Free MLB Picks For Today 8/9/2020
Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Orioles at Nationals—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +199 odds. Stephen Strasberg makes his season debut on Sunday as he was bothered by a hand injury. He could be limited in innings out of the gate. He is backed by a hitting lineup near the bottom of Major League Baseball in runs scored and homers. This is a better than average hitting lineup for the Orioles. Asher Wojciechowski takes the hill for the Orioles. He has a strikeout rate of 25.6% and has consistently got the strikeout the past few seasons. Orioles bullpen has performed well. Play Baltimore +199 odds.
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Yankees at Rays—MLB free pick is New York Yankees +102 odds. James Paxton will start for the Yankees. He has put up solid numbers the past few seasons and had a strikeout rate of 29.4% last season. He is backed by an offense number two in the league in scoring and best in home runs. Paxton has pitched well against Tampa Bay in his career. Rays sit near the bottom of baseball in team batting and homers. Charlie Morton throws for the Rays. Charlie Morton takes the mound for Tampa Bay. The veteran has not gone deep in his starts and allowed nine earned runs in 14 2/3rd innings. New York had success hitting Morton last season. Play New York +102 odds.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Marlins at Mets—Free pick is Miami Marlins +228 odds. Pablo Lopez takes the hill for Miami. The righthander held a better than average Orioles hitting lineup no runs and two hits over five innings. In his last start against New York he held the Mets to no runs and a hit over seven innings. After winning the opener of this series the Marlins had won seven of eight. Miami relievers have pitched well. Jacob deGrom counters for New York. He has gone no further than six innings in any of his starts. Mets bullpen has not been good. Rather take plus money. Play Miami +228.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Blue Jays at Red Sox—MLB pick is Toronto and Boston to play over the total of 9.5 runs. Matt Shoemaker starts for Toronto. He was shelled in his first start for six runs with three walke and three homers in 4 2/3rd innings against Atlanta. He has not had success facing the Red Sox lineup. Nathan Eovaldi start for Boston. He surrendered four earned runs in five innings against the Rays in his last start and has not pitched deep in games. Blue Jays crushed Eovaldi last year for eight earned runs and four homers with six walks in 9 1/3rd innings. Play Blue Jays and Red Sox over 9.5 runs.
Detroit Tigers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Tigers at Pirates—MLB free pick is Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates to play over the total of 8.5 runs. High scoring in both games of this series. Spencer Turnbull starts for the Tigers. He has struggled with the base on balls the past two seasons. In his two seasons in the Major hard contact rate is 41% average. Detroit bullpen has not been good. Joe Musgrove gets the start for Pittsburgh. He has been hammered for eleven earned runs, four homers and eleven walks in three starts tossing 14 2/3rd innings. He too is backed by a poorly performing bullpen. Play Tigers and Pirates over 8.5 runs.
Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Twins at Royals—Free pick is Minnesota Twins on the run line -1.5 runs. Jose Berrios starts for Minnesota. He comes off a good outing against the Pirates allowing one run over six innings. Brady Singer counters for the Royals. The righthander was hit for four runs with two homers over five innings in a defeat to the White Sox. He as a victim of the homer run ball in the minors last season. Twins can score and are fourth in the league in homers. Their bullpen is good. Royals lack power in the lineup. Play Minnesota on the run line -1.5 runs.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Reds at Brewers—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers to play under the total of eight runs. Sonny Gray starts for Cincinnati. He has allowed two earned runs in three starts working 18 2/3rd innings with a WHIP of 0.70. Reds lineup near the bottom with a .204 batting average. Brandon Woodruff counters for Milwaukee. He too has limited baserunners sitting with a WHIP of 0.92. The righthander has an impressive strikeout rate of 31.8%. His lineup has been weak hitting with a team batting average of .204 against righthanders. Play Reds and Brewers under eight runs.
LA Angels vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Angels at Rangers—MLB free pick is LA Angels and Texas Rangers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. On the mound for LA will be Andrew Heaney. The lefthander has pitched well four earned runs in 15 1/3rd innings pitched with a low WHIP of 0.97. He is pitching to a Rangers lineup that hits only .181 at home. Lance Lynn counters for the Rangers. Only one earned run allowed in 18 1/3rd innings. Both pitchers had success against their opposing lineup last season. Play Texas and LA Angels under 8.5.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Astros at Athletics—Free pick is Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics under 8.5. Christian Javier starts for the Astros. He has allowed two earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings pitched. He is dealing to an Oakland lineup that bats only .197 against righthanders. Jesus Luzardo counters for the Athletics. In his lone starts he held the Rangers to no runs in five innings. Bullpen has been outstanding for Oakland. He has been good strikeout pitcher and effective on his way up to the Majors and in his limited time with Oakland. Seven of nine to the under for Oakland. Play Houston and Oakland under 8.5 runs.
San Francisco Giants vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Giants at Dodgers—MLB pick is LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants over the total of 8.5 runs. Day game in LA with warm weather so the ball should carry. Kevin Gausman has been lit up in his career against the Dodgers. In his two starts this year the righthander has surrendered seven runs in 9 2/3rd innings. San Francisco bullpen has struggled. Gausman has been hurt by the home run ball the past several seasons. Walker Buehler has allowed five earned runs in 8 2/3rd innings pitched. San Francisco should be able to push some runs across to help this over. Play Giants and Dodgers over 8.5 runs.
Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Rockies at Mariners—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies on the run line -1.5 runs at +100 odds. German Marquez takes the mound for the Rockies. The veteran has pitched well allowing four earned runs in three starts working 19 innings with a WHIP of 0.95. Rockies bullpen has been outstanding. Justus Sheffield starts for Seattle. He has been tagged for eight runs in 7 2/3rd innings walking six batter. Mariners bullpen has been terrible. Play Rockies on the run line -1.5 runs at +100 odds.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Diamondbacks at Padres—Free pick is San Diego Padres on the run line -1.5 runs at +135 odds. Starting for San Diego will be Dinelson Lamet. The hard throwing righthander has been sharp allowing three earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings. San Diego bullpen has been better at home. It will be Madison Bumgarner on the hill for Arizona. The veteran has struggled surrendering 12 earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings. The hard contact is 50% and the velocity is way down. Arizona batting just .192 on the road struggling to score. Play Padres on the run line -1.5 runs at +135 odds.
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 8/9/2020
Indians at White Sox—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Shane Bieber takes the mound for the Indians. The righthander has been sharp allowing two earned runs in 21 2/3rd innings pitched. Cleveland bullpen has been outstanding and the hitting weak. Lucas Giolito will counter for the White Sox. The righthander in his past two starts has given up two earned runs in 12 innings. Against Cleveland he shut down the Indians over six innings. Cleveland has gone under in 14 of 16 games. Play Indians and White Sox under 7.5 runs.