Baseball Odds Preview Tuesday: Favorites Romp Again

SEATTLE - JUNE 19: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies follows through on a strike out pitch in the fourth inning to Miguel Olivo #30 of the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on June 19, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The strike out was career number 1000 for Hamels. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Chalk bettors continued to rake in the profits Monday, after only two MLB underdogs won in 11 tries.

Arizona and Pittsburgh both won as road underdogs, and San Diego lost as a tiny home favorite against the Brewers. The rest of the day went to favorite bettors, whose profit in early-season wagering has been staggering.

"The nice thing for favorite bettors is that most of them are not priced too high - we are seeing -115, -125 and -135 faves win regularly," said Mike Pickett of OddsShark.com. "It limits the risk, except in games like the Angels win where they were big -230 chalk, and thereby increases profit in the long run."

Among Tuesday's tempting MLB underdogs are the Phillies at Atlanta with Cole Hamels throwing and the Dodgers at Colorado.

Tuesday also sees four games with sub-7 over-unders, a rarity on a day with no staff aces throwing. Two games have a total of six and two more are 6.5.

"That is also a continuation of this month-long trend towards low totals and low-scoring games," said Pickett.

Check out the latest baseball odds at SBNation.com and see trends and matchup reports on every game, courtesy of Odds Shark.

Kansas City +147 at Detroit -157, Total 9 - Luke Hochevar (2-1) | Rick Porcello (1-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in four of Kansas City's last six games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in five of Detroit's last six games.

Baltimore +172 at NY Yankees -179, Total 10.5 - Brian Matusz (0-3) | Philip Hughes (1-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in seven of Baltimore's last eight games.
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last seven games when playing at home against Baltimore.

Arizona +128 at Washington -133, Total 6.5 - Trevor Cahill (1-2) | Jordan Zimmermann (1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Arizona is 4-1 SU in its last five games on the road.
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last six games at home.

Texas -139 at Toronto +134, Total 9 - Neftali Feliz (1-1) | Drew Hutchison (1-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Texas is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in five of Toronto's last six games when playing Texas.

Philadelphia +116 at Atlanta -121, Total 6.5 - Cole Hamels (3-1) | Brandon Beachy (2-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in five of Philadelphia's last five games on the road.
Atlanta is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games.

Seattle +183 at Tampa Bay -190, Total 8 - Hector Noesi (1-2) | Matt Moore (0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in six of Seattle's last eight games.
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last five games at home.

Oakland +159 at Boston -165, Total 9 - Jarrod Parker (0-0) | Felix Doubront (1-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 14 games when playing on the road against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 14 games when playing at home against Oakland.

Chi Cubs +149 at Cincinnati -154, Total 8 - Jeff Samardzija (2-1) | Bronson Arroyo (1-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in six of the Cubs' last seven games.
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last six games when playing the Chicago Cubs.

NY Mets -128 at Houston +123, Total 8 - Jonathon Niese (2-0) | JA Happ (1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in five of the Mets' last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in four of Houston's last five games when playing the New York Mets.

Cleveland +122 at Chi White Sox -127, Total 7.5 - Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) | Chris Sale (2-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in five of Cleveland's last five games on the road.
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last five games when playing Cleveland.

Pittsburgh +172 at St. Louis -179, Total 7.5 - Charlie Morton (1-1) | Adam Wainwright (0-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in four of Pittsburgh's last five games when playing St. Louis.
The total has gone OVER in four of St. Louis's last five games at home.

LA Dodgers +106 at Colorado -111, Total 9 - Ted Lilly (2-0) | Jhoulys Chacin (0-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in five of the Los Angeles Dodgers' last six games.
The total has gone OVER in four of Colorado's last five games at home.

Minnesota +150 at LA Angels -155, Total 8.5 - Francisco Liriano (0-3) | Jerome Williams (1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in five of Minnesota's last six games.
The total has gone UNDER in five of the Los Angeles Angels' last five games.

Milwaukee -110 at San Diego +105, Total 6 - Shaun Marcum(1-1) | Edinson Volquez(0-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in six of Milwaukee's last seven games.
The total has gone OVER in four of San Diego's last five games when playing Milwaukee.

Miami +145 at San Francisco -150, Total 6 - Ricky Nolasco (2-0) | Matt Cain (1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in five of Miami's last five games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in six of San Francisco's last seven games when playing Miami.

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