Thursday's MLB Odds
(TheSpread) – The MLB Schedule for Thursday features just seven games. Here is a look at the odds and pitching matchups for all seven contests.
The featured game of the day has the Cleveland Indians hosting the Detroit Tigers at 7PM ET (View Matchup). The Tigers have Max Scherzer on the mound to face Zach McAllister of the Indians. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Tigers are the favorite on the road, as they have odds of -150 to win, while the Indians have been given a money line of +140 to prevail. The over/under total for this game has been set at 7.5 runs. Detroit is 67-45 overall and 30-26 on the road while Cleveland is 62-52 overall and 37-22 at home. Detroit has won 11 straight and the first three in this series entering today’s game. The Tigers have also won 10 of their last 11 against Cleveland.
The other featured game of the day has the St. Louis Cardinals hosting the Los Angeles Dodgers at 8PM ET (View Matchup). The Cardinals have Jake Westbrook on the mound to face Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Dodgers. According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are the slight favorite at home, as they have odds of -115 to win this game, while the Dodgers have a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total for this game has been set at 8.5 runs. St. Louis is now 66-47 on the season and 33-19 at home while Los Angeles is 63-50 overall and 32-25 on the road. The Dodgers have won two of the three games in this series and the two have hit the under in five 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 8
951 Colorado Rockies (Chatwood) +110 (7.5)
952 New York Mets (Gee) -120
953 Miami Marlins (Fernandez) +125 (6.5)
954 Pittsburgh Pirates (Cole) -135
955 Chicago Cubs (Samardzija) -115 (8.5)
956 Philadelphia Phillies (Martin) +105
957 Milwaukee Brewers (Hand) +150 (7)
958 San Francisco Giants (Lincecum) -160
959 Los Angeles Dodgers (Ryu) +105 (8.5)
960 St. Louis Cardinals (Westbrook) -115
961 Detroit Tigers (Scherzer) -150 (7.5)
962 Cleveland Indians (McAllister) +140
963 Boston Red Sox (Lester) -110 (8.5)
964 Kansas City Royals (Chen) +100