MLB Picks: Thursday Baseball Odds & Betting Lines Report

Steven Suarez

Thursday, July 11, 2013 11:27 AM UTC

Thursday, Jul. 11, 2013 11:27 AM UTC

Make sure you're up-to-date with the MLB betting lines before making your final baseball picks for the day.

Rangers (Wolf) vs. Orioles (Gonzalez)

Covered by Willie Bee

The Orioles got a little retribution yesterday by cooling scooting past the Rangers 6-1. They'll be looking for at least six solid innings out of Miguel Gonzalez tonight, with Baltimore favored at -142 at the moment on the MLB odds.

Having gotten two of his three picks right so far in this series, you definitely need to consider Willie's favorite play. He likes the OVER 9.5 runs.


Reds (Latos) vs. Braves (Hudson)

Covered by Jeff Grant 

We understand the Braves are exceptional (29-13) at home, but Mat Latos has been throwing the ball really well this season and will be a tough test for the hosts today. Latos is 8-2 with a 3.18 ERA on the year.

That said, Tim Hudson has been a beast at home, and Jeff's interesting statistic highlights just how good he's been. The Braves are a mighty impressive 26-9 in the right-hander's past 35 outings when the team is favored in the -110 to -150 range. Jeff is taking Atlanta tonight for his MLB picks.


Nationals (Zimmermann) vs. Phillies (Kendrick)

Covered by Ron Patrick 

Though Jordan Zimmermann has been much better at home (9-0, 1.75 ERA) than he has on the road (3-3, 3.88 ERA), he's still been a force to be reckoned with on the whole. He's also already shut down the Phillies once this season.

Kyle Kendrick has had his moments too, but the pitching advantage is squarely in Washington's favor tonight. Ron is going to take a chance by playing the Nationals on the run-line, available at +120 at the top sportsbooks.


Cardinals (Westbrook) vs. Cubs (Jackson)

Covered by Jeff Grant 

Those poor Cubs never know what version of Edwin Jackson they're going to get on any given day. He's allowed a total of four earned runs over his last two starts, but he's 5-10 with a 5.50 ERA and 1.51 WHIP overall.

So, even though Jake Westbrook has suffered through some tough starts on the road in 2013, Jeff thinks the value is on the road team. However, make sure you check to see whether or not Yadier Molina will be in the lineup for St. Louis, as he's certainly a team leader that makes a difference in a number of ways.


Rockies (Pomeranz) vs. Dodgers (Capuano)

Covered by Joe Freda 

Drew Pomeranz has gotten knocked around in his two starts this season, and now he has to contend with a Dodgers lineup that has figured things out. Yasiel Puig, Hanley Ramirez, and Adrian Gonzalez are all swinging the bat great.

As such, we understand where Joe is coming from with his sports pick of OVER 8 runs tonight. Chris Capuano is capable of shutting down lineups, but he's been very inconsistent. It also helps that the Rockies have gotten Carlos Gonzalez back.


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