Baseball Betting Roundup: Favorites Finally Have Winning Day

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 02: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals celebrates after a 5-4 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Nationals Park on May 2, 2012 in Washington, DC. Harper scored on Ian Desmond's #20 walk off home run in the ninth inning.(Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

It was a heckuva run, but we knew it would eventually come to an end. And so it did Tuesday for MLB betting underdogs who, after a six-day streak of success, finally suffered a losing day.

Baseball's favorites won nine of 15 games Tuesday, making a profit of $120 based upon theoretical $100 bets. The biggest favorite on the board, the Yankees at -170, got off their schneid -- at least temporarily -- with a 3-2 victory over the Royals.

Also, the Cardinals beat the Padres. The Angels and Rangers, both at -145, beat the A's and Mariners respectively.

But keeping the favorites from making a little more money were the Twins, who beat the White Sox as +140 underdogs; the Nationals, who beat Roy Halladay and the Phillies while getting +130; and the Dodgers, who rallied to beat the Diamondbacks getting +125.

Looking at some of Wednesday's more heavily bet action, James Shields and the Rays are -120 faves over Ricky Romero and the Blue Jays (1:10 pm Eastern); Jered Weaver and the Angels are -160 road chalk vs. Jarrod Parker and the A's (3:35 E); Cole Hamels and the Phillies are -165 home favorites over intentional-plunking victim Bryce Harper and the Nationals (7:05 E); and Ted Lilly and the streaking Dodgers are -110 road faves at Joe Saunders and the Diamondbacks (9:40 E).

Here's a quick look at the complete Wednesday baseball betting board, with MLB odds courtesy of SB Nation.

Boston -113 at Baltimore +108, Total 9 - Daniel Bard (2-5) | Jake Arrieta (2-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
Baltimore is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

NY Mets +106 at Pittsburgh -111, Total 7.5 - Jonathon Niese (2-2) | Charlie Morton (2-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Mets's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

Toronto +110 at Tampa Bay -115, Total 7.5 - Ricky Romero (5-1) | James Shields (6-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Toronto is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Toronto

San Francisco +118 at Milwaukee -123, Total 8 - Barry Zito (3-1) | Marco Estrada (0-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Milwaukee's last 8 games at home

LA Angels -153 at Oakland +148, Total 6.5 - Jered Weaver (6-1) | Jarrod Parker (1-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing LA Angels

Texas -149 at Seattle +144, Total 8 - Scott Feldman (0-1) | Kevin Millwood (2-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Texas is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing Seattle
Seattle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Detroit -115 at Cleveland +110, Total 8.5 - Doug Fister (0-2) | Zach McAllister (1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Cleveland is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Detroit

Washington +147 at Philadelphia -152, Total 6.5 - Edwin Jackson (1-1) | Cole Hamels (6-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Philadelphia's last 5 games when playing Washington

Kansas City at NY Yankees - Luis Mendoza (1-2) | Andy Pettitte (1-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City's last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 8 games

Atlanta -119 at Cincinnati +114, Total 8.5 - Tommy Hanson (5-3) | Bronson Arroyo (2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Colorado +141 at Miami -146, Total 8 - Alex White (0-3) | Carlos Zambrano (2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing Colorado

Chi Cubs +119 at Houston -124, Total 7 - Jeff Samardzija (4-2) | Wandy Rodriguez (3-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
Houston is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Minnesota +147 at Chi White Sox -152, Total 8 - Scott Diamond (3-0) | Chris Sale (4-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Chi White Sox are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games

San Diego +197 at St. Louis -207, Total 7.5 - Jeff Suppan (2-2) | Lance Lynn (6-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing San Diego

LA Dodgers +100 at Arizona -105, Total 9 - Ted Lilly (5-0) | Joe Saunders (2-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: LA Dodgers are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arizona's last 7 games at home

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