Thursday's MLB Odds
(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Thursday features a total of 11 games. Here is a look at the odds and pitching matchups for all 11 games.
The featured game of the day has the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the St. Louis Cardinals at 7PM ET (View Matchup). The Pirates have Charlie Morton taking the mound to face Joe Kelly of the Cardinals. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pirates are favored at home, as they have odds of -115 to win, while the Cardinals have a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 8 runs. Pittsburgh is 65-42 overall and 36-18 at home while St. Louis is 62-44 overall and 30-27 on the road. Pittsburgh has now won six straight over St. Louis and the two have hit the over in five of their last seven meetings.
The other featured game of the day has the Texas Rangers hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks at 7PM ET (View Matchup). The Diamondbacks have Zeke Spruill on the mound to face Yu Darvish of the Rangers. According to oddsmakers, Texas is the favorite at home, as the Rangers have odds of -190 to win, while the Diamondbacks have a money line of +180 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8 runs. Arizona is 55-52 overall and 25-28 on the road. Texas is 59-49 overall and 32-24 at home. Arizona has won three of the last four in this series and two of the three meetings this year. The two teams have hit the over in seven 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, Aug 1
901 New York Mets (Harvey) -155 (6.5)
902 Miami Marlins (Koehler) +145
903 St. Louis Cardinals (Kelly) +105 (8)
904 Pittsburgh Pirates (Morton) -115
905 San Francisco Giants (Cain) +110 (7.5)
906 Philadelphia Phillies (Hamels) -120
907 Colorado Rockies (Bettis) +200 (8)
908 Atlanta Braves (Teheran) -220
909 Los Angeles Dodgers (Nolasco) -145 (N/A)
910 Chicago Cubs (Rusin) +135
911 Chicago White Sox (Sale) +130 (7)
912 Cleveland Indians (Masterson) -140
913 Kansas City Royals (Shields) -140 (8)
914 Minnesota Twins (Diamond) +130
915 Houston Astros (Lyles) +230 (8.5)
916 Baltimore Orioles (Tillman) -260
917 Seattle Mariners (Hernandez) +100 (8)
918 Boston Red Sox (Dempster) -110
919 Toronto Blue Jays (Johnson) +115 (8.5)
920 Los Angeles Angels (Richards) -125
921 Arizona Diamondbacks (Spruill) +180 (8)
922 Texas Rangers (Darvish) -190