We delivered a winning pick for our followers on Sunday as the Texas Rangers and Detroit Tigers played over the total of 10 ½ runs. We felt going into this pick very strongly towards an over play as the Rangers were hosting a day game in the extreme heat of Texas at 2PM local time. We rarely see day baseball in the hot summer months in Texas due to the heat but with the Rangers flying out east for a Monday game at the Yankees they scheduled a very rare afternoon contest. With the extreme heat the ball flies off the bats and go extra distance. The best betting pick from Monday comes from the late night American League east affair as the Tampa Bay Rays will face the Seattle Mariners. The Rays and Mariners will begin from Seattle at 10PM Eastern Time with the MLB package delivering the national television broadcast. The MLB pick tonight is playing on the Tampa Bay Rays -133 odds against the Seattle Mariners. The odds were provided for this MLB pick by Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The betting odds opened up in this MLB affair with the road squad Tampa Bay Rays favored by -135 odds with the take back on Seattle at +125 odds. The run total came in at 7 runs. Money has shown early in the wagering on the side of the road squad as Tampa Bay was bet down to a -133 betting favorite with Seattle returning +133 odds. The run total in this AL contest has held firm to a current number of 7 runs. Those betting the Rays on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +125 odds. Bettors taking the +1 ½ run head start with the Seattle Mariners will lay -135 odds for their run line wager.
The pitching matchups for the opening game of this series will pit Alex Cobb for Tampa Bay facing off with Blake Beavan for the Mariners. Tampa Bay is on a major roll right now as the club has put together a six game win streak as they vie for a postseason berth. Tampa Bay sits atop the wildcard standings one full game ahead of Oakland. Cobb is in good form right now as he has allowed one earned run in each of his past two games against the Blue Jays and Athletics. With the Rays hot and the Mariners bats weak at Safeco Park the play is on the Rays at best online sportsbooks.