Maximize Your Profit When Betting These Early MLB Odds

Ian Cameron

Friday, June 17, 2016 7:47 PM GMT

Friday, Jun. 17, 2016 7:47 PM GMT

Join Ian Cameron, sports handicapper, as he provides a look at Overnight Betting Lines for the games taking place on Saturday, June 18 and stay ahead of the crowd.

 

Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians
The dramatic fall of James Shields has been an ugly one. He was hammered in his final start with San Diego and endured a similar fate in each of his first two starts since being traded to the Chicago White Sox allowing 14 runs on 17 hits in 7 innings over his last three starts including 4 home runs given up and more walks (6) than strikeouts (3). 

He is likely to be in tough here against Danny Salazar who has been fantastic all season for the Cleveland Indians but especially when pitching here at Progressive Field. Salazar has a 2.19 ERA on the season and an even better 1.50 ERA in 5 home starts in which Cleveland has a 4-1 record. Cleveland is 5-2 in Salazar’s 7 previous starts against the White Sox and he is quite simply the better arm on the better team right now and worthy of support. I'll recommend Cleveland on the RL at -1.5 runs to win this game by margin for my MLB pick.

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Free MLB Picks: Cleveland  -1.5 (-110)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

 

Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals
Matt Boyd was included in the David Price trade last season with the Toronto Blue Jays and he has never truly shown that he is anything more than a fringe arm at this level. Boyd has been roughed up in recent outings allowing 20 runs in his last 23.2 innings of work over five starts and Detroit is 1-4 in those games. Edinson Volquez is on the mound for Kansas City and he is having one of his better seasons after enduring years of inconsistency with the Royals and several other teams he has been part of in his Major League career. Volquez makes Kansas City Royals look good at the MLB odds.

Volquez has an overall 3.90 ERA and a terrific 2.06 ERA in 8 home starts at Kauffman Stadium in which the Royals have a strong 6-2 record. He shut down the Tigers right here in KC back in April tossing 7 innings of shutout, 5 hit baseball against Detroit and the Tigers lineup is likely to suffer a bit from the absence of J.D. Martinez who was recently placed on the 15 Day DL with a fractured right elbow. The Royals should have the bullpen advantage in the latter innings if this game is close and it all adds up to this -130 price being a reasonable one to back the Royals who have a great 22-8 record at home this season.

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Free MLB Picks: Kansas City -130
Best Line Offered: at The Greek

 

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
I think we have the chance for both teams to thrive at the plate in this game. Chase Anderson has been up and down all season for Milwaukee and is coming off a poor outing in San Francisco lasting only 5 innings while surrendering 4 runs on 5 hits. Anderson has struggled on the road with a 5.02 ERA in 7 road outings this season and has gone 5 straight starts without pitching more than 6 innings which means a suspect Brewers bullpen is likely to get its share of work in this game and allow the LA Dodgers to score runs early and late.

On the flip side, Mike Bolsinger is on the mound for LA and he’s never impressed me as I think his stuff is average at best and we’ve seen him run into difficulty in each of his last two starts allowing 9 runs on 12 hits in his last 10 innings of work against Colorado and Arizona. Bolsinger has failed to complete 6 innings this season in any start which means the Dodgers middle relief which is very shaky could get some innings and open the door for Milwaukee runs. Milwaukee is 5-1 to the Over in their last 6 games—an emerging trend worth riding on Saturday.

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Free MLB Pick: Over 8 +100
Best Line Offered: at BetCris

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