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[BBL] Jun 7, 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 at Fenway Park with the Boston Red Sox hosting the Detroit Tigers.

Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins (-0.5; 8.5)

Hot pitching stat: White Sox right hander James Shields allowed three earned runs on eight hits through seven innings in his last trip to the mound.

Cold batting stat: Twins third baseman Eduardo Escobar is 3-16 with three strikeouts lifetime against Shields.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 25°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from centre field at 12 kph.

Key betting note: In each of his last four starts, Shields has held the opposition to three earned runs or fewer while pitching at least seven innings.

Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays (-0.5; 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Blue Jays left hander Jaime Garcia gave up four earned runs on seven hits through 1 2/3 innings in his previous outing.

Hot batting stat: Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia is 2-3 lifetime against Garcia.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 21°C under cloudy skies with wind blowing in from left field at 11 kph.

Key betting note: The Blue Jays are 2-5 SU the last 10 times that Garcia has toed the rubber.

Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox (-0.5; 9.5)

Cold pitching stat: Tigers left hander Matthew Boyd surrendered four earned runs on six hits through seven innings in his last start.

Hot batting stat: Red Sox first baseman Mitch Moreland is 4-11 with two doubles and one home run lifetime against Boyd.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 19°C under cloudy skies with wind blowing out to left field at 24 kph.

Key betting note: The Tigers have played to the Under in six of Boyd's previous 10 outings.

Kansas City Royals at Oakland Athletics

Hot pitching stat: Athletics right hander Frankie Montas tossed an eight-inning shutout on seven hits while striking out two batters the last time he toed the rubber.

Cold batting stat: Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas is hitless in four career at-bats against Montas.

Weather: Temperatures will be around 13°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing out to centre field at 23 kph.

Key betting note: The Royals are 4-6 SU over right hander Jason Hammel's previous 10 trips to the mound.
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