|2014 MLB Opening Odds & Over/Under Totals for Thursday, August 21|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 21 August 2014 07:10|
Thursday's MLB Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – The MLB schedule for Thursday features just nine games. Here is a breakdown of the featured games on today’s schedule.
The featured game of the day has the Cincinnati Reds hosting the Atlanta Braves at 7:10PM ET. The Braves have Julio Teheran (11-9) on the mound to face David Holmberg (0-0) of the Reds. According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Atlanta is favored on the road, as the Braves have odds of -145 to win, while the Reds have odds of +135 to prevail. The over/under total is listed at 8 runs. Atlanta is 66-61 overall and 29-33 on the road while Cincinnati is 61-66 overall and 32-29 at home. Atlanta has won all three meetings with the Reds this season and six of its last eight overall against the Reds.
Another featured game has the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the San Diego Padres at 10:10PM ET. The Dodgers have Clayton Kershaw (14-3) on the mound to face Tyson Ross (11-11) of the Padres. Oddsmakers have the Dodgers favored at home, as they have odds of -165 to win, while the Padres have a money line of +155 to win. The over/under total for the game has been set at 6.5 runs. The Dodgers are 71-57 overall and 31-31 at home while San Diego is 59-66 overall and 25-39 on the road. The Dodgers have won six of their last eight against the Padres, but San Diego is coming off a 4-1 win on Wednesday. These two have hit the under in six of their last eight meetings as well.
The final featured game of the day has the Tampa Bay Rays hosting the Detroit Tigers at 1:10PM ET. The Tigers have David Price (12-8) on the mound to face his former team while Tampa has Alex Cobb (8-6) on the mound. Oddsmakers have the Tigers favored on the road, as they have odds of -115 to win, while the Rays have a money line of +105. The over/under total for the game has been set at 6.5 runs. Tampa Bay is 61-65 overall and 28-36 at home while Detroit is 68-56 overall and 35-27 on the road. The Tigers have won the first two games in this series and the road team has claimed the win in five of six meetings this year between these two.