Must-Bet Games on Wednesday's MLB Overnight Lines

Jake Walker

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 9:47 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 9:47 PM UTC

We browse the early MLB odds board in search of betting value on Wednesday's card. Read on and find two picks on the total that will maximize your profits in the middle of the week.

Red Sox vs. Rays

Right-hander Rick Porcello (5-14, 4.70 ERA, 1.39 WHIP) takes the hill for the Red Sox after beating the White Sox on Thursday despite giving up five earned runs on seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in a 9-5 victory. Porcello finally got some run support but he leads the league in losses and that, along with his 4.70 ERA for the season and his 2-9 record since May 28 gives me little reason to trust him in this game. 

Jake Odorizzi (6-4, 4.47 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) will get the ball for the Rays, returning from the disabled list after suffering a back injury on July 23. Odorizzi had no setbacks after Friday's rehab start with High-A Charlotte but he's just 3-3 with a 4.63 ERA in 10 home starts and the current Red Sox lineup is hitting .300 against him. I'm looking at Over 9 at +105 MLB odds here. 

Free MLB Pick: Over 9 (+105)
Best Line Offered: at Heritage

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Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks

Alex Wood (13-1, 2.33 ERA, 1.02 WHIP) will start for the Dodgers after dominating the Braves on Thursday, when he allowed just one earned run on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts over six innings of a 7-4 win. Wood is 5-0 with a 1.55 ERA in eight road starts, with opponents hitting just .194 against him in those contests.   

Zack Greinke (13-4, 3.10 ERA, 1.03 WHIP) will make his 23rd start of the season. Greinke has won his last five decisions but he struggled against the Cubs on Thursday, giving up six earned runs on nine hits (two home runs) with no walks and eight strikeouts to get a no-decision in a 10-8 win. The right-hander ranks second in the National League with 13 wins, third with a 1.03 WHIP, fourth with a 3.10 ERA, sixth with 142 1/3 innings pitched and sixth with 157 strikeouts. I like Under 8.5 (-105) for my MLB picks in what should be an exciting pitching matchup. 

Free MLB Pick: Under 8.5 (-105)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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