Free MLB Picks For Today 8/19/2020
Cleveland Indians vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Indians at Pirates—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians and Pittsburgh Pirates to go under the total of nine runs. Aaron Civale starts for Cleveland. Civale has put up respectable numbers and has show the ability to get to the seventh inning in his starts. He is backed by a strong Indians bullpen. Civale deals to a weak Pirates lineup 29th second last in hitting. Steven Brault deals for Pittsburgh. Looks like an opener who has been effective for 2-3 innings. But he is pitching to an Indians lineup that bats .170 against lefthanders. Play Indians and Pirates under nine.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Rays at Yankees—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays +167 odds. Gerrit Cole starts for the Yankees. He faced the Rays lineup eleven days ago and couldn’t get out of the fifth innings allowing three runs and six hits. Tyler Glasnow counters for the Rays. He too has had his struggles but is facing a Yankees lineup with a slew of injuries to key hitters. Tampa Bay is hot winners of three straight and nine of ten. Play Rays +167 odds.
New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Mets at Marlins—Free pick is Miami Marlins +190 odds. Pablo Lopez starts for Miami and has shown the ability to make it into the sixth inning in his starts with an ERA of 2.25 and good WHIP. His lineup is best against righthanded starters. Jacob deGrom starts for New York. DeGrom makes it to the sixth inning then you have to deal with the New York bullpen. With the Mets bullpen likely dealing a 1/3rd of the game not comfortable laying the wood. Play Marlins +190 odds.
Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Nationals at Braves—MLB pick is Atlanta Braves -126 odds. This is a matchup between Eric Fedde of Washington against Kyle Wright of the Braes. Neither has been effective and can make it out of the fourth inning in starts. Both were crushed by the opposing lineup last year in their lone start. Favor the Braves lineup and bullpen. Nationals have struggled scoring against right handed pitching. Play Atlanta -126 odds.
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Tigers at White Sox—MLB free pick is Chicago White Sox -148 odds. Dane Dunning makes his first career start. Strikeout pitcher in the minor with a high rate and effective. Casey Mize is also making his career first start. Good but not overpowering in his time in Double A minors. Tigers have lost seven straight and have struggled facing divisional opponents losing nine of twelve. Play White Sox -148 odds.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Minnesota Twins Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Brewers at Twins—Free pick is Minnesota and Milwaukee under the total of 9.5. Twins have played under in 12 of 13 at home. Rich “five Innings” Hill returns from injury to make his second start. He gave them five innings and no runs in his first start. But backed by a Twins bullpen that has been sharp at home. Brett Anderson starts for Milwaukee. Two earned runs allowed in each of his past three starts but won’t go deep. Fortunately, the Brewers bullpen has been sharp. Play Milwaukee and Minnesota under 9.5.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Reds at Royals—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds -143 odds in Game 2 of a doubleheader, so this game is slated for seven innings. Trevor Bauer has been sharp with an ERA of 0.93 and WHIP of .056 in his three starts. He gets into the seventh inning which is key in a doubleheader day. Matt Harvey starts for the Royals. He has been crushed the past two seasons with control issues, hard contact and the home run ball. Could only look at Bauer here in a seven inning game. Play Reds -143.
Houston Astros vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Astros at Rockies—MLB free pick is Houston Astros -145 odds. This series now moves to Colorado for two games after held in Houston the first two. Framber Valdez starts for the Astros. He has been sharp this season and in his past two starts allowed one earned run in each game. Ryan Castellani is on the hill for the Rockies but has not gotten past five innings in his starts. Rockies bullpen has been crushed at home with an ERA approaching eight. Houston hot winners of six straight and Rockies have lost five of six. Play Houston -145 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Rangers at Padres—Free pick is Texas Rangers +124 odds. Series moves to San Diego after the first two in Texas. Lance Lynn takes the hill for the Rangers. He has been sharp with an ERA of 1.11 and WHIP o f0.74 in five starts. He will get you past six innings in his starts. Chris Paddock starts for the Padres. He has been roughed up allowing nine earned runs in his past two starts working 8 2/3rd innings. Both bullpens have struggled. Play Texas +124 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Dodgers at Mariners—MLB pick is Seattle Mariners +205 odds. This series now is played in Seattle after the first two in Los Angeles. Taiwan Walker gets the start for the Mariners and has but up good recent performances against Rangers and Athletics. Very strong at home this season. Julio Urias takes the mound for the Dodgers. Young pitcher who has had control issues in the past and trying to be reliable starter in this league. When he gets hit the hard contact is 50% this year. Play Mariners +205 odds.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Diamondbacks at Athletics—MLB free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +144 odds. This series moves to Oakland after two in Arizona. Merrill Kelly the starter for the Diamondbacks has allowed one earned run in his past two starts working 12 2/3rd innings. Diamondbacks hot winners of six straight. Oakland has lost two straight. Jesus Luzardo starts for Oakland. He was crushed at San Francisco in his last start allowing six earned runs in 3 1/3rd innings. Rather take plus money here. Play Arizona +144 odds.
LA Angels vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 8/19/2020
Angels at Giants—Free pick is San Francisco Giants +130 odds. Johnny Cueto starts for the Giants coming off a good outing against Oakland pitching seven strong innings and two earned runs. He doesn’t allow many baserunners. Patrick Sandoval starts for the Angels. Was roughed up for five runs four earned in six innings against the Dodgers. He has been crushed with the home run ball and hard contact the past two years. His career in baseball he has a walk rate of nearly 10% and that includes his time in the minors. Play Giants +130 odds.