Baseball Odds Preview: Red Sox Tempting Underdogs Vs. Detroit

DENVER, CO - JUNE 19: Catcher Alex Avila #13 and starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers celebrate after their victory over 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)

Favorites on the MLB betting lines went 12-4 Memorial Day Monday, making $730 based on theoretical $100 wagers.

So over the course of the last three days, baseball faves are 35-11 in 46 games.

The biggest favorite on Monday's board came through, and without its biggest basher. Texas gave Josh Hamilton the night off and still beat Seattle 4-2 as -200 chalk. The Rangers also managed to cover on the run line at a price of right around +100.

Other winners on Monday included Lance Lynn and the Cardinals, who while getting +110 as road dogs, handed the Braves their eighth-straight loss 8-2; Carlos Zambrano and the Marlins, who as -110 favorites, beat Washington 5-3; the Phillies and Cole Hamels, who as -135 road chalk, beat the Mets 8-4; Felix Doubront and the Red Sox, who while giving -125, defeated Detroit 7-4; and the Angels, who as -135 favorites, lost starter Jered Weaver early in the game to a sore back but got a game-winning homer from Mark Trumbo in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Yankees 9-8.

Baseball's betting totals leaned toward the 'overs' Monday by a 9-6 margin. That makes five out of the last six days more games have played 'over' their numbers than under.

Here's a quick look at Tuesday's slate of games, with starting pitchers and betting trends, betting odds courtesy of Oddsshark.com.

San Diego +149 at Chicago Cubs -154 - Eric Stults (1-0) | Jeff Samardzija (4-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in four of San Diego's last five games when playing the Cubs
The total has gone OVER in four of the Cubs' last five games when playing San Diego

Kansas City +146 at Cleveland -151, Total 8.5 - Will Smith (0-1) | Justin Masterson (2-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in six of Kansas City's last eight games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 5-1 SU in its last six games at home

Cincinnati -122 at Pittsburgh +117, Total 8 - Homer Bailey (3-3) | Charlie Morton (2-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in five of Cincinnati's last five games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in five of Pittsburgh's last five games when playing Cincinnati

Baltimore +130 at Toronto -135, Total 8.5 - Jake Arrieta (2-5) | Ricky Romero (5-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Baltimore is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in five of Toronto's last six games

Washington +132 at Miami -137, Total 7 - Edwin Jackson (1-2) | Anibal Sanchez (2-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in five of Washington's last six games
The total has gone OVER in eight of Miami's last nine games

Philadelphia -107 at NY Mets +102, Total 8.5 - Joe Blanton (4-3) | Jeremy Hefner (0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in five of Philadelphia's last five games when playing the Mets
The total has gone OVER in five of New York Mets' last five games when playing Philadelphia

Detroit -149 at Boston +144, Total 8 - Justin Verlander (5-2) | Daniel Bard (3-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Detroit is 4-1 SU in its last five games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last five games when playing at home against Detroit

Chi White Sox +147 at Tampa Bay -152, Total 7.5 - Philip Humber (1-2) | James Shields (6-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: White Sox are 5-0 SU in their last five games
The total has gone UNDER in six of Tampa Bay's last seven games when playing the Chicago White Sox

St. Louis -107 at Atlanta +102, Total 8.5 - Jake Westbrook (4-3) | Randall Delgado (2-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in five of St. Louis's last five games when playing Atlanta
The total has gone OVER in five of Atlanta's last five games when playing St. Louis

Seattle +185 at Texas -192, Total 10 - Jason Vargas (5-4) | Scott Feldman (0-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in four of Seattle's last five games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 7-1 SU in its last eight games when playing at home against Seattle

Oakland -104 at Minnesota -101, Total 8.5 - Jarrod Parker (1-2) | Cole De Vries (0-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Oakland's last 12 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Minnesota's last 12 games when playing at home against Oakland

NY Yankees +121 at LA Angels -126, Total 7.5 - Andy Pettitte (2-1) | Dan Haren (2-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last six games
Angels are 5-0 SU in their last five games

Milwaukee +112 at LA Dodgers -117, Total 7.5 - Michael Fiers (0-0) | Nathan Eovaldi (0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Milwaukee's last 11 games when playing the Los Angeles Dodgers
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Dodgers' last 11 games when playing Milwaukee

Arizona +120 at San Francisco -125, Total 7 - Joe Saunders (3-3) | Ryan Vogelsong (3-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Arizona is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last five games at home

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