Looking Ahead to Best MLB Bets for Thursday's Games

Looking Ahead to Best MLB Bets for Thursday's Games
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Here is a look ahead to two MLB games being played Thursday to provide you with a little more time to think about your MLB betting.

The analysis for these games was researched before the start of Wednesday’s games and those results will have no impact on my wagering for Thursday.

 

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Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays

Thursday, 3:07 p.m. ET

 This is the last game of a three-game series between the Chicago White Sox and the host Toronto Blue Jays, who entered Wednesday’s game riding a six-game win streak and starting their left-handed ace, Hyun-jin Ryu. 

My power ratings rank the Toronto Blue Jays as the fifth-best team and the CWS as the 13th best team in MLB.

Toronto has averaged a -173.5 favorite on the moneylinee and profiting $227 per $100 wagered on each game. The total is 27-20-1 Under for 58% winning bets.

 Chicago has averaged a -151 favorite and has lost $421 per $100 wagered on each they have played. The Under is 25-19-3 for 57% winning bets.

 

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The Betting Angle of the Day

This MLB betting system has produced a 290-168 record for 63.3% winning bets over the past 25 seasons and has made $9,560 in profits wagering $100 on each game triggered by the system’s requirements. 

Bet on AL home teams that are starting a pitcher with a strong 1.100 WHIP and hosting a foe starting a pitcher with an ERA of 3.20 or lower.

 Johnny Cueto starts for the Sox and has posted a 2.41 ERA and a 1.285 WHIP in three starts, with seven walks and 14 strikeouts.

The Blue Jays will start Alek Manoah, who is 5-1 in nine starts with a 1.77 ERA and a 0.911 WHIP with nine walks and 52 strikeouts. His strikeouts-to-walks ratio is among the best of qualifying starters in the MLB.

I’m betting on Toronto on the moneyline.

 

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Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees

Thursday, 7:05 p.m. ET

The Angels will start left-hander Reid Detmers, who threw a no-hitter earlier this season. 

Jameson Taillon is scheduled to start for the Yankees. Taillon has a 5-1 record with a 2.49 ERA and a 1.007 WHIP, with five walks and 39 strikeouts.

Behind The Numbers

As good as his numbers are, Taillon has not been good against the Angels. 

In two career starts, both last year, he has a 9.90 ERA and a 1.700 WHIP in 10 innings. He gave up four home runs. 

I like the Los Angeles Angels on the moneyline, currently at +105 at the BetMGM SportsBook.

 

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