We came home with a nice winner on Monday night as the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox played under the total of 8 runs. It was another solid home start for the White Sox All Star in Chris Sale as he goes a good 8 innings and allows just two earned runs to the Royals. Luis Mendoza went deep into the game to get the under home. After seven innings the Royals righty starter allowed just two earned runs. He got tired in the eighth inning but Royals reliever Tim Collins was able to shut the door and keep the White Sox with four runs total for the game. The top betting pick from Tuesday comes from Major League Baseball and the second game of the AL series between the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox. The Rangers and Red Sox begin from Boston at 7PM Eastern Time and the MLB Network will televise over national television. With our Major League Baseball best bet we play on the Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox to play over the total of 9 ½ runs. The betting odds used from this MLB pick came courtesy of Bovada sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in the American League contest has the home team Boston Red Sox favored by -115 odds with the return on the Texas Rangers at +105 odds. The over under for this contest came in at 9 ½ runs. Money early has landed on the side of the road club as Boston is now favored by -110 odds with the return on the Rangers now at +100 odds. The total for this game has not moved in the early wagering as the total is still lined at 9 ½ runs.
The pitching matchups and hitters for both clubs favor a high scoring game. The history between these two clubs in head to head matchups has trended over the total. Ryan Dempster is on the mound tonight for Texas and will oppose Jon Lester for the Red Sox. Dempster was pounded for 8 runs and nine hits in his first start for the Rangers throwing just 4 2/3rd innings. Over his past three starts the right hander has given up 15 earned runs throwing 16 2/3rd innings. Lester has not pitched well in 2012 and the Rangers have pounded him for 12 earned runs in his past two starts against Texas throwing just 7 1/3rd innings. Favorable angles here for the over but first check the sports odds.