MLB Picks: Sunday Baseball Betting Odds & Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Sunday, June 9, 2013 11:37 AM UTC

Sunday, Jun. 9, 2013 11:37 AM UTC

Sunday morning's betting lines are out, and most of the games are fairly early. Let's review.

Morning MLB Odds Report 

Now that we've over two months into the 2013 season, we're starting to get a much clearer picture of who the true contenders are. Here's a look at Sunday's MLB odds.

Cardinals (Lynn) vs. Reds (Arroyo)

The Reds bounced back and won 4-2 last night, as Mat Latos improved his overall record to 6-0. Aroldis Chapman closed out proceedings with his sixteenth save of the season.

It will be up to Bronson Arroyo (6-5, 3.38 ERA) to keep the good times rolling up against the Cardinals and Lance Lynn (8-1, 2.76 ERA). You can find St. Louis as the small favorites (-110) for now. Tonight's game will be televised nationally on ESPN, with the start time set for 8:00 PM EST.


Giants (Gaudin) vs. Diamondbacks (Skaggs) 

Though Chad Gaudin had to be called in as an emergency starter due to injuries in the rotation, the Giants had to have been thrilled with the performance they got out of the veteran in his first start of the season. He gave up four hits and two runs in a 4-2 win over St. Louis. 

Gaudin will have to have his best stuff once again versus another terrific hitting team in Arizona. Right now, the MLB odds favor Tyler Skaggs and the Diamondbacks, with early lines showing the home team as a -130 favorite. Be on alert for Joe Freda's pick in only a matter of hours. 


Angels (Blanton) vs. Red Sox (Dempster)

These two teams split the double-header yesterday, with the Angels grabbing the early game and the Red Sox returning the favor in the nightcap. Clay Buchholz was solid once again in leading Boston to the win.

With the victory, Boston moved to 38-25 overall, putting them 1.5 games up on the Yankees in the AL East. In today's series finale, the Red Sox are again favored by quite a large margin (-165), while the total is quoted at 10 runs.


Yankees (Phelps) vs. Mariners (Hernandez)

A classy outing from Andy Pettitte helped the Yankees in a 3-1 win yesterday. What we know for sure today is David Phelps (4-3, 4.15 ERA) has to be just as good if New York is to get another win, this time against the fantastic Felix Hernandez.

King Felix wasn't at his very best his last time out, but he's still rocking a 2.58 ERA and 1.05 WHIP to go along with a 7-4 win-loss record in 2013. Willie Bee will have to choose between the better pitcher or the better overall team this afternoon. The Mariners were -140 favorites at time of writing.


Braves (Minor) vs. Dodgers (Lilly)

Judging by the way Mike Minor and Ted Lilly have been throwing the ball, the Braves have an excellent chance of securing a win this afternoon in L.A. Minor is 7-2 with a 2.52 ERA, while Lilly only lasted four innings (six hits, four earned runs) in his most recent assignment.

At time of writing, no baseball betting lines had been public for our MLB picks. Check back with us in a little bit to see how the odds are taking place and what kind of pick Ron Patrick will have his for viewers. 


Rangers (Grimm) vs. Blue Jays (Johnson)

Who knows what kind of response we'll see today after yesterday's marathon extra innings win for the Blue Jays. They needed 18 innings to do it, but they were able to get the win and cash as underdogs. 

Looking over the MLB odds today, we find Toronto back as favorites with Josh Johnson on the hill. They're listed at -140, with the Rangers at +130 and the O/U at 9.5 runs. Texas has hit a bit of a rut lately, losing three straight and six of their last ten, while Toronto has managed to put together three consecutive victories.

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