It’s another great day for baseball betting! Here, we’re taking a look at the top five games on Thursday’s schedule.
New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers
Today, our MLB rundown begins with the New York Yankees against the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees are 7-5 and have already won their last two games against the Tigers. With the LHP Jordan Montgomery getting the start, the Yankees are in good shape today.
The Detroit Tigers batters have a team average of .207, which ranks 25th in MLB. Getting the start on the mound is Michael Pineda, who has yet to throw a pitch this season. With so many pitchers on the IL, the Tigers will have a tough time late in this game. Take the Yankees -170 to win this game.
San Francisco Giants at New York Mets
The series between the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets is shaping up to be a great one. After losing the first two games, the Giants came back and secured a 5-2 win yesterday. On the mound for the Giants is Anthony DeSclafani, who has thrown nine strikeouts in 8.1 innings. The real key to this game is the batters of the San Francisco Giants.
If the Mets pitchers can’t find a way to slow them down, we could see a repeat of yesterday’s game. The Mets will send out starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, who has thrown 13 strikeouts this season. As a team, the Mets batters average .252, a strong batting average. In this one, we’d recommend taking the Mets over the Giants.
Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
The Blue Jays secured a huge 6-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox in the last game. With the series split 1-1, the Blue Jays come into this game as -120 favorites. The 0-1 Kevin Gausman will get the start on the mound for Toronto here. He’ll find himself against a Boston team that has a batting average of .232 as a team.
The Boston Red Sox has a few players that are sidelined in this game. One of them is catcher Kevin Plawecki, the other is second-baseman Jonathan Arauz. With these players out for the game, the Red Sox comes in at a disadvantage. Tanner Houck, 1-0, will get the start for the Red Sox today. Between these two we’d take the Toronto Blue Jays to win this afternoon.
St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins
Jordan Hicks will get the start on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals tonight. Hicks is 1-0 as a starter and has thrown five strikeouts in four innings pitched. With a record of 7-3, the Cardinals come into this game as surprising underdogs. This year the Cardinals are 4-1 as underdogs and have a 4-2 record on the road.
The Miami Marlins are -130 favorites in tonight’s game against the Cardinals. On the mound is Pablo Lopez, who has a 1-0 record as well. As a favorite, the Marlins are 1-3 this season. Look for the Cardinals to come away with a win over the Marlins today.
Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs
With a record of 5-7, the Pittsburgh Pirates head into the first game of their series against the Chicago Cubs. Pittsburgh was most recently swept by the Milwaukee Brewers, losing three games in a row. On the mound for the Pirates is Bryse Wilson, with an ERA of 5.40.
For the Chicago Cubs, Mark Leiter Jr. will get the start on the mound. Leiter Jr. has an ERA of 18.90 yet the Cubs are -145 to win this game. Chicago lost their last two games, both to the Tampa Bay Rays and we believe they’ll lose this one too. Take the Pittsburgh Pirates +125 in today’s game.
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