Morning MLB Odds Report
The Yankees won another easy one yesterday, getting a solid start out of David Phelps and then holding on for the 7-2 win. Today they'll go for the three-game sweep as -125 favorites at the best online sportsbooks.
Why the low number? Well, perhaps it's because oddsmakers believe the Blue Jays are due for a win. Couple that with the fact R.A. Dickey has recorded two quality starts in a row and that could explain some of the reasoning. That said, it's going to be hard to fade C.C. Sabathia (4-3, 3.19 ERA), so what will Willie Bee end up picking?
Following a tough 2-1 loss on Friday, the Rangers were able to bounce back with a 7-2 win yesterday. Texas was all over Anibal Sanchez from the get go and received 6 and 2/3 rock solid innings out of Justin Grimm.
Tonight's game, which features Doug Fister (5-1, 3.06 ERA) and Derek Holland (3-2, 2.93 ERA) is the Sunday night game, which will be televised on ESPN. With the Rangers now ahead in the series 2-1, can they close out this thing with another win as -115 favorites? Joe Freda will have the call here.
The Dodgers blew a late lead yesterday, that coming after a splendid pitching performance from Chris Capuano. The Braves capitalized on the switch and went on to win 3-1, giving them the chance to get a sweep today.
The MLB odds really speak for themselves. The Braves are one of the day's most significant favorites, posted up at -185 to win. Ron Patrick will be examining this matchup, which has Mike Magill going up against Mike Minor.
Boston's bats broke out in a big way yesterday in a 12-5 win. David Ortiz blasted two home runs and finished with six RBI, with the two teams combining for 25 hits in total. What kind of response will the Twins have this afternoon?
It's hard to gauge whether there's an advantage when it comes to pitching. Both John Lackey (1-4, 4.05 ERA) and Pedro Hernandez (2-0, 5.79 ERA) have had their fair share of troubles this season. For now, the Red Sox are favored at -115 to win.
This should be one of the most interesting games of the day, as Felix Hernandez and Justin Masterson have been pitching lights out. The latter is coming off a complete game shutout of the Yankees, while Hernandez' ERA is a ridiculous 1.53.
Joe Freda is really going to have his hands full with this game. The Indians have been playing great baseball lately, winning three straight and seven of their previous ten, but how on earth can you go against a stud like King Felix right now?
The Cubs evened up the series at one apiece yesterday in relatively easy fashion. They won 8-2 and were able to cruise thanks to another great start out of Scott Feldman. For today, Chicago is once again the favorite at -150.
At a combined 34-48 on the season, neither team has been very good, but the Cubs have been the far better ballclub as of late, going a very respectable 6-4 over their last ten. Check back later on to see what kind of play Ron Patrick is adding to his MLB picks.