Free MLB Picks For Today 8/26/2020
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Pirates at White Sox—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds. Dallas Keuchel gets the start for the White Sox. The veteran has pitched well with an ERA of 2.65 and WHIP of 1.01 in six starts. White Sox past seven games hitting .310. Trevor Williams throws for the Pirates. He has struggled away from home with an ERA of 5.40 in three starts. Pirates shut out in the opener of this series. Play White Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds.
New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Yankees at Braves—MLB free pick is Yankees and Braves under nine runs. Gerrit Cole starts for New York. Yankees return to action after a five day layoff. Cole sports a WHIP of 0.88 and has a bullpen rested behind him. The veteran is striking out 31.6% of the batters he faces. Braves debut their third top prospect in Ian Anderson who was effective in his time in the minors. Atlanta bullpen has performed well. Out for New York is Stanton and LeMahieu. Injuries plus long layoff could impact timing of Yankees hitters. Play New York Yankees and Braves under nine runs.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Phillies at Nationals—Free pick is Philadelphia Phillies -109 odds. Getting the start for Philadelphia will be Aaron Nola. The righthander has allowed five earned runs in his past three starts working 17 2/3rd innings with a WHIP of 0.96. Team carries a two game win streak. Patrick Corbin counters for Washington. Corbin has surrendered eight earned runs in his past two starts tossing 11 1/3rd innings. He has bee hurt by the home run the ball the past two seasons and this year is allowing 48.3% hard contact. Nationals hitting and scoring poorly at home. Play Phillies -109 odds.
Game 2 New York Yankees vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Yankees at Braves—MLB pick is New York Yankees and Atlanta Braves under 6.5. This is a seven inning Game 2 of a doubleheader as Masahiro Tanaka will throw for the Yankees to meet Max Fried of the Braves. Yankees returned to action Game 1 playing their first game since August 20th. Max Fried has been solid allowing five earned runs in 34 innings which translate to an ERA of 1.32 and WHIP of 0.97. Seven inning game he could toss it to the closer. Masahiro Tanka tosses for New York. Hasn’t gone deep in games. Had a bad start against Tampa Bay but in prior two starts allowed two earned runs in nine innings. Yankees without Judge, Stanton and LeMahieu. Both bullpens are good but in a seven inning game the best will get in. Play Yankees and Braves under 6.5.
Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Twins at Indians—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Jose Berrios throws for the Twins. The righthander comes off a good outing at home to Milwaukee surrendering no runs over and a hit over six innings. Minnesota bullpen has performed well. Mike Clevinger starts for Cleveland. Clevinger an ERA of 1.42 and WHIP of 0.86 at home on the campaign. Cleveland does a poor job of hitting righty’s. The under has come in all six meetings between these teams this year. Play Indians and Twins under 8.5 runs.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Marlins at Mets—MLB free pick is Miami Marlins and New York Mets under the total of 7.5 runs. Jacob deGrom starts for the Mets. The righthander has been sharp with an ERA of 1.93 and WHIP of 0.89 in 28 innings of work. He held Miami to no runs over six innings a week ago. Elieser Hernandez counters for Miami. Good start to the year for Hernandez with an ERA of 2.29 and WHIP of 0.76 in 19 2/3rd innings of work. New York scored no runs in their doubleheader on Tuesday. Play Marlins and Mets under 7.5.
Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Athletics at Rangers—Free pick is Oakland Athletics -140 odds. Mike Fiers takes the hill for Oakland. Past two starts the righthander has allowed five earned runs. He is backed by a very good bullpen. Kolby Allard throws for Texas. He has been pounded by giving up ten earned runs in his past two starts tossing 3 2/3rd innings. He has been hampered by control issues and hard contact in his MLB career. Rangers struggle to score and hit for average at home. Texas has lost nine of ten. Play Oakland -140 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Reds at Brewers—MLB pick is Cincinnati and Milwaukee under the total of 8.5 runs. These are two weak hitting lineups. Reds are last in the league in team batting and the Brewers third worst. Sonny Gray takes the hill for the Reds. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his six starts on the year. He limits baserunners with a WHIP of 0.98. Adrian Houser counters for the Brewers. He posts an ERA of 3.72 in five starts. Reds have gone under in five straight. Play Cincinnati and Milwaukee under 8.5 runs.
Kansas City Royals vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Royals at Cardinals—MLB free pick is Kansas City Royals +166 odds. Jacob Junis gets the start for the Royals. The righthander has allowed two earned runs in his past two starts and the bullpen backing him has been pretty good. Junis has pitched well against the Cardinals in his career. Dakota Hudson tosses for St Louis. He has not made it past the fifth inning in his three starts and the team is 0-3 in those games. Play KC +166 odds.
Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Mariners at Padres—Free pick is Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Dinelson Lamet takes the mound for San Diego. He has been outstanding with an ERA of 1.89 and WHIP of 0.84 in his six starts working 33 1/3rd innings. Lamet faced the Mariners last year allowing no runs in seven innings. Taiwan Walker counters for Seattle. The veteran has thrown well against the Padres. He has allowed three earned runs in his past two starts working 13 innings. Padres bullpen has been better at home. Play Seattle and San Diego under 8.5.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Rockies at Diamondbacks—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies +113 odds. Jon Gray throws for the Rockies and Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks. Gray allows fewer baserunners and better control than Ray. Robbie Ray has an 18.7% walk rate and it has been in double digits the past four seasons. Ray is getting crushed by the home run ball and allowing 53.4% hard contact. Prefer Rockies lineup and bullpen. Arizona has lost seven straight hitting just .188 in that span. Play Rockies +113 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 8/26/2020
Dodgers at Giants—MLB pick is LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for LA will be Clayton Kershaw. He enters in great form allowing one earned run over seven innings in his past two starts. On the road he has an ERA of 0.92 and WHIP of 0.55. Kevin Gausman counters for the Giants. He held LA to one earned run and three hits in 6 1/3rd innings over two weeks ago. With Kershaw looking strong right now can only look under. Play Dodgers and Giants under 8.5.