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[BBL] May 10, 2018

MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Thursday's AL Games

By Gracenote

Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Thursday's American League games, including a matchup in Anaheim as the Los Angeles Angels host the Minnesota Twins.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (-0.5; 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Red Sox left hander Eduardo Rodriguez allowed five earned runs on four hits through six innings in his last start.

Hot batting stat: Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is 3-9 with one home run and two RBIs lifetime against Rodriguez.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 19°C with a chance of thunderstorms and with wind blowing out to left field at 8 kph.

Key betting note: The Yankees are 4-0 SU in left hander CC Sabathia's previous four outings.

Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles (+0.5; 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Royals right hander Ian Kennedy pitched a six-inning shutout on six hits while striking out seven batters the last time he toed the rubber.

Cold batting stat: Orioles first baseman Pedro Alvarez is 2-19 with six strikeouts lifetime against Kennedy.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 25°C with a chance of thunderstorms and with wind blowing out to centre field at 14 kph.

Key betting note: The Royals have played to the Over in six of Kennedy's seven 2018 starts.

Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays (-0.5; 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners right hander Mike Leake allowed three earned runs on seven hits through just 5 1/3 innings during his previous trip to the mound.

Hot batting stat: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is 10-32 with one home run and six RBIs lifetime against Leake.

Weather: With rain in the forecast, the game is expected to be played with the Rogers Centre roof closed.

Key betting note: The Blue Jays are 5-2 SU this season when left hander J.A. Happ starts.

Minnesota Twins at Los Angeles Angels (-0.5; 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Twins right hander Jose Berrios surrendered four earned runs on six hits through six innings the last time he toed the rubber.

Hot batting stat: Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler is 2-9 with one home run and three RBIs lifetime against Berrios.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 21°C under sunny skies with wind blowing out to left field at 12 kph.

Key betting note: Berrios has given up at least four earned runs in each of his previous three outings.
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