Free MLB Picks For Today 10/3/2019
St Louis Cardinals vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 10/3/2019
Cardinals at Braves—MLB pick is Atlanta Braves -130 odds. Concerned about the St Louis relievers. Cardinals have allowed seven runs or greater in four straight games where Jack Flaherty wasn’t the starting pitching. Past ten games Cardinals bullpen ERA of 5.36. St Louis went on a four game losing streak heading into Game 162 of the season. They had to use their best pitching Jack Flaherty on Sunday at home to Chicago Cubs to clinch the NL Central. Miles Mikolas starts for the Cardinals in the opener. The righthander has not put up good numbers on the road with an ERA of 5.40 and high WHIP of 1.42 in 88 1/3rd innings. He has a high home run to fly ball rate of 16.1% and pitched to hard contact of 41.5% a career high. Dallas Keuchel starts for Atlanta a 60% ground ball pitcher. The lefthander does his best work at home with an ERA of 2.74. His arm is fresh as he only logged in 112 2/3rd innings as his signing came into the season for Atlanta. Keuchel has made nine starts in the postseason and one relief appearance. He carries an ERA of 3.31 in 51 2/3rd with teams hitting only .219 against him in playoff baseball. Braves have been a good home team with a 50-31 mark and average of 5.68 runs per game. Play Atlanta -130 odds.
Washington Nationals vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction 10/3/2019
Nationals at Dodgers—MLB pick is Washington Nationals +150 odds. Dodgers had a lower winning percentage when a lefty started at 57.7% then when a righthander started 69.1%. The belief amongst those following the team is that Walker Buehler gets the start. LA wants Kershaw pitching the second game. In case Game 5 is necessary Kershaw is on full rest. So, we will base our pick on a Corbin vs. Buehler meeting. In his past two home starts, Walker Buehler has allowed ten earned runs in 11 innings of work. Closer Kenley Jansen has had his worst season in Major League Baseball. LA was dealing with injury to Justin Turner who missed the final five games. He is cleared to play but one has to worry about rust and his timing at the plate missing those games plus the three day layoff to start the postseason. He also missed time early in September with a sprained ankle. Cody Bellinger has seen his home run production decrease sharply the past month and a half. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Anibal Sanchez and Joe Ross starters coming out of the bullpen. We have seen managers in the past go with their best in the playoffs with success in the past. The lefthander Corbin has pitched well in his past two starts against the Dodgers both in 2018 allowing one run over 13 1/3rd innings. He has pitched well on the road of late. Past three seasons at Dodger Stadium each team has won five of their ten meetings. Nationals have won nine straight. Play Washington Nationals +150 odds.