Free MLB Picks For Today 8/5/2020
New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Mets at Nationals—MLB pick is New York Mets and Washington Nationals to play under the total of nine runs. It will be Max Scherzer starting for the Nationals. He comes off a great start against the Blue Jays allowing no runs over 7 1/3rd innings. Scherzer is backed by a weak hitting lineup as the Nationals hit only .192 against righthanders. Rick Porcello goes for New York but isn’t facing the Atlanta lineup like he did in his two starts. Play Mets and Nationals under nine runs.
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Red Sox at Rays—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays on the run line -1.5 runs at +125 odds. On the hill for the Rays will be Ryan Yarbrough. The lefthander has pitched well allowing two earned runs in his two starts working 11 2/3rd innings. Boston has dropped eight of ten after held to one run in the loss to the Rays on Monday. Martin Perez has given up six earned runs with six walks in his two starts working 10 2/3rd innings. Team record in his eight starts against the Rays is 1-7 as Perez has an ERA of 7.62. Play Tampa Bay on run line -1.5 runs at +125 odds.
Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Twins at Pirates—Free pick is Minnesota Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at +100 odds. It will be Randy Dobnak going for the Twins. He has pitched well allowing one earned run in his two starts. Minnesota bullpen has pitched well at home. Pirates send Trevor Williams to the hill. He is having control issues this year and have allowed five earned runs in 8 1/3rd innings of work. Pirates batting .178 against righthanders and have lost six straight after losing on Tuesday. Play Minnesota on the run line -1.5 runs at +100 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Reds at Indians—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians to play under the total of eight runs. Starting for Cincinnati will be Tejay Antone. He allowed one run and a hit in a relief appearance against the Cubs in 4 1/3rd innings of work. Reds lineup hitting only .196 against righthanders. Mike Clevinger goes for Cleveland. In his lone home start he held the Royals to two runs over seven innings. Indians averaging only 2.5 runs per game and batting .190. Play Cincinnati and Cleveland under eight runs.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Blue Jays at Braves—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves -135 odds. Hyun Jin Ryu goes for the Blue Jays. He has struggled allowing eight earned runs in his two starts working nine innings. He faced the Braves on the road last year and surrendered four earned runs in 5 2/3rd innings. Sean Newcomb goes for the Braves. He has gotten run support. Atlanta moved to 6-1 at home after their win on Tuesday. Newcomb is backed by a good Braves bullpen. Play Atlanta -135 odds.
Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Cubs at Royals—Free pick is Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals under the total of nine runs. Yu Darvish starts for Chicago. He is coming off a good outing against Pittsburgh allowing no runs and two hits over six innings. Kris Bubic goes for the Royals. He put up impressive numbers in the minor last year and KC has showed well so far in the bullpen. Both lineups not hitting right now. Play Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Royals under nine runs.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Brewers at White Sox—MLB pick is Milwaukee Brewers +120 odds. Starting for Milwaukee is Adrian Houser. He has pitched well in his time with the Brewers. In his first start the righthander allowed one runs over five innings. Dallas Keuchel starts for the White Sox. He is pitching to hard contact this year and was a victim of the home run ball last year. Brewers got Giolito and Rodon in the first two in this series and it gets easier for their lineup here. White Sox bullpen has struggled at home. Play Milwaukee +120 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Dodgers at Padres—MLB free pick is LA Dodgers -121 odds. On the hill for LA will be Ross Stripling. The righthander has allowed four runs in 12 2/3rd innings of work. He is backed by a good Dodgers bullpen that sports an ERA of 1.29. Garrett Richards goes for San Diego and comes off a start at Colorado where he allowed four runs in 5 2/3rd innings. Padres bullpen has struggled and that is a key here. Play LA Dodgers -121 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Rangers at Athletics—Free pick is Texas Rangers +157 odds. It will be Sean Manaea starting for Oakland. He has struggled giving up seven earned runs in nine innings of work resulting in team losses in each game. He is pitching to 42% hard contact. Kyle Gibson in his opening start allowed no runs over five innings against Arizona. Athletics hitting only .186 against righthanders. Play Texas +157 odds.
Houston Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Astros at Diamondbacks—MLB pick is Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at +115 odds. Starting for Arizona will be Robbie Ray. He has been crushed this year surrendering eight runs, three homers and nine walks in 8 1/3rd innings of work. Ray has an awful walk rate in his time with the Diamondbacks and is pitching to 47.8% hard contact this year. Bullpen has struggled for the Diamondbacks and so has the hitting with a team batting average of .192. Lance McCullers Jr. goes for the Astros and he has gotten good run support by a good Astros offense. Houston bullpen has been good. Play Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at +115 odds.
LA Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Angels at Mariners—MLB free pick is Seattle Mariners +147 odds. Marco Gonzalez starts for Seattle. He beat the Angels in his last start giving up no earned runs in 6 1/3rd innings. He has pitched well in his career against the LA Angels with a 6-1 mark. Dylan Bundy goes for the Angels. In his past two starts against the Mariners he has allowed seven earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings in team losses each game. Angels bullpen has had their struggles. Play Seattle +147 odds.
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 8/5/2020
Giants at Rockies—Free pick is Colorado Rockies on the run line -1.5 runs. Jon Gray starts for the Rockies. He has given up three earned runs in 10 1/3rd innings. Teams are hitting only .184 on Gray thus far. Rockies putting up over seven runs per game at home. Giants losing streak now three with their loss in the opener of this series. They have a hard time scoring on the road and the bullpen has not been good. Starter Logan Webb doesn’t pitch deep into games and walks too many batters in his time in the Majors. Play Colorado on the run line -1.5 runs.