Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

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The MLB action for Thursday April 12th features eight games on the schedule to the delight of MLB bettors worldwide. Two games will air over national television on MLB Network.

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It gets underway at 2:20PM Eastern Time on MLB Network as the Chicago Cubs host Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 -180 odds with the return on the road underdog Pittsburgh Pirates at +160 odds. On the mound for Chicago will be righthander Kyle Hendricks to oppose Pirates righty Trevor Williams. The teams have split their two meetings in this series. Pirates are off to a great start to the season with an 8-3 record sitting two games up on the 6-5 Chicago Cubs. The Pittsburgh bats have been hot with the team ranking second in Major League Baseball with 6.45 runs per game and a team batting average of .282. Pirates starter Trevor Williams has pitched well with a 2-0 record and ERA of 1.59. His wins came at Detroit and home to Cincinnati. Hendricks looks to rebound after an outing at Milwaukee where he allowed four earned runs with nine hits in five innings.

At 7PM Eastern Time on MLB Network the Boston Red Sox are home to the New York Yankees. Boston is favored by -110 odds with the return on the Yankees at +100 odds. The total is set at nine runs. Red Sox will send righty Rick Porcello to the mound to battle Yankees righty Sonny Gray. Boston had their nine game win streak snapped as the Yankees earned the 10-7 road win on Tuesday. It was a big night for Gary Sanchez with two home runs and four RBIs. New York moved to 6-6 with the win with the Red Sox falling to 9-2. Rick Porcello is 2-0 on the year with an ERA of 2.84. Both wins came against the Tampa Bay Rays. He has walked only one batter in the 12 2/3rd innings of work. Gray is 1-0 on the year with a no decision. The Yankees righty is coming off a win at home to Baltimore allowing three earned runs in six innings.

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