Thursday's MLB Odds
(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Thursday features a total of nine games. Here is a look at odds for all nine contests taking place.
The featured game of the day has the Detroit Tigers hosting the Oakland Athletics at 1PM ET (View Matchup). The Tigers have Max Scherzer on the mound to face Bartolo Colon of the Athletics. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Tigers are favored at home, as they have odds of -175 to win, while the Athletics come in with a money line of +165. The over/under total for this game has been set at 7.5 runs. Detroit is 77-56 overall and 41-26 at home while Oakland is 75-57 overall and 36-32 on the road. Oakland has won the first three games in this series and the road team has won six of the last seven between these two.
The other featured game of the day has the Atlanta Braves hosting the Cleveland Indians at 7PM ET (View Matchup). The Indians have Ubaldo Jimenez taking the mound against Kris Medlen of the Braves. According to oddsmakers, the Braves are favored at home, as they have odds of -145 to win, while the Indians have a money line of +135 to prevail. The over/under total for this game has been set at 8 runs. Atlanta is 80-52 overall and 46-18 at home while Cleveland is 71-61 overall and 31-35 on the road. Atlanta has won the first two games in this series and the two teams have hit the under in seven of their last eight meetings.
For odds and run totals for each of Thursday’s games, see below.
2013 MLB Odds & Over/Under Totals for Thursday, August 29
901 Philadelphia Phillies (Martin) +115 (8)
902 New York Mets (Torres) -125
903 Miami Marlins (Koehler) +200 (7.5)
904 Washington Nationals (Gonzalez) -220
905 Milwaukee Brewers (Gallardo) +145 (7.5)
906 Pittsburgh Pirates (Cole) -155
907 Oakland Athletics (Colon) +165 (7.5)
908 Detroit Tigers (Scherzer) -175
909 Los Angeles Angels (Vargas) +125 (8.5)
910 Tampa Bay Rays (Odorizzi) -135
911 Kansas City Royals (Chen) -120 (8)
912 Minnesota Twins (Deduno) +110
913 Baltimore Orioles (Tillman) +145 (9)
914 Boston Red Sox (Lester) -155
915 Seattle Mariners (Ramirez) -135 (9)
916 Houston Astros (Lyles) +125
917 Cleveland Indians (Jimenez) +135 (8)
918 Atlanta Braves (Medlen) -145