Must-Bet Games on Friday's MLB Overnight Lines

Jake Walker

Thursday, August 24, 2017 9:37 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 9:37 PM UTC

We browse the early odds board in search of betting value on Friday's card. Read on and find two MLB picks that will maximize your profits before the college football season starts.

Twins vs. Blue Jays

Right-hander Bartolo Colon (5-10, 6.66 ERA, 1.64 WHIP) takes the hill for the Twins after beating the Diamondbacks last Sunday, when he gave up four earned runs on seven hits (three home runs) with two walks and six strikeouts over six innings of a 3-2 win. Colon already beat the Blue Jays this season and he's 3-1 with a 3.66 ERA over his last four starts.

J.A. Happ (6-9, 3.90 ERA, 1.35 WHIP) will get the ball for the Blue Jays, looking to get back on track after giving up five earned runs on nine hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over five innings of a 7-4 loss against the Cubs last Friday. This will be Happ's first start of the season against the Twins and he's just 3-5 with a 3.59 ERA in nine home starts. I'm taking a chance on Colon and the Twins at +154 MLB odds, he hasn't been dominant but he's getting the job done as of late.  

Free MLB Pick: Twins +154
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Orioles vs. Red Sox

Jeremy Hellickson (7-7, 5.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP) will start for the Orioles, going for his first win since August 2nd. Hellickson really struggled against the Angels on Friday, when he allowed seven earned runs on eight hits (five home runs) with no walks and two strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings of a 9-7 loss to fall to 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA in four starts with the Orioles. 

Rick Porcello (8-14, 4.48 ERA, 1.36 WHIP) will make his 27th start for the Red Sox, looking for his fifth consecutive win. Porcello gave up just one earned run on three hits (one home run) with three walks and four strikeouts over six innings of a 5-1 win against the Yankees last Sunday and now he has delivered quality starts in each of his last three appearances. I'm adding the Red Sox -148 to my MLB picks.

Free MLB Pick: Red Sox -148 
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle 

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