|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Thursday, August 14|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 14 August 2014 06:00|
Thursday's MLB Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The MLB schedule for Thursday has a set of 10 games taking place. Here is a breakdown of the top games on today’s schedule.
The featured game of the day has the Detroit Tigers hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:08PM ET. The Tigers have Max Scherzer (13-4) on the mound to face Francisco Liriano (3-8) of the Pirates. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Tigers are favored at home, as they have odds of -160 to win, while the Pirates have a money line of +150 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. Detroit is 64-54 overall and 31-27 at home while Pittsburgh is 64-56 overall and 25-32 on the road. Detroit snapped a five-game losing streak to Pittsburgh on Wednesday with an 8-4 win. The home team has now won nine of the last 11 between these two teams.
Another featured game today has the Kansas City Royals hosting the Oakland Athletics at 2:10PM ET. The Royals have James Shields (11-6) on the mound to face Jeff Samardzija (3-1) of the Athletics. Oddsmakers have this game as even, as each team has been given odds of -105 to win, while the over/under total has been set at 7 runs. Kansas City is 65-54 overall and 32-28 at home while Oakland is 73-47 overall and 33-26 on the road. Kansas City has won three of its last four against Oakland following a 3-0 win on Wednesday. The two have hit the under in three of their last four meetings as well.
The final game of note today has the Atlanta Braves hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers at 12:10PM ET. The Braves have Aaron Harang (9-6) on the mound to face Roberto Hernandez (6-8) of the Dodgers. Oddsmakers have Atlanta favored at home, as the Braves have odds of -115 to win, while the Dodgers have a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total for this game has been set at 7.5 runs. Los Angeles is 69-53 overall and 39-26 on the road while Atlanta is 61-59 overall and 34-27 at home. The Dodgers had won seven straight over the Braves prior to Atlanta’s 3-2 win on Wednesday night. These two have hit the under in four of their last five meetings.