Free MLB Picks For Today 8/8/2020
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Indians at White Sox—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox to play under the total of nine runs. Zach Plesac. The righthander held the White Sox to no runs over eight innings of work striking out eleven. As they opened this series the Indians have played under in 12 of 14 games. Their bullpen has been awesome and hitting is slumping. Ross Detwiler will pick for Chicago faces a weak lineup. He has not allowed a run or walk in 8 1/3rd innings of work. Play Indians and White Sox under nine runs.
Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Tigers at Pirates—MLB free pick is Detroit Tigers +102 odds. Ivan Nova goes for Detroit. He comes off an outing against the Royals where he allowed two runs with no walks over 5 2/3rd innings. Tigers bullpen limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 1.06. Offense woke up in the opener of this series. Pirates counter with Derek Holland who allowed six runs with five walks in 11 1/3rd innings. Pittsburgh has lost ten of thirteen as this series opened with their pitching getting torched in the opener. Pirates bullpen has been bad. Play Detroit +102 odds.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Astros at Athletics—MLB pick is Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics to play under the total of nine runs. Frankie Montas gets the call for Oakland. The right hander has allowed three earned runs in twelve innings of work. He has also pitched well against the Astros. Athletics bullpen has been outstanding. Framber Valdez goes for the Astros. The righthander allowed two earned runs in 4 2/3rd innings against a good hitting Dodgers team but the Astros bullpen has pitched well. Athletics batting .206 on the year. Play Houston and Oakland under nine runs.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Orioles at Nationals—MLB free pick is Baltimore Orioles +188 odds. On the hill for Baltimore will be Tom Eshelman who makes his first start of the season. He has allowed one run in 3 1/3rd innings of work. But he faces a weak hitting Nationals lineup who couldn’t push across a run on the Orioles pitchers in the opener. Austin Voth starts for Washington. He has struggled with control in his time with the Nationals. His lineup batting only .186 against righthanders. Prefer the lineup from the Orioles. Play Baltimore +188 odds.
Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Braves at Phillies—Free pick is Atlanta Braves -104 odds. Starting for Atlanta will be Kyle Wright. Prospect a strikeout pitching with good velocity. He is backed by a good bullpen and a lineup that produces runs against righthanders. Jake Arrieta goes for the Phillies. He is getting hit hard the past two seasons and getting hurt with the home run ball. Phillies bullpen bad on the season. Play Atlanta -104 odds.
Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Twins at Royals—Free pick is Minnesota Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at -104 odds. Jake Odorizzi goes for the Twins. The veteran is coming off a great season in 2019 with a strikeout rate of 27.1%. He has an offense that erupts for runs on the road. Danny Duffy goes for KC. Twins crushed Duffy for 11 earned runs in 12 2/3rd innings. He has struggled with hard contact the past two seasons. Play Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at -104 odds.
LA Angels vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Angels at Rangers—MLB pick is LA Angels -142 odds. Pablo Sandoval goes for the Angels. He held the Mariners to one earned runs over four innings. He is backed by an Angels lineup that has hit for power. Kolby Allard starts for the Rangers. He has struggled with control in his time in the Majors as well as hard hit contact. Texas lineup has struggled pushing across runs and their bullpen has performed poorly. Play LA Angels -142 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Reds at Brewers—MLB free pick is Milwaukee Brewers -106 odds. Brett Anderson starts for the Brewers. He doesn’t go deep into games and is backed by the better bullpen. Reds will go with Anthony DeSclafani to make his first start of the year. He has given up hard contact the past two seasons and his bullpen performed poorly on the year. DeSclafani was forced to miss a start to injury. Play Milwaukee -106 odds.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Diamondbacks at Padres—Free pick is San Diego Padres on the run line -1.5 runs at +130 odds. Starting for the Padres will be Chris Paddock. The ace of the Padres staff held the Diamondbacks scoreless in six innings in his first start. Merrill Kelly goes for the Diamondbacks. He did allow three earned runs in six innings against the Dodgers. Diamondbacks are struggling to score and were shut out in the opener of this series. Play San Diego on the run line -1.5 runs at +130 odds.
Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Rockies at Mariners—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies +104 odds. Starting for the Rockies will be Ryan Castellani. He makes his Major League Baseball starting debut and doesn’t figure to go deep in this game. Fortunately, the Rockies bullpen has performed well on the road. Nick Margevicius comes out of the bullpen to make a start. He was crushed with the Padres last year with an ERA of 6.79 in 12 starts and five out of the bullpen. Mariners bullpen has been atrocious. Play Colorado +104 odds.
San Francisco Giants vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction 8/8/2020
Giants at Dodgers—MLB free pick is San Francisco Giants and LA Dodgers to play under the total of eight runs. Clayton Kershaw was sharp in his opening start allowing no runs over 5 2/3rd innings against the Diamondbacks. He has been dominant against the Giants in his career. LA bullpen has been outstanding. Johnny Cueto pitched well in his opening start against the Dodgers in LA. San Francisco does not hit well on the road. Play Giants and Dodgers under eight runs.