Hump day in Major League Baseball has a very special meaning. It means afternoon baseball and hundreds of baseball betting fanatics decide to pass their day at work by watching the latest scores update as they bet on the boys of summer on the diamond. Wednesday afternoon means betting on baseball and if you are not laying a few bucks on baseball to pass the time of a busy work day you are missing out. At Bangthebook.com we cater to afternoon baseball and people who like to bet on it with a fully functional baseball betting section. This includes sports betting trends, betting articles, expert picks and free picks on all of the big games. Here is a look at three early afternoon games that can brighten your day by building your bankroll.

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Here is the MLB Picks for Wednesday May 7, 2014.

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians

The Cleveland Indians were good info to make the playoffs a year ago and conventional wisdom would indicate that they will be a good team this year, but the Minnesota Twins are overlooked. They always change personnel and don’t have many big names on the roster but they still play great baseball. The Twins are 4-1 in their last 5 road games, 8-3 in their last 11 games against a team that plays in the American League Central and the Indians are 2-8 in their last 10 overall. The Twins are playing better baseball right now and they are worth a shot as a live underdog.

Free Pick: Minnesota Twins +135

LA Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals

In this article we always preach taking pitchers as underdogs because they provide value and the same could be said for great pitchers that are listed as low chalk because of their opponent. Stephen Strasburg is going up a very good Dodgers team so this price is much lower than you would usually pay for backing a solid pitcher. Strasberg has allowed just three earned runs in his last three games against the Dodgers. The Nationals are 12-3 in Strasburgs last 15 starts and 6-1 in Strasburgs last 7 home starts. This price is less than -150 and that means it has some value in this outing.

Free Pick: Washington Nationals -145

San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates

The San Francisco Giants are the hottest team in baseball and they have a great pitcher on the hill for the earliest game on the schedule for Wednesday. The Pirates have a very good pitcher on the hill as well, but they still have a record below .500 at home. Tim Lincecum takes the hill for the Giants and he is a perfect 2-0 on the road this season. Betting on baseball is all about betting on streaks and the Giants are a team on a serious streak. In the last five games they have given backers a +$5.98 profit and they have scored an average of 4.68 runs per game. The Pirates have allowed an average of 7.00 runs per game in the last five games and will be another victim of the Giants run.

Free Pick: San Francisco Giants +115