Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd watches a throw during an intrasquad baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Matthew Boyd watches a throw during an intrasquad baseball game in Detroit, Wednesday, July 15, 2020.|Paul Sancya | Associated Press
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MLB Picks: Mark Eckel has a full cycle for Tigers vs Reds, Pirates vs Cardinals, and Diamondbacks vs Padres

Thursday night provided a two-game MLB appetizer, Friday brings full course of baseball and we got some picks for you.

Mark Eckel

Thursday night provided a two-game MLB appetizer, Friday brings full course of baseball and we got some picks for you.

Two National League games and an inter-league Central Division game are on the docket Friday.

Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds, 6:10 p.m.

Pitchers: Matthew Boyd vs. Sonny Gray

Money Line: Reds (-175); Tigers (+150)

Over/Under: 9

Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals, 8:15 p.m.

Pitchers: Joe Musgrave vs. Jack Flaherty

Money Line: Cardinals (-180); Pirates (+145)

Over/Under: 8

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres, 9:10

Pitchers: Madison Bumgarner vs. Chris Paddack

Money Line: Padres (-130); D’Backs (+114)

Over/Under: 8

Here’s what we like.

The Cycle

Single: Take Arizona and the generous (+114). Bumgarner gets off to a good start with his new team and shuts down the Padres on the road.

Double: If you into over/unders take the under 8 in the Arizona/San Diego game and maybe even do an Arizona/under parlay.

Triple: Speaking of parlays ... Put the Cards (-180) and Reds (-175) into a two-team parlay. Both should win their openers against a couple of bad teams in Detroit and Pittsburgh.

Home Run: Here are a few players we like to go yard Friday: Mike Moustakas, Reds (+250); Rhys Hoskins, Phillies (+285); Cody Bellinger, Dodgers (+235); Yoenis Cesepedes, Mets (+390).

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