Free MLB Picks For Today 9/18/2020
Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 9/18/2020
White Sox at Reds—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox -111 odds. Getting the start for Chicago will be Jonathan Stiever. The prospect makes his second start of the season. He allowed one earned run in 3 2/3rd innings in his initial start facing the Tigers. Chicago has won seven of their past eight games. Team is second in team batting. Reds start Tejay Antone. The righthander has allowed six earned runs in his past three starts working 14 2/3rd innings. He has a 12.6% walk rate and struggled with control in the minors. Cincinnati 30th and last in team batting and struggle to score runs. Play White Sox -111 odds.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 9/18/2020
MLB pick is Cleveland Indians on the run line -1.5 runs at -120 odds. Zach Plesac goes for the Indians. Overall ERA sits at 2.20 with WHIP of 0.78 on the season. Bullpen is very good behind him. Michael Fulmer starts for Detroit. The righty has allowed nine earned runs in his past two starts working five innings. Fulmer’s velocity has dipped significantly this year and has a two year pattern of allowing hard hit contact. Indians put up ten runs on Tigers pitching in the opener of this series. Play Cleveland on the run line -1.5 runs at -120 odds.
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets Pick Prediction 9/18/2020
Braves at Mets—Free pick is Atlanta Braves and New York Mets to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Max Fried gets the start for Atlanta. The righthander in his nine starts has an ERA of 1.98 and WHIP of 1.06. Lefty Steven Matz is on the hill for New York. His past four starts against the Braves he has allowed three earned runs in 24 innings of work. He held Atlanta to one run and two hits over six innings in his start earlier this season. Braves bat only .218 against lefthanders struggling the score with the under coming in seven of nine. Play Braves and Mets under 8.5.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 9/18/2020
Yankees at Red Sox—MLB free pick is New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox to play over the total of 10.5 runs. Starting for the Red Sox will be Martin Perez. The lefthander has allowed six earned runs with eight walks in his past two starts working ten innings. Jordan Montgomery starts for the Yankees. In his two road starts Montgomery has an ERA of 8.59 and WHIP of 2.04. With Judge back in the lineup and the team healthy the Yankees are hitting the cover off the baseball. Red Sox are hitting and scoring runs in their ballpark. Boston bullpen has been bad at Fenway with an ERA of 6.45. Play Yankees and Red Sox over 10.5 runs.
Kansas City Royals vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 9/18/2020
Royals at Brewers—Free pick is Kansas City Royals +135 odds. Starting for the Royals will be Danny Duffy. The lefthander comes off a good start at Cleveland allowing no earned runs over 5 2/3rd innings. Duffy has pitched well in his home ballpark. KC has won seven of eight. Adrian Houser counters for the Brewers. Houser in four home starts has an ERA of 7.50 and WHIP of 1.94. He has been crushed by the home run ball the past two seasons. Brewers hitting only .216 at home struggling to score. Play Royals +135 odds.
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 9/18/2020
Twins at Cubs—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins +120 odds. Rich Hill gets the start for the Twins. The lefthander has allowed two earned runs in each of his past three starts. Hill in four starts against the Cubs has an ERA of 1.50 and WHIP of 0.83. Kyle Hendricks takes the mound for the Cubs. He has put up good numbers of late. But his lineup hits only .194 against lefty’s and struggles to score runs. Twins have won nine of fourteen. Play Minnesota +120 odds.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 9/18/2020
Diamondbacks at Astros—Free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +148 odds. Zack Greinke gets the start for the Astros. The veteran has surrendered nine earned runs in his past two starts working eleven innings. Zac Gallen counters for Arizona. A couple of recent poor outings but before that eight starts where he allowed two earned runs or fewer. Arizona has shown some offense of late. Astros past seven games hitting only .195 pushing across 2.7 runs per game. Play Diamondbacks +148 odds.
San Diego Padres vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 9/18/2020
Padres at Mariners—MLB free pick is Seattle Mariners +157 odds. Yusei Kikuchi starts for the Mariners. The lefthander has done a good job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 0.94 in his past three starts. Padres will start Chris Paddack. The righthander in his past six starts has allowed 18 earned runs in 25 2/3rd innings. He faced Seattle three weeks ago surrendering six earned runs in five innings. They kept Paddack out of the Dodgers series going with a bullpen game to close the series. Play Mariners +157 odds.