Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

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There will be three games over national television from Major League Baseball on Thursday August 11th to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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It all begins at 12:30PM Eastern Time on MLB Network as the Pittsburgh Pirates will host the San Diego Padres. Starting for the Pirates will be right hander Jameson Taillon as he opposes Padres lefty Christian Friedrich. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Pittsburgh Pirates favored by -190 odds with the return on the Padres at +165 odds. The run total is lined at 8 ½ runs. Friedrich is winless in his past seven starts with five losses and two no decisions. Taillon is coming off a nice outing on August 5th at home to Cincinnati as he allowed one earned run and six hits over six innings as he received a no decision in a 3-2 home victory.

At 3:30PM Eastern Time on MLB Network the Oakland Athletics will host the Baltimore Orioles. The Athletics will start righty Andrew Triggs as he opposes Orioles righty Chris Tillman. The Orioles are favored by -145 odds with the Athletics bringing back +135 odds. The total is set at 8 ½ runs. The Athletics have won the first three games of this four game series. Tillman is winless in his past three starts. Triggs gets his first start after eight relief appearances. He lasted just three innings in his last start on June 18th to the LA Angels where he allowed one earned run and three hits.

On MLB Network at 8PM Eastern Time the Chicago Cubs will be home to the St Louis Cardinals. The Cubs will start lefty John Lester as he will battle Cardinals right hander Carlos Martinez. The Cubs are favored by -165 odds with the Cardinals returning +150 odds. The Cubs are red hot with a nine game win streak after they defeated the LA Angels on Wednesday 3-1. The Cubs pitching staff has allowed a total of five runs in their past five games. Martinez looks to rebound after a loss at home to Atlanta on August 6th where he allowed six earned runs and seven hits in five innings in a 13-5 defeat.

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