Yankees Vs Tigers Highlight Monday Odds Action

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)

There's good stuff going on around Major League Baseball this week, with playoff contenders meeting for several series. Here's a quick look at some of this week's early action.

The Diamondbacks, four games back in the NL West, are in Pittsburgh for four games with the Pirates, who still cling to one of the two NL Wild-Card berths.

The Yankees, who are only 11-11 since the All-Star break, are in Detroit for four games with the Tigers. The Rangers, who have rebuilt their lead in the AL West to 5.5 games, are in Boston for three games with the Red Sox.

In St. Louis the Cardinals, 2.5 games behind the Pirates in that NL Wild-Card battle, host the NL West-leading Giants for four games.

And in a big series in the AL Wild-Card race the Angels hit Oakland for three games with the A's.

As of Monday AM, sportsbooks were listing Boston as a -120 favorite to win its series with Texas; Detroit is a -120 favorite for its series with New York; Pittsburgh is chalked at -130 for its series with Arizona; St. Louis is a -140 favorite to win its series with San Fran; and the Angels are -145 favorites for their series in Oakland.

Here's Monday's complete MLB betting board, including starting pitchers and betting trends, with odds and totals from Oddsshark.com.

NY Yankees +156 at Detroit -161, Total 8 - Ivan Nova (10-5) | Justin Verlander (11-7) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Seattle +124 at Baltimore -129, Total 8.5 - Jason Vargas (12-7) | Chris Tillman (4-1) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Seattle's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Baltimore's last 8 games

Minnesota +110 at Cleveland -115, Total 8.5 - Scott Diamond (9-5) | Zach McAllister (4-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Minnesota is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cleveland
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cleveland's last 7 games when playing at home against Minnesota

Arizona -116 at Pittsburgh +111, Total 8 - Wade Miley (11-6) | Erik Bedard (5-12) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Arizona's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Atlanta -118 at Philadelphia +113, Total 8.5 - Ben Sheets (3-1) | Vance Worley (6-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Texas -131 at Boston +126, Total 10.5 - Yu Darvish (11-7) | Aaron Cook (2-5) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Washington -174 at Houston +167, Total 8.5 - Edwin Jackson (6-7) | Dallas Keuchel (1-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Washington

Kansas City +205 at Chi White Sox -215, Total 8.5 - Luis Mendoza (4-6) | Chris Sale (12-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 9 of Kansas City's last 13 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 12-2 SU in their last 14 games at home

Cincinnati +126 at Milwaukee -131, Total 8.5 - Bronson Arroyo (7-6) | Yovani Gallardo (9-8) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Milwaukee's last 5 games at home

San Francisco at St. Louis - Matt Cain (10-4) | Jake Westbrook (10-8) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

LA Angels -146 at Oakland +141, Total 6.5 - Jered Weaver (14-1) | Jarrod Parker (7-5) | 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

Chi Cubs +113 at San Diego -118, Total 7.5 - Travis Wood (4-7) | Eric Stults (1-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego's last 8 games

Colorado +165 at LA Dodgers -172, Total 7.5 - Drew Pomeranz (1-6) | Chris Capuano (10-7) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing on the road against LA Dodgers
LA Dodgers are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Colorado

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