Free MLB Picks For Today 8/14/2020
Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Nationals at Orioles—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +196 odds. Tommy Milone gets the start for Baltimore. He pitches in good form allowing one earned run in his past eleven innings of work. Orioles move to 9-7 after they sweep the Phillies in their three game series for a five game win streak. This offense is producing runs. Stephen Strasburg starts for Washington. He has been dealing with a nerve issue and saw only 4 1/3rd innings of work surrendering five runs on Sunday against Baltimore. Washington offense has struggled getting runs. Play Baltimore +196 odds.
Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Braves at Marlins—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves -106 odds. Kyle Wright starts for Atlanta. Prospect is a strikeout pitcher as he makes his fourth start of the season. He wont go deep into this game and is backed by a good bullpen. A step down in class for Atlanta after facing the Yankees lineup. Pablo Lopez goes for Miami. He allowed three runs two earned with four walks against the Mets in his last start in defeat. Marlins have lost three of four and the Braves do a good job of hitting and producing runs against righthanders. Play Atlanta -106 odds.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Pirates at Reds—Free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Sonny Gray starts for the Reds. The righthander has pitched well with an ERA of 2.50 and WHIP of 0.94 in his three starts. Chad Kuhl goes for Pittsburgh and has allowed two earned runs in nine innings. These are two offenses that have struggled hitting righthanders with the Pirates at .178 and Reds .196. Play Pirates and Reds under 8.5.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Indians at Tigers—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers to play under the total of nine runs. Indians have gone under in fifteen on nineteen games. Aaron Civale starts for Cleveland He has pitched well with an ERA of 2.84 and WHIP of 1.00 in three starts. He has limited walks and sports a strikeout rate of 31.1%. Civale faced the Tigers three times last year allowing three earned runs in 20 2/3rd innings. Indians have a great bullpen and have struggled hitting. Ivan Nova is on the hill for the Tigers. In his past two starts against Cleveland the righty has allowed one earned run in each game. Detroit lineup strikes out a lot. Play Cleveland and Detroit under nine runs.
Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Royals at Twins—MLB free pick is Minnesota Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at +112 odds. Jake Odorizzi makes his second start of the season. He went just three innings in his first start. He is coming off a great year with Minnesota where he finished with a strikeout rate of 27.1%. Jakob Junis starts for the Royals. He struggled late last year and has not gone deep in his starts this season. He is pitching to high contact and has allowed hard contact the past three seasons. Junis has been crushed with the home run ball and the Twins are third in homers. Play Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at +112 odds.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Brewers at Cubs—Free pick is Chicago Cubs +106 odds. Tyler Chatwood starts for the Cubs. He faced Milwaukee earlier in the season allowing one run with eight strikeouts over six innings. His strikeout rate is 35.4%. Brandon Woodruff is on the hill for Milwaukee. Cubs have hit Woodruff for sixteen earned runs in 17 2/3rd innings. Chicago wins the opener of this series for their third straight win and nine wins in ten games. Brewers 26th in the Major in run production and 25th in homers. Cubs hitting and winning. Play Chicago Cubs +106 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Rangers at Rockies—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies +114 odds. Ryan Castellani starts for the Rockies. He held the Mariners to no runs over four innings and should go deeper here. He has a lineup that is hitting. Lance Lynn is on the hill for the Rangers. He has had issues with control with double digit walk rates in three of his past four seasons. This is a Texas lineup sitting 28th in runs scored and 29th second last in homers. Play Colorado +114 odds.
Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Mariners at Astros—MLB pick is Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at +101 odds. Framber Valdez is on the hill for Houston. The lefthander has pitched well allowing four earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings and limiting walks. They do get good work out of their bullpen. Astros lineup hit lefty’s well. Yusei Kikuchi starts for the Mariners. He faced the Astros three weeks back allowing five earned runs with four walks in 3 2/3rd innings. Seattle bullpen has been poor with an ERA approaching seven. Mariners batting only .180 against lefthanders. Play Astros on run line -1.5 runs at +101 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Dodgers at Angels—MLB free pick is LA Dodgers on the run line -1.5 runs at +100 odds. Clayton Kershaw gets the start on Friday as he gets an extra day of rest not starting Thursday. He has pitched well in his career against the Angels and the Dodgers bullpen has been very good. Dodgers found offense at the end of their home stand as they score 17 runs in the final two games against the Padres. Patrick Sandoval goes for the Angels. He has dealt with control issues with the Angels and minors the past two seasons. LA Angel bullpen has not performed well and the team allowed 17 runs in three games to Oakland in their three game series. Play Dodgers on run line -1.5 runs at +100 odds.
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Padres at Diamondbacks—Free pick is San Diego Padres -127 odds. Dinelson Lamet starts for the Padres. He has allowed one earned run in each of his four starts with a strikeout rate of 31.1%. Merrill Kelly starts for Arizona. Padres had success hitting the Diamondbacks righthander. Diamondbacks sitting 28th in the league in homers and the Padres a home run hitting team. San Diego has won five of seven against the Diamondbacks. Play San Diego -127 odds.
Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 8/14/2020
Athletics at Giants—MLB pick is Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Frankie Montas gets the start for the Athletics. The righthander is in good form tossing 14 innings in his past two starts allowing one earned run. Oakland bullpen has been strong. Johnny Cueto starts for the Giants. He held the Dodgers to no hits over five innings and was marred by a dropped fly ball. San Francisco has lacked power in their lineup. Play Athletics and Giants under 8.5 runs.