Thursday's MLB betting cheat sheet

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

American League

Seattle Mariners at Kansas City Royals (-163, 9)


Hot pitching stat: Royals right-hander Jeremy Guthrie is coming off back-to-back impressive starts, allowing just two runs while striking out nine over 12 innings against Tampa Bay and Toronto.

Hot batting stat: Kansas City INF Emilio Bonifacio is 6-for-16 with a pair of doubles in his career against Mariners lefty Joe Saunders.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-80s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from right to left field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: The Royals are 24-8 in their last 32 games as a favorite.

Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (-110, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Yankees righty Ivan Nova is 4-2 with a 2.20 ERA and just two home runs allowed in eight starts since the All-Star break.

Cold batting stat: New York OF Ichiro Suzuki is batting just .213 with zero extra-base hits in 47 at-bats against the Red Sox in 2013.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the high-60s with sunny skies. Wind will blow from left to right field at 13 mph.

Key betting note: The over is 4-1 in Nova's last five starts against Boston.

Chicago White Sox at Baltimore Orioles (-160, 9)

Hot pitching stat:
White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana had one of the best outings of his career in his last encounter with Baltimore, striking out 11 while limiting Baltimore to just two hits over seven shutout innings.

Cold batting stat: Entering Thursday's action, Baltimore 3B Manny Machado had just seven doubles in 171 second-half at-bats after hitting 39 prior to the All-Star break.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s under sunny skies. Wind will blow in from left field at 7 mph.

Key betting note: Baltimore has won 12 of righty Miguel Gonzalez's last 14 home starts.

Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics (-248, 7.5)

Cold pitching stat: Astros right-hander Brad Peacock is 2-2 with a 5.35 ERA and six home runs allowed over 33 2/3 innings away from Houston this season.

Hot batting stat:
Houston 2B Jose Altuve has nine hits over his last four games.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the mid-60s under sunny skies. Wind will blow out to right field at 6 mph.

Key betting note: The Astros have won just four of the last 21 meetings between the teams.

Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels (+150, 7.5)

Hot pitching stat: Rays left-hander David Price is 5-1 with a 2.52 ERA in nine second-half starts.

Hot batting stat: Angels 3B Mark Trumbo is 5-for-12 with a home run in his career against Price.

Weather: Skies will be clear with temperatures in the high-70s. Wind will blow out to right-center field at 4 mph.

Key betting note: The Angels have won 10 of their last 11 Thursday games.

National League

St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (-141, 8)

Hot pitching stat: Reds left-hander Tony Cingrani has surrendered more than three runs just once in 24 career major-league appearances.

Hot batting stat: Cincinnati SS Zack Cosart is 5-for-14 with a pair of home runs in his career against Cardinals right-hander Lance Lynn.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-70s with partly cloudy skies.     Wind will blow from left to right field at 5 mph.

Key betting note: St. Louis is 12-4 in starter Lance Lynn's last 16 outings against teams with winning records.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants (-113, 7)

Cold pitching stat: Diamondbacks right-hander Trevor Cahill is 4-6 with a 4.78 ERA and 10 home runs allowed in 10 road starts and one relief appearance.

Cold batting stat: Arizona 1B Paul Goldschmidt is batting just .176 with 13 strikeouts in 51 at-bats against the Giants this season.

Weather: Temperatures will be in the low-60s with clear skies. Wind will blow out to center field at 8 mph.

Key betting note: The under is 7-1-1 in the Giants' last nine home games.

** Odds, probable starters, stats and weather forecast as of 7:42 p.m. ET. Wednesday.

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