Wild Card Betting Frenzy: Baseball Odds Moving Daily

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 4: Ryan Theriot #3 of the St. Louis Cardinals congratulates Colby Rasmus #28 also of the St. Louis Cardinals after Rasmus scored the winning run against the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium on July 4, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Baseball's playoff races continue to heat up, especially in the American League, where even the Texas Rangers, who once led the AL West by double-digits, have seen their lead over the Oakland A's shrink to just three games.

And if you're at .500 this season - the Phillies just clawed their way back to that mark - you're in a Wild-Card race.

So darn near every game being played right now has playoff implications.

Among Wednesday's MLB betting action the Phillies, who have shot to 71-71 and within four games of the second National League Wild-Card spot, are -165 favorites with Cliff Lee going against the Marlins.

The Cardinals, who owns that second NL WC spot, are -140 favorites with Kyle Lohse going against the Padres.

The Brewers, who just like Philly have climbed to .500 on the season and to within four games in the NL Wild-Card race, are -140 faves with Yovani Gallardo going as they shoot for a sweep of the Braves.

The Orioles, who have re-tied the Yankees at the top of the AL East, are +105 underdogs vs. Alex Cobb and the Rays; the Yanks, losers Tuesday night, are -155 favorites with David Phelps going against the Red Sox.

The Tigers, who trail the White Sox by two games in the AL Central, are -140 faves with Max Scherzer throwing against those ChiSox.

And those crazy A's, winners of 20 of their last 25 games, are +115 underdogs with AJ Griffin going vs. the Angels.

Thursday's MLB betting board gives us the finales of the Rays-Orioles, A's-Angels, Yanks-Sox and Tigers-White Sox series, and the beginning of a big four-game series in the National League between the Cardinals and Dodgers out in LA.

Miami +153 at Philadelphia -158, Total 7 - Josh Johnson (8-11) | Cliff Lee (4-7) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 7 of Miami's last 9 games
Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games

St. Louis -131 at San Diego +126, Total 7 - Kyle Lohse (14-2) | Clayton Richard (12-12) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 5 games

Tampa Bay -117 at Baltimore +112, Total 8.5 - Alex Cobb (9-8) | Miguel Gonzalez (6-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing Baltimore
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Baltimore's last 5 games

Seattle +112 at Toronto -117, Total 9 - Kevin Millwood (5-12) | Ricky Romero (8-13) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Seattle's last 6 games on the road
Toronto is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

NY Yankees -143 at Boston +138, Total 10 - David Phelps (1-2) | Aaron Cook (3-9) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees

Washington -102 at NY Mets -103, Total 8 - John Lannan (2-0) | Matt Harvey (3-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Mets
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Mets's last 10 games at home

Pittsburgh +127 at Cincinnati -132, Total 8.5 - AJ Burnett (15-6) | Homer Bailey (10-9) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games

Cleveland +230 at Texas -240, Total 10 - Jeanmar Gomez (5-7) | Ryan Dempster (10-6) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 9 of Cleveland's last 12 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cleveland

Chi Cubs -122 at Houston +117, Total 8 - Travis Wood (5-11) | Fernando Abad (0-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing on the road against Houston
Houston is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Kansas City -109 at Minnesota -101, Total 9 - Luke Hochevar (7-13) | PJ Walters (2-3) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Minnesota
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Minnesota's last 6 games when playing Kansas City

Detroit -132 at Chi White Sox +127, Total 8.5 - Max Scherzer (15-6) | Gavin Floyd (9-9) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Detroit is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi White Sox
Chi White Sox are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home

Atlanta +127 at Milwaukee -132, Total 7.5 - Paul Maholm (12-9) | Yovani Gallardo (14-8) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Atlanta's last 9 games
Milwaukee is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

San Francisco -126 at Colorado +121, Total 10.5 - Tim Lincecum (8-14) | Jeff Francis (5-4) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Colorado
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games when playing San Francisco

LA Dodgers at Arizona - Aaron Harang (9-8) | Trevor Cahill (10-11) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Dodgers's last 6 games when playing Arizona
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Arizona's last 8 games

Oakland +117 at LA Angels -122, Total 8 - AJ Griffin (5-0) | Ervin Santana (8-11) | Matchup Report | SBNation MLB Odds
Trends: Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of LA Angels's last 6 games when playing at home against Oakland

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