Apr 20, 2017
MLB Betting Cheat Sheet: Thursday's American League Games
By SportsDirect Inc. staff
Here are some quick-hitting betting notes for Thursday's American League games, including a matchup with the Texas Rangers hosting the Kansas City Royals.
Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays (+0.5; 7.5)
Hot pitching stat: Red Sox left hander Chris Sale earned the win after allowing just one earned run on three hits over seven innings in his last trip to the mound.
Cold batting stat: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 1-7 with two strikeouts lifetime against Sale.
Weather: Temperatures will be around 6°C with a chance of rain and with wind blowing in from right field at 24 kph.
Key betting note: The Red Sox have played to the Under in each of Sale's first three starts this season.
Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins
Cold pitching stat: Indians right hander Corey Kluber surrendered six earned runs on eight hits over six and one-third innings of work in his previous start.
Hot batting stat: Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is 14-47 with two home runs, four doubles and one triple lifetime against Kluber.
Weather: Temperatures will be around 7°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing out to right field at 24 kph.
Key betting note: The Indians are 7-3 SU in Kluber's previous ten starts dating back to last season.
Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers (+0.5; 9.5)
Hot pitching stat: Royals left hander Danny Duffy earned the win after allowing one earned run on three hits over seven innings of work the last time he toed the rubber.
Cold batting stat: Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar is hitless in six at-bats against Rangers right hander Andrew Cashner.
Weather: Temperatures will be around 27°C under partly cloudy skies with wind blowing in from centre field at 19 kph.
Key betting note: The Rangers are 2-8 in their last 10 home games.
Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics (+0.5; 8.5)
Hot pitching stat: Mariners left hander James Paxton earned the win after throwing an eight-inning shutout and striking out nine batters in his previous outing.
Hot batting stat: Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie is 0-6 with three strikeouts lifetime against Paxton.
Weather: Temperatures will be around 16°C under clear skies with wind blowing out to right field at 18 kph.
Key betting note: The Mariners have won seven of the last 10 meetings between the two teams.