Free MLB Picks For Today 8/22/2020
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Brewers at Pirates—MLB pick is Milwaukee Brewers on the run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds. Derek Holland starts for the Pirates. The lefthander has been crushed allowing fifteen earned runs in his past three starts working 16 1/3rd innings. Six homers allowed in that span. Josh Lindlom is on the hill for the Brewers. He held the Pirates to two earned run in an earlier start. Brewers have the better bullpen. Milwaukee does a good job of hitting and scoring against lefty’s. Pirates lineup struggles hitting against righthanders. Play Milwaukee on the run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds.
Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Marlins at Nationals—MLB free pick is Miami and Washington under 6.5 runs. Game 1 of a doubleheader so they play only seven innings. Max Scherzer takes the hill. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in five of his past six starts against Miami. Currently his strikeout out rate is 34.5%. Daniel Castano goes for the Marlins. He held the Braves to one run over six innings in his past start. Nationals have struggled putting up runs in their ballpark. Play Marlins and Nationals under 6.5.
LA Angels vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Angels at Athletics—Free pick is Oakland Athletics -138 odds. Chris Bassitt goes for the Athletics. His numbers at home in that pitchers park has been good as the righthander has allowed one earned run in eleven innings of work. He has limited his baserunners this year with a WHIP of 1.01. Team is 4-1 in his five starts and is backed by a strong bullpen. They have won 12 of 15 at home and six of eight overall. Griffin Canning starts for the Angels. The righthander has allowed seven earned runs with four homers in his past two starts tossing 8 2/3rd innings. Oakland has hit Canning hard this year in two games. Angels have lost eight of nine. Play Athletics -138 odds.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Blue Jays at Rays—MLB pick is Toronto Blue Jays -112 odds. Hyun Jin Ryu starts for the Blue Jays. The lefty has pitched well by allowing one earned run or fewer in three straight starts. Toronto bullpen has been good, and the team is riding a six game win streak. Aaron Slegers goes for the Rays. He has struggled to stick in Major League Baseball the past few seasons as he pitches to hard contact. Rays are dealing with injuries to their bullpen. Blue Jays past seven games hitting .290. Play Toronto -112 odds.
Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Twins at Royals—MLB free pick is Kansas City Royals +150 odds. On the hill for the Twins will be Randy Dobnak. The righthander has put up good numbers but only averages five innings a start. Twins bullpen has struggled on the road with an ERA approaching six. Brady Singer starts for the Royals. He has pitched better in his home ballpark and the KC bullpen has been outstanding. Royals have won four in a row at home against the Twins at home and 15 of 23. Play Kansas City +150 odds.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Tigers at Indians—Free pick is Cleveland Indians on the run line -1.5 runs at +115 odds. Starting for Cleveland will be Triston McKenzie. He makes his Major League Baseball debut and put up great strikeout numbers in the minors. Bullpen has been good for Cleveland. Matthew Boyd starts for the Tigers. The veteran has been crushed allowing seventeen earned runs in his past three starts working 13 1/3rd innings. Indians have pounded Boyd last two seasons. Tigers have lost eleven of fifteen against the division. Play Indians run line -1.5 runs at +115 odds.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Phillies at Braves—MLB pick is Atlanta Braves +102 odds. It will be Robbie Erlin taking the mound for the Braves. The lefty in his last start allowed no runs and a hit over four innings against the Marlins. Good strikeouts in the minors this year. Zack Wheeler counters for the Phillies. Five earned runs allowed in his past 12 2/3rd innings. But the Phillies bullpen has been bad approaching an ERA of eight. Atlanta has won nine of twelve at home and has a lineup that put up runs. Play Braves +102 odds.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Red Sox at Orioles—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox -109 odds. Martin Perez is on the hill for the Red Sox. The lefthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four straight starts. His lineup is hitting right now and the team carries three game win streak and the Red Sox have lost six straight. Boston has now won sixteen of twenty at Baltimore. Alex Cobb goes for the Orioles. He just gave up five earned runs in 6 2/3rd innings against the Blue Jays. Baltimore pitching is giving up a lot of runs this week. Play Boston -109 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Reds at Cardinals—Free pick is St Louis Cardinals -128 odds. Wade Miley throws for Cincinnati. The lefthander has struggled in his starts allowing six earned runs in 3 1/3rd innings of work. Past few seasons Miley has been hurt by walks and home run ball. Kwang hyun Kim is on the hill for St Louis. One start he allowed one earned run. A reliable starter in Korea where he put up good numbers. Reds bullpen has performed poorly. Play Cardinals -128 odds.
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
White Sox at Cubs—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox +163 odds. Lopez a serviceable pitcher who gets the strikeout the past few seasons. White Sox has won six straight and Lopez is backed by a strong bullpen plus a team hitting. Kyle Hendricks goes for the Cubs. He took the loss in his past start surrendering three runs over 6 2/3rd innings against the Cardinals. Hendricks is pitching to high contact this year and the hard hit rate a bit high. Rather take plus money as the Cubs have lost six of nine. Play White Sox +163 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Rangers at Mariners—MLB free pick is Seattle and Texas over the total of 8.5 runs. Two bad bullpens in this game. Texas starter Jordan Lyles has been crushed by allowing seventeen earned runs in his three starts tossing 18 1/3rd innings. Lyles walk rate approaching 14% and he has a history of pitching to hard contact. Justus Sheffield throws for Seattle. An inconsistent pitcher who has been marred by control issues at every stop to the Majors. Play Rangers and Mariners over 8.5.
Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Astros at Padres—Free pick is Houston Astros and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 9.5 runs. It will be Brandon Bielak starting for the Astros. The righthander sits with an ERA of 1.69 and good WHIP of 1.3 in his three starts. He has allowed no greater than two earned runs in his starts. Zach Davies takes the hill for the Padres. The veteran has limited his baserunners with a WHIP of 0.87 in his five starts. Head to head they have gone under in four straight. Play Astros and Padres under 9.5.
Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Rockies at Dodgers—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies and LA Dodgers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Two strong bullpens are featured in this game. Rockies away from Coors Field sports an ERA of 1.05 and WHIP of 0.90. Dodgers bullpen a home ERA of 1.45. Kyle Freeland throws for the Rockies. In five starts the lefty gets into the seventh innings with a WHIP of 1.11 and WHIP of 2.56. Under is 10-0 in Freeland’s past ten starts against the Dodgers. Dustin May takes the hill for LAD. In three starts he sports a WHIP of 1.10. He has allowed no greater than two earned runs in his starts. Rockies a very weak hitting team on the road. Play Rockies and Dodgers under 8.5 runs.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 8/22/2020
Diamondbacks at Giants—MLB free pick is San Francisco Giants +140 odds. Tyler Anderson starts for the Giants. He makes his home debut after making his first four starts on the road. He will throw to an Arizona team that struggles hitting lefty’s and are lacking run production lately. Arizona team record against lefty’s is 1-6. Zac Gallen throws for Arizona. Gallen has put up good numbers but don’t want to lay a price here with a Diamondbacks bullpen that has been subpar and a slumping hitting lineup. Giants have won four straight and Arizona lost three in a row. Play Giants +140 odds.