MLB Recap from Monday, August 12, 2019: A Solid Night for Underdogs

SUMMARY: 2 Major Upsets, 3 Slight Upsets, 3 Easy Expected Wins

It was a night highlighted by upsets. The biggest upset of the night was the Pittsburgh Pirates beating the Los Angeles Angels 10-2 despite being +131 underdogs. The Tampa Bay Rays versus the San Diego Padres was also an upset. Tampa Bay won the game 10-4 and Vegas odds gave them a 47% chance of winning. There were multiple favorites, or even money teams, that won games by large margins. The Toronto Blue Jays were -123 on the moneyline and ended up beating the Texas Rangers by 15 runs.

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GAMEVEGAS EXPECTATIONPROJECTIONACTUAL
Orioles vs YankeesNYY 6.4, BAL 4.6NYY 7.1, BAL 4.7NYY 8, BAL 5 Easy Expected win
Orioles vs YankeesNYY 6.6, BAL 4.8NYY 6.1, BAL 4.3NYY 11, BAL 8 Easy Expected win
Reds vs NationalsCIN 5.3, WAS 5.2WAS 5.3, CIN 4.9WAS 7, CIN 6 Slight Upset
Rangers vs Blue JaysTOR 5.4, TEX 5.1TOR 4.7, TEX 4.8TOR 19, TEX 4 Easy Expected win
Red Sox vs IndiansBOS 5.3, CLE 5.2CLE 4.7, BOS 4.6CLE 6, BOS 5 Slight Upset
D-Backs vs RockiesCOL 7.1, ARI 6.9ARI 6.3, COL 5.6ARI 8, COL 6 Slight Upset
Pirates vs AngelsLAA 5.3, PIT 4.7LAA 6.0, PIT 5.4PIT 10, LAA 2 Major Upset
Rays vs PadresSD 4.1, TB 3.9TB 4.2, SD 3.8TB 10, SD 4 Major Upset