Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

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The Major League Baseball 2018 regular season gets underway on Thursday March 29th as there are 14 games on the schedule to the delight of MLB bettors worldwide. There is one weather postponement as Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals will not play.

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The prime time action on ESPN TV gets underway at 7PM Eastern Time as the LA Dodgers are home to the San Francisco Giants. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side LA Dodgers favored by -300 odds with the return on the underdog San Francisco Giants at +260 odds. The run total came in at seven runs. Getting the start for LA will be lefty Clayton Kershaw as he opposes Giants lefty Ty Blach. The Giants look to rebound after a poor season as they finished in last place in the NL West down by 30 games to the first place LA Dodgers. San Francisco took an early hit as starters Madison Bumgarner and Jeff Samardzija land on the disabled list due to injury. Bumgarner is out two months and Samardzija one month. Clayton Kershaw had a great spring and has pitched well in his career starts versus the San Francisco Giants. LA was hit with a major injury in the spring as third baseman Justin Turner is out with a broken wrist for two months. Blach in his first full season with the Giants last year went 8-12 with an ERA of 4.78.

The late night game on ESPN TV begins at 10:10PM Eastern Time as the Seattle Mariners host the Cleveland Indians. Cleveland is favored by -161 odds with the return on the Mariners at +141 odds. The run total is set at 7 ½ runs. On the mound for the Indians will be righty Corey Kluber as he opposes Mariners righty Felix Hernandez. Kluber had a great regular season but struggled in the postseason in the Indians playoff elimination to the New York Yankees. Kluber won the Cy Young last year behind an 18-4 record with ERA of 2.25. King Felix was hampered with injuries early last season. He dealt with shoulder and bicep injuries last year. He started only 16 games and went 6-5 with an ERA of 4.35.

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