Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

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There will be 13 games on the Major League Baseball schedule for Thursday August 3rd to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide. Only one game is set for national television.

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It all begins at 2:20PM Eastern Time on MLB Network as the Chicago Cubs will host the Arizona Diamondbacks. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Chicago Cubs favored by -130 odds with the return on the Arizona Diamondbacks at +120 odds. Starting for the Diamondbacks will be veteran righthander Zack Greinke as he will oppose Cubs lefty Jose Quintana. Arizona evened up this series at 1-1 with the 3-0 road victory at Chicago on Wednesday. It was a good outing by Diamondbacks Zack Godley who threw six innings of scoreless baseball. All the runs scored from RBI hits by Jake Lamb. The win moved the Diamondbacks to one game in the loss column ahead of the Colorado Rockies as the teams are competing home field advantage in the wildcard round of the playoffs. Quintana is 2-1 with the Cubs allowing five earned runs in his three starts working 19 innings. Greinke has won five of his past six starts with one no decision. He has allowed two earned runs or less in five of his past six starts.

In prime time at 7PM Eastern Time on MLB Extra Innings Channel the Cleveland Indians are home to the New York Yankees. Cleveland is favored by -133 odds with the Yankees returning +123 odds. The run total came in at 8 ½. New York will start righthander Sonny Gray in his debut with the pinstripes to oppose Indians righthander Cory Kluber. Gray with Oakland on the year is 6-5 and has an ERA of 3.42. He has been pitching in good form as Gray allowed two earned runs or fewer in six straight games. Yankees dropped two of three at home to Detroit after a 2-0 defeat on Wednesday. Kluber has pitched well on the season with a mark of 8-3 with ERA of 2.90. Corey Kluber has held seven of his past nine opponents just two earned runs or fewer in those starts.

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