MLB Odds Preview: Thursday Early Consensus Pick On Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 20: Starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw #22 and catcher Dioner Navarro #30 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate after Kershaw's complete game shoutout against the Detroit Tigers on June 20, 2011 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers won 4-0. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Braves put the brakes on the New York Yankees this week, taking a series in the Bronx by pinning a drubbing on the Yanks Wednesday afternoon.

The Braves hit five homers Wednesday, including a pair by Jason Heyward, in beating New York 10-5, taking the rubber match of that series as +150 underdogs vs. Phil Hughes.

The win was only the third in the last 10 games for Atlanta, which now sits 3.5 games out of first place in the NL East.

Meanwhile, the loss was just the sixth in the last 26 games for the Yankees, who lead the AL East by 2.5 games over Baltimore.

Elsewhere around MLB Wednesday, the biggest favorite on the betting board eeked out a victory as Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals, at -220, snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Rays; the Red Sox, as -140 favorites, upped their record to 10-4 in Felix Doubront's starts with a 15-5 romp over the Marlins; and Jered Weaver, in his return from the DL, tossed six shut-out innings, leading the Angels to a 6-0 victory over the Giants as -160 chalk.

On the day, favorites won 12 of 15 games Wednesday. Also, even though eight teams scored seven or more runs yesterday, MLB totals leaned toward the 'unders' by a 10-5 margin.

Thursday's slate of games includes the Nationals and Gio Gonzalez at -140 over Matt Moore and the Rays; and Dice-K and the Red Sox at -135 over Carlos Zambrano and the Marlins.

Below follows Thursday's complete although abbreviated baseball betting board, with starting pitchers and betting trends, prices and totals courtesy of Oddsshark.com.

St. Louis -110 at Detroit +105, Total 9.5 - Kyle Lohse (6-2) | Jacob Turner (0-0) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 11 games
Detroit is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis

LA Dodgers -139 at Oakland +134, Total 6.5 - Clayton Kershaw (5-3) | Travis Blackley (1-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 8 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against LA Dodgers

Minnesota +147 at Pittsburgh -152, Total 8 - Liam Hendriks (0-3) | James McDonald (5-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Minnesota is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Tampa Bay +125 at Washington -130, Total 7 - Matt Moore (4-5) | Gio Gonzalez (8-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay

Colorado +155 at Philadelphia -165, Total 9.5 - Jeff Francis (0-1) | Vance Worley (3-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 11 of Colorado's last 15 games on the road
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Colorado

Miami +119 at Boston -124, Total 10.5 - Carlos Zambrano (4-5) | Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

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