2012 MLB Opening Odds & Totals for Monday, August 20 Print
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Monday, 20 August 2012 06:00
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Monday's MLB Odds

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(TheSpread) – Major League Baseball has a total of 12 games taking place on Monday. Here is a look at the odds and pitching matchups for each contest.

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In the American League, the featured game has the Texas Rangers hosting the Baltimore Orioles at 8:05PM ET (View Matchup). The Rangers have Ryan Dempster taking the mound to face Miguel Gonzalez of the Orioles. According to oddsmakers, the Rangers are favored to win, as they have odds of -170 to win this game, while the Orioles have a money line of +160 to win. The over/under for the game has been set at 10 runs. Texas is 70-50 overall and 36-22 at home while Baltimore is 66-55 overall and 34-26 on the road. The Rangers have won eight of their last nine against the Orioles.

In the National League, the featured game has the Washington Nationals hosting the Atlanta Braves at 7:05PM ET (View Matchup). The Nationals are putting Jordan Zimmerman on the mound to face Tim Hudson of the Braves. According to oddsmakers, the Nationals are a slight favorite to win, as they have odds of -130, while the Braves have a money line of +120. The over/under for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. Washington is 75-46 overall this season and 34-23 at home while Atlanta is 70-51 overall and 34-22 on the road. The Nationals have won their last two against the Braves.

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

2012 MLB Odds for Monday, August 20

National League

951 Atlanta Braves +120 (7.5) (Hudson)

952 Washington Nationals -130 (Zimmerman)

953 Cincinnati Reds +135 (7.5) (Leake)

954 Philadelphia Phillies -145 (Halladay)

955 Colorado Rockies +190 (7.5) (White)

956 New York Mets -210 (Dickey)

957 Chicago Cubs +140 (9) (Germano)

958 Milwaukee Brewers -150 (Rogers)

959 Miami Marlins +130 (9.5) (Buehrle)

960 Arizona Diamondbacks -140 (Saunders)

961 Pittsburgh Pirates -105 (6.5) (Rodriguez)

962 San Diego Padres -105 (Volquez)

963 San Francisco Giants +145 (6) (Bumgarner)

964 Los Angeles Dodgers -155 (Kershaw)

American League

965 Kansas City Royals +165 (8) (Smith)

966 Tampa Bay Rays -175 (Hellickson)

967 Baltimore Orioles +160 (10) (Gonzalez)

968 Texas Rangers -170 (Dempster)

969 New York Yankees -110 (9.5) (Garcia)

970 Chicago White Sox +100 (Floyd)

971 Minnesota Twins +145 (7.5) (Duensing)

972 Oakland Athletics -155 (McCarthy)

973 Cleveland Indians -110 (7.5) (Jimenez)

974 Seattle Mariners +100 (Millwood)

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