Tuesday Baseball Betting Preview: Three Big Favorites

PHOENIX - AUGUST 04: (FILE PHOTO) Pitcher Stephen Strasburg #37 of the Washington Nationals sits in the dugout during the Major League Baseball game against the According to reports August 26 2010 Strasburg has a torn ligament that will require Tommy John elbow surgery. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Underdog bettors love to see baseball moneylines of +200 or better and they get three games Tuesday to check out.

Of course, big underdogs seldom win but, when they do, the payout is 2/1 or better. The Padres were +205 this morning at Washington and face stud Stephen Strasburg.

San Diego's offense rates last in the NL and the Nationals own the best defense. But the Padres have won 17 of their past 24 games at Washington.

In Philadelphia, Cliff Lee was scheduled for the slumping Phils and no early line was posted. But expect this one to open at well north of -200, another +200 or better dog number to chase on the Astros.

And Texas was -235 Tuesday morning at home to the Royals, who upset the Rangers Monday night. Colby Lewis goes Tuesday, trying to extend a 10-2 home run against KC.

Check out all the MLB moneyline data, along with trends and matchup reports, courtesy of Odds Shark.

San Diego +205 at Washington -215, Total 6 - Anthony Bass (1-3) | Stephen Strasburg (3-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing Washington
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing San Diego

Houston at Philadelphia - Jordan Lyles (0-0) | Cliff Lee (0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Houston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Houston

Cleveland -131 at Minnesota +126, Total 9 - Derek Lowe (5-1) | Jason Marquis (2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Cleveland is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Minnesota's last 8 games when playing Cleveland

Chi Cubs +173 at St. Louis -180, Total 7.5 - Paul Maholm (4-2) | Kyle Lohse (5-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home

Detroit +119 at Chi White Sox -124, Total 8 - Max Scherzer (2-3) | Jake Peavy (4-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 7 games when playing Chi White Sox
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 7 games when playing Detroit

Seattle +176 at Boston -183, Total 9.5 - Blake Beaven (1-3) | Josh Beckett (2-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Seattle's last 5 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seattle

NY Yankees -150 at Baltimore +145, Total 8 - CC Sabathia (5-0) | Wei-Yin Chen (3-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Baltimore's last 11 games

Oakland +144 at LA Angels -149, Total 7.5 - Bartolo Colon (3-3) | Ervin Santana (1-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Oakland is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of LA Angels' last 5 games at home

Tampa Bay -110 at Toronto +105, Total 7.5 - David Price (5-2) | Henderson Alvarez (3-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against Toronto
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Toronto's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Cincinnati +118 at Atlanta -123, Total 7 - Johnny Cueto (4-0) | Tim Hudson (1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 7 games at home

Pittsburgh +179 at Miami -186, Total 7 - Kevin Correia (1-3) | Josh Johnson (0-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against Miami
Miami is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh

Milwaukee -135 at NY Mets +130, Total 7 - Zack Greinke (3-1) | Dillon Gee (2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets' last 7 games

Kansas City +225 at Texas -235, Total 10 - Vin Mazzaro (0-0) | Colby Lewis (3-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Kansas City

Arizona +119 at LA Dodgers -124, Total 6.5 - Wade Miley (2-1) | Chad Billingsley (2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 6 games
LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games

Colorado +135 at San Francisco -140, Total 7 - Jeremy Guthrie (2-1) | Tim Lincecum (2-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Colorado's last 20 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of San Francisco's last 20 games when playing at home against Colorado

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