Free MLB Picks For Today 4/1/2021
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Blue Jays at Yankees—MLB pick is Toronto Blue Jays +164 odds. Getting the start for Toronto will be Hyun Jin Ryu. The lefty pitched well a season ago with a strikeout rate of 26.2% a season ago. Hitters had issues with hard contact on Ryu. Cole had a dip in his strikeouts last season wit his home ran rate the highest in his career. Blue Jays a wildcard team last year has a good hitting lineup with power. Both bullpens had issues a season ago with low save percentages. Play Blue Jays +164.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Indians at Tigers—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers to play under the total of 7.5. It will be Shane Bieber on the hill for the Indians. Past five starts against the Tigers the righthander has allowed five earned runs in 30 1/3rd innings. Matthew Boyd counters for the Tigers. He has pitched against the Indians with the under cashing in 3 of his past 4 starts against Cleveland. Indians have a good bullpen and struggled at the plate. Play Cleveland and Detroit under 7.5.
Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Twins at Brewers—Free pick is Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers under the total of eight runs. Kenta Maeda takes the hill for the Twins. A consistent pitcher that gives about 5-6 quality innings per start. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his seven starts against the Brewers. Brandon Woodruff counters for Milwaukee. His form was strong to close the season. He had a career high 31.1% strikeout rate in 2020 with teams batting only .203 on his. Brewers struggled hitting but have a good bullpen. Play Minnesota and Milwaukee under 8.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Orioles at Red Sox—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +152 odds. Baltimore showed improvement last season sitting seventh in batting. John Means starts for the Orioles. He allowed one earned run in each of his final four starts. Nathan Eovaldi counters for the Red Sox. He has been an inconsistent pitcher in his time in MLB. But the Boston bullpen was scary last year with an ERA approaching six. Play Orioles +152.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Pirates at Cubs—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +196 odds. Chad Kuhl gets the start for the Pirates. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his final ten starts last year. In his last start against Chicago the righthander allowed no runs and two hits over seven innings. Kyle Hendricks counters for the Cubs. Pirates have seen a lot of Hendricks and team record in his past ten starts against Pittsburgh is 2-8. Chicago sat near the bottom in the league in hitting last year at .220. Bullpen were close between these two teams. Play Pirates +196.
Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Braves at Phillies—Free pick is Atlanta Braves -105. Max Fried gets the start for the Braves. The lefthander pitched well down the stretch with team record of 5-1 in his past six starts. Lefthander good strikeout rate and opponents hit a career low .209 on him. Braves bullpen was fourth in baseball last year. Aaron Nola goes for the Phillies. Nola had major struggles down the stretch in 2020. Philadelphia had the worst bullpen in baseball in 2020 with an ERA over seven. It is improved but not enough. Braves second in team batting a year ago. Play Atlanta -105.
LA Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockets Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Dodgers at Rockies—MLB pick is LA Dodgers and Colorado Rockies under 11 runs. Clayton Kershaw gets the start for LA. He is backed by a good LA bullpen. German Marquez counters for the Rockets. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of his past ten starts against the Dodgers. Under has come in eight of ten times with Kershaw getting the start against Colorado. Under in four of six in Marquez’ past six starts against LA. Play Rockies and Dodgers under 11 runs.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Cardinals at Reds—MLB free pick is Cincinnati Reds -113 odds. Luis Castillo gets the start for the Reds. He has pitched well against the Cardinals surrendering one earned run or fewer in four of his past five starts. He comes off a 30.5% strikeout rate in 2020. Jack Flaherty counters for the Cardinals. Up and down since returning from his injury late last season. Flaherty had a 9.4% walk rate last year his highest in the Majors. He had a home run to fly ball rate of 23.1% in 2020. Play Reds -113.
Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Rangers at Royals—Free pick is Texas Rangers +149 odds. On the hill for the Rangers will be Kyle Gibson. He has had some good outings against the Royals as team record in his past five starts against KC is 5-0. Brad Keller counters for the Royals. He has battled consistency issues as he allowed four earned runs or greater in four of his final ten starts. Keller pitches to high contact as he is not a strikeout pitcher. Rangers have won 22 of their past 27 against KC and five of six at Kansas City. Play Texas +149.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Diamondbacks at Padres—MLB pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +205 odds. It will be Yu Darvish on the mound for San Diego. He has been hurt in the past by the home run ball but last year was an exception. San Diego has improved their rotation but the bullpen was no longer an elite unit. Madison Bumgarner starts for the Diamondbacks. He closed 2020 with two good outings. Diamondbacks have won four of their past five against the Padres. San Diego will be inflated in the odds and their number driven up by public support. Arizona puts the ball in play last year as they were low strikeout team. Play Diamondbacks +205.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Rays at Marlins—MLB free pick is Miami Marlins +130 odds. Starting for Tampa Bay will be Tyler Glasnow. The righthander had struggles in the postseason going deep and with control. In two starts against the Marlins, Glasnow allowed nine earned runs in 9 1/3rd innings. Sandy Alcantara counters for the Marlins. The righthander saw his strikeout rate move up to 22.7% and his home run rate fall a season ago. Glasnow had a 9.2% run rate and control haunted him in his time with the Pirates also in last years postseason. Rays hit only .238 last year. Play Miami +130.
New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Mets at Nationals—Free pick is Washington Nationals +134 odds. Starting for Washington will be Max Scherzer. The righthander has pitched well against the Mets allowing three earned runs or fewer in eight of his past ten starts. Jacob deGrom counters for the Mets. Past two starts against the Nationals the right allowed seven earned runs in 12 innings of work with five walks. Respect Scherzer with 31.2% strikeout rate last year and he likes to go deep into games even his first start. Mets have had their issues in the past with their bullpen. Play Washington +134.
Chicago White Sox vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
White Sox at Angels—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox -111 odds. On the hill for the White Sox will be Lucas Goilito. Lefty has pitched well against the Angels in his career. He had a career high 33.7% strikeout rate with teams batting only .182 against him. Dylan Bundy counters for the Angels. He had consistency issues late last year with LAA. Prefer the White Sox bullpen and they were the best hitting team in the league last year. Play Chicago White Sox -111.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Astros at Athletics—MLB free pick is Houston Astros -104 odds. On the hill for Houston will be veteran Zach Greinke. The righthander saw his strikeout rate increase to 24.2% last year with his walk percentage going down. Chris Bassitt goes for Oakland. In his past three starts against Houston the righthander allowed eleven earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings including a bad outing in a key playoff game. Prefer the Astros hitters. Play Houston -104.
San Francisco Giants vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 4/1/2021
Giants at Mariners—Free pick is San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners to play under the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for the Giants is Kevin Gausman. The righthander pitched well down the stretch allowing two earned runs or fewer in his final five starts. Marco Gonzales counters for Seattle. The lefty pitched for the Mariners in 2020 and earns the opening day start. His strikeout rate soared to a career high 23.1% last year and his walks went down dramatically. Gausman had a career high 32.2% strikeout rate in 2020 with teams hitting only .218 on the veteran. Mariners struggled at the plate last year. Giants bullpen was in the upper half of the league. Play Giants and Mariners under 8.5.