Free MLB Picks For Today 8/23/2020
Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Marlins at Nationals—MLB pick is Miami Marlins +143 odds. On the hill for the Nationals is Anibal Sanchez. The righthander has struggled by allowing 17 earned runs and five homers over 18 innings of work. He has a walk rate of 9.7%, teams batting .349 on him and 47.8% hard hit contact. Humberto Mejia counters for the Marlins. Two starts with three runs and a run allowed. Nationals have struggled for runs at home and have lost 12 of 15 against righthanders. Play Marlins +143 odds.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Red Sox at Orioles—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles over the total of 10.5 runs. Two struggling starters on the mound. Wade LeBlanc is on the hill for the Orioles. Past three starts the lefty has allowed fourteen earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings. He faces a Red Sox lineup that hits leftys. Zack Godley throws for the Red Sox. On the season he has a WHIP of 2.00 and ERA of 7.36 in his past three starts. The righthander is going only 3 2/3rd innings per start. Red Sox bullpen has not been good. Strength of both teams are their lineup. Play Red Sox and Orioles over 10.5.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays Nationals Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Blue Jays at Rays—Free pick is Tampa Bay Rays -140 odds. Trent Thornton tosses for the Blue Jays. He has been hammered for seven earned runs in two starts working 4 2/3rd innings walking three. Rays have crushed Thornton. Josh Fleming is on the hill for Tampa Bay. Last year he had a good year in Double A. Rays bullpen has been great at home. They have won 13 of 18 against righthanders and 11 of 13 overall. Play Rays -140 odds.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Tigers at Indians—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians on the run line -1.5 runs at -130 odds. Indians have dominated the Tigers in recent seasons not only on the money line but the run line. Carlos Carrasco starts for Cleveland. He has allowed three runs or fewer in his starts. He has pitched well against the Tigers allowing one earned run or fewer in four of five. Tarik Skubal throws for the Tigers. He had a 10.6% walk rate in Double A last year. In two innings pitched against the White Sox the lefty allowed four runs with seven hits and a walk. Play Indians run line -1.5 runs at -130 odds.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Brewers at Pirates—MLB free pick is Milwaukee and Pittsburgh under the total of nine runs. Brewers send Corbin Burnes to the hill on Sunday to stop the bleeding. He has allowed one earned run in both of his two starts. He does pitch to a Pirates lineup that has struggled against righthanders and are 26th in runs scoring. JT Brubaker counters for the Pirates. He is tossing to a Brewers lineup hitting .189 against righty’s. Past two righthanders they faced they pushed across and average of 1.5 runs per game. Play Pirates and Brewers under nine.
Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Twins at Royals—Free pick is Kansas City Royals +136 odds. On the hill for KC will be Kris Bubic. The lefty has put up better numbers at home. He did allow the Twins two earned runs in his past two starts and he is backed by a good bullpen. Matt Wisler gets the start for Minnesota. He is an opener so that exposes a Twins bullpen with an ERA over five on the road. Twins have a losing record facing lefty’s and don’t hit as well. Play Royals +136 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Reds at Cardinals—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds and St Louis Cardinals under the total of 9.5 runs. Starting for the Reds will be Tyler Mahle. In two starts the righty has allowed two earned runs over ten innings. He had a good outing against the Cardinals last September. Daniel Ponce de Leon goes for the Cardinals. The righthander has allowed no greater than three earned runs in his starts. But the Reds lineup has not hit lately and neither have the Cardinals. Cincinnati batting .188 on the road struggling to score. Cardinals bullpen has been good. Play St Louis and Cincinnati under 9.5 runs.
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
White Sox at Cubs—MLB free pick is Chicago White Sox +160 odds. Going to ride this White Sox team that has won seven straight. Dylan Cease is on the mound for the CHW. Past three starts the righthander has allowed three earned runs in 17 1/3rd innings of work resulting in team wins each game. His lineup is pounding the baseball with a team batting average of .318 and putting up 7.9 runs per game in this win streak. White Sox bullpen solid on the road. Yu Darvish counters for the Cubs. The veteran has put up good numbers but his bullpen is weaker and hitting lineup is batting only .190 in that span of seven games. Play White Sox +160 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Rangers at Mariners—MLB pick is Seattle Mariners +120 odds. It will be Justin Dunn on the hill for the Mariners. The righthander held the Rangers to two runs over six innings nearly two weeks ago. Mike Minor counters for Texas. The lefty has struggled with an ERA near seven in 23 1/3rd innings. Minor pitching to 51% hard contact and there has been a dip in his velocity. Rangers have now lost seven straight. Play Mariners +120 odds.
Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Rockies at Dodgers—MLB free pick is LA Dodgers and Colorado Rockies under the total of nine runs. LA bullpen has been sharp and the Rockies as well with an ERA just over one on the road. Ross Stripling starts for the Dodgers. The righthander has pitched well against the Rockies in his career. Plus, he is pitching to a Colorado team that struggles to hit and score on the road. Antonio Senzatela starts for Colorado. He has shown improvement this season with a WHIP of 1.02 in 25 2/3rd innings of work. He just held the Astros to no runs over eight innings. Play Dodgers and Rockies under nine.
LA Angels vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Angels at Athletics—Free pick is Oakland Athletics -136 odds. Frankie Montas takes the mound for Oakland. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in for of his five starts. He is backed by a sharp bullpen and a team that has won seven of ten. Dylan Bundy counters for the Angels. The veteran just surrendered four earned runs with four walks over four innings against San Francisco. LAA has lost ten of fourteen on the road. Play Oakland -136 odds.
Houston Astros vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Astros at Padres—MLB pick is Houston Astros -110 odds. Zack Greinke is on the hill for Houston. The veteran has pitched well with an ERA of 1.84 and WHIP of 0.88 in 29 1/3rd innings of work. He has pitched well against the Padres in his career. Adrian Morejon counters for San Diego. He has struggled with walks in the minor and majors. His hard contact was 43.3% last year with the Padres. Astros look to avoid the sweep and were embarrasses on Saturday night. Play Houston -110 odds.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Diamondbacks at Giants—MLB free pick is San Francisco Giants +112 odds. Trevor Cahill goes for San Francisco. In limited action on the season he has performed well. He is backed by a lineup that hits and scores runs at home. San Francisco rides a five game win streak. Luke Weaver throws for Arizona. It has been a struggle as the righthander has allowed nineteen earned runs in 18 2/3rd innings of work. Home runs and walks have crushed Weaver. Arizona bats cold. Play Giants +112 odds.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/23/2020
Phillies at Braves—Free pick is Atlanta Braves -102 odds. Josh Tomlin goes for Atlanta. The righthander allowed two earned runs in his first outing. Braves bullpen has performed well and they hit plus score runs at home. Atlanta has won ten of thirteen at home. Zach Eflin takes the hill for the Phillies. Past two starts the righthander has allowed eight earned runs in ten innings. He has been crushed by the home run ball the past two seasons and is backed by a bad Phillies bullpen. Phillies have lost five straight. Play Braves -102 odds.