MLB Overnight Lines With Betting Value For May 20

A.J. Griffin

Friday, May 19, 2017 11:05 PM GMT

We browse the early MLB odds board in search of betting value on Saturday's card. Read on for two selections on American League games that will maximize your profits.

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A.J. Griffin will take the hill for the Rangers against the Tigers. Griffin is 4-0 with a 3.15 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP but he was shaky in his last start, giving up four earned runs on seven hits, including three home runs in just five innings to get a no-decision in a 6-4 win over the Athletics last Sunday. The right-hander has been extremely dominant on the road, going 4-0 with a 1.38 ERA and a complete game in four starts. 

Justin Verlander will start for the Tigers after allowing four earned runs over six innings to take a 4-1 loss against the Angels last Sunday. This will be Verlander's ninth start of the season, he has 49 strikeouts already and his average fastball is up from 93.5 mph last year to 94.8 but he ranks second in the league with 25 walks and his BB/9 is up to 4.66, a career worst and more than double his rate from last season.

The Rangers are on fire right now but Verlander is 1-0 with an 0.86 ERA in three home starts and if he can limit the walks we should have a low-scoring game, as Griffin loves pitching on the road. I'm taking 'Under' 8.5 as one of my MLB picks.

Free MLB Pick: Under 8.5 (-110)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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Blue Jays vs. Orioles

Mike Bolsinger will make his third start for the Dodgers. He was hit hard last Monday, giving up six runs (five earned) in just 4 2/3 innings against the Braves. Bolsinger now has six walks with just seven strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings of work.

The Orioles will go with Kevin Gausman, who's really struggling this season. Gausman allowed five earned runs on nine hits over just 3 1/3 innings to get a no-decision in a 9-8 loss against the Royals, taking his ERA to an awful 7.19. The right-hander has pitched well against the Blue Jays, going 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA in two starts but he's 1-1 with a 5.24 ERA in four home starts.  

I'm looking at Over 9 at -120 MLB odds with Bolsinger and Gausman on the mound. The Blue Jays are reeling but they're finally putting up runs and the Orioles have a scary lineup that loves hitting at home.  

Free MLB Pick: Over 9 (-120)
Best Line Offered: at WagerWeb

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