MLB Odds Preview: Cubs, Rays Biggest Wednesday Underdogs

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 15: Starlin Castro # 13 of the Chicago Cubs catches a line drive the Milwaukee Brewers on June 15, 2011 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees had their longest winning streak in 27 years come to an end Tuesday, victims of one of the better bullpens in baseball.

The Atlanta Braves, as +125 underdogs, broke the Yankees' 10-game winning streak Tuesday with a 4-3 victory. Braves starter Tim Hudson gave up three runs in the first four innings, but the Atlanta bullpen held New York scoreless over the last four innings. The Yanks also had two guys thrown out at the plate.

So the Braves and Yanks will play a series rubber match Wednesday afternoon.

Favorites on the MLB betting lines won nine of 15 games Tuesday. The biggest chalk on the board came through, as Cole Hamels and the Phillies, at -240, beat the Rockies 7-2. Also Tuesday, Justin Verlander and the Tigers, as -160 faves, beat Lance Lynn and the Cardinals 6-3; David Price and the Rays, as -140 favorites on the road, handed the Nationals their fourth straight loss, 5-4; Johan Santana and three relievers help the Mets, at -145, blank the Orioles 5-0; Clay Buchholz struggled but the Red Sox, at -145, beat the Marlins 7-5; and CJ Wilson and the Angels, at -220, breezed to a 12-5 win over the Giants.

The biggest dog to bite on the night was the Cubs, who nipped Jake Peavy and the White Sox 2-1 while getting +190 on the betting line.

Looking at Wednesday's baseball betting board, we find Phil Hughes and the Yankees at -145 over Tommy Hanson and the Braves; Rick Porcello and the Tigers are -125 over Jake Westbrook and the Cardinals; Justin Masterson and the first-place Indians are -125 over Bronson Arroyo and the first-place Reds; Dillon Gee and the Mets are -135 over Brian Matusz and the Orioles; and Jered Weaver (fresh off the DL) and the Angels are -200 over Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants.

Here's a quick look at Wednesday's complete MLB betting board, including starting pitchers and betting trends, with odds courtesy of Oddsshark.com.

Atlanta +128 at NY Yankees -133, Total 9 - Tommy Hanson (7-4) | Philip Hughes (7-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Atlanta

Kansas City -110 at Houston +105, Total 9 - Bruce Chen (5-6) | Jordan Lyles (1-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Kansas City's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Houston's last 12 games

Toronto at Milwaukee - Carlos Villanueva (0-0) | Yovani Gallardo (5-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Milwaukee is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Toronto

Seattle +157 at Arizona -162, Total 8.5 - Jason Vargas (7-6) | Trevor Cahill (5-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Seattle7-1-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arizona
Arizona6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Texas -173 at San Diego +166, Total 7.5 - Yu Darvish (8-4) | Anthony Bass (2-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home

Cincinnati +119 at Cleveland -124, Total 9.5 - Bronson Arroyo (3-4) | Justin Masterson (3-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Cleveland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Tampa Bay +182 at Washington -189, Total 7 - Chris Archer (0-0) | Stephen Strasburg (8-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Washington's last 19 games at home

Colorado +129 at Philadelphia -134, Total 9 - Alex White (2-5) | Joe Blanton (6-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 10 of Colorado's last 14 games on the road
Philadelphia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Colorado

Minnesota +116 at Pittsburgh -121, Total 8 - Francisco Liriano (1-7) | Erik Bedard (4-7) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

St. Louis +115 at Detroit -120, Total 10 - Jake Westbrook (5-6) | Rick Porcello (4-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games
Detroit is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Baltimore +117 at NY Mets -122, Total 8.5 - Brian Matusz (5-7) | Dillon Gee (4-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games
NY Mets are 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Baltimore

Miami +138 at Boston -143, Total 9.5 - Ricky Nolasco (6-5) | Felix Doubront (7-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Miami's last 25 games on the road
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Chi Cubs +162 at Chi White Sox -169, Total 10 - Randy Wells (0-1) | Gavin Floyd (4-7) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi White Sox's last 5 games at home

LA Dodgers -101 at Oakland -104, Total 7 - Nathan Eovaldi (0-2) | Tom Milone (6-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: LA Dodgers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games on the road
Oakland is 9-1 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

San Francisco +147 at LA Angels -152, Total 7 - Ryan Vogelsong (6-2) | Jered Weaver (6-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Angels
LA Angels are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing San Francisco

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