Major League Baseball Sports Betting Match up Previews for Thursday

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The Major League Baseball action for Thursday May 17th features ten games over national television to the satisfaction of MLB bettors worldwide.

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There will be Day Baseball and it gets underway at 12:10PM Eastern Time on MLB Network as the Miami Marlins host LA Dodgers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the road team LA Dodgers favored by -160 odds with the return on the underdog Miami Marlins at +140 odds. Run total came in at 8 runs. On the hill for the Marlins will be lefty Caleb Smith to oppose Dodgers righty Kenta Maeda. LA Dodgers have lost six straight and nine of their past ten games after their 6-5 defeat at Miami on Wednesday. LA at 16-26 have the same record of the Miami Marlins. The five runs scored by the Dodgers were the most they scored in five games. Prior to opening this series with Miami, the Dodgers lost all four games at home to Cincinnati. Smith has pitched well of late by giving up four earned runs in his past four starts. Maeda looks to rebound after a poor home start to Cincinnati by giving up five runs and nine hits in 4 2/3rd innings in a 6-2 defeat.

At 7:35PM Eastern Time on MLB Network the Atlanta Braves are home to the Chicago Cubs. Chicago is favored by -110 odds with the return on the underdog Atlanta Braves at +100 odds. Run total has come in at 9 runs. On the hill for the Cubs will be lefty Jon Lester to oppose Braves righty Michael Soroka. The Braves are 26-16 on the year. They have won seven of their past nine games after beating the Cubs on Wednesday 4-1. Atlanta has gotten great work from their pitching staff. Braves starters have an ERA of 3.41 with the bullpen coming in at 3.55. Jon Lester held the White Sox to one run in 5 2/3rd innings in a victory in his past start. Soroka for the Braves has given up nine runs five earned in two starts working a total of 8 2/3rd innings.

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