Marky’s Thursday MLB Forecast: Boston Humidity Could Lead to More Offense

Jun 28, 2018 9:48 AM EDT

The Highlights

  • The matinee in Baltimore fills the Coors/Arlington on Thursday void and leads the way with an 81 Weather Rating.
  • None of the 10 games has a rating below 40.
  • Precipitation should be limited throughout the day.

We have a getaway Thursday 10-game slate on tap with a wide variety of start times to boot. On the whole, we’ll be seeing some very nice weather, as most of the storm systems from the past couple of days have moved on out.

Let’s dive in and check out today’s Weather Ratings and Doppler radar.

 

Highest Weather Ratings

  • Mariners at Orioles: 81
  • Nationals at Phillies: 70
  • Angels at Red Sox: 64

The odd 3 p.m. ET start in Baltimore will have the best weather of the day, with temperatures in the upper 80s and winds to right/from left to right. The O’s will be dragging Jimmy Yacabonis out to the hill, while Seattle is going with Mike Leake. Unsurprisingly, more than 70% of bets are on the over, and the total has risen from 9 to 9.5 since opening at Bookmaker.

The divisional affair in nearby Philly has very similar conditions despite the 7 p.m. start, as temps will be in the mid-to-low 80s with winds blowing from left to right. This total still remains at its opener of 8, but with the juice on the over up to -121 at Pinnacle, we may see it jump to 8.5.

The temps in Boston won’t be high. In fact, they’ll be right around room temperature. However, with the wind blowing out and very high humidity, the Weather Rating is about 30 points higher than it has been for the first couple games of the series.

Lowest Weather Rating

  • Rockies at Giants: 41

The game in San Francisco is the only one of the day with a sub-50 Weather Rating. An afternoon affair, this game will have the standard San Francisco winds blowing out to center accompanied by temperatures in the upper 60s.

Rain

There are only a couple games that have legit precipitation chances this evening.

Angels at Red Sox: Rain and thunderstorms will be moving through Massachusetts throughout the day, and by a stroke of luck, they are expected to move out to sea right around game time. The only impact on the game is a possible late start. This shouldn’t affect any DFS roster decisions.

Nationals at Phillies: The Philly area has a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms this evening. These will also likely be at the beginning of the game, rather than in the middle or end.

Credit:

Mookie Betts. Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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