Free MLB Picks For Today 8/6/2020
Minnesota Twins vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Twins at Pirates—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at -116 odds. It will be Kenta Maeda on the hill for the Twins. The righthander has pitched well allowing two earned runs in eleven innings in team wins each game. As they swept the Pirates at home the Twins have won nine of eleven and has a lineup that scores runs. Pittsburgh is batting just .188 and lost nine of their first eleven. Bullpen has struggled. JT Brubaker makes his Major League Baseball starting debut. He doesn’t figure to go deep in this game and that exposes the Pirates bullpen. Play Minnesota on the run line -1.5 runs at -116 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Rangers at Athletics—MLB free pick is playing Oakland Athletics on the run line -1.5 runs at +127 odds. It will be Mike Fiers on the hill for the Athletics. He is coming off a nice outing against Seattle allowing two runs over six innings. Last two starts at home to Texas, all last year, Fiers was good holding the Rangers to two runs over fourteen innings. Rangers lineup hitting only .180 against righthanders and their bullpen has been atrocious. Mike Minor was tagged for six runs in 5 2/3rd innings in his last start at San Francisco. He is pitching to 44.4% hard contact. Play Oakland on the run line -1.5 runs at +127 odds.
LA Angels vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Angels at Mariners—Free pick is Seattle Mariners +154 odds. Taijuan Walker is on the hill for Seattle. He is coming off a great start at home to Oakland allowing no runs over seven innings and one hit. Dylan Bundy starts for the Angels. Mariners have hit the righthander for seven runs with three homers in 11 1/3rd innings. Those two starts came in 2020 and 2019. Angels bullpen has struggled and the team is just 2-6 facing righthanders. Play Seattle +154 odds.
New York Yankees vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Yankees at Phillies—MLB pick is New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies to play over the total of 9.5 runs. Zac Eflin goes for Philadelphia. He has had struggles in his time with the Phillies giving up the home run ball and last year pitching to 37.9% hard contact. Philadelphia bullpen ERA approaching seven. Phillies are averaging five runs per game so they will contribute to this total. Jordan Montgomery has shown to have issues with his control in the Majors. Bullpen could be vulnerable here as both teams competed in a doubleheader on Wednesday. Play Yankees and Phillies over 9.5 runs.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Reds at Indians—MLB free pick is Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians under the total of eight runs. Entering Wednesday the Indians have gone under in nine straight and the Reds in four in a row. Carlos Carrasco has pitched well in his two starts and has recorded 15 strikeouts in 12 innings pitched. Luis Castillo counters for the Reds. He has 17 strikeouts in 12 innings. Castillo faced the Indians last year and allowed one runs over six innings. Carrasco has pitched well against the Reds at home. He limits baserunners this year with a low WHIP of 1.08. Reds hitting .193 against righty’s and Indians .180 against righthanders. Play Reds and Indians under eight.
Chicago Cubs vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Cubs at Royals—Free pick is Chicago Cubs on the run line -1.5 runs at -106 odds. It will be Tyler Chatwood going for the Cubs. He is pitching well allowing one earned run in his two starts working 12 2/3rd innings. Chicago has done a good job of scoring runs on the road. Brad Keller starts for KC. He has struggled with control in his time with the Royals. KC had dropped seven of eight after getting swept in Chicago. Cubs had won eight of nine as this series moved to Kansas City. Play Cubs on the run line -1.5 runs at -106 odds.
Houston Astros vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Astros at Diamondbacks—MLB pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +127 odds. Starting for the Diamondbacks will be Zac Gallen. He was acquired from the Marlins last year and has pitched well. He has allowed three earned runs in his two starts working ten innings. Zack Greinke goes for the Astros. Veteran has allowed five earned runs in nine innings. He has seen a dip in his strikeouts and significant drop in velocity. Offense came to life for the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. Play Arizona +127.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Blue Jays at Braves—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves -130 odds. Touki Toussaint starts for the Braves. In his opening start he held the Mets to no runs over four innings. He has put up good strikeout numbers in his time in the Majors and Minors. Braves have won six of eight at home and their bullpen has been good. Nate Pearson is on the hill for Toronto. He makes his first road start in the league and is backed by an offense that struggles for runs. Play Atlanta -130 odds.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Brewers at White Sox—Free pick is Chicago White Sox -113 odds. Brewers send Josh Lindblom to the hill. In his time with the Majors he has struggled with control. Milwaukee has struggled hitting and putting up runs. White Sox send Gio Gonzalez to the mound for his second start. He has put up some good numbers the past three seasons. Prefer the White Sox hitting lineup that is belting .294 against righthanders. Play Chicago White Sox -113 odds.
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 8/6/2020
Giants at Rockies—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies on the run line -1.5 runs. It will be Shaun Anderson going for the Giants. He has struggled in his time with the Giants giving up runs and walking batters. Bullpen has not performed for San Francisco and have trouble scoring on the road. Kyle Freeland counters for Colorado. He has allowed two earned runs in twelve innings of work. Freeland held the Padres to no runs over six innings at home in his past start. Rockies hit and produce runs at home. Prefer their lineup. Play Colorado on the run line -1.5 runs.