Free MLB Picks For Today 9/17/2020
St Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 9/17/2020
Cardinals at Pirates—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates to play under the total of nine runs. Starting for the Cardinals will be Dakota Hudson. The righthander has allowed five earned runs in his past three starts working 18 innings with a WHIP of 0.88. He pitches to a weak hitting Pirates team batting only .215 against righthanders struggling to score runs. Steven Brault counters for the Pirates. Brault has pitched better at home with an ERA of 1.98 and WHIP of 1.09 in four starts. Past seven games Pirates averaging 2 runs per game hitting .192. Play St Louis and Pittsburgh under nine runs.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 9/17/2020
Blue Jays at Yankees—Free pick is Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees to play over the total of 9.5 runs. Chase Anderson starts for the Blue Jays. The righthander has struggled by allowing ten earned runs in his past two starts working 6 2/3rd innings. Four homers and four walks allowed Masahiro Tanaka goes for New York. He has not pitched as well at home with an ERA of 4.57 in five games. Judge returned to the Yankees lineup and they are hitting the cover off the baseball. Blue Jays hit and score runs against righty’s. Play Toronto and New York Yankees over 9.5 runs.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 9/17/2020
Mets at Phillies—MLB pick is Philadelphia Phillies -121 odds. Aaron Nola starts for the Phillies. The righthander has pitched well with an ERA of 2.40 and WHIP of 0.88 in his eight starts. He has pitched well against the Mets in his career. Seth Lugo counters for New York He does not go deep into games not making it out of the fifth inning. Philadelphia has hit Lugo in the past. New York has dropped five of eight. Play Phillies -121 odds.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 9/17/2020
Indians at Tigers—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Shane Bieber gets the start for the Indians. The righthander has an ERA of 1.53 and WHIP of 0.86 in his ten starts. Bieber has been dominant against the Tigers lineup with an ERA of 1.82 and WHIP of 0.77 in five starts. Casey Mize throws for Detroit. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all five starts. He is pitching to an Indians lineup not hitting now and is 28th in runs scored and 27th in homers. Play Indians and Tigers under 7.5 runs.
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 9/17/2020
Rangers at Astros—MLB free pick is Texas Rangers and Houston Astros to play over the total of nine runs. Two starters in poor form. Jordan Lyles sits with an ERA of 9.11 in his six starts this year and a WHIP of 1.81. His strikeouts are way down and walk rate up to 10.1%. Framber Valdez counters for Houston. The lefty has been hammered in his past two starts giving up thirteen earned runs in 12 innings of work. Rangers have hit Valdez for seven earned runs in two starts working 7 2/3rd innings. Play Texas and Houston over nine runs.
Game 2 Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 9/17/2020
Orioles at Rays—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +165 odds. Listed for Baltimore will be lefthander Bruce Zimmermann. Likely Game 2 starter for Tampa Bay will be Trevor Richards. Regardless Game 2 is a bullpen game for Tampa Bay. Richards were recalled from the taxi squad for Game 2 of this doubleheader. In short stints the righthander has allowed two earned runs or greater in four of his past five appearances. Zimmermann a prospect for Baltimore makes his first start. He has had control issues the past two years in the minors. Not a bad strategy to put in the unknown commodity in Game 2 since the focus is in the now with the Game 1 starters. Orioles come off winning two of three in Atlanta and Richards had his struggles on the Rays roster. Play Baltimore +165 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 9/17/2020
Dodgers at Rockies—Free pick is LA Dodgers on the run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds. Dodgers takes a huge step down in class facing Rockies pitching after battling the Padres. Kyle Freeland goes for Colorado. In his past three starts against LA the lefty has allowed ten earned runs in 11 2/3rd innings. His bullpen behind him has an ERA of 8.40 at home. Rockies have not hit and scored runs on this home stand. Julio Urias counters for LA. He is backed by the stronger hitting lineup and bullpen. Justin Turner is backed in the Dodgers lineup and they perform better offensively with his bat. Play Dodgers run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds.