Free MLB Picks For Today 8/27/2020
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Pirates at Cardinals—MLB pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and St Louis Cardinals under the total of seven runs. This will be a seven inning game in Game 1 of this doubleheader. Starting for the Cardinals will be Kwang Hyun Kim. The lefty has pitched well allowing one earned run in 9 1/3rd innings of work. He tosses to a weak hitting Pirates lineup. Chad Kuhl counters for the Pirates. He has done a good job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 0.78. His lineup has struggled hitting and scoring on the road. Team batting average .198 on the highway. Cardinals bullpen good. Play Pirates and Cardinals under seven.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Rockies at Diamondbacks—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies +146 odds. Starting for Colorado will be Kyle Freeland. The lefthander has pitched well with an ERA of 2.87 and WHIP of 1.15 in six starts working 37 2/3rd innings. He faced Arizona over two weeks ago surrendering two earned runs in seven innings. Zac Gallen counters for Arizona. He too has put up good numbers, but his team is on an eight game losing streak. Prefer Rockies bullpen on the road and hitting lineup. Play Rockies +146 odds.
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Red Sox at Blue Jays—MLB free pick it Toronto Blue Jays on the run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds. Starting for the Blue Jays will be Hyun Jin Ryu. The lefty is in great form allowing three earned runs in his past three starts working 17 innings with a WHIP of 0.64. Blue Jays bullpen has been good, and the team has won eight of eleven. Chris Mazza counters for Boston. He was crushed against the Yankees surrendering four earned runs in three innings. He has been in the minors a long time because he pitches to high contact as he doesn’t get many strikeouts. Toronto hits and score runs in Buffalo. Play Blue Jays run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Orioles at Rays—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles +165 odds. John Means starts for Baltimore. He has pitched well against the Rays in his career. Orioles strength is their hitting. Ryan Yarbrough is on the hill for the Rays. The lefty in his past three starts has allowed eight earned runs in 13 2/3rd innings of work. Baltimore does a good job of hitting lefthanders and have won eight of thirteen on the road. Play Orioles +165 odds.
Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Twins at Tigers—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers under the total of 9.5 runs. Randy Dobnak is on the hill for the Twins. The righthander has an ERA of 1.78 and WHIP of 1.02 in six starts. He allowed no earned runs and a hit in six innings in a start against Detroit last year. Twins bullpen has put up good overall numbers. Mathew Boyd counters for the Tigers. Past two starts he allowed three and two earned runs. Minnesota has gone under in 21 of 30. Play Twins and Tigers under 9.5.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Phillies at Nationals—MLB free pick is Philadelphia Phillies +165 odds. Max Scherzer goes for the Nationals. The righthander has struggled by allowing nine earned runs with four homers in his past two starts working 11 2/3rd innings. Washington struggles to score at home. It is now a three game losing streak for the Nationals. Spencer Howard counters for Philadelphia. One earned run allowed in his last start. Howard did put up good numbers in the minors with a high strikeout rate. Play Phillies +165 odds.
Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Athletics at Rangers—Free pick is Oakland Athletics on the run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds. Starting for the Athletics will be Chris Bassitt. The righthander has an ERA under three and a WHIP of 1.00 in his six starts. Oakland bullpen has been very good. Jordan Lyles counters for the Rangers. The righthander has been crushed with 25 earned runs allowed in 22 2/3rd innings of work. Twelve walks allowed. Rangers have lost ten of their past eleven. Texas struggles to hit and score runs at home. Play Oakland run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Start Time 7:10PM ET
MLB pick is Miami Marlins +115 odds. It will be Michael Wacha on the hill for the Mets as he faces Sixto Sanchez for the Marlins. Sanchez in one start allowed three earned runs with two homers in five innings against the Nationals. That was his first career start. Never higher than Double A in the minors had a 23.6% strikeout rate in Double A in 2019. Michael Wacha in three starts has allowed ten earned runs with three homers in 14 innings. Major control issues in 2019-18 with Cardinals.
Game 2 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Start Time 6:45PM ET
MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +140 odds. Cody Ponce throws for Pittsburgh to face Johan Oviedo of St Louis. Ponce will make his debut starting in MLB in the second game of this doubleheader slated for seven innings. Lifetime 3 1/3rd innings pitched in relief in Major League Baseball. He put up good strikeout numbers in the minors in 2019. Johan Oviedo allowed two runs in five innings against the Cubs in his first major league start. A good strikeout pitching in the minors who had major issues with control walking many batters.
Game 2 Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
Start Time 6:40PM ET—
It will be Yusei Kikuchi throwing for Seattle to face Garrett Richards for the Padres. Richards has put up good numbers. He labored in his last start against Houston throwing two innings allowing one run but had a high pitch count. Kikuchi allowed nine earned runs in his past 10 2/3rd innings home to the Rockies and Dodgers. His walk rate is 12% this year and struggled giving up the home run ball a season ago.
Game 2 Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
MLB Pick Over the total.
Start Time 8:40PM ET—
Josh Lindblom will throw for the Brewers and the Reds are listing Wade Miley. Both pitchers have been hammered. A seven inning game.
Game 2 LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 8/27/2020
MLB Pick Over the total.
Start Time 7:35PM ET
Looks like Kevin Gausman to start for the Giants. Walker Buehler hits the DL with blisters. Mitch White was recalled for LA to fill Buehler’s roster spot. Seven starts in Double A and 13 starts in Triple A last year with the Dodger organization. Roughed up at OKC last year with an ERA of 6.50. Hurt by the home run ball and walks.