The Major League Baseball season is in full swing and we have three of the best Thursday games available.
We have MLB betting tips for the final three games on the card, including Athletics vs Angels, Rockies vs Padres, and Dodgers vs Giants.
MLB Betting Tips
Oakland Athletics vs Los Angeles Angels @ Angel Stadium
We don’t expect the Oakland A’s for the Los Angeles Angels to make the playoffs but it’s still an intriguing contest on Thursday.
The Angels send out Shohei Ohtani, who is a freak of the sport and we love seeing him on the mound and in the hitting lineup.
He is 9-6 on the season, which is a fair record when playing for a team with an overall 43-59 record. With Mike Trout once again on the injured list, there is a lot of pressure on Ohtani to perform and he leads the team in RBI.
The Angels have only two wins from their last five games but the A’s struggled in Chicago. They lost back-to-back games to the White Sox and they could struggle to hit Ohtani in the early stages of the game.
We’re going with the Angels to win in a close contest. They are seeking their third straight win over the Athletics and Ohtani is the man for the job.
Bet: Los Angeles Angels Bet @ Neds
Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres @ Petco Park
We have been impressed with the San Diego Padres this season and they could be a contender in the MLB playoffs.
They are powered by Manny Machado, who leads the Padres in home runs, RBI and batting average. The All-Star player is having a huge impact and they are back on track after posting three wins from their last four games.
They defeated Colorado 4-1 in the first meeting of the series and it was a good bounce back after losing three straight to the Rockies.
The Rockies had a good period of play but they have struggled recently. They have fallen to 46-58 after losing four of their last five game, so they need a quick turnaround to have any chance of pushing for a playoff spot.
Pitcher Chad Kuhl is prone to giving up home runs and the Padres could capitalise, so take them to win with home ground advantage.
Bet: San Diego Padres Bet @ Neds
Los Angeles Dodgers vs San Francisco Giants @ Oracle Park
Bookmakers have the Los Angeles Dodgers at $1.60 to win against rivals the Giants, which is a good price given their recent form.
The Dodgers are 69-33 and they have won four of their last five games. They got the better of the Giants 8-2 in the first meeting of the series so they could pile on the pressure on Thursday.
Having Julio Urias on the mound is another positive for the Dodgers. He is 10-6 with an ERA of 2.71, which is up there with the best in the league. He has a 0.98 WHIP, so the Giants could struggle to get on base and knock in some runs.
The Giants haven’t clicked and they’re currently one game behind .500. They won the Cubs series 3-1 to give them some momentum, but were immediately knocked back by the Dodgers.
We can’t entertain the $2.35 for the Giants, so take the Dodgers to win and take the series.t
Bet: Los Angeles Dodgers @ $1.60 Bet @ Neds
After graduating from the University of Auckland (BA – English), Daryl was thrown into the world of sports and horse racing journalism.
Having worked as a racing journalist for two years, he decided to move into the online world of horse racing and sports writing. After years of honing his craft, Daryl became a professional punter in 2009 – with a focus on horse racing, NRL, AFL, NBA, Rugby, NFL, and US college sports. Daryl’s tips have been featured on various websites around the world before joining the GoBet team. When he’s not working, Daryl tries to avoid making bogeys on the golf course.