MLB Betting Odds Report for Wednesday

Steven Suarez

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 3:29 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 18, 2014 3:29 PM UTC

Since we've got an early start to our day when it comes to the MLB schedule, let's run over the listed sports betting odds. What kind of value can we exploit and which way will our handicappers go with their picks?

Colorado Rockies (De La Rosa) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (Kershaw)
Covered by Willie Bee and Jeff Grant
The Dodgers have won back-to-back games and now they send out ace Clayton Kershaw, who's been dealing as usual recently. With Kershaw (6-2, 2.93 ERA) on the mound, we can't say we're surprised to see both Willie and Jeff like LA to win. Willie's going a step further, taking them on the run-line. Colorado has an intimidating lineup, but neither capper believes that will faze the southpaw.
Free MLB Pick: Willie: Dodgers -1.5 (+105) // Jeff: Dodgers -200

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New York Mets (Colon) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (Lynn)
Covered by Willie Bee
We've got two experienced hurlers pitching, though Bartolo Colon (6-5, 4.15 ERA) is in a league of his own in that regard. Lance Lynn, coming off one of his best performances of the season, leads the Cardinals out as MLB betting favorites and Willie is again favoring a run-line play. St. Louis has been excellent at home (21-14), so we don't blame Willie for his line of thinking.
Free MLB Pick: Cardinals -1.5 (+140)

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Texas Rangers (Tepesch) vs. Oakland Athletics (Gray)
Covered by Ron Patrick
The Athletics have the ever-reliable Sonny Gray (6-3, 2.93 ERA) on the bump this afternoon, and that's why they're such heavy favorites at all of the sportsbooks. We have yet another run-line MLB pick recommendation, with Ron believing Oakland represents good value in their own ballpark. Nick Tepesch starts for Texas, who's trying to build on one of his best outings of the 2014 season.
Free MLB Pick: Athletics -1.5 (+130)
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Los Angeles Angels (Wilson) vs. Cleveland Indians (Masterson)
Covered by Jeff Grant
Both the Indians and Angels are chasing the top spots in their respective divisions, so a win would be of great use. Justin Masterson (4-5, 5.05 ERA) is in the midst of one of his worst individual seasons of his career, but hopes to rise to the occasion against C.J. Wilson (7-6, 3.50) ERA and an Angels team an even 18-18 on the road. After looking over the MLB betting odds, Jeff has decided to back the ‘over’ in thinking the offenses won't be held down by these two seasoned pitchers.
Free MLB Pick: Over 8.5

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Cincinnati Reds (Simon) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Volquez)
Covered by Jeff Grant
Two familiar foes go at it again in Pittsburgh this evening. Cincinnati's been playing some of their best baseball of the season, and are getting some key guys back now, so they'll like their chances of winning a third straight game. Though the Pirates have been pretty good at home throughout the year, they're not the right side in Jeff's opinion. He's adding a plus price on the Reds to his MLB picks of the day.
Free MLB Pick: Reds +108
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Seattle Mariners (Hernandez) vs. San Diego Padres (Cashner)
Covered by Matthew Jordan
Poor Andrew Cashner. He's having an outstanding season, with a 2.47 ERA to his name, yet he's only won two games in all. Let's see if he pitches well again tonight, this time against the Mariners. Seattle will like their chances as well, considering Felix Hernandez (8-2, 2.29 ERA) has been having another spectacular campaign. Will the Mariners win their fourth straight? Matthew believes so and also thinks the ‘under’  is the best way to go in terms of the total.
Free MLB Pick: Mariners -125, Mariners -1.5 (+135) and under 6
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