Thursday's MLB Odds
(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Thursday features just nine games. Here is a look at the odds and over/under totals for each contest.
The featured game of the day has the Texas Rangers hosting the Detroit Tigers at 8PM ET (View Matchup). The Rangers have Yu Darvish taking the mound to face Justin Verlander of the Tigers. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Rangers are the slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -115 to win, while the Tigers have a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total has been set at 7.5 runs. Texas is 26-14 overall and 11-4 at home while Detroit is 22-16 overall and 9-9 on the road. Texas has won four of its last five against the Tigers and the two have hit the under in five of their last eight meetings.
The other featured game on the day has the Colorado Rockies hosting the San Francisco Giants at 8:30PM ET (View Matchup). The Rockies have Jhouly Chacin on the mound to face Matt Cain of the Giants. According to oddsmakers, the Giants are the slight favorite on the road, as they have odds of -110 to win, while the Rockies have a money line of +100. The over/under total for this game has been set at 9 runs. San Francisco is 23-16 overall and 8-9 on the road while Colorado is 21-18 overall and 11-7 at home. San Francisco has won nine straight against Colorado, including all three meetings this season. The two teams have hit the over in eight of their last 10 meetings.
For odds and run totals for each of Thursday’s games, see below.
2013 MLB Odds & Over/Under Totals for Thursday, May 16
951 New York Mets (Niese) +195 (7.5)
952 St. Louis Cardinals (Wainwright) -215
953 Milwaukee Brewers (Burgos) +120 (8.5)
954 Pittsburgh Pirates (Liriano) -130
955 Cincinnati Reds (Latos) -170 (7)
956 Miami Marlins (Fernandez) +160
957 San Francisco Giants (Cain) -110 (9)
958 Colorado Rockies (Chacin) +100
959 Washington Nationals (Strasburg) -145 (6.5)
960 San Diego Padres (Volquez) +135
961 Seattle Mariners (Harang) +150 (8.5)
962 New York Yankees (Pettitte) -160
963 Boston Red Sox (Doubront) +135 (8.5)
964 Tampa Bay Rays (Cobb) -145
965 Detroit Tigers (Verlander) +105 (7.5)
966 Texas Rangers (Darvish) -115
967 Chicago White Sox (Quintana) +125 (8)
968 Los Angeles Angels (Williams) -135