Thursday's MLB Odds
(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Thursday features just nine games. Here is a breakdown of the action taking place today on the diamond.
The featured game of the day has the Oakland Athletics hosting the Toronto Blue Jays at 9:05PM ET. The Athletics have Sonny Gray (7-3) on the mound to face R.A. Dickey (6-7) of the Jays. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Oakland is favored at home, as it has odds of -165 to win, while the Blue Jays have a money line of +155 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. Oakland is 51-33 overall and 24-15 at home while Toronto is 47-39 overall and 22-18 on the road. Toronto has won all three meetings with Oakland this season and the Jays have won their last two while Oakland is coming off being swept on the road by Detroit.
Another featured game today has the San Francisco Giants hosting the St. Louis Cardinals at 3:45PM ET. The Cardinals have Madison Bumgarner (9-5) on the mound to face Carlos Martinez (1-3) of the Cardinals. Oddsmakers have the Giants favored at home, as they have odds of -145 to win, while the Cardinals have a money line of +135 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. San Francisco is 47-37 overall and 25-22 at home while St. Louis is 45-40 overall and 22-23 on the road. San Francisco has won five of its last seven against the Cardinals and the losing team has been shutout in four straight meetings between these two.
The third game of note has the Minnesota Twins hosting the New York Yankees at 8:10PM ET. The Yankees have Masahiro Tanaka (11-3) on the mound to face Phil Hughes (8-4) of the Twins. Oddsmakers have the Yankees favored on the road, as they have odds of -155 to prevail, while the Twins have odds of +145 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7 runs. New York is 41-42 on the season and 23-19 on the road while Minnesota is 38-45 overall and 20-19 at home. The Twins have won two of three meetings with the Yankees this season. Both come into this series struggling, as New York has lost five straight and Minnesota has dropped seven of its last nine.