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Monday, June 13, 2016 7:15 PM GMT

Sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides a look at MLB Overnight Betting Lines for the games taking place on Tuesday, June 14.

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals
Veteran Cubs pitcher John Lackey is flying well under the radar right now as one of the more consistent and undervalued pitchers this season in the betting markets. Lackey is 5-2 with a 1.48 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP in his last seven starts and he shut down the Nats earlier this season holding them to 2 runs in 7 innings and he is 4-1 in his 5 starts against Washington in his career including 3-0 since the start of last season.

On the flip side, we've been betting against Gio Gonzalez of late and this should be another solid opportunity to fade him as he has allowed 14 runs in his last 17.2 innings of work for the Nationals and his home ERA of 4.36 isn't very good and he has been lit up in his last two trips to the mound here at Nationals Park with the Mets and Cardinals combining for 13 runs in 9.2 innings against Gio Gonzalez. He was rocked by the Chicago Cubs when he faced them back in May allowing 5 runs on 7 hits in 5.2 innings of work. The edge should lie with the Cubs and Lackey in this game and I'll recommend the Cubs as a short road favorite here.

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Free MLB Pick: Chicago Cubs -107
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics
We have two potentially vulnerable lefties on the mound in this matchup between Texas and Oakland. Martin Perez has a solid enough 3.22 ERA but his FIP and xFIP are at 4.46 and 4.76 respectively and that indicates he is probably not pitching as well as his on the surface numbers indicate and Oakland has been hitting lefties a bit better than righties of late. The Athletics also possess a very good track record against Perez as they've hit him for 17 runs on 22 hits in 15.2 innings of work over his last three starts against Oakland.

The Athletics should have a chance to score some runs here but on the flip side, we have Eric Surkamp on the mound for Oakland he has very little staying power in this rotation. The A's lefty has not been effective at any point this season coming into this game with a 6.41 ERA and he has allowed 13 runs in his last 12 innings pitched over 3 starts against Toronto, Boston and Minnesota. The Texas lineup has been very good against southpaws this season averaging 4.9 runs per game and hitting .283 as a team and the Rangers are 7th in MLB in team OPS against lefty pitching. We have the ingredients for runs to be scored and that has me willing to bet this game Over the total.

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Free MLB Pick: Over 8.5 (-110)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline