Baseball Underdogs Rule Monday: Road Favorites Dominate Tuesday?

LOS ANGELES - JUNE 12: Juan Rivera #20 and Mike Napoli #44 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrate after the game with the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 12, 2010 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Angels won 4-2. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Baseball underdogs began this week in a winning way Monday, led by the biggest dog of all.

The Rockies were the biggest dog on the board Monday, getting +170 at home against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals. But the Rocks squeezed across three runs against Strasburg and held on for a 4-2 win.

Also Monday the Cubs, as +120 home dogs, beat Johan Santana and the Mets 6-1; the Blue Jays, getting +145 at Fenway Park, beat the Red Sox 9-6; and the Tigers, getting +140 in Arlington, beat the Rangers 8-2.

On the day the underdogs on the MLB betting board won seven of 13 games, making a profit of $295, based on theoretical $100 wagers.

Also Monday the totals leaned toward the 'unders' by a 7-5-1 margin.

Looking ahead at Tuesday's action Tim Hudson and the Braves are listed at -140 over Daniel Hudson and the Diamondbacks; Kyle Lohse and the Cardinals are -115 road chalk at Miami and Carlos Zambrano; CJ Wilson and the Angels are -155 road faves at Baltimore and Brian Matusz; Phil Hughes and the Yankees are -160 favorites at home vs. Justin Masterson and the Indians; and Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers are -125 road favorites at San Francisco and Ryan Vogelsong.

Here's a look at Tuesday's complete board, including starting pitchers and betting trends, with prices and totals courtesy of Oddsshark.com.

LA Angels -151 at Baltimore +146, Total 8.5 - C.J. Wilson (8-4) | Brian Matusz (5-8) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: LA Angels are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games

Cleveland +143 at NY Yankees -148, Total 9.5 - Justin Masterson (4-6) | Philip Hughes (7-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cleveland's last 10 games on the road
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Pittsburgh +134 at Philadelphia -139, Total 7.5 - Erik Bedard (4-7) | Vance Worley (3-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Philadelphia
Philadelphia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Toronto +153 at Boston -158, Total 11 - Aaron Laffey (0-0) | Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 7 of Toronto's last 8 games on the road
Boston is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games

St. Louis -112 at Miami +107, Total 8 - Kyle Lohse (6-2) | Carlos Zambrano (4-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 5 games at home

Milwaukee +129 at Cincinnati -134, Total 9 - Marco Estrada (0-3) | Bronson Arroyo (3-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Milwaukee's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games

Arizona +144 at Atlanta -149, Total 8 - Daniel Hudson (3-1) | Tim Hudson (5-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Arizona is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Atlanta is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Arizona

Detroit +169 at Texas -176, Total 10.5 - Drew Smyly (2-2) | Yu Darvish (9-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
Texas is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games

NY Mets -134 at Chi Cubs +129 - Dillon Gee (5-5) | Randy Wells (0-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Mets

San Diego +130 at Houston -135, Total 9 - Kip Wells (0-0) | Jordan Lyles (1-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing Houston
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Houston's last 7 games when playing San Diego

Tampa Bay +107 at Kansas City -112, Total 9 - Chris Archer (0-1) | Bruce Chen (6-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Chi White Sox -122 at Minnesota +117, Total 9 - Gavin Floyd (5-7) | Liam Hendriks (0-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi White Sox's last 10 games when playing on the road against Minnesota
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Minnesota's last 10 games when playing at home against Chi White Sox

Washington -141 at Colorado +136, Total 10.5 - Gio Gonzalez (9-3) | Christian Friedrich (4-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Colorado's last 11 games when playing Washington

Oakland +111 at Seattle -116, Total 7 - Travis Blackley (1-2) | Jason Vargas (7-7) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing on the road against Seattle
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland

LA Dodgers -116 at San Francisco +111, Total 6 - Clayton Kershaw (5-3) | Ryan Vogelsong (6-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of LA Dodgers' last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing LA Dodgers

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