There are 10 games on Thursday’s MLB schedule, featuring several of the game’s top pitchers. The slate features the Washington Nationals going for their 12th win in a row over the Miami Marlins when Stephen Strasburg gets the ball. Also on Thursday, Walker Buehler puts his 8-1 record and 2.96 ERA on the line at Coors Field when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and the Colorado Rockies. In Orange County, Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels take on Khris Davis and the Oakland Athletics. Fans everywhere will be playing off MLB odds for these games, but before locking in any MLB picks of your own, you need to see what SportsLine data scientist Stephen Oh is saying about the action.
The renowned co-founder of Accuscore, Oh uses a data-driven approach to crush sportsbooks. He raked in more than $1,100 to $100 bettors tailing his MLB picks in 2018 but he’s really crushing it in 2019, riding a stunning 100-59 heater into Thursday’s action. That’s brought in nearly $4,000 already to $100 bettors tailing him.
The key to the success: Oh’s projection model simulates each game 10,000 times, identifying critical trends and matchups he knows will make the difference — and he shares the results exclusively at SportsLine. Parlaying Thursday’s three picks pays out at a massive 12-1.
We can tell you Oh is going with the Diamondbacks (-106) on the road against the Giants at 9:45 p.m. ET. Oh is on a 25-14 run picking San Francisco games, most-recently when he took the D’backs (-140) in a 3-2 home win over the Giants on Sunday.
Oh knows Arizona is handing the ball to Alex Young for his first start after he compiled a 5.79 ERA in eight minor league starts at Triple-A Reno. San Francisco counters with Tyler Beede, who isn’t lighting the world on fire, either (1-2, 6.96 ERA).
However, Oh finds value in the Diamondbacks at these odds due to their offense. On the road this season, Arizona has crushed the ball, hitting .272 and averaging 5.8 runs per game. Meanwhile, no team hits worse at home than the Giants, who rank 29th in average (.222) and dead-last in runs per game (3.2).
“The Giants are 5-1 this season when Beede gets the ball, but his numbers suggest San Francisco’s offense simply has really good days when he’s throwing,” Oh told SportsLine. “The D’backs win nearly 60 percent of my simulations at a price that indicates it should be closer to 50 percent. Arizona is the value play here.”
Oh and his computer model have also found critical x-factors that have him all over two big underdogs, offering major value on the money line and pushing the parlay to new heights. You can only see which underdogs he’s backing hard at SportsLine.
So which MLB picks should you make on Thursday for a 12-1 payout? And which underdogs do you need to back now? See today’s MLB schedule below, then visit SportsLine to get Thursday’s MLB best bets, all from the SportsLine handicapper who is crushing his MLB picks this season.
Thursday’s MLB schedule (all times Eastern)
Mets at Phillies (-135), 1:05 p.m.
Rangers at Tigers (+104), 1:10 p.m.
Rays at Twins (-118), 1:10 p.m.
Mariners at Brewers (-185), 2:10 p.m.
Pirates at Astros (-208), 2:10 p.m.
Braves at Cubs (-116), 2:20 p.m.
Nationals at Marlins (+181), 7:10 p.m.
Dodgers at Rockies (+174), 8:40 p.m.
Diamondbacks at Giants (-106), 9:45 p.m.
Athletics at Angels (-156), 10:07 p.m.