Thursday's MLB Odds

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(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Thursday features just 10 games. Here is a breakdown of the top games taking place.

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The featured game of the day has the Oakland Athletics hosting the Detroit Tigers at 3:35PM ET. The Tigers have Rick Porcello (7-2) on the mound to face Jesse Chavez (4-2) of the Athletics. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Athletics are favored at home, as they have odds of -135 to win, while the Tigers have a money line of +125 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8 runs. Detroit is 29-20 on the season and 15-9 on the road while Oakland is 32-21 overall and 14-11 at home. Oakland has won two of the three games in the series and the teams have split their last 10 meetings.

Another featured game today has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the San Francisco Giants at 8:15PM ET. The Giants have Ryan Vogelsong (3-2) on the mound to face Jaime Garcia (1-0) of the Cardinals. Oddsmakers have the Cardinals favored at home, as they have odds of -135 to win, while the Giants have a money line of +125 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. San Francisco is 34-19 on the season and 15-10 on the road while St. Louis is 29-24 overall and 15-9 at home. This will be the first meeting this season for the two, but the Cardinals have won four of their last five against the Giants and the two have hit the over in six of their last eight meetings.

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Another game of note has the Boston Red Sox hosting the Atlanta Braves at 7:10PM ET. The Sox have Jake Peavy (1-2) on the mound to face Mike Minor (2-3) of the Braves. Oddsmakers have the Red Sox favored at home, as they have odds of -110 to win, while the Braves have a money line of +100 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8.5 runs. Atlanta is 28-24 on the season and 10-12 on the road while Boston is 23-29 overall and 11-17 at home. Boston has won the first three games in the series and the two have hit the over in four of their last five meetings

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