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[BBL] May 17, 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 an AL East matchup in Boston with the Red Sox hosting the Baltimore Orioles.

Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays (-0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Blue Jays right hander Aaron Sanchez surrendered three runs (two earned) on five hits through five innings during his previous trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Athletics right fielder Matt Joyce is 0-4 with one strikeout lifetime against Sanchez.

Weather: The roof at the Rogers Centre will likely be closed with temperatures hovering around 10°C.

Key betting note: In Sanchez's eight starts this season, the Blue Jays have played to the Under seven times.

Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox (-0.5; 9.5)

Hot pitching stat: Orioles right hander Kevin Gausman allowed two earned runs on 11 hits through 7 1/3 innings in his last start.

Cold batting stat: Red Sox centre fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is 2-18 with six strikeouts lifetime against Gausman.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 19°C under cloudy skies with wind blowing out to left field at 13 kph.

Key betting note: Gausman has limited opponents to three runs or less in each of his last seven appearances.

Texas Rangers at Chicago White Sox (+0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rangers left hander Cole Hamels pitched a six-inning shutout on one hit while striking out five batters in his previous outing.

Cold batting stat: White Sox designated hitter Matt Davidson is 1-6 with four strikeouts lifetime against Hamels.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 19°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from left field at 19 kph.

Key betting note: The Rangers have played to the Under in six of Hamels' nine outings this season.

Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners (-0.5; 8.5)

Cold pitching stat: Mariners left hander Marco Gonzales gave up four earned runs on 10 hits through six innings the last time he toed the rubber.

Hot batting stat: Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is 2-3 with one home run and two RBIs lifetime against Gonzales.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 19°C under cloudy skies with wind blowing out to left field at 7 kph.

Key betting note: The Mariners have played to the Over in six of Gonzales' eight starts this season.
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