Top Value Plays on Saturday's MLB Overnight Lines

Jake Walker

Friday, August 25, 2017 9:44 PM UTC

Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 9:44 PM UTC

We browse the early MLB odds board in search of betting value on Saturday's card. Read on and find two MLB picks that will maximize your profits before the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight.

Giants vs. Diamondbacks

Left-hander Madison Bumgarner (3-5, 2.87 ERA, 1.06 WHIP) takes the hill for the Giants, looking to win his third straight decision. Bumgarner gave up one earned run on four hits with one walk and seven strikeouts over six innings to get a no-decision in a 5-2 loss against the Phillies last Sunday. He has struck out exactly seven batters in four of his last five starts and he's pitching with nothing but pride to play for, as the Giants have been mathematically eliminated from winning their division and reaching the postseason is almost impossible.

Taijuan Walker (6-7, 3.66 ERA, 1.32 WHIP) will get the ball for the Diamondbacks, trying to avoid losing his fifth consecutive decision. Walker pitched well on Monday though, throwing 5 1/3 scoreless innings, surrendering seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts to get a no-decision in a 3-2 win over the Mets. The right-hander is winless since June 21 and he has a 4.42 ERA in nine home starts, so I'm backing the Giants at +111 MLB odds here. 

Free MLB Pick: Giants +111
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes 

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Astros vs. Angels

Brad Peacock (10-2, 3.21 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) will start for the Astros after a tough loss against the Athletics last Sunday, when he allowed three runs (one earned) on seven hits with two walks and eight strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings of a 3-2 setback. Peacock is 6-0 with a 3.10 ERA in 13 road appearances (eight starts) and there's no reason to believe he won't continue to pitch well going forward.

Tyler Skaggs (1-4, 3.96 ERA, 1.34 WHIP) will make his 10th start of the season for the Angels, looking to avoid losing his fourth consecutive decision. Skaggs gave up five runs (four earned) on four hits with one walk and four strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings of a 5-3 defeat against the Rangers last Monday and he's just 1-2 with a 5.91 ERA in four home starts. I'm taking the Astros -113 with my MLB picks

Free MLB Pick: Astros -113
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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