Free MLB Picks For Today 9/16/2020
Boston Red Sox vs. Florida Marlins Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Red Sox at Marlins—MLB pick is Boston Red Sox +125 odds. Getting the start for the Red Sox will be Chris Mazza. The righthander has allowed three earned runs in his past two starts resulting in team wins in both games. Marlins send prospect Trevor Rogers to make his fourth start. He has been pounded the past two starts by allowing eleven earned run in nine innings in losses each game. Boston has the better hitting lineup with more power. Florida near the bottom of the league in homers. Play Red Sox +125 odds.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Pirates at Reds—MLB free pick Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Luis Castillo takes the hill for the Reds. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts. In his past four starts against the Pirates, Castillo has allowed five earned runs in 24 innings. Castillo is pitching to the 30th and last team in scoring plus second last in homers. JT Brubaker counters for Pittsburgh. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of four starts. He is throwing against a Reds lineup that is 30th and last in hitting and near the bottom in run production. Play Reds and Pirates under 8.5 runs.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Mets at Phillies—MLB pick Is New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Getting the start for New York will be Jacob deGrom. The righthander is putting up Cy Young numbers with an ERA of 1.67 and WHIP of 0.97 in nine starts. Zack Wheeler counters for Philadelphia. Past three starts the righthander has allowed four earned runs in 18 1/3rd innings. Two earned runs or fewer allowed in six of eight starts. New York offense has sputtered past three games. Phillies trouble generating runs of late as well. Play New York Mets and Philadelphia under 7.5.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Blue Jays at Yankees—MLB free pick is Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees over the total of eight runs. Blue Jays send Tanner Roark to the hill. Veteran has allowed ten earned runs in his past three starts working 13 1/3rd innings. His lineup hits and produced runs against righthanders. Blue Jays pitching allowed a lot of runs past ten games. Gerrit Cole counters for the Yankees. He sits with an ERA over three on the year. Judge returns for the Yankees. Blue Jays pitching not looking good right now. Play Toronto and New York Yankees over 8.5.
Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Royals at Tigers—Free pick Kansas City Royals -112 odds. Brady Singer starts for KC. Coming off a good outing at Cleveland allowing no runs with a hit over eight innings. Tarik Skubal starts for the Tigers. Lefty was hammered at St Louis allowing six earned runs in two innings. ERA over seven in five starts with eight walks in 17 1/3rd innings. Past seven games Royals hitting .286. Play Kansas City -112 odds.
Atlanta Braves vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Braves at Orioles—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +164 odds. Lefty Keegan Akin starts and has allowed four earned runs in 10 1/3rd innings. Cole Hamels starts for the Braves. He makes his debut after being sidelined with tendinitis. Hamels doesn’t figure to go long here so the bullpen will see a lot of work. Braves pitching has given up a lot of runs the past ten days. Play Orioles +164 odds.
Game 2 St Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Game 2 Cardinals at Brewers—Free pick is St Louis Cardinals +145 odds. Lefty Brent Suter gets the start for the Brewers. This shapes to be a bullpen game for Milwaukee. Johan Oviedo starts Game 2 if he passes his Covid test. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all his starts. Cardinals lineup has hit better and have the bullpen edge. Play Cardinals +145 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Rangers at Astros—MLB free pick is Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds. Starting for the Astros will be Lance McCullers Jr. The righthander has pitched well at home with an ERA of 1.82 and WHIP of 0.89 in four starts. Kyle Gibson counters for the Rangers. Veteran has surrendered 12 earned runs in his past three starts working 15 1/3rd innings with a WHIP over two. Gibson walk rate 9.9% and pitching to 45.2% hard contact. Rangers 29th in scoring and batting average. Play Astros on run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds.
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Twins at White Sox—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox to play over the total of 8.5 runs, Jake Odorizzi takes the hill for Minnesota. The righthander has struggled by allowing nine earned runs in three starts working ten innings. That is an average of 3 1/3rd innings per start exposing a Twins bullpen with an ERA over five on the road. He had been sidelined with an ab injury. Lucas Giolito counters for the White Sox. Past three starts the righthander has allowed ten runs eight earned in 16 2/3rd innings. In his past two starts against the Twins, Giolito has surrendered eleven runs nine earned in 8 2/3rd innings. Play White Sox and Twins over 8.5 runs.
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Indians at Cubs—MLB free pick is Chicago Cubs +101 odds. Jon Lester starts for Chicago. He settled down in his last start giving up no runs over six innings against Milwaukee. Cubs hitting lineup better than the Indians. Aaron Civale goes for Cleveland. He has allowed eleven earned runs in his past three starts tossing 12 innings. Cleveland 28th in runs scored and near the bottom in homers. Play Cubs +101 odds.
San Francisco Giants vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Giants vs. Mariners—Free pick is San Francisco Giants -126 odds in Game 2 of their doubleheader. Drew Smyly goes for the Giants. The lefty returns to the rotation after a good four inning outing against the Padres with one earned run in four innings with eight strikeouts. Prospect Ljay Newsome counters for Seattle. He took a line drive off his pitching wrist last week and returns. In the minors last year he did pitch to high contact. Giants possess the better offense as the Mariners sit in the lower third of the league. Mariners hit only .187 against lefty’s with no power. Bullpen for Mariners sit with an ERA of six. Play Giants -126 in Game 2.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 9/16/2020
Diamondbacks at Angels—Free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +190 odds. Caleb Smith is on the hill for the Diamondbacks. ERA of three in his two starts. Dylan Bundy starts for the Angels. Good numbers on the year but the Angels bullpen carries and ERA near six at home. After winning the first game of this series the Diamondbacks have won three of five. After losing the opener of this series the Angels have just a 1% chance of making the postseason. Play Diamondbacks +190 odds.