Free MLB Picks For Today 8/4/2020
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Minnesota Twins Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Pirates at Twins—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at -108 odds. It will be Jose Berrios on the mound for the Twins. He has put up good numbers the past three years with the Twins. This is a Minnesota offense sitting third in homers. Joe Musgrove on the hill for the Pirates. He has given up six runs in 11 1/3rd innings of work. He has had major control issues this season. Musgrove offensive lineup is 30th in baseball with a .177 team batting average. Prefer the hitting lineup and bullpen for the Twins. Play Minnesota on the run line -1.5 runs at -108 odds.
Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Indians at Reds—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Shane Bieber takes the hill for the Indians. He has allowed no earned runs in fourteen innings of work striking out 27 batters. Cleveland struggling at the plate with a .194 batting average. Tyler Mahle goes for the Reds. He surrendered two earned runs in his four innings start to begin his 2020 campaign. Reds hitting only .226. Play Cleveland and Cincinnati under 8.5.
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Red Sox at Rays—Free pick is Boston Red Sox +146 odds. Nathan Eovaldi takes the hill for the Red Sox. He has surrendered three runs in eleven innings of work. They are the better hitting lineup than the Rays. Red Sox have hit Tampa Bay starter Charlie Morton for eight earned runs in 18 innings all last year in his past three meetings. On the season Morton has allowed eight earned runs in nine innings. Rays batting just .210 and have lost five straight. Play Boston +146 odds.
New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Mets at Nationals—MLB pick is New York Mets +125 odds. Starting for New York will be Steven Matz. He has given up four runs in 10 1/3rd innings of work. He faced the Nationals twice last year allowing one earned run in eleven innings resulting in wins each time. Patrick Corbin starts for Washington. Past two starts against the Mets has allowed six earned runs in eleven innings. New York has the better hitting lineup. Play New York Mets +125 odds.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Blue Jays at Braves—MLB free pick is Toronto Blue Jays +154 odds. It will be Matt Shoemaker on the hill for the Blue Jays. He held the Rays to one run over six innings in his opening start. Toronto has got good work out of their bullpen. Max Fried goes for Atlanta. He had an ERA over four last year and has pitched to hard contact the past three years with the Braves. Play Toronto +154 odds.
Chicago White Sox vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
White Sox at Brewers—Free pick is Milwaukee Brewers -109 odds. Starting for Milwaukee will be Brandon Woodruff. In two starts the righthander has allowed two earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings pitched. Lucas Giolito starts for Chicago. He had some struggles late last year and in his opener was tagged for seven runs in 3 2/3rd innings against the Twins. Trust Woodruff more here. Play Milwaukee -109 odds.
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Royals at Cubs—MLB pick is Chicago Cubs on the run line -1.5 runs. Kyle Hendricks hits the mound for the Cubs. His lone start at home this year was a good one holding the Brewers to no runs over nine innings. They have won seven of eight after taking the first game of this series. Brady Singer starts for the Royals. He has not gone deep in his games this year. That puts heavy use on the KC bullpen. Royals have now lost four straight. Play Chicago Cubs on the run line -1.5 runs.
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Giants at Rockies—MLB free pick is San Francisco Giants +165 odds. Johnny Cueto will go for the Giants. He has pitched well against the Rockies this year. German Marquez counters for Colorado. He makes his first start at home. Rockies bullpen ERA in their home ballpark is over ten. San Francisco crushed Marquez for 13 earned runs in his past two starts against the Rockies in 2019 in 7 2/3rd innings. Giants do a better job of hitting righthanders. Play San Francisco +165 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Rangers at Athletics—Free pick is Texas Rangers +140 odds. Lance Lynn starts for the Rangers. He has pitched well allowing no earned runs in his twelve innings of work. Lynn pitched well in his three starts against the Athletics a season ago. Jesus Luzardo starts for the Athletics. In his limited work this year he has struggled with control. Athletics team batting average .188. Play Texas +140 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Dodgers at Padres—MLB pick is LA Dodgers -123 odds. Dustin May will go for LA. He has pitched well in his two starts and has a bullpen that has been effective this year to back him. Dodgers have played well since their opening series with the Giants. San Diego will send Dinelson Lamet to the hill. Dodgers hit Lamet well last year putting up seven earned runs with four homers in ten innings. His walk rate has averaged in double digits in his three years in the big leagues. This year Lamet has an 11.1% walk rate. Play LA Dodgers -123 odds.
Houston Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Astros at Diamondbacks—MLB free pick Houston Astros -117 odds. It will be Madison Bumgarner on the hill for the Diamondbacks. Team record is 0-2 in his starts as the veteran has allowed five earned runs in eleven innings. His velocity has dipped. He is backed by a shaky bullpen and an offense that hits only .192. Christian Javier gets the start for Houston. He held the Dodgers to one run over 5 2/3rd innings. Javier is one of the top prospects in the Major Leagues. Prefer the Astros lineup and bullpen. Play Houston -117 odds.
LA Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 8/4/2020
Angels at Mariners—Free pick is Seattle Mariners +176 odds. Do not want to lay Andrew Heaney as a big favorite on the road. Mariners have tagged Heaney for ten earned runs in 16 2/3rd innings in his last three starts against Seattle a season ago. Angels bullpen has not been good. Seattle does a good job hitting left handers. Justin Dunn for Seattle makes his first home start this season. Angels offense has not been as good on the road. Play Seattle +176 odds.