|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Monday, August 11|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 11 August 2014 05:00|
Monday's MLB Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The MLB schedule for Monday features a total of 11 games. Here is a breakdown of the featured games taking place.
The featured game of the day has the surging Kansas City Royals hosting the Oakland Athletics at 8:10PM ET. The Royals have Yordano Ventura (9-8) on the mound to face Sonny Gray (12-5) of the Athletics. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Athletics are favored on the road, as they have odds of -130 to win, while the Royals have a money line of +120 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. Kansas City is 63-53 on the season and 30-27 at home while Oakland is 72-45 overall and 32-24 on the road. Kansas City has won two of three meetings with Oakland this year and the Royals come in having won seven straight games.
Another featured game today has the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the Detroit Tigers at 7:05PM ET. The Pirates have Jeff Locke (3-3) on the mound to face Justin Verlander (10-10) of the Tigers. Oddsmakers have the Tigers favored on the road, as they have odds of -120 to win, while the Pirates have a money line of +110 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. Detroit is 63-52 on the season and 33-25 on the road while Pittsburgh is 62-55 overall and 37-24 at home. Pittsburgh has won its last three against Detroit and the two have hit the under in eight of their last 10 meetings.
Another marquee game today has the Seattle Mariners hosting the Toronto Blue Jays at 10:10PM ET. The Mariners have Felix Hernandez (12-3) on the mound to face Drew Hutchison (8-9) of the Blue Jays. Oddsmakers have Seattle favored at home, as the Mariners have odds of -190 to win, while the Jays have odds of +180 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 6.5 runs. Toronto is 63-56 on the season and 30-30 on the road while Seattle is 62-55 overall and 31-32 at home. This is the first meeting this season between the two. The road team has won six of the last nine in this series while the two have hit the over in four of their last five meetings.