Baseball Odds Preview Wednesday: Royals, Twins Biggest MLB Underdogs

DENVER, CO - JUNE 19: Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers works against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on June 19, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. Verlander pitched a complete game and earned the win as the Tigers defeated the Rockies 9-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Underdogs did better Tuesday and there are two huge dogs on Wednesday's MLB odds menu.

Both the Kansas City Royals (+255 at Detroit) and Minnesota Twins (+220 at the Angels) are better than 2/1 propositions. The Orioles were Tuesday's biggest road dog payout at +175 at the Yankees (in a 7-1 victory).

Of course, betting on the Royals means betting against Justin Verlander, which has not been a successful handicapping style in the past year. The Tigers are 6-3 against lefty starters in 2012 and face erratic Johnathan Sanchez.

Detroit is 9-1 in Verlander's past 10 starts against KC. But the reigning Cy Young winner got bombed in his last start.

Roy Halladay and Clayton Kershaw also throw Wednesday. Kershaw is favored big at Colorado while Halladay is a small road dog countering Tommy Hansen in Atlanta.

"Whenever you can get Doc at even money, it's a good deal," said Mike Pickett of OddsShark.com, the odds provider to SBNation.

Texas -102 at Toronto -103, Total 8.5 - Matt Harrison(3-1) | Ricky Romero(3-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Toronto's last 11 games at home

Kansas City +252 at Detroit -268, Total 7.5 - Jonathan Sanchez(1-1) | Justin Verlander(2-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Kansas City

NY Mets +130 at Houston -135, Total 8 - Chris Schwinden(0-0) | Wandy Rodriguez(2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Houston's last 6 games when playing NY Mets

LA Dodgers -149 at Colorado +144, Total 8.5 - Clayton Kershaw(2-0) | Drew Pomeranz(0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: LA Dodgers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games at home

Milwaukee at San Diego - Yovani Gallardo(1-2) | Jeff Suppan(0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of San Diego's last 11 games when playing Milwaukee

Baltimore +170 at NY Yankees -177, Total 9.5 - Jake Arrieta(1-2) | Ivan Nova(3-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baltimore's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games when playing Baltimore

Arizona +116 at Washington -121, Total 7 - Joe Saunders(2-1) | Edwin Jackson(1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Seattle +188 at Tampa Bay -197, Total 7.5 - Blake Beaven(1-2) | James Shields(4-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Seattle's last 15 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Oakland +166 at Boston -173, Total 8.5 - Brandon McCarthy(1-3) | Daniel Bard(1-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 13 of Oakland's last 15 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Boston's last 15 games when playing at home against Oakland

Philadelphia -105 at Atlanta +100, Total 6 - Roy Halladay(3-2) | Tommy Hanson(3-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Atlanta's last 5 games when playing Philadelphia

Chi Cubs at Cincinnati - Jeff Samardzija(2-1) | Bronson Arroyo(1-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Cleveland +121 at Chi White Sox -126, Total 8 - Josh Tomlin(1-2) | Philip Humber(1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Pittsburgh +158 at St. Louis -164, Total 7 - AJ Burnett(1-1) | Lance Lynn(4-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home

Minnesota +220 at LA Angels -240, Total 7.5 - Liam Hendriks(0-1) | Jered Weaver(3-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games

Miami +117 at San Francisco -122, Total 7 - Carlos Zambrano(0-2) | Barry Zito(1-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Miami

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