The top betting pick from Major League Baseball on Sunday comes from the American League contest between the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers. These two teams will begin the final game of this weekend series from Texas at 5PM Eastern Time and the MLB package is where it can be viewed live. With our MLB best wagering selection we play on the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers to go over the total of 10 ½ runs. The odds for our Major League Baseball pick came courtesy of Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The betting line opened up in this contest with the home team Texas Rangers favored by -137 odds with the return on the Detroit Tigers at +127 odds. The run total is set at 10 ½ runs at the open. Money has shown on the underdog side as Texas is down to a -135 betting odds favorite with the return on the Texas Rangers now at +125 odds. The run total has not moved off at most places from the opener of 10 ½ runs but some isolated betting outlets are now hanging 11 for this game. Run line bettors laying the -1 ½ runs with the side of the Texas Rangers will get back +138 odds. Those who choose to take the +1 ½ run head start with Detroit will have to lay -148 odds for their run line wager. First five inning line betting enthusiasts will find Texas lined as a -135 favorite with the return on Detroit at +115 odds. The run total from this game is set at 6 runs after a full five innings of play.
There are so many variables pointing to an over the total today. First off we have two good hitting teams playing it a hitter’s park. Second both starter pitchers are in poor form. Third and probably one of the most important intangibles in this game is the start time. Whenever you look at a baseball card on Sunday’s you often find most games beginning during the day. The exceptions are Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN and games held in July, August and September in Texas. I had to look twice to realize that the start time is 2PM local time in Texas for a game played in Arlington on August 12th. This is an insane start time to play baseball in Texas with temperatures in the triple digits. The balls will be flying off the bats today with triple digit temperatures for all 9 innings here so play the over and before you do check out sportsbook reviews.