2012 MLB Opening Odds & Totals for Thursday, August 16 Print
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Thursday, 16 August 2012 06:00
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Thursday's MLB Odds

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(TheSpread) – Major League Baseball has just 11 games on the schedule for Thursday. Here is a look at the odds and pitching matchups for each contest.

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In the American League, the featured game has the Los Angeles Angels hosting the Tampa Bay Rays at 10:05PM ET (View Matchup). The Angels put Dan Haren on the mound to face David Price of the Rays. According to oddsmakers, the Rays have odds of -115 to win this game, while the Angels have a money line of +105 to prevail. The over/under total for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. The Rays are 63-54 overall and 31-27 on the road while the Angels are 61-56 overall and 32-25 at home. The Rays have won eight of their last nine against the Angels.

In the National League, the featured game is the series finale between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Los Angeles Dodgers in Pittsburgh at 4:05PM ET (View Matchup). The Dodgers have Joe Blanton on the mound to face A.J. Burnett of the Pirates. According to oddsmakers, the Pirates have odds of -130 to win, while the Dodgers have a money line of +120 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 8 runs. Los Angeles is 65-53 overall and 32-28 on the road while Pittsburgh is 64-53 overall and 36-23 at home. The Dodgers have won nine straight in this series, including all three games in this series.

For odds and goal totals for each of Thursday’s games, see below.

2012 MLB Odds for Thursday, August 16

National League

951 Los Angeles Dodgers +120 (8) (Blanton)

952 Pittsburgh Pirates -130 (Burnett)

953 San Diego Padres +170 (8) (Marquis)

954 Atlanta Braves -180 (Medlen)

955 New York Mets +125 (8.5) (Harvey)

956 Cincinnati Reds -135 (Bailey)

957 Philadelphia Phillies -125 (7.5) (Lee)

958 Milwaukee Brewers +115 (Estrada)

959 Arizona Diamondbacks +135 (8) (Cahill)

960 St. Louis Cardinals -145 (Lohse)

961 Miami Marlins +110 (11) (Nolasco)

962 Colorado Rockies -120 (White)

American League

963 Texas Rangers +115 (10) (Holland)

964 New York Yankees -125 (Nova)

965 Chicago White Sox -130 (8.5) (Liriano)

966 Toronto Blue Jays +120 (Laffey)

967 Boston Red Sox -130 (8.5) (Buchholz)

968 Baltimore Orioles +120 (Tillman)

969 Oakland Athletics +100 (9) (Straily)

970 Kansas City Royals -110 (Hochevar)

971 Tampa Bay Rays -115 (7.5) (Price)

972 Los Angeles Angels +105 (Haren)

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