Thursday's Early Baseball Betting Report

Ian Cameron

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 8:04 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2016 8:04 PM UTC

Read on as sports handicapper Ian Cameron provides a look at MLB Overnight Betting Lines for the games taking place on Thursday, July 7 to get your free MLB picks.

Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers
Sometimes the obvious play is the correct one and I expect that to be true here as Texas hosts Minnesota and we should see runs in bunches in this game. From that though is where my MLB pick comes from. We have two very hittable pitchers on the mound with Tyler Duffey and Chi Chi Gonzalez. Duffey has been hit hard allowing 4+ runs in 8 of his last 9 starts and Texas saw him just last week and scored 4 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings of work and should fare just as good and maybe even better with their lineup against Duffey and the very erratic Minnesota bullpen behind him.

Chi Chi Gonzalez is only in the Texas starting rotation due to pitching injuries to Derek Holland, Yu Darvish and Colby Lewis and the fact of the matter is that he isn’t viable quality starting pitching material and it has shown in his first two starts allowing 9 runs on 12 hits in just 5.2 innings of work against the NY Yankees and Minnesota. Minnesota has scored 62 runs in their last 10 games as the Twins are in the midst of one of their best and strongest offensive stretches of the season putting together solid AB’s on a routine basis throughout their lineup.

Texas bullpen is likely to see plenty of work here as Gonzalez much like many of their other starters doesn’t eat innings and the workload is taking its toll on this Rangers bullpen which has been yielding runs in bunches over the last couple weeks. We have all the ingredients here for a game that should soar up and Over the total for MLB odds.

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Free MLB Pick: Over 10.5 -110 
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