MLB Picks: Sunday Betting Odds and Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Sunday, August 18, 2013 12:36 PM UTC

Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 12:36 PM UTC

Let's get our handicapping started by checking over what MLB oddsmakers have laid out for us.

Yankees (Sabathia) vs. Red Sox (Dempster)

Covered by Swingin' Johnson

A Boston win last night pushed their lead atop the division to two games. The Red Sox will try to wrap up this rivalry series with another win, though C.C. Sabathia hopes to play the role of spoiler.

This is the Sunday night ESPN game, with Boston looking to improve their 40-22 record at Fenway. The MLB odds have Ryan Dempster and the Red Sox listed at -120 to secure the victory.


Dodgers (Nolasco) vs. Phillies (Hamels)

Covered by Ron Patrick

A tough act to follow for Ricky Nolasco after Clayton Kershaw completely shut down Philadelphia yesterday. The Phillies will counter with Cole Hamels, who is pitching much better these days.

The Dodgers, however, have won 10 straight games, making them the hottest team in baseball by far. So, even with the inferior pitching matchup on their side, L.A. is still barely favored at -110.


Mariners (Ramirez) vs. Rangers (Darvish)

Covered by Willie Bee

How will Yu Darvish fare after dazzling against Houston in his latest start? The Japanese right-hander is 7-3 with a 2.65 ERA in 13 starts at home and has a 1.51 earned run average in five day assignments this season.

Texas won big last night and sportsbooks have them as the biggest chalk of the day at -265 for today.


Mets (Harvey) vs. Padres (Stults)

Covered by Joe Catalano

So, Matt Harvey was out-dueled his last time out on the mound. We fully expect him to have his best stuff tonight in San Diego versus a Padres ballclub that's 32-29 at home.

Eric Stults gets the start for the home team and he's gone a solid 5-2 with a 2.37 ERA in 11 appearances at home. The odds though are in Harvey and New York's favor, with the road team at -130 for our profitable MLB picks.

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