total for the game is listed at 7.5 runs. Kansas City is 56-52 overall and 29-25 on the road while Oakland is 66-42 overall and 34-18 at home. Kansas City won the series opener, 1-0, but Oakland has won six of its last eight against the Royals. The two have pushed or hit the under in 10 of their last 11 meetings.