|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Monday, August 18|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Monday, 18 August 2014 05:00|
Monday's MLB Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The MLB schedule for Monday has just eight games taking place. Here is a look at the featured games on today’s slate.
The featured game of the day has the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the Atlanta Braves at 7:05PM ET. The Pirates have Vance Worley (5-2) on the mound to face Ervin Santana (12-6) of the Braves. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Pittsburgh is favored at home, as the Pirates have odds of -115 to win, while the Braves have a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. Pittsburgh is 64-60 overall and 39-24 at home while Atlanta is 63-60 overall and 27-32 on the road. Atlanta has won the last three against the Pirates coming into today, but the home team has won six straight in this series. These two have hit the under in seven of their last 10 meetings.
Another featured game today has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Cincinnati Reds at 8:15PM ET. The Cardinals have Justin Masterson (2-1) on the mound to face Mike Leake (9-11). Oddsmakers have the Cardinals favored at home, as they have odds of -135 to win, while the Reds have a money line of +125 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. St. Louis is 66-57 on the season and 36-26 at home while Cincinnati is 61-62 overall and 29-33 on the road. The Cardinals have won their last two against the Reds and five of the last seven meetings this year. These two have also hit the over in five of their last seven meetings.
The final featured game of the day has the Chicago White Sox hosting the Baltimore Orioles at 8:10PM ET. The Orioles have Bud Norris (10-7) on the mound to face Chris Sale (10-2) of the White Sox. Oddsmakers have the Sox favored at home, as they have odds of -170 to win tonight, while the Orioles have a money line of +160 to prevail. The over/under total has been set at 7 runs. Chicago is 59-65 overall and 31-29 at home while Baltimore is 70-52 overall and 36-26 on the road. Baltimore has won two of three against the Sox this year and five of their last seven against Chicago overall. These two have pushed or hit the under in nine of their last 10 meetings.