Thursday's American League betting notes and tips

Check out our quick-hitting betting notes on Thursday's American League games:

Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians (+118, 9)

Cold pitcher: Jays starter R.A. Dickey allowed six earned runs in seven innings of work versus the Minnesota Twins his last time out.

Cold bat: Cleveland's Mark Reynolds is 0-for-8 in his career against Dickey.

Weather: Temperatures in the low-70s and mostly sunny skies. Winds will blow in from left field at 11.

Key betting stat:
The over is 7-0 in Dickey's last seven starts as a favorite of -110 to -150.


Minnesota Twins at Tampa Bay Rays (-205, 8)


Hot pitcher:
Rays starter Matt Moore has won his last four starts and has posted a 1.40 ERA in those appearances.

Cold batter:
Rays star Evan Longoria has just one hit in eight ABs against Minnesota pitching this season.

Weather:
Dome.

Key betting stat:
The Rays are 12-3 in Moore's last 15 starts as a favorite.


Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees (-132, 8.5)

Cold pitcher:
Royals starter Ervin Santana carries a career 7.71 ERA at the new Yankee Stadium into his start Thursday.

Hot batter:
Royals slugger Billy Butler has four extra base hits in 16 career at bats versus Yankee starter Andy Pettitte.

Weather:
Temperatures in the mid-80s and a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will blow out to left field at six mph.

Key betting stat:
The under is 9-1 in Santana's last 10 starts vs. a team with a winning record.


Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers (-161, 7.5)

Cold pitcher:
The White Sox have lost six of SP Chris Sale's last seven starts overall this season.

Batter:
Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera is just 1-for-11 in his career versus Sale.

Weather:
Mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-70s. Wind will blow out to center field at 10 mph.

Key betting stat:
The under is 16-5 in Sale's last 21 road starts.


Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners (+125, 8.5)

Hot pitcher:
Sox starter Ryan Dempster has surrendered three or less earned runs in his last eight starts.

Cold batter:
Seattle's Jason Bay is 2-for-26 (.125) in his career versus Dempster.

Weather:
Roof may be open for the game with temperatures in the high-60s and sunny skies.

Key betting stat:
The Mariners are 0-7 in their last seven games with umpire Jeff Nelson calling balls and strikes behind home plate.


Texas Rangers at Baltimore Orioles (+117, NA)


Hot pitcher:
O's starter Miguel Gonzalez is tied for the team lead in quality starts with 11 this season.

Cold batter:
O's slugger Chris Davis is 0-for-10 against Texas thus far this season. The Rangers are the only team he has yet to record a hit against.

Weather:
Temperatures in the high-80s and a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. Wind will blow from left to right at five mph.

Key betting stat:
The over is 6-1 in the last seven meetings in Baltimore.

*Odds courtesy of BetOnline.com

**Weather, stats, probable starters as of 11 p.m. ET Wednesday.

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