|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Tuesday, August 19|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Tuesday, 19 August 2014 05:00|
Tuesday's MLB Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The MLB schedule for Tuesday returns to a full slate of 15 games. Here is a breakdown of the top games on today’s schedule.
The featured game of the day has the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the Atlanta Braves at 7:05PM ET. The Pirates have Francisco Liriano (3-9) on the mound to face Aaron Harang (9-7) of the Braves. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Pittsburgh is favored at home, as the Pirates have odds of -135 to win, while the Braves have a money line of +125 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. Pittsburgh is 64-61 overall and 39-24 at home while Atlanta is 64-60 overall and 28-32 on the road. Atlanta has won the last four against the Pirates coming into today, including a 7-3 win on Monday, but the home team has won six of the last seven in this series.
Another featured game today has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Cincinnati Reds at 8:15PM ET. The Cardinals have John Lackey (1-1) on the mound to face Alfredo Simon (12-8) of the Reds. Oddsmakers have the Cardinals favored at home, as they have odds of -165 to win, while the Reds have a money line of +155 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. St. Louis is 67-57 on the season and 37-26 at home while Cincinnati is 61-64 overall and 29-35 on the road. The Cardinals have won their last three against the Reds and six of the last eight meetings this year following a 6-5 win in 10 innings on Monday. These two have also hit the over in six of their last eight meetings.
The final featured game of the day has the Milwaukee Brewers hosting the Toronto Blue Jays at 8:10PM ET. The Jays have J.A. Happ (8-7) on the mound to face Mike Fiers (2-1) of the Brewers. Oddsmakers have the Brewers favored at home, as they have odds of -155 to win, while the Jays have a money line of +145 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8.5 runs. Milwaukee is 70-55 on the season and 34-28 at home while Toronto is 64-61 overall and 31-35 on the road. Toronto has won the first two meetings with Milwaukee this season and three of its last 10 against the Brewers. However, the home team has won seven of the last eight in this series and they have hit the over in six of their last seven meetings.