Free MLB Picks For Today 8/21/2020
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Brewers at Pirates—MLB pick is Milwaukee Brewers -135 odds. It will be Adrian Houser on the hill for the Brewers. He has an ERA of 3.27 in 22 innings of work. He faced the Pirates earlier in the season allowing one run over five innings. Chad Kuhl counters for the Pirates. Three earned runs with two homers allowed in his past start tossing five innings at Cincinnati. His past two years in MLB he has been hurt with the home run ball and hard contact. Pirates bullpen has been bad. They are weak hitting lineup and have lost 17 of 21 to start the season. Play Milwaukee -135 odds.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Tigers at Indians—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians on the run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds. Adam Plutko starts for the Indians. He has pitched well at home and is backed by a good bullpen. Michael Fulmer counters for Detroit. He couldn’t get out of the third inning when he faced the Indians about a week ago giving up three earned runs with two homers in 2 2/3rd innings. Fulmer the past two seasons has been hurt by the homer and hard contact. Velocity has dipped this year as well. Tigers have lost 11 of 14 against the division. Play Indians on run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Phillies at Braves—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves -105 odds. Max Fried goes for the Braves. The lefty has allowed one earned run in his past three starts working 17 1/3rd innings. Braves lineup hit and score runs plus has the better bullpen. Atlanta a good home team winning eight of eleven. Aaron Nola starts for the Phillies. Braves have hit Nola in his past three appearances for ten earned runs in nineteen innings. Philadelphia bullpen has been bad. Play Atlanta -105 odds.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Red Sox at Orioles—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles to play over the total of 9.5 runs. Colton Brewer is on the hill for Boston. Poor outing in his first start giving up two earned runs, four hits with three walks in 2 2/3rd innings. Brewer in the minors had control issues and was not dominating. John Means has been pounded in three starts for nine runs in 7 2/3rd innings. No fan of either bullpen. Strength of each team is their hitting. Play Red Sox and Orioles over 9.5.
Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Twins at Royals—Free pick is Kansas City Royals +130 odds. Danny Duffy starts for KC. The lefty held the Twins to one run over five innings in his past start. He also had a good recent outing against the Cubs. Royals bullpen has been good. Jake Odorizzi counters for Minnesota. The righthander in two starts has not gone deep in games and has been pitching to hard contact the past two seasons. KC has won 14 of 22 at home to Minnesota. Twins bullpen approaching ERA of six on the road. Play Royals +130 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Reds at Cardinals—Free pick is St Louis Cardinals -105 odds. It will be Dakota Hudson to start for St Louis. He held the White Sox to one earned run in four innings last time out. Cardinals bullpen much better than the Reds. Anthony Desclafani is on the hill for the Reds. He was pounded for nine runs in two innings against the Pirates. Cincinnati has lost 12 of 17 against righty starters. Play St Louis -105 odds.
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
White Sox at Cubs—MLB pick is Chicago Cubs +103 odds. Jon Lester starts for the Cubs. One bad outing and three great ones as the team is 3-1 in his four starts. He has pitched well against the White Sox in his career with his team record 8-1 in his past nine. Dallas Keuchel goes for the White Sox. The lefty has given up five earned runs with four walks in his past two starts tossing 11 2/3rd innings. Cubs get a day of rest for their bullpen by not playing on Thursday. Huge step up in class for the White Sox after playing the Tigers. Play Cubs +103 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Rangers at Mariners—MLB free pick Seattle Mariners +112 odds. Nick Margevicius starts for the Mariners. The lefty two earned runs in six innings at Houston in his last start. Kolby Allard is on the hill for the Rangers. He averages just four innings per start which exposes a Texas bullpen with an ERA approaching eight. Rangers have lost five straight and have dropped eight of eleven on the road. Play Seattle +112 odds.
Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Astros at Padres—Free pick is Houston Astros +120 odds. Starting for Houston will be Lance McCullers. The righthander has allowed two earned runs in his past two starts working 12 2/3rd innings. Astros a hot team winning eight in a row. Garrett Richards starts for the Padres. He has pitched well but struggled against a good hitting Dodgers lineup. Astros hitting and am worried about the Padres bullpen. Play Astros +120 odds.
LA Angels vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Angels at Athletics—Free pick Oakland Athletics +107 odds. It will be Mike Fiers starting for the Athletics. He held the Giants to two runs over six innings in his past start. He is backed by an outstanding bullpen. Team has won six of eight. Andrew Heaney counters for LAA. The lefty has been roughed up for nine earned runs in his past 9 1/3rd innings pitched. His walk rate is approaching 9% this season. Past four seasons he has been hit with extremely hard contact. Also, his velocity has dipped. Play Oakland +107 odds.
Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Rockies at Dodgers—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies and LA Dodgers under 9.5 runs. Jon Gray starts for the Rockies. He has pitched better on the road and the Rockies bullpen ERA sits under a run. As usual, Colorado continues to struggle hitting on the road. Walker Buehler goes for LA. His ERA is over a run lower pitching at Dodger Stadium. Also, walks are down and strikeouts up at home. LA has an outstanding bullpen. Buehler looks comfortable at Dodger Stadium. Play Rockies and Dodgers under 9.5. runs.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 8/21/2020
Diamondbacks at Giants—MLB free pick is San Francisco Giants +104 odds. Logan Webb goes for San Francisco. ERA of 3.54 in five games. He did pitch well against Arizona in his start last year. Giants have won three straight. Team is hitting as they are averaging nearly eight runs per game in their past four games. Robbie Ray goes for Arizona. He has been pounded sitting with an ERA of 8.59 and WHIP of 1.90 in his five starts. Ray has double digit walk rates the past four seasons with hard hit contact 40% or greater in that span. He has been hurt by the home run ball this year. Diamondbacks offense held to one run in each of their past two games. Play San Francisco +104 odds.