Best Value Underdog Picks For A Profitable Friday MLB Betting Ticket

Cincinnati Reds

Ross Benjamin

Friday, August 26, 2016 6:35 PM UTC

Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 6:35 PM UTC

Our MLB betting expert discloses his top two money line underdog selections on Friday’s card. Be sure to read this convincing betting article that details precisely why he likes these MLB picks.

Pirates (Vogelsong) vs Brewers (Garza) 8:10 PM ET
Milwaukee has shown a huge disparity this season regarding their home/away splits. The Brewers are a dreadful 20-41 (.328) in away games and a very respectable 36-29 (.529) at home. Furthermore, Milwaukee has dominated Pittsburgh at Miller Park in recent years, evidenced by their 16-5 record since 2014 when entertaining the Pirates.

Brewer’s starting pitcher Matt Garza has endured a less than inspiring season thus far. Nevertheless, he’s 4-0 in his home team starts with a decent 3.91 ERA. The Brewers are presently on a four-game win streak.

Current MLB betting odds at Bookmaker indicates that Pittsburgh is a -118 money line favorite on Friday. The Pirates are a poor 7-13 this year as a road money line favorite of -110 or more. Tightening things up even further, Pittsburgh is 1-8 during their 2016 away games when -100 to -150 on the money line. Heading into today, the Pirates have dropped five of their last six games overall.

Free MLB Pick: Milwaukee +116
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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Reds (Finnegan) vs Diamondbacks (Shipley) 9:40 PM ET
Brandon Finnegan has been in very good form over his last five starts, compiling a stellar 2.08 ERA through that course of time. Cincinnati is a solid 22-15 (.541) since returning from the all-star break. The Reds are averaging a robust 6.0 runs scored per game and own an impressive .830 OPS over the duration of their previous seven contests.

One of the many mind-boggling aspects of Arizona’s vastly disappointing season has been their futility at home. They’re an abysmal 23-42 (.354) at Chase Field and a far better, but certainly not good, 30-33 (.476) in away games. Contrary to Cincinnati’s positive results since the all-star break, Arizona is 15-22 (.405) throughout that identical time period.

Braden Shipley will be on the mound for Arizona this evening. Shipley has been horrible during his preceding two starts, proven by an 11.33 ERA in those outings. Those pair of appearances occurred against the Padres and Mets. By the way, the aforementioned clubs are statistically the two worst hitting teams in baseball. If Shipley is anticipating help from his bullpen, he should reassess those expectations. Arizona relievers have collected a combined 6.94 ERA, and a massive 2.23 WHIP throughout their previous seven games. I’m going to be fading the home team for one of my Friday MLB picks.


Free MLB Pick: Cincinnati +121
Best Line Offered: at JustBet

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