One of the things that we always try to do here at Bangthebook.com is educate the new sports bettor while providing timely information for the veteran sports bettor looking to get an edge. This week in our Wednesday edition of our free Major League Baseball picks we will focus on underdogs. As most savvy sports bettors know, when betting on baseball, the valuable underdog can add a serious boost to your betting bankroll. This pick package for Wednesday will include three underdogs that provide value for different reasons. After all if you can pick underdogs on a regular basis, you can make money at the end of the season if you do not have a winning record!

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Here is the MLB Picks for Wednesday, June 18th, 2014.

Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers

The Kansas City Royals are the hottest team in baseball and they look like legitimate contenders for the divisional title. Anytime you can get a hot team at an underdog price, it is worth a look. The Royals are 16-6 in their last 22 road games when they go up against a left-handed starter, 4-0 in their last 4 games as a road underdog and  21-8 in Guthries last 29 starts when facing a team from the American League Central. A team this hot is worth a shot at this kind of price.

Free MLB Pick: Kansas City Royals +125  

Texas Rangers at Oakland A’s

If you are going to bet on a big underdog than you better have a good reason. After all that team is a big underdog for a reason. Sonny Gray is one of the best pitchers for the A’s, but he may be getting tired. This sharp young arm has an ERA over 5 in his last three starts and the Athletics are 3-7 in Grays last 10 starts with 4 days of rest. The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 45-22 in their last 67 games against a team from the American League West. This is a big price for the Rangers going against a big time pitcher, but there is some value in this spot and a big payday.

Free MLB Pick: Texas Rangers +158

Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres

Picking an underdog with plenty of value often starts with the starting pitcher. Andrew Cashner goes up against Felix Hernandez in what should be a pitching duel and that gives the home team some value. If both pitchers do well, this could be a one run game late which means the Padres have a chance. The Mariners are 1-4 in their last 5 interleague games as a favorite and the Padres provide some serious value in this game.

Free MLB Pick: San Diego Padres +105