Top Value Plays on Friday's MLB Overnight Lines

Jake Walker

Thursday, September 28, 2017 9:36 PM UTC

Thursday, Sep. 28, 2017 9:36 PM UTC

We browse the early odds board in search of betting value on Friday's card and offer two MLB picks to maximize your profits at the start of the weekend.

Blue Jays vs. Yankees

Right-hander Joe Biagini (3-12, 5.34 ERA, 1.40 WHIP) takes the hill for the Blue Jays, trying to avoid losing his fifth straight decision. Biagini gave up three earned runs on three hits (one home run) and four walks with three strikeouts in five innings of a 5-1 loss against the Yankees last Saturday and he's 1-5 with a 5.63 ERA and one save in 22 road appearances (eight starts). 

Masahiro Tanaka (12-12, 4.94 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) starts for the Yankees, looking to get back on track after Friday's loss against the Blue Jays, when he allowed eight runs (seven earned) on six hits (three home runs) and three walks with six strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings. Tanaka has given up seven earned runs in two of his last three starts and he has a 5.48 ERA in four starts against the Blue Jays this season.

I'm looking at Over at MLB odds to be determined, Biagini is just 0-3 with a 4.61 ERA in three appearances (two starts) against the Yankees this season and Tanaka is 2-2 with a 6.46 ERA in his last four starts.

Free MLB Pick: Over
Best Line Offered: the lines were not released at press time


Diamondbacks vs. Royals

Zack Greinke (17-6, 3.18 ERA, 1.05 WHIP) will start for the Diamondbacks after struggling against the Marlins last Friday, when he gave up eight earned runs on nine hits (three home runs) and two walks with three strikeouts in four innings to get a no-decision in a 13-11 win. It was Greinke's worst start of the season and it snapped a streak of five straight quality starts. 

Ian Kennedy (4-13, 5.50 ERA, 1.34 WHIP) will make his 30th start of the season for the Royals. Kennedy has lost his last seven decisions and he's winless since July 26. The right-hander struggled against the White Sox last Sunday, allowing five earned runs on seven hits (two home runs) and two walks with seven strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings of an 8-1 loss. 

I'm taking the Diamondbacks -1.5 (+115) with my MLB picks, Kennedy is 0-8 with a 6.82 ERA in 14 home starts and I like Greinke to get some momentum for the postseason by beating his former team. 

Free MLB Pick: Diamondbacks -1.5 (+115)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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