Monday betting tips: Harrington's British Open odds drop

Jun 24, 2012 |
Weather watch

The first game of the Blue Jays-Red Sox series could get a little wet. The early forecast is calling for a 70 percent chance of rain and possible thunderstorms at Fenway Park on Monday night.

Who’s hot?

Arizona Diamondbacks – The club picked up its four straight win on Sunday, improving its record to 14-6 in the month of June. After getting shutout in back to back games against the Angles, the D’backs have scored 51 runs over their last six games.

Who’s not?

Atlanta Braves – The Red Sox knocked around the visiting Braves for a second straight day, dropping Chipper Jones and Company to 4-9 over their last 13 games.

Key stat

43 – Runs the Red Sox have scored in LHP Felix Doubront’s last five starts. The over is 5-0 over that span.

Injury that shouldn’t be overlooked

Vera Zvonareva, women’s tennis – Zvonareva is coming back from a right shoulder injury that forced her to withdraw from the French Open and a Wimbledon warm-up tourney. She’s the No. 12 player in the world, played in the Wimbledon final in 2010 and was No. 2 in the world as recently as October 2010. Still, she’s plus-money (+120) in her first round match against Mona Barthel, a qualifier caliber tour player.

Game of the day

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants (-113, 7.5)

Notable quotable

"There is no way we are not a better team with Kevin Youkilis.” - White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko told reporters about his newest teammate.

Notes and tips

Andy Roddick ended a six match losing streak and a 16-month title drought with a win at Eastbourne. Roddick is having a brutal year and only got into Eastbourne as a wild card entry. The big serving American and 2009 Wimbledon finalist is just 13-13 on the year. He’s -1500 Round 1 favorite on Tuesday against Jamie Baker.

Padraig Harrington’s odds to win the British Open dropped from +3300 to +2500 at the Las Vegas Hotel SuperBook on Sunday. Harrington finished 11 at the Travelers Championship which gives him five top 15 finishes in his last seven PGA Tour events.  Paddy won the British Open in 2007 and 2008.

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