Houston Astros at Pittsburgh Pirates (-140, 8.5)
Jeff Karstens is back on the hill Thursday to make his third start since returning from a shoulder injury that had him on the DL since April 17. He gave up six runs to the Phillies in five innings of work on June 25, but looked better in his last outing, allowed just two runs over seven innings to help Pittsburgh down the Cards. He faces off against the struggling Bud Norris.
Consensus: Pirates, 71 percent
San Antonio Silver Stars at Indiana Fever (-6.5, 156)
Early bettors are bucking a major under trend within this matchup. The Silver Stars and Fever have played under the total in eight of the last 10 meetings, but with San Antonio putting up at least 90 points in four of their last six, it looks like that’s the way bettors are leaning.
Consensus: Over, 62 percent
Covers Experts free pick of the day: Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays