Free MLB Picks For Today 8/25/2020
LA Angels vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Angels at Astros—MLB pick is Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at +130 odds. Getting the start for the Angels will be Jose Suarez. The lefty surrendered five earned runs in 1 1/3rd innings at San Francisco. He has struggled with walks, home runs and hard hit contact in his past two seasons with the Angels. Christian Javier goes for Houston. He has done a good job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 1.07 in five starts. Astros bullpen has been very good at home. Play Houston run line -1.5 runs at +130 odds.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Phillies at Nationals—MLB free pick is Washington Nationals +111 odds. On the hill for the Nationals will be Eric Fedde. The righthander has allowed three earned runs in his past two starts. He is backed by a bullpen that has performed well at home. Jake Arrieta throws for the Phillies. In is past two start the veteran has given up eight earned runs in nine innings of work. Philadelphia bullpen has an ERA of eight. Nationals past seven games are hitting .283. Play Washington +111 odds.
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Red Sox at Blue Jays—Free pick is Toronto Blue Jays -119 odds. Chase Anderson takes the mound for the Blue Jays. The righthander has allowed one earned run in each of his past three starts. Blue Jays bullpen sharp and come off a split of a four game series against a good Tampa Bay team on the road. This is a lineup that hits well and puts up runs at home. Kyle Hart counters for Boston. Seven earned runs allowed in two starts tossing 5 2/3rd innings. Control has been an issue in the minors leading up to his callup. Red Sox bullpen poor and the team has lost ten of fifteen on the road. Play Blue Jays -119 odds.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Orioles at Rays—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +204 odds. Tommy Milone is on the hill for an Orioles team riding a two game win streak. The lefty has allowed six earned runs in his past three starts tossing 16 innings with no walks. Orioles strength is their lineup that put up 6.5 runs and hits .295 on the road. Tyler Glasnow counters for the Rays. The lefty in his past three starts has given up 11 earned runs in 12 2/3rd innings pitched. His walk rate is 13.7% and pitching to 49% hard contact on the season. Play Orioles +204 odds.
Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Twins at Indians—MLB free pick is Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians to play under the total of eight runs. Shane Bieber goes for the Indians. The righty has an ERA of 1.11 and WHIP of 0.75 in his five starts this year averaging nearly seven innings a start. He is backed by a good bullpen. Bieber faced the Twins earlier in the year allowing no runs in eight innings. Rich Hill throws for the Twins. The veteran has been a good strikeout pitching and limiting his walk plus tough to hit the past several seasons. He is tossing to a Cleveland team that doesn’t hit lefthanders well. Play Twins and Indians under eight runs.
Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Cubs at Tigers—MLB pick is Chicago Cubs -123 odds. Tyler Chatwood takes the hill for the Cubs. He has had one bad start and two good ones. Chatwood has a 35.4% strikeout rate on the year. He is facing a Tigers team that has lost ten of fourteen at home. Spencer Turnbull is on the hill for the Tigers. His control has been terrible the past two years with Detroit. Cubs pounded Tigers pitching in the opener of this series. Play Chicago Cubs -123 odds.
New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Yankees at Braves—MLB free pick is Yankees and Braves under 9 runs. Gerrit Cole is on the hill for New York. He has done a good job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 0.88 and a strikeout rate of 31.6%. His bullpen is rested since last playing on August 20th. Lineup could be rusty and they are without Stanton and LeMahieu. Judge does return. Ian Anderson counters for Atlanta. MLB debut and he was effective in the minors with a high strikeout rate and third overall prospect. Braves bullpen has been good. Play New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves under nine runs.
LA Angels vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Angels at Astros—Free pick is Houston Astros -134 odds. Brandon Bielak looks to rebound after a poor start at San Diego. Prior to that he carried an ERA of 1.69 in three starts. So he has had three good starts and one bad one. Julio Teheran makes his fourth start of the year. He has been crushed giving up 11 runs, four homers and five walks in 3 1/3rd innings. Angels have lost ten of twelve entering this doubleheader. Play Astros -134 odds.
Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Athletics at Rangers—Free pick is Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers to play under the total of nine runs. Sean Manaea is on the mound for the Athletics. The lefty has allowed a total of three earned runs in his past two starts. Bullpen has been good for Oakland and pitches to the Rangers lineup that struggles to hit, and score runs. They are batting only .171 past seven games. Manaea has pitched well against Texas in his career. Kyle Gibson counters for the Rangers. He has also put up good numbers against his opponent. Gibson throws to an Oakland team that is not a strong hitting lineup against righthanders. Play Athletics and Rangers under nine.
New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 8/24/2020
Mets at Marlins—MLB pick Marlins +155 odds. Game 2 of doubleheader to be played as a seven innings game. It will be Seth Lugo on the mound for the Mets to face Marlins lefty Trevor Rogers. Interesting the Mets move Lugo a closer to start this game. First start in over two years. Rogers a third year pro spending two years in the minors. He had a 26% strikeout rate in minor league play. Just 22 years old. Play Miami +155 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Reds at Brewers—MLB pick is Milwaukee Brewers -108 odds. On the hill for Milwaukee will be Brandon Woodruff. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his six starts. He pitches to a Cincinnati lineup that bats .182 on the road. Luis Castillo counters for the Reds. He has struggled with control the past two years. He lasted just 3 1/3rd innings at KC surrendering three earned runs in defeat. Reds bullpen on the road has an ERA of six. Play Brewers -108 odds.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Pirates at White Sox—MLB free pick is Chicago White Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds. Lucas Giolito takes the hill for the White Sox. The righthander held the Tigers to no runs over seven innings in his past start. He is throwing to a Pirates lineup that struggles to hit and score on the road. Steven Brault tosses for the Pirates. He averages only three innings in his starts which exposes their bad bullpen. White Sox have been crushing left handed pitching putting up 7.3 runs per game. Play White Sox run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds.
Kansas City Royals vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Royals at Cardinals—Free pick is Kansas City Royals and St Louis Cardinals under the total of nine runs. Adam Wainwright is on the hill for the Cardinals. The veteran has pitched well with an ERA of 2.00 and WHIP of 0.83 in three games. St Louis bullpen has been very good. Matt Harvey counters for the Royals. He doesn’t figure to go deep in this game and KC bullpen has performed. Royals have played under in nine of ten. Play Kansas City and St Louis under nine runs.
Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Mariners at Padres—MLB pick is Seattle Mariners +166 odds. Marco Gonzalez takes the hill for the Mariners. The lefty has an ERA of 3.34 and WHIP of 0.87 in his five starts on the season. In his last start he held the Dodgers to one run over seven innings. Chris Paddack counters for the Padres. His strikeout numbers are down and has been hurt by the home run. Paddack is pitching to 48.9% hard contact. Mariners have won three straight getting their bats going. Play Mariners +166 odds.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Rockies at Diamondbacks—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies -112 odds. German Marquez is on the hill for the Rockies. The righthander has pitched well away from Coors Field with an ERA of 1.93 and WHIP of 0.91 in three starts working 18 2/3rd innings. He is pitching to a Diamondbacks lineup that has been held to eight runs total in their past six games after the Colorado win on Monday. Alex Young throws for Arizona. Four earned runs with three homers allowed in 8 1/3rd innings of work. He was a victim of the home run ball and hard contact last season. Diamondbacks bullpen has not been sharp this season. Play Rockies -112 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 8/25/2020
Dodgers at Giants—Free pick is San Francisco Giants +180 odds. Johnny Cueto throws for the Giants. The righthander has allowed two earned runs in each of his past two starts. He has pitched well against the Dodgers in his career. Giants are hot as they have won six straight. In their past seven games the team is averaging 6.9 runs and batting .288. They hit lefty’s well with a .286 average. Julio Urias goes for the Dodgers. He lasted only 1 2/3rd innings against the Mariners in his last start. Urias is trying to become a rotational starter instead of a bullpen guy. There doesn’t seem to be confidence in Urias. His strikeout numbers are lowest as a Dodger and is pitching to 52.9% hard contact. Play Giants +180 odds.