Thursday's MLB Odds
(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Thursday has a set of 10 games taking place. Here is a look at the odds and pitching matchups for all 10 games on the docket.
The featured game of the day has the Detroit Tigers hosting the Kansas City Royals at 7PM ET (View Matchup). The Tigers have Anibal Sanchez on the mound to face Jeremy Guthrie of the Royals. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Tigers are favored at home, as they have odds of -185 to win, while the Royals have been given a money line of +175. The over/under total for this contest has been set at 8.5 runs. Detroit is 70-49 overall and 37-19 at home while Kansas City is 62-56 overall and 29-28 on the road. Kansas City has won four of its last six against Detroit and the two teams have hit the under in five of their last six meetings.
The other featured game of the day has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at 1:30PM ET (View Matchup). The Cardinals have Lance Lynn on the mound to face A.J. Burnett of the Pirates. According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are the favorite at home, as they have odds of -125 to win, while the Pirates have a money line of +115 to prevail. The over/under total for this game has been set at 7.5 runs. Pittsburgh is 71-48 overall and 30-28 on the road while St. Louis is 68-51 overall and 35-23 at home. Pittsburgh has won seven of its last nine against the Cardinals, but the home team has won five of the last seven between these two.
For odds and run totals for each of Thursday’s games, see below.
2013 MLB Odds & Over/Under Totals for Thursday, August 15
901 Pittsburgh Pirates (Burnett) +115 (7.5)
902 St. Louis Cardinals (Lynn) -125
903 San Francisco Giants (Vogelsong) +135 (8)
904 Washington Nationals (Haren) -145
905 Cincinnati Reds (Cingrani) -130 (7.5)
906 Milwaukee Brewers (Lohse) +120
907 New York Mets (Wheeler) +125 (7)
908 San Diego Padres (Ross) -135
909 Los Angeles Angels (Wilson) -105(9)
910 New York Yankees (Hughes) -105
911 Houston Astros (Bedard) +190 (8)
912 Oakland Athletics (Gray) -210
913 Kansas City Royals (Guthrie) +175 (8.5)
914 Detroit Tigers (Sanchez) -185
915 Boston Red Sox (Peavy) -130 (9)
916 Toronto Blue Jays (Buehrle) +120
917 Seattle Mariners (Saunders) +185 (8.5)
918 Tampa Bay Rays (Cobb) -200
919 Chicago White Sox (Rienzo) +125 (8.5)
920 Minnesota Twins (Pelfrey) -135