Free MLB Picks For Today 7/24/2020
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Braves at Mets—MLB pick is Atlanta Braves +132 odds. Mike Soroka put up good numbers for Atlanta in 29 starts with an ERA of 2.86. His ERA on the road last year 1.55 with a 7-1 record and is 4-0 lifetime against the Mets. There is power in the Atlanta Braves lineup behind DH Marcell Ozuna and right fielder Ronald Acuna Jr. They combined for 70 homers last year. Freddie Freeman upgraded to probable on Friday. Braves have seen a lot of Jake deGrom last year and team record 2-0 in their past two meetings. Will take plus money here. Play Atlanta Braves +132.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Tigers at Reds—MLB free pick is playing Cincinnati Reds run line -1.5 runs at +115 odds. This Reds team has shown improvement. Starter Sonny Gray coming off a good 2019 campaign with an ERA of 2.87 coming off a career high 28.9% strikeout rate. They do add Nick Castellanos who hits lefty’s to their lineup. Have no confidence in this Tigers team that won 45 games last season. Matthew Boyd carried an ERA of 4.56 last year and backed by a poor hitting lineup. Play Cincinnati Reds run line -1.5 runs at +115 odds.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Blue Jays at Rays—Free pick is Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays to play under 7 runs. Not much scoring in Rays home games. Morton coming off a career high 30.4% strikeout rate a season ago. He faces a light hitting Blue Jays team from a season ago. Hyun Jin Ryu makes his debut for Toronto. Ryu in 29 starts had an ERA of 2.32 a season ago with a low walk and home run rate. Rays have a good bullpen. Play Toronto and Tampa Bay under 7 runs.
Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Marlins at Phillies—MLB pick is Miami Marlins +176 odds. Miami is nearly .500 facing the Phillies in their past 38 meetings. Control was an issue for the Phillies righthander with a walk rate of 9.4% a career worst. He gave up 42% hard contact in 2019 also a career worst. He was backed by a bad bullpen last season. Sandy Alcantara held the Phillies to one earned run in his past two starts against Philadelphia working 13 2/3rd innings in team wins each time. Team record 0-3 in Nola’s past three starts against Miami. Play Miami Marlins +176 odds.
Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Royals at Indians—MLB free pick Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Indians over 8.5 runs. Over is 5-0 in Biebers five starts against KC. Royals starter Danny Duffy has been crushed against the Indians posting an ERA of 5.83 in 17 starts. He pitched to a career worst 39.1% to hard contact a year ago. KC bullpen has been bad for the past couple of seasons. Their staff pitches to high contact. Play Kansas City and Cleveland over 8.5 runs.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Brewers at Cubs—Free pick is Milwaukee Brewers +115 odds. Brandon Woodruff coming off a great 2019 at 11-3 with a career high 29% strikeout rate. He is backed by a Brewers lineup sitting third best in the National League in homers. Christian Yelich healthy and has a good surrounding cast. Bullpen has been productive for the Brewers in recent seasons. Lots of questions about Cubs bullpen and offense faced consistency issues. No fans take plus money on this good Brewers ballclub. Play Milwaukee +115 odds.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Orioles at Red Sox—MLB free pick is Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox to play over the total of ten runs. Tommy Milone has struggled facing the Red Sox with an ERA of 9.25 and WHIP over 2 in five starts. Baltimore bullpen has been bad in recent years. Milone has struggled in Major League Baseball the past four seasons. He has had a very high hard hit rate the past two years. Eovaldi in nine starts against the Orioles has an ERA of 5.62 and WHIP 1.70. Red Sox have good bats and hitting in their hitters park in Fenway. Play Boston and Baltimore over 10 runs.
Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Rockies at Rangers—Free pick is Texas Rangers -119 odds. Lance Lynn put up a decent year with an ERA of 3.67 in 33 starts. He had a strikeout rate of 28.1% last year second best in his career and limited his walks. Don’t have a lot of faith in this Rockies team that finished 20 games under .500 a season ago. They hit only .230 on the road last year with high strike outs. Play Texas -119 odds.
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Twins at White Sox—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins -103 odds. Jose Berrios 11-2 with ERA of 2.40 and WHIP of 1.01 in 14 starts against the White Sox. This is a 101 win team from a season ago. Second best hitting team in the American League and best in home runs. Lucas Giolito had second half struggles last year and the Twins have seen a lot of him. Ten starts against Minnesota the White Sox lefty has an ERA of 4.58. His hitting lineup does not have much power. Play Minnesota -103 odds.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Pirates at Cardinals—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals on the run line -1.5 runs at +106 odds. Jack Flaherty goes for St Louis has owned the Pirates as the righthander is 4-1 in seven starts with ERA of 1.84 and WHIP of 0.93. Last year Flaherty held the Pirates to one run over fifteen innings. Joe Musgrove has been crushed by the Cardinals with an ERA of 7.05 and record of 1-6 in seven starts. Last year hit pitched to 37.1% hard contact. No power in the Pirates lineup ranking 14th out of 15 NL teams in homers. Play St Louis on run line -1.5 runs at +106 odds.
Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Mariners at Astros—Free pick is Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at -140 odds. Justin Verlander past two starts against Seattle allowed one earned run in each start tossing a total of 13 innings. Very strong hitting lineup for an Astros team that won 107 games last season. Marco Estrada has struggled against the Houston lineup posting an ERA of 6.67 in six starts. Team record 0-6 in those games. Seattle 14 out of 15 American League teams in hitting a season ago. Play Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at -140 odds.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Diamondbacks at Padres—MLB pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +120 odds. Will take Madison Bumgarner first time out with new team in this spot against a weak hitting Padres team for years. San Diego was 15th and last in hitting in the National League. When hitters make contact with Padres righthander Chris Paddock they hit him to 42.1% hard contact. Arizona has won 11 of their past 18 in San Diego. Play Arizona +120 odds.
LA Angels vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Angles at Athletics—MLB free pick is LA Angles +130 odds. In six starts against the Athletics the Angles lefthander Andrew Heaney has a WHIP of 1.01. Angels have a talented batting lineup and get upgraded in the manager position with Joe Madden. Past two years when batter make contact on Frankie Montas they hit him hard. Will take plus money here. Play LA Angels +130 odds.
San Francisco Giants vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction 7/24/2020
Giants at Dodgers—Free pick is LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants to play over the total of nine runs. LA lineup is great and must factor the DH in both leagues now. Dodgers were hitting the ball very well in summer camp. LA starter Ross Stripling has struggled to stick in the rotation. Look for run production from the Dodgers and enough from the Giants. Play LA Dodgers and San Francisco over 9 runs.