You mentioned on the podcast about workarounds for high-priced favorites ( run line, opposing team total etc). I've been using the -1/2 run 5 inning line to get good teams/good pitchers vs. lesser quality foes at reasonable money lines to some success. Usually the juice is in the -130 range. Of course that discounts the strength of bullpens where these high-priced favorites have the biggest advantage.
I've never been good at identifying a good run-line favorites as it seems my team always wins by one!