Must-Bet Games on Thursday's MLB Overnight Lines

Jake Walker

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:37 PM UTC

Wednesday, Sep. 6, 2017 9:37 PM UTC

We browse the early odds board in search of betting value on Thursday's card. Read on and find two MLB picks that will maximize your profits before the NFL regular season kicks off.

Cubs vs. Pirates

Left-hander Jon Lester (9-7, 4.46 ERA, 1.29 WHIP) takes the hill for the Cubs after giving up four earned runs on eight hits (three home runs) with one walk and four strikeouts in five innings of a 14-12 win against the Braves last Saturday. Lester has a 4.27 ERA in 11 road starts and he's surrendered 11 runs over his last 6 2/3 innings of work.

Jameson Taillon (7-5, 4.50 ERA, 1.51 WHIP) starts for the Pirates coming off an impressive effort against the Reds on Saturday, when he threw six scoreless innings. Taillon has a 4.92 ERA in 12 home appearances but he has allowed just one earned run over his last 10 innings of work. Lester hasn't been sharp in a while so I'll take a chance on the Pirates at +128 MLB odds.

Free MLB Pick: Pirates +128
Best Line Offered: at The Greek

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Rockies vs. Dodgers

Jon Gray will start for the Rockies, looking to get back on track after a tough outing against the Diamondbacks on Saturday, when he gave up three earned runs on five hits (one home run) with three walks and six strikeouts in five innings of a 6-2 loss. Gray is just 2-3 with a 4.96 ERA in nine road appearances. 

Clayton Kershaw (16-2, 1.95 ERA, 0.86 WHIP) will make his 23rd  start of the season, trying to win his 13th straight decision. Kershaw threw six scoreless innings against the Padres last Friday, striking out seven and he's 8-1 with a 2.39 ERA in 12 home starts and 3-1 with a 2.77 ERA in four starts against the Rockies this season. I can't go against Kershaw right now so I'm adding the Dodgers -1.5 (-130) to my MLB picks.  

Free MLB Pick: Dodgers -1.5 (-130)
Best Line Offered: at The Greek

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