Monday's MLB Playoff Odds
(TheSpread) – Major League Baseball just two playoff games on the schedule for Monday. Here is a look at the odds and pitching matchups for both contests.
In the American League, the Baltimore Orioles will host the New York Yankees in Game 2 of their series at 8:05PM ET (View Matchup). The Yankees hold a 1-0 edge in the series. The Orioles will have Wei Yin Chen on the mound to face Andy Pettitte of the Yankees. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Yankees are favored to win Game 2, as they have odds of -135, while the Orioles have a money line of +125. The over/under for the game has been set at 8 runs. The Orioles are 94-70 overall this year and 47-35 at home while the Yankees are 96-67 overall and 45-37 on the road. The Yankees have won three of their last four against the Orioles, including a win with Chen on the mound for Baltimore. Chen has failed to get a win in his last two meetings against the Yankees.
In the National League, the St. Louis Cardinals will host the Washington Nationals at 4:35PM ET (View Matchup). The Nationals hold a 1-0 lead in this series. St. Louis will put Jaime Garcia on the mound to face Jordan Zimmerman of Washington. According to oddsmakers, St. Louis is a slight favorite to win this game, as they have odds of -110 to win, while the Nationals have a money line of +100. The over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. The Cardinals are 89-75 overall this year and 50-32 at home while the Nationals are 99-64 overall and 49-33 on the road. The Nationals have won 5 of the 8 meetings this season with St. Louis. Washington was 1-1 against St. Louis with Zimmerman starting while St. Louis was 0-1 against the Nationals with Garcia on the mound.
For odds and run totals for each of Monday’s games, see below.
2012 MLB Playoff Odds for Monday, October 8
917 Washington Nationals +100 (7.5) (Zimmerman)
918 St. Louis Cardinals -110 (Garcia)
919 New York Yankees -135 (8) (Pettitte)
920 Baltimore Orioles +125 (Chen)