With 12 games on the slate for Major League Baseball on Thursday, there’s plenty of value to go around in the National League. This betting guide takes a look at some of the best options in the series openers between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies as well as the San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins.
Baseball Line: San Francisco Giants (+120) vs Miami Marlins (-145)
Miami starter Sandy Alcantra has been off to a great start this season. The Marlins have won his last three starts, and he’s gone at least seven innings in each of those. San Francisco starter Alex Wood has been the opposite of consistent and really struggled in May. The odds could be a little bit better, but the best bet here is to take the Marlins (-145).
Despite Alcantra’s great run, the over is 2-0-1 in his last three starts. The over has also landed in five of Wood’s last six starts. This is a low number for the total and even better odds for it. With the way things have been going for both teams, this looks like a good spot to play the over once again (O7, +100).
Baseball Line: Atlanta Braves (-150) vs Colorado Rockies (+125)
These teams have both been up and down, and this could be a tricky spot. Atlanta looked really good yesterday, shutting out the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Rockies are coming off of taking two out of three games from the Miami Marlins and might be worth a look with how erratic Atlanta has been. This game might be a coin flip, meaning the Rockies money line (+125) is worth a look. The best value might be in the Colorado run line (+1.5, -120).
The total for this game is set at 11. That’s a big number, but the over is likely the best play here. The Rockies have gone over in three of their last four, and all three of those would have hit this number. Look for plenty of runs with the way the Rockies games have been going, especially with the game at Coors Field. Take a good look at the over (O11, -120).
Odds via BetMGM
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