Free MLB Picks For Today 8/18/2019
San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 8/18/2019
Padres at Phillies—MLB pick is Philadelphia Phillies +106 odds. Getting the start for Philadelphia will be Jason Vargas. The lefthander has made a good showing with his traded team at home allowing two runs over six innings to the Cubs and two runs over 6 1/3rd innings to the White Sox. He faced the Padres nearly two months ago and allowed no runs and a hit over six innings. Joey Lucchesi starts for San Diego. He has struggled on the road with a 1-4 record with ERA of 6.15 in 52 2/3rd innings pitched. Past five starts the lefthander has given up sixteen runs in 25 innings of work. Team record in his past six starts is 0-6 and 1-8 in his past nine. Past ten games Philadelphia hitting .287 against lefthanders and their bullpen ERA is 2.29. In that same span San Diego bullpen ERA sits at 5.91. Play Philadelphia Phillies +106 odds.
Minnesota Twins vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 8/18/2019
Twins at Rangers—MLB free pick is Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers to play over the total of 10.5 runs. Day baseball with hot weather in Texas so the ball should fly out of the park. These teams have hit their opponents pitching. Texas and Minnesota have played to over the total in seven of their past nine head to head meetings. Twins in their past six games against the Rangers have scored a total of 52 runs. Martin Perez goes for Minnesota. He has been pounded giving up 20 earned runs in his past five starts working 27 innings. Games have gone over the total in six of seven starts by Perez. Lance Lynn goes for Texas. His numbers have not been as good at home with an ERA approaching four. Past five games Rangers hitting .317 against lefthander with a struggling bullpen ERA of 4.71. Twins in that span batting .281 against righthanders putting up 8.19 runs per game. Play Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers to play over the total of 10.5 runs.
New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/18/2019
Mets at Royals—Free pick is New York Mets on the run line -1.5 runs at -109 odds. On the mound for New York will be Zack Wheeler. The righthander has allowed five earned runs in his past three starts working 20 innings. Glen Sparkman goes for KC. Over his past seven games the righthander has an ERA of 5.98 in 40 2/3rd innings of work. Team record in his past six starts is 0-6. Past five games New York hitting .397 against righthanders while the Royals hitting only .177 against righty’s. KC has lost five of their past twenty games while the Mets have won 19 of 26. Play New York Mets on the run line -1.5 runs at -109 odds.
San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 8/18/2019
Giants at Diamondbacks—MLB pick is San Francisco Giants -112 odds. Starting for San Francisco will be Madison Bumgarner. The lefthander has pitched well with an ERA of 2.61 in his past ten starts. He held the Athletics to one run and two hits over seven innings in a 3-2 home win on Tuesday. Team is 9-1 in his past ten starts. Merrill Kelly goes for Arizona. The righthander has struggled giving up 24 runs 23 earned in his past four starts working 19 1/3rd innings. Team is 1-7 in his past eight starts. Over their past five games San Francisco batting .309 pushing across 7.04 runs per game. In that span the Diamondbacks bullpen ERA sits at 6.91. San Francisco has won seven of eight in Arizona and 9 of 13 overall against the Diamondbacks. Play San Francisco -112 odds.