2012 MLB Opening Odds & Totals for Saturday, August 18 Print
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Saturday, 18 August 2012 06:00
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Saturday's MLB Odds

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(TheSpread) – Major League Baseball has 16 games on the schedule for Saturday, including one doubleheader. Here is a look at the odds and pitching matchups for each contest.

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In the American League, the featured game of the day has the New York Yankees hosting the Boston Red Sox at 4:05PM ET (View Matchup). The Yankees are putting David Phelps on the mound to face Jon Lester of the Red Sox. According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are favored to win this game, as they have odds of -125 to win, while the Red Sox have a money line of +115. The over/under for the game has been set at 9.5 runs. New York is 71-48 overall and 38-23 at home while the Red Sox are 58-62 overall and 29-28 on the road. The Yankees have won seven of the 10 meetings with Boston this year.

In the National League, the featured game has the Atlanta Braves hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers at 7:10PM ET (View Matchup). The Dodgers are putting Aaron Harang on the mound to face Ben Sheets of the Braves. According to oddsmakers, Atlanta is favored to win, with odds of -145. The Dodgers comes in with a money line of +135 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 8 runs. Atlanta is 69-49 overall and 35-27 at home while the Dodgers are 65-55 overall and 32-30 on the road. Atlanta has won four of its last five against the Dodgers.

For odds and goal totals for each of Saturday’s games, see below.

2012 MLB Odds for Saturday, August 18

National League

951 Chicago Cubs +175 (7.5) (Samardzija)

952 Cincinnati Reds -185 (Cueto)

953 Chicago Cubs +165 (9) (Raley)

954 Cincinnati Reds -175 (Redmond)

955 San Francisco Giants +105 (7.5) (Zito)

956 San Diego Padres -115 (Stults)

957 Arizona Diamondbacks -165 (8.5) (Corbin)

958 Houston Astros +155 (Lyles)

959 New York Mets +125 (8) (Niese)

960 Washington Nationals -135 (Jackson)

961 Philadelphia Phillies -105 (7.5) (Hamels)

962 Milwaukee Brewers -105 (Fiers)

963 Los Angeles Dodgers +135 (8) (Harang)

964 Atlanta Braves -145 (Sheets)

965 Pittsburgh Pirates +150 (8.5) (Bedard)

966 St. Louis Cardinals -160 (Lynn)

967 Miami Marlins +120 (11) (Eovaldi)

968 Colorado Rockies -130 (Chatwood)

American League

969 Texas Rangers N/A (Oswalt)

970 Toronto Blue Jays N/A (Villanueva)

971 Boston Red Sox +115 (9.5) (Lester)

972 New York Yankees -125 (Phelps)

973 Baltimore Orioles N/A (Johnson)

974 Detroit Tigers N/A (Porcello)

975 Chicago White Sox -150 (8.5) (Peavy)

976 Kansas City Royals +140 (Chen)

977 Cleveland Indians +150 (7.5) (Kluber)

978 Oakland Athletics -160 (Colon)

979 Tampa Bay Rays +135 (8) (Cobb)

980 Los Angeles Angels -145 (Wilson)

981 Minnesota Twins +110 (7) (Diamond)

982 Seattle Mariners -120 (Vargas)

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