Grab 3 Fantastic O/U MLB Picks To Boost Your Balance

Mark Lathrop

Friday, April 29, 2016 12:24 PM UTC

Friday, Apr. 29, 2016 12:24 PM UTC

Our MLB handicapper curates a trio of value O/U picks from the full Friday night MLB card. Read on as he guides us on the winning path and makes his MLB picks.

2016 YTD MLB: 9-6-1, +2.60 Units

The Friday night MLB card has plenty of intriguing options to choose from, but I like these three valuable games on the MLB odds.

Colorado vs. Arizona (Over 9.5, +100 Heritage)
Last night Rubby de la Rosa made me a winner by stifling the St. Louis lineup full of every lefty they could muster, but this game doesn’t set up as well for low scoring. Now, what last night’s game has done for us is move the line towards the under to provide us some extra value in the Over. After the Over of 9.5 runs opened at +100 at Heritage, it can now be found at +113 at Pinnacle.

Robbie Ray is set to start this game for Arizona, which is good for the Rockies as they have pounded left handed starters in April to the tune of 5.0 runs per game and a .273 batting average. For Arizona, they only score 4.4 runs against righty starters per game – Tyler Chatwood is listed as the Rockies starter - and bat .251, but they have been stellar at home scoring 5.8 runs per game and batting .281.

Arizona is 6-2 favoring the over in their last 8 games, and 9-5 at home. Colorado is 5-2 cashing the over in their last 7 games and allowing 7.3 runs per game. My only concern in this game is that Colorado’s game on Thursday night was rained out, leading their bullpen to get some extra rest. I don’t think that will outweigh recent trends though, making the Over of 9.5 one of my Friday night MLB picks.

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Free MLB Pick: Over 9.5
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker


Kansas City vs. Seattle (Under 7, -110 Heritage)
Seattle has been red hot lately, and now Felix Hernandez takes a turn against the defending champions of the MLB, the Kansas City Royals. Kansas City’s offense has had a rough go of it of late, and have gone 5-14 favoring the Under so far this year. The O/U total in this game has opened at 7 and is shaded at -110 at Heritage.

Now KC gets to face King Felix, and his 0-4 O-U record and the fact that he has only given up 3 runs or less in each game this season. Felix has a 0.00 ERA at home and a 1.80 ERA on the season. In addition, Seattle’s bullpen has been excellent this season, carrying a 2.58 ERA and .941 WHIP themselves.

KC’s bullpen has been excellent as well, pitching to a 2.62 ERA on the season so far. Listed starter Kris Medlen had great stats before last week at home versus Baltimore, but still holds a 2.38 ERA on the road. This has all the markings of a pitching duel, making Under 7 runs another one of my Friday night MLB picks.

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Free MLB Pick: Under 7
Best Line Offered: at YouWager


Toronto vs. Tampa Bay (Under 7.5, -115 Heritage)
The Toronto Blue Jays are weird. After posting Under totals in seven straight games on the road last week, they went 4-1-1 favoring the Over at home this week. Toronto is 1-9 O-U on the road overall this season and have put up a terrible .224 batting average in the midst of that offensive slump.

Tampa bay is no better, going 2-10 O-U favoring the Under at home this year and 5-13 overall. Their offense at home has failed to launch, as they’ve batted just .206 at Tropicana this season. Mix in a right-handed starter, where they have batted .201 against, and we have the recipe for a real offensive struggle from the Rays.

This game’s total has opened at 7.5 runs across the board, with significant book leans on the under. Jump on this line early before it moves to 7, and take under 7.5 runs at Pinnacle at -127 as another Friday MLB pick.

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Free MLB Pick: Under 7.5
Best Line Offered: at Bovada

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