MLB Betting Odds Report: Friday 7/11

Steven Suarez

Friday, July 11, 2014 2:30 PM GMT

There are six games that make up our daily MLB odds report, with teams like the Giants, Brewers, Orioles and Cardinals highlighted. Interested to get some different perspectives on where the value lies? Look no further.

Los Angeles Angels (Richards) vs. Texas Rangers (Tepesch)
Covered by Willie Bee

That was ugly last night. The Angels were rampant and added yet another demoralizing loss to what's been an awful season for the Rangers. That's now five straight losses for Texas, who are wallowing in the basement of the AL West.

Will it be more of the same tonight? Garrett Richards (10-2, 2.71 ERA) has been awesome for LA this season, while Nick Tepesch (3-4, 4.29 ERA) hasn't. Willie is backing the Angels on the run-line.

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Free MLB Pick: Angels -1.5 (-110)

 

New York Yankees (Kuroda) vs. Baltimore Orioles (Gonzalez)
Covered by Willie Bee

Not only did the Yankees blow a lead yesterday, but they were also hit with the awful news that Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his elbow and will therefore be out for an extended period of time.

That's a huge blow for a New York team that's struggling to keep pace in the AL East. Miguel Gonzalez and Hiroki Kuroda will start for their respective teams tonight and Willie has opted for the 'under' with his sports picks.

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Free MLB Pick: Under 9

 

Pittsburgh Pirates (Locke) vs. Cincinnati Reds (Latos)
Covered by Ron Patrick

Only one game separates these two division rivals and both teams are 6-4 over their last 10 games. It's also a great pitching matchup on the cards, as Mat Latos (2-1, 2.41 ERA) tries to keep momentum high up against Jeff Locke, who's 2-1 with a 3.08 ERA on the year.

Runs are likely to be scarce and we don't blame for Ron for getting drawn in to a play on the 'under' for his baseball pick. Will Latos and Locke be at their best tonight?

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Free MLB Pick: Under 7.5

 

St. Louis Cardinals (Kelly) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Gallardo)
Covered by Steven Suarez

The Brewers are reeling, losing five straight games to make things very interesting in the NL Central. The Cardinals, Reds and Pirates are all within striking distance, so this series between Milwaukee and St. Louis is all the more important.

Joe Kelly will be making his first start in almost three months tonight and we think he'll do just fine against the struggling Brewers. With Gallardo also on a solid run, I believe there's legitimate value on the 'under.'

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Free MLB Pick: Under 7.5

 

Boston Red Sox (Lackey) vs. Houston Astros (Feldman)
Covered by Jeff Grant

After closing out their series against the White Sox with two victories, we'll have to see if the Red Sox can put together a sizable winning streak. They're still dead last in the AL East, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Boston make a run in the second half.

Building up some momentum heading into the break would be a good start, though Scott Feldman (4-5, 3.86 ERA) and the Astros won't make it easy. Jeff believes Houston's winning run (now at three games) will come to an end tonight.

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Free MLB Pick: Red Sox -135

 

Arizona Diamondbacks (Bolsinger) vs. San Francisco Giants (Lincecum)
Covered by Jeff Grant

Tim Lincecum has been on a roll and it all started with that no hitter. Can he keep it going at home versus the Diamondbacks? Arizona will be putting their faith in Mike Bolsinger, who's struggled to a 1-5 record and 5.13 earned run average in 2014.

Even though Lincecum's been good lately, he's still notorious for his inconsistency. And with Bolsinger struggling mightily, we have to agree with Jeff's decision to recommend the 'over' especially after reviewing the live betting odds provided by SBR.

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Free MLB Pick: Over 7