We nailed another winner for our followers on Sunday as the LA Angels and Tampa Bay Rays easily fall under the total of 8 runs. In all meetings between the Rays and Angels this year the total went under in each game. Both clubs sport outstanding pitching staffs from starters to relief and both managers often give away outs for moving runners into scoring position. I could find no fault in Zach Greinke’s opening start with the Angels as the right hander was a tough luck loser allowed just two earned runs with no walks and eight strikeouts in seven innings. No Mike Trout in the lineup for the Angels with a knee ailment. The best betting pick from Monday comes from National League West action at the Arizona Diamondbacks begin a key series with the LA Dodgers. The teams will begin from Dodger Stadium at 10PM Eastern Time and the MLB Package will deliver the live national television coverage. The MLB best bet is playing on the LA Dodgers -123 odds against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The betting pick from today odds came courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The betting odds from the opening game of this series had the home club LA Dodgers favored by -125 odds with the take back on the Arizona Diamondbacks at +115 odds. The run total came in at 7 ½ runs. Money has shown early on the road underdog as the Dodgers have been bet down to a -123 favorite with the return on the Diamondbacks at +113 odds. The run total has not moved off the opening line of 7 ½ runs. Those playing the LA Dodgers on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +175 odds. Bettors who take the +1 ½ runs on the side of the Diamondbacks will get lay -190 odds for their wager on the run line.
The pitching matchup tonight has Trevor Cahill on the hill for Arizona as he will oppose Aaron Harang for the Dodgers. Harang has been in good form as the LA right hander sports a WHIP of less than one run in his past three starts meaning he is not allowing many base runners. Over his past four starts he has allowed seven earned runs working 26 innings. LA is coming off a three game sweep of divisional rivals San Francisco over the weekend to pull within one game in the loss column of the Giants. Upgrade the Dodgers as they are finally healthy and with the addition of Hanley Ramirez makes them the play at the sportsbooks.