Two Monster Underdogs To Cash This Friday

Ross Benjamin

Friday, July 8, 2016 6:01 PM UTC

Friday, Jul. 8, 2016 6:01 PM UTC

Our MLB expert analyst has gone an outstanding 34-24 (58.6%) with his last 58 MLB underdog picks. Go inside in order to cash with his two underdogs on Friday.

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Twins (Gibson) vs Rangers (Hamels) 8:05 PM ET
These teams have been on opposite paths of late. Minnesota is 5-1 over its last six games, and Texas has gone 2-7 during their previous nine outings.

These two starting pitchers squared off against one another just five days ago at Target Field in Minnesota. Cole Hamels had a rough outing, lasting just 4.0 innings, and allowed 5 earned runs on 10 hits while walking 3 during a 5-4 Texas loss. On the other hand, Kyle Gibson was rock solid by surrendering only 2 earned runs on 5 hits in 6 2/3 innings of work. Gibson is 3-1 in his career team starts versus Texas with a stellar 2.02 ERA, and all of those appearance have come since 2014.

Minnesota has been very productive offensively during the course of their prior seven games. During that time frame, they’ve averaged an impressive 7.1 runs scored per game and amassed a brilliant .876 team OPS.

The Rangers pitching has been brutal over the past week. Texas pitchers have allowed an average of 8.4 runs per game, and opposing hitters have collected a gargantuan .970 OPS in the Rangers last seven outings. The Rangers bullpen continue to be an enigma this season, and during that previously mentioned seven game span, Texas relievers have a collective 7.18 ERA while giving up 8 home runs in 31 1/3 innings pitched.

I’m sure a majority of bettors will automatically deem Texas to have a decided advantage in regards to this starting pitching matchup. I don’t see it that way, and one of my Friday MLB Picks will indicate exactly that.

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Free MLB Pick:  Twins +174 
Best Line Offered:  at Heritage


Diamondbacks (Corbin) vs Giants (Samardzija) 10:15 PM ET
Arizona has gone a futile 15-32 (.319) at home this year. However, they’re a more than respectable 23-17 (.575) on the road. That type of winning percentage in away games is most times than not associated with division leaders or playoff contenders. Barring a minor miracle, the Diamondbacks won’t be either in 2016.

Patrick Corbin is 6-3 in his team starts on the road this season, while posting a very good 3.46 ERA during those outings. Corbin has also gone an extremely profitable 13-7 in his career team starts as a money line road underdog of +100 or more.

Jeff Samardzija enters tonight in poor form over his last three starts, evidenced by a large 8.82 ERA in that course of time. The usually reliable San Francisco bullpen has struggled mightily throughout their prior seven games, posting a staff ERA of 6.89 and a brutal 1.85 WHIP.

Arizona has gone four straight games without committing an error, and they’re 15-3 on the road in 2016 when going three consecutive contests without a fielding blunder. They possess a massive +3.1 run per game differential in those eighteen outings.

Arizona has visited AT&T Park in San Francisco once already, and swept that four game series. The Diamondbacks are averaging 5.6 runs scored per game and own an inspiring .819 OPS over its last seven appearances.

Considering current MLB Betting Odds at Island Casino has Arizona as a +142 money line underdog, there’s plenty of betting value to be had on the Diamondbacks.

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Free MLB Pick:  Diamondbacks +142 
Best Line Offered:  at BetOnline

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