Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Monday

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The Major League Baseball card for Monday August 14th features 11 games on the schedule to the delight of MLB bettors worldwide.

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The lone game scheduled over national television gets going at 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the New York Yankees will host the New York Mets. Rafael Montero is scheduled to start for the Mets in the opener of this series. Montero has increased the velocity of his fastball this season but it has not transferred to good form on the mound. He has a 1-8 record with ERA approaching six. He has walked 35 batters in his 65 1/3rd innings on the mound for the Mets on the season. Control has been the reason why Montero has spent time between Triple A and his Major League team in his career. Mets enters this series on a high note having won three of four at Philadelphia. The New York Yankees started their series with the Red Sox on a high note overcoming a 3-0 deficit with five runs in the eighth innings to win 5-3. New York then proceeded to lose the next two games of the series to fall five games in the loss column back of Boston in the AL East race.

Playoff contenders meet in the late night battle at 9:40PM Eastern Time on MLB Extra Innings Channel as the Arizona Diamondbacks will host the Houston Astros. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Arizona Diamondbacks favored by -155 odds with the return on the Houston Astros at +135 odds. The run total is lined at nine runs. Starting for Arizona will be veteran Zack Greinke as he will oppose Astros righty Collin McHugh. Arizona is tied with Colorado for the top spot in the NL Wildcard race. They come off a series with the Cubs where they dropped two of three at home. Prior to that they lost two of three at home to the Dodgers. Zack Greinke leads the Diamondbacks with 13 wins on the season. Houston is coasting in the AL West division but broke a five game losing streak with their 2-1 road victory at Texas on Sunday. The Astros hold a 13 game lead in the loss column over the LA Angels.

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