Free MLB Picks For Today 8/31/2020
St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 8/31/2020
Cardinals at Reds—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals +108 odds. Starting for the Cardinals will be Dakota Hudson. The righthander has done a good job of limiting with baserunners with an ERA of 1.05 and sports and ERA of 3.32 in four starts. St Louis bullpen has been sharp. Anthony DeSclafani tosses for the Reds. He has struggled as in his past two starts given up eleven earned runs in 6 1/3rd innings of work walking six. He doesn’t get past the fifth inning and that exposes a poor Reds bullpen. Play Cardinals +108 odds.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 8/31/2020
Rays at Yankees—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays +125 odds. Tyler Glasnow starts for the Rays. The righthander has settled down allowing two earned runs in each of his past two starts. Tampa Bay sports a five game win streak and six wins over their past seven games. Gerrit Cole starts for the Yankees. In two starts against the Rays the veteran has surrendered five earned runs with three homers in 11 1/3rd innings of work. Yankees dealing with injuries in their lineup with Stanton and Judge out. Torres also is out. Rays have won five straight against the Yankees. Play Tampa Bay +125 odds.
Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 8/31/2020
Nationals at Phillies—Free pick is Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies to play over the total of ten runs. Spencer Howard takes the mound for the Phillies. He has struggled in three starts with an ERA of 6.17 and WHIP of 2.05. He has allowed four homers and five walks in 11 2/3rd innings. He is backed by a bad Phillies bullpen. Eric Fedde counters for the Nationals. He just faced the Phillies six days ago giving up four earned runs in five innings. In his three seasons in the Majors he averages out to 10% walk rate. The hard contact is 44.2% this year. Nationals do hit and score runs on the road. Play Washington and Philadelphia over ten.
Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 8/31/2020
Braves at Red Sox—MLB pick is Atlanta Braves and Boston Red Sox to play under the total of 9.5 runs. Max Fried is on the hill for the Braves. In seven starts he carries an ERA of 1.35 and WHIP of 0.95. His hitters are playing a night game at Philadelphia and will face travel. Colton Brewer counters for the Red Sox. He had a good recent outing against the Orioles and does not figure to go more than four innings. Braves don’t produce as much offense on the road as they do at home. Let’s get another good outing from Fried and for the Braves offense to fall short of pushing this one over. Play Atlanta and Boston under the total of 9.5
Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 8/31/2020
Indians at Royals—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Shane Bieber is on the hill for the Indians. The righty has been sharp with an ERA of 1.35 and WHIP of 0.81 in his seven starts where the under has cashed in six of those games. Indians bullpen has been outstanding on the road and the Royals as well at home. Brad Keller counters for KC. The righthander had one bad outing. But in the three other starts gave up no earned runs in 17 2/3rd innings of work. Indians hit only .203 on the road. Play Cleveland and Kansas City under 7.5 runs.
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Pick Prediction 8/31/2020
White Sox at Twins—Free pick is Chicago White Sox -120 odds. Lucas Giolito starts for the White Sox. The righthander has been sharp giving up no earned runs with three hits in his past two starts working sixteen innings. His team has won ten of twelve games. Rich Hill counters for Minnesota. Past two starts the lefty has given up five earned runs in 7 2/3rd innings with team losses in both games. White Sox are crushing left handed pitching putting up 6.8 runs per game and batting .284. Tough spot for Minnesota playing their first home game after a nine game road trip losing their past five after getting swept in three at Detroit. Play White Sox -120 odds.
San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 8/31/2020
Padres at Rockies—MLB pick is San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies over the total of twelve runs. Garrett Richards starts for the Padres. The veteran comes off a bad outing at home to the Mariners where he allowed six earned runs in 2/3rds of an inning. On the road Padres bullpen ERA is over six. German Marquez is on the hill for the Rockies. In his past three starts the righthander has allowed fifteen earned runs with seven walks in 16 innings. The bullpen behind Marquez at home has an ERA of 8.38. Rockies put up six runs a game at home and the Padres nearly six on the road. Here they are playing at Coors. Play San Diego and Colorado over 12 runs.