Free MLB Picks For Today 8/28/2020
Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Braves at Phillies—MLB pick is Atlanta Braves +130 odds. It will be Robbie Erlin start for Atlanta. Two starts he sits with an ERA of 2.25 and WHIP of 0.62. He is backed by a good bullpen and a lineup hitting .309 in their past seven games. For Philadelphia it will be Zack Wheeler. His numbers are good, but the Phillies bullpen has not been good. His strikeouts are down and pitching to higher contact. Atlanta has won seven of nine. Play Braves +130 odds.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Rays at Marlins—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays -141 odds. On the hill for the Rays is Ryan Yarbrough. His numbers have been better on the road with a WHIP of 1.17. He is tossing to the Marlins team that bats only .204 against lefty’s. Sixto Sanchez starts for Miami. Sanchez surrendered two homers in five innings of work. Rays hit and put up runs on the road. Play Tampa Bay -141 odds.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Cubs at Reds—Free pick is Chicago Cubs -129 odds. Kyle Hendricks starts for Chicago. The veteran has done a good job of limiting his baserunners with a WHIP of 1.00 in 38 innings pitched. Tyler Mahle counters for Cincinnati. Three earned runs allowed in three innings at a loss to the Cardinals in his last start. But the Reds lineup struggles against righthanders and the bullpen has not been good. Play Cubs -129 odds.
Washington Nationals vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Nationals at Red Sox—MLB pick is Boston Red Sox +142 odds. Martin Perez starts for the Red Sox. The lefty is coming off a good outing holding a good hitting lineup from the Orioles to one run over seven innings. This is a lineup that can hit and produced runs. Max Scherzer throws for the Nationals. Past two starts the veteran has given up nine earned runs with four homers in 11 2/3rd innings. Washington on a three game losing streak. Play Red Sox +142 odds.
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Royals at White Sox—MLB free pick is Chicago White Sox -135 odds. Reynaldo Lopez starts for the White Sox. Two earned runs allowed in his past start. His bullpen is showing improvement and the White Sox hitting lineup crushes lefthanders putting up 6.9 runs per game batting .281. Danny Duffy counters for KC. He has had control issues in the past and faces a strong lineup. White Sox have won nine of ten and Royals losers of four of five. Play Chicago White Sox -135 odds.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Pirates at Brewers—Free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers under the total of nine runs. It will be Corbin Burnes starting for the Pirates. He has allowed five earned runs in his past two starts. Burnes throws to a Pirates lineup batting only .199 on the road. Derek Holland counters for Pittsburgh. He has pitched well against the Brewers in his career. This year in two starts three earned runs allowed in 10 2/3rd innings. Milwaukee a team with light run production in their home ballpark. Team hitting .189 past seven games. Play Pirates and Brewers under nine.
Cleveland Indians vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Indians at Cardinals—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians and St Louis Cardinals to play under the total of 8.5 runs. It will be Tristen McKenzie on the hill for the Indians. In his first start he held the Tigers to one run and two hits over six innings. Extremely high strikeout rates in the minors. Daniel Ponce DeLeon throws for the Cardinals. He has allowed two earned runs in each of his past two starts. Two strong bullpens and an Indians lineup batting only .185 on the road. Play St Louis and Cleveland under 8.5.
San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Padres at Rockies—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies -110 odds. Starting for Colorado is Kyle Freeland. The lefty has an ERA of 2.85 and WHIP of 1.11 in 37 2/3rd innings of work. Rockies are back home where they hit, and score runs. Zach Davies counters for the Padres. He got hit pretty good in his start at Colorado early in the month. Padres bullpen poor on the road. Play Rockies -110 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Dodgers at Rangers—Free pick is LA Dodgers and Texas Rangers under the total of nine runs. Dustin May starts for the Dodgers. He has an ERA of 2.79 and WHIP of 1.17 in his 29 innings pitched. LA bullpen has been good and May pitches to a weak hitting Rangers team. Mike Minor tosses for Texas. He has put up good numbers in the past against the Dodgers. Rangers bullpen has been serviceable at home. Play Dodgers and Rangers under nine.
Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Athletics at Astros—MLB pick is Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros under the total of eight runs. Taking the mound for Oakland will be Chris Bassitt. The righty has a WHIP of 1.08 in his 33 1/3rd innings of work. Athletics bullpen has been outstanding. Lance McCullers JR. starts for the Astros. An ERA of 1.83 and WHIP of 0.80 at home. His bullpen performs well at home. Play Houston and Oakland under eight.
Seattle Mariners vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Mariners at Angels—MLB free pick is Seattle Mariners +175 odds. Starting for the Mariners will be Nick Margevicius. The lefty has an ERA of 3.68 and WHIP of 1.02 on the season. Seattle has won five of six. They are putting up 6.4 runs and hitting well the past seven games. Andrew Heaney goes for the Angels. He has been crushed giving up fourteen earned runs in his past three starts working 14 innings. Heaney has been a victim of hard hit contact the past four seasons. Play Mariners +175 odds.
San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 8/28/2020
Giants at Diamondbacks—Free pick is San Francisco Giants +170 odds. On the hill for San Francisco is Tyler Anderson. The lefty held the Diamondbacks to no earned runs in nine innings in his past start. He has done a good job of limiting baserunners. This is a team that has won seven of nine. He tosses to a Diamondbacks hitting lineup that averages 2.4 runs and bats .208 against lefty’s. Zac Gallen is on the mound for Arizona. He has put up good numbers, but his bullpen and batting lineup has struggled. Play Giants +170 odds.