Thursday's MLB Playoff Odds
(TheSpread) – The National League Divisional Series get started on Thursday. Here is a look at the odds for both Game 1s.
The featured game of the day has the Atlanta Braves hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of their series at 8:35PM ET (View Matchup). The Braves have Kris Medlen on the mound to face Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Dodgers are the favorite on the road, as they have odds of -145 to win, while the Braves have a money line of +135 to win at home. The over/under total for the game has been set at 6 runs. Atlanta was 96-66 on the season and 56-25 at home while Los Angeles was 92-70 during the season and 45-36 on the road. These two met seven times during the season, with Atlanta winning five of the seven meetings, but never faced Kershaw. These two hit the under in five of their last six meetings.
The other playoff game on Thursday has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates at 5PM ET in Game 1 of their series (View Matchup). The Cardinals have Adam Wainwright taking the mound to face A.J. Burnett of the Pirates. According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are favored at home, as they have odds of -150 to win at home, while the Pirates have odds of +140 to prevail in Game 1. The over/under total for the game has been set at 6.5 runs. St. Louis went 97-65 during the season and was 54-27 at home. Pittsburgh went 94-68 during the season and was 44-37 on the road. St. Louis has won its last four against the Pirates and the home team has won six of the last seven between these two.
For odds and run totals for Thursday’s games, see below.
2013 MLB Playoff Odds & Over/Under Totals for Thursday, October 3
905 Pittsburgh Pirates (Burnett) +140 (6.5)
906 St. Louis Cardinals (Wainwright) -150
907 Los Angeles Dodgers (Kershaw) -145 (6)
908 Atlanta Braves (Medlen) +135