Free MLB Picks For Today 8/15/2020
St Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Cardinals at White Sox—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals +148 odds. Team returns to play with Adam Wainwright on the hill. The righthander held the Pirates to one run and three hits over six innings in victory. The bullpen has lots of rest here. Lucas Giolito counters for the White Sox. He has been dealing with major control and hard hit issues on the year. There also has been a dip in velocity. Prefer the Cardinals bullpen. Play St Louis +148 odds.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Brewers at Cubs—MLB free pick is Chicago Cubs -104 odds. Alec Mills is on the hill for Chicago. The righthander has pitched well allowing two earned runs in thirteen innings of work. As they opened this series the Cubs had won thirteen of sixteen games. Adrian Houser counters for the Brewers. In his last start he allowed the Twins to four runs in five innings of work. Cubs hit him last year for seven runs in nine innings. Milwaukee lineup has not hit. Play Chicago Cubs -104 odds.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Mets at Phillies—Free pick is New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies over 8.5 runs. On the hill for New York will be Steven Matz. He has struggled by allowing sixteen earned runs in his past three starts working 12 2/3rd innings. Matz is pitching to high contact and has been crushed by the home run ball the past three seasons. New York hits well against righthanders. They face on with Aaron Nola for Philadelphia. He is backed by one of the worst bullpens in the league with an ERA of 10.19. Mets bullpen has not performed well. Play Mets and Phillies over 8.5 runs.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Indians at Tigers—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers to play under the total of eight runs. Shane Bieber goes for the Indians. The righthander has been sharp with an ERA of 1.63 and WHIP of 0.76 in four starts averaging seven innings per outing. He pitched well against the Tigers last year and backed by a strong bullpen. Spencer Turnbull goes for the Tigers. He has allowed four earned runs in his three starts working 18 innings. He will face a weak hitting Cleveland lineup. The under has cashed fifteen of twenty for the Indians. Play Cleveland and Detroit under eight.
Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Braves at Marlins—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves on the run line -1.5 runs. Max Fried starts for the Braves. The lefthander has pitched well allowing two earned runs in his past three starts working 17 2/3rd innings. Bullpen has performed well for Atlanta. Daniel Castano counters for Miami. The young pitcher was tagged in his first start for four earned runs with two homers in 4 1/3rd innings against the Mets. Braves fifth leading scoring offense in baseball. Play Atlanta run line -1.5 runs.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Pirates at Reds—Free pick is Cincinnati Reds on the run line -1.5 runs at +100 odds. Starting for Cincinnati will be Trevor Bauer. The righthander has allowed two earned runs in three starts working 19 1/3rd innings with 32 strikeouts. Steven Brault starts for Pittsburgh. He hasnot gone deep in his starts going no further than three innings. He was crushed in a relief outing. He has had a double digit walk rate in three straight seasons. Pirates second last in team batting. They hit only .190 against righthanders. Play Reds on the run line -1.5 runs at +100 odds.
Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Athletics at Giants—MLB pick is Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Kevin Gausman is on the mound for the Giants. The righthander has pitched well allowing one earned run in each of his past two starts working 6 1/3rd in each game allowing three hits per contest. He has pitched very well against Oakland Chris Bassitt goes for Oakland. The righty in 22 1/3rd innings sits with a WHIP of 0.90. He is backed by a very good bullpen. San Francisco offense bottom third in the league in runs and homers. Play Giants and Athletics under 8.5.
Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Mariners at Astros—MLB free pick is Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds. Christian Javier is on the hill for Houston. He has limited baserunners this year with a WHIP of 0.89. Astros bullpen has performed well. Seattle goes with lefty Nick Margevicius. Issue is he averages two innings per start and backed by a poor Mariners bullpen with an ERA near seven. Houston does a good job of hitting and producing runs against lefthanders. Play Astros run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds.
Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Nationals at Orioles—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles +171 odds. Continuing to ride this O’s team. They get the win on Friday go move to 12-7 on the year. This team can hit and produce runs. Asher Wojciechowski starts for the Orioles. He allowed no run in 3 2/3rd innings in his first start and has not gone deep as a starter. Orioles bullpen has performed well enough and better than the Nationals. Patrick Corbin is on the hill for Washington. He has pitched to hard contact two of his past three seasons. Prefer the plus money and lineup for Baltimore. Play Orioles +171 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Rangers at Rockies—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies on the run line -1.5 runs at +110 odds. German Marquez is slated to start on Saturday. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in his four starts and enters with a WHIP of 0.93. Kyle Gibson for the Rangers allows baserunners and that is dangerous at Coors Field. He is giving up over two hits per inning pitched. Past two starts the righty has given up seven earned runs with three homers in 10 1/3rd innings. He has been crushed by the home run and hard hit contact the past few seasons. Prefer the lineup of the Rockies as well. Play Colorado run line -.15 runs at +110 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 8/15/2020
Dodgers at Angels—MLB free pick is LA Dodgers -139 odds. Walker Buehler starts for the Dodgers. He does a good job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 1.05. The bullpen behind him has been outstanding. Andrew Heaney counters for the Angels. He is allowing nearly two hits per inning pitched. In his last start the lefty allowed five earned runs in 3 2/3rd innings against Texas. Dodgers heading up offensively. Play LA Dodgers -139 odds.