Baseball Betting Menu Sees Mostly Road Underdogs Thursday

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 11: Jason Motte #30 of the St. Louis Cardinals is congratulated by teammate Yadier Molina #4 of the St. Louis Cardinals after getting the save during the game at Busch Stadium on September 11, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis defeated Atlanta 6-3. (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)

Giving odds of 2/1 and more on individual baseball games can be risky business, and hurtful to a bankroll when underdogs bite.

But there was no pain and damage done Wednesday as the two biggest favorites on the baseball betting board came through with victories.

The St. Louis Cardinals, -220 favorites over San Diego, spotted the Padres three runs in the top of the first Wednesday, then tied the game in the bottom of the inning and went on to a 6-3 win.

Lance Lynn, who gave up those three early San Diego runs, allowed nothing after that and got the win to improve to 7-1 on the season. The Cards also covered on the run line at odds of about +100.

Over on the American League side of the board, the struggling New York Yankees, -210 favorites over visiting Kansas City nonetheless, got a quality start from 39-year-old Andy Pettitte and two homers from Alex Rodriguez on their way to an 8-3 win. The Yanks also covered on the run line also at a price of around +100.

For the day baseball betting favorites went 10-5 Wednesday, making a profit of $380 (based on theoretical $100 bets).

On the other side of the ledger, home dogs went 3-2 and made about $125. Here's a quick look at Thursday's complete board, with MLB odds courtesy of SB Nation.

Detroit -155 at Cleveland +150, Total 7 - Justin Verlander (5-1) | Justin Masterson (1-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cleveland's last 5 games

San Diego +118 at NY Mets -123, Total 8 - Eric Stults (0-0) | Jeremy Hefner (0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Mets's last 7 games when playing San Diego

San Francisco +151 at Miami -156, Total 6.5 - Ryan Vogelsong (2-2) | Anibal Sanchez (2-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Miami's last 5 games when playing San Francisco

Atlanta +107 at Cincinnati -112, Total 9 - Randall Delgado (2-4) | Homer Bailey (2-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta's last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

Minnesota +140 at Chi White Sox -145, Total 9 - Carl Pavano (2-3) | Philip Humber (1-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Minnesota is 18-6 SU in their last 24 games when playing on the road against Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games

Philadelphia +143 at St. Louis -148, Total 8 - Joe Blanton (4-3) | Jake Westbrook (4-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis's last 11 games at home

LA Angels -113 at Seattle +108, Total 6.5 - Dan Haren (1-5) | Jason Vargas (5-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 5 games
Seattle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

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