2012 MLB Opening Odds & Totals for Thursday, August 23 Print
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Thursday, 23 August 2012 06:00
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Thursday's MLB Odds

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

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In the American League, the featured game has the Boston Red Sox hosting the Los Angeles Angels at 7:10PM ET (View Matchup). The Angels have C.J. Wilson on the mound to face Franklin Morales of the Red Sox. Oddsmakers see this game as even, with both teams getting a money line of -105 to win. The over/under has been set at 9.5 runs. Boston is 59-65 overall and 29-36 at home while Los Angeles is 64-60 overall and 31-31 on the road. The Angels have won their last four games against the Red Sox.

In the National League, the featured game has the San Francisco Giants hosting the Atlanta Braves at 10:15PM ET (View Matchup). The Giants are putting Barry Zito on the mound to face Tommy Hanson of the Braves. According to oddsmakers, the Braves are favored to win this game, as they have odds of -110 to prevail, while the Giants have odds of +100. The over/under for the game has been set at 7.5 runs. The Braves are 71-53 overall and 35-24 on the road while the Giants are 69-55 overall and 35-26 at home. The Giants have won two of the three meetings against the Braves this year.

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

2012 MLB Odds for Thursday, August 23

National League

901 Colorado Rockies N/A (Chatwood)

902 New York Mets N/A (McHugh)

903 Houston Astros +240 (Keuchel)

904 St. Louis Cardinals -280 (Westbrook)

905 Cincinnati Reds +105 (7) (Cueto)

906 Philadelphia Phillies -115 (Hamels)

909 Atlanta Braves -110 (7.5) (Hanson)

910 San Francisco Giants +100 (Zito)

American League

911 Toronto Blue Jays +240 (7.5) (Happ)

912 Detroit Tigers -280 (Verlander)

913 Los Angeles Angels -105 (9.5) (Wilson)

914 Boston Red Sox -105 (Morales)

915 Oakland Athletics N/A (Ross)

916 Tampa Bay Rays N/A (Cobb)

917 Minnesota Twins N/A (Diamond)

918 Texas Rangers N/A (Oswalt)

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