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Friday, July 7, 2017 5:16 AM GMT

Friday, Jul. 7, 2017 5:16 AM GMT

We browse the early odds board in search of betting value on Saturday's games. Read on and find two MLB picks that will maximize your profits before UFC 213 starts.

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Right-hander Ian Kennedy (3-6, 4.44 ERA, 1.16 WHIP) takes the hill for the Royals after winning his last three decisions, including his last two starts. Kennedy gave up just one earned run on four hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a 3-1 win against the Mariners last Monday and he has a 2.22 ERA in 24 1/3 innings over his last four starts but he's just 3-2 with a 4.23 ERA in eight road starts.  

Brandon McCarthy (6-3, 3.25 ERA, 1.11 WHIP) is expected to return from the disabled list after recovering from right knee tendinitis. McCarthy struggled in his last start on June 25, allowing five runs (four earned) on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts in just three innings to get a no-decision in a 12-6 win against the Rockies but he's 4-1 with a 3.07 ERA in eight home starts. I'm looking at Under 9.5 at -105 MLB odds, Kennedy is starting to show he can be reliable and the current Royals lineup is hitting just .246 against McCarthy.    

Free MLB Pick: Under 9 (-105)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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Reds vs. Diamondbacks

Luis Castillo (0-1, 4.41 ERA, 1.71 WHIP) will start for the Reds after a tough outing at Coors Field last Monday, when he allowed four earned runs on nine hits (two home runs) and one walk with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings of a 5-3 loss against the Rockies.  

Taijuan Walker (6-3, 3.30 ERA, 1.34 WHIP) will make his 14th start of the season after giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk with eight strikeouts through seven innings to get a no-decision on Sunday's 4-3 win over the Rockies. 

Walker has posted decent numbers, including a 3.30 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP and 8.0 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (K/9) and his 3.57 FIP is his lowest over the past three years. I'm taking the Diamondbacks -167 with my MLB picks as Walker has a stronger offense to provide run support.

Free MLB Pick: Diamondbacks -167
Best Line Offered: at Bookmaker

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