It’s another great day for baseball betting! Here, we’re taking a look and betting on the top five games on Thursday’s schedule.
San Francisco Giants vs. Atlanta Braves – 12:20 PM ET
The first game we’re going to cover today is the San Francisco Giants at Atlanta Braves. So far, the Braves have the edge in this series, winning two out of three games. With only one game left in this series, the Giants need a win just to tie it up. On the mound for San Francisco is Alex Wood, who has a 5-5 record as a starter.
The Braves will send out Kyle Wright, their 7-4 ace that has led them to a lot of wins. Wright has an ERA of 2.94 this season, which is much better than Wood’s 4.32. The Braves also have a slight edge in batting, averaging a .247 this season. It’s clear to see why the Braves are the favorites to win this one, so we’ll take them -160.
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds – 12:35 PM ET
This game could be an entertaining one, depending on how the Reds play. The Los Angeles Dodgers have already won two games in a row over the Reds. In each of those games, the Dodgers scored eight runs. Yesterday, the Dodgers claimed an 8-4 win over the Reds. Today, they’ll have the 4-1 Clayton Kershaw on the mound. Kershaw has an ERA of 2.08 this season.
With such an impressive ERA it’s hard to imagine the Dodgers losing this game. This is especially true since the Reds are starting Hunter Greene, who is 3-7. Greene’s ERA of 5.26 won’t help him against the batters of the Dodgers either. We see the road team coming to town and taking down the Reds again, Dodgers at -230.
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers – 2:10 PM ET
The St. Louis Cardinals have a record of 40-31 and rank first in the NL Central. Today, they’ll face the Milwaukee Brewers again, the team following closely behind. The Brewers are 39-32, only a few games back from the Cardinals. However, the Cardinals have won the last two games of this four-game series.
On the mound for the Cardinals tonight is the 5-3 Dakota Hudson. This is great news for the Cardinals as Hudson brings his 3.31 ERA to the mound tonight. For the Brewers, the 1-0 Jason Alexander will get the start. Alexander has an impressive ERA of 2.42 but has only pitched 22.1 innings this season. We’ll go with the Cardinals to win this one on the road at -115.
Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees – 7:05 PM ET
Jumping far ahead into the day we have a game that everyone should watch. The Houston Astros, with a record of 43-25, face the 51-18 New York Yankees. The pitching matchup is an important one to watch here as Houston will start Framber Valdez. Valdez has a record of 7-3 this season with an ERA of 2.78. His opponent is no slouch on the mound either.
The Yankees will send out Jameson Taillon, who has had a nearly perfect season. Taillon has an 8-1 record with an ERA of 2.70 over 73.1 innings. The Yankees also have an edge at the plate with an average of .246. This is going to be a tough game for each of these teams. However, we see the Yankees coming out on top here at -130.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox – 8:10 PM ET
The Baltimore Orioles have a 31-39 record this season and now begin their series against the White Sox. Over their last five games, the Orioles have won three of them, inching back to .500. Getting the start tonight is one of the Orioles better pitchers, Dean Kremer. Although only 1-1 this season, Kremer has an ERA of 2.35.
The Chicago White Sox are nearly at the .500 mark with a record of 33-34. At home this season, the White Sox have a record of 15-18. They’ll also be starting one of their more “fresh” pitchers, by sending out Johnny Cueto. Cueto has a record of 1-3 this season with an ERA of 2.95. Look for the White Sox to come away with a win tonight at -160.
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