Monday's MLB Odds
(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Monday features a total of 13 games. Here is a look at the odds and pitching matchups for all 13 contests.
The featured game of the day has the Cleveland Indians hosting the Detroit Tigers at 7PM ET (View Matchup). The Indians have Scott Kazmir taking the mound to face Max Scherzer of the Tigers, who is looking to start his season 14-0. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Tigers are the favorite to win on the road, as they have odds of -165 to win, while the Indians have been given a money line of +145 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8.5 runs. Detroit is 48-39 overall and 22-23 on the road while Cleveland is 46-42 overall and 25-17 at home. Detroit had won seven straight over Cleveland before the Indians picked up a win on Sunday. These two have hit the over in five of their last seven meetings.
The other featured game of the day has the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the Oakland Athletics at 7PM ET (View Matchup). The Athletics have Bartolo Colon taking the mound to face Jeff Locke of the Pirates. According to oddsmakers, the Pirates are the slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -120 to win, while the Athletics have been given a money line of +100. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 7.5 runs. Oakland is 52-37 overall and 24-23 on the road while Pittsburgh is 53-34 overall and 29-15 at home. Oakland has won its last 10 meetings with Pittsburgh, but the Pirates haven’t hosted the Athletics since 2002.
For odds and run totals for each of Monday’s games, see below.
2013 MLB Odds & Over/Under Totals for Monday, July 8
901 Washington Nationals (Haren) -120 (9)
902 Philadelphia Phillies (Lannan) +100
903 Atlanta Braves (Minor) -170 (8)
904 Miami Marlins (Slowey) +150
905 Cincinnati Reds (Bailey) -140 (8)
906 Milwaukee Brewers (Lohse) +120
907 Los Angeles Dodgers (Greinke) -110 (9)
908 Arizona Diamondbacks (Delgado) -110
909 Colorado Rockies (Chatwood) +110 (7.5)
910 San Diego Padres (Volquez) -130
911 New York Mets (Harvey) -130 (6.5)
912 San Francisco Giants (Lincecum) +110
913 Texas Rangers (Holland) +100 (9)
914 Baltimore Orioles (Feldman) -120
915 Detroit Tigers (Scherzer) -165 (8.5)
916 Cleveland Indians (Kazmir) +145
917 Kansas City Royals (Guthrie) +130 (9)
918 New York Yankees (Hughes) -150
919 Minnesota Twins (Deduno) +130 (8.5)
920 Tampa Bay Rays (Hernandez) -150
921 Boston Red Sox (Lester) -105 (7)
922 Seattle Mariners (Hernandez) -115
923 Oakland Athletics (Colon) +100 (7.5)
924 Pittsburgh Pirates (Locke) -120
925 Chicago Cubs (Garza) -120 (8)
926 Chicago White Sox (Santiago) +100