Free MLB Picks For Today 4/3/2021
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Blue Jays at Yankees—MLB pick is Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees to play over the total of 9 runs. It will be Ross Stripling on the hill for the Blue Jays. He came over in a trade from the Dodgers late last year. His strikeout numbers crashed down last year with his walk rate skyrocketing 8.2%. Teams hit .279 on Stripling last year. That is dangerous against this Yankees lineup. Corey Kluber gets the start for the Yankees. He has started eight games the past two seasons. Kluber wont go deep and the Yankees will have to use their bullpen early here. Play New York and Toronto over 9.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Orioles at Red Sox—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox on the run line -1.5 runs. Matt Harvey gets the start for the Orioles. The veteran has been crushed the past two seasons with an ERA over 7 in 2019 and over 11 last season. A 22.4% home run to fly ball in 2019 and in 2020 that number was 37.5%. Tanner Houck counters for the Red Sox. He pitched well for the Red Sox in his short stint. In 17 innings of work last year Houck had a 33.3% strikeout out rate. Play Boston on the run line -1.5 runs.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Indians at Tigers—Free pick is Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Tigers will start Julio Teheran. The veteran looking to bounce after a down 2020 pitched well in spring as he showed good velocity. Righthander Zach Plesac finished with an ERA over two in his starts a season ago. Indians have a good bullpen but their lineup struggled for runs last year. They pushed just two runs across in their opener. Play Tigers and Indian under 8.5 runs.
Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Rangers at Royals—MLB pick is Texas Rangers +148. On the hill for KC will be lefthander Mike Minor. He was highly touted at the All Star Break but struggled in the second half of the season. Minor finished with an ERA of 5.56 in 2020. He finished with a career high 8.4% walk rate. Kohei Arihara counters for the Rangers. This will be his MLB debut and is a veteran of the Japanese League. He has a toolbox of pitches and has gone deep in his starts. Rangers did show offense in the opener. Play Rangers +148.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Pirates at Cubs—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +152 odds. On the hill for the Pirates will be Tyler Anderson. The lefty pitched well in three of his final four starts last year. Jake Arrieta counters for the Cubs. Arrieta was inconsistent in 2020. His strikeout rate fell to its lowest rate since his rookie campaign. Teams batted .294 on Arrieta last year. Past two seasons he has been hurt by the home run ball. Anderson cut down on his homers allowed with low home run to fly ball ratio in 2020. Cubs offense struggled last year and were held to three runs in the opener. Play Pittsburgh +152.
Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Braves at Phillies—MLB pick is Atlanta Braves -105. Charlie Morton takes the hill for the Braves. The veteran righthander showed great velocity in the spring. He had a 25% strikeout rate last year and doesn’t walk people. Zack Wheeler counters for the Phillies. His strikeout rate in 2020 was 18.4% which was his lowest in his career. Braves have seen a lot of Wheeler as he has spent time with the Mets prior to moving to Philadelphia last season. Team record in Wheelers past five starts against Atlanta is 1-5 as he has given up 17 earned runs in 29 innings of work. Braves have a good hitting lineup. Play Atlanta -105.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Astros at Athletics—MLB free pick is Houston Astros -120 odds. Lance McCullers Jr. starts for the Astros. He had nearly a 25% strikeout rate last year and teams hit only .218 on him after batting .213 in 2019. Cole Irvin goes for the Athletics. Irvin in his brief time in the major pitches to contact and has allowed high batting averages in parts of three seasons. His fastball lacks velocity. McCullers had a strong finish to last season with a WHIP under one in his final eight starts. Astros bats got to Athletics pitching in the opener. Play Houston -120.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Cardinals at Reds—Free pick is St Louis Cardinals -105 odds. On the hill for St Louis will be Adam Wainwright. The veteran pitched well in the spring. He allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his final six starts. Wainwright had good control last year and finished with an ERA of 3.15. Tyler Mahle counters for Cincinnati. Mahle has struggled facing the Cardinals in his career. Dating back to 2018 Mahle allowed 25 earned runs in 34 2/3rd innings battling the Cardinals. St Louis offense looked good hitting the Reds ace Luis Castillo in their opening day win. Play Cardinals -105.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Miami Marlins Reds Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Rays at Marlins—MLB pick is Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins to play under the total of eight runs. Rich Hill found a good spot as he signed with the Rays this season. Left is effective as he does not go deep into games and allowed two runs or fewer in most starts. He is backed by a good Rays bullpen. Elieser Hernandez counters for the Marlins. In his six starts in 2020 the righthander had a WHIP of 1.01. Hernandez had a career high 32.1% strikeout rate in 2020 and limited his walks. This looks like a pitching dominant series. Play Rays and Marlins under eight.
Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Twins at Brewers—MLB free pick is Milwaukee Brewers -130 odds. Corbin Burnes gets the start for the Brewers. The righthander comes off a successful 2020. He allowed one earned run or fewer in eight of his final ten starts. Brewers bats were alive in their opening day win. Jose Berrios starts for Minnesota. He did not go deep into a lot of games last year and finished with an ERA of 4.00. Berrios struggled with control with a walk rate of 9.6%. Brewers got to the Twins bullpen in their win. Play Milwaukee -130.
LA Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Dodgers at Rockies—Free pick is LA Dodgers and Colorado Rockies to play over the total of 11.5 runs. On the hill for Colorado will be Jon Gray. He was pounded down the stretch last year. LA has hit Gray. Walker Buehler counters for LA. He is not as effective on the road. Rockets have got to Buehler as in his past four starts given up 18 earned runs in 22 2/3rd innings. Bullpen questions for both teams as they play third game in three days. Dodgers lineup strong. Play LA and Colorado over 11.5.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Diamondbacks at Padres—MLB pick is Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres to play over the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for Arizona will be lefthander Caleb Smith. He did not go deep at all in games last year. Smith had a poor spring with an ERA over eight. He has struggled with control his entire MLB career. Joe Musgrove goes for the Padres coming over from Pittsburgh. His walk rate was 9.6% last year. Not a fan of this Padres bullpen. Both teams showed offense in the opener. Play Arizona and San Diego over 8.5.
Chicago White Sox vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
White Sox at Angels—MLB free pick is LA Angels +113 odds. On the hill for LA will be Alex Cobb. He had some good outings for Baltimore last year during the stretch. His strikeouts were up last year. Cobb has had a good spring. Lance Lynn goes for the White Sox. There was consistency issues for Lynn at the end of last season. Angels have improved their hitting lineup around Trout the past two seasons. Play Angels +113.
San Francisco Giants vs. Seattle Mariners Reds Pick Prediction 4/3/2021
Giants at Mariners—Free pick is Seattle Mariners +111. On the mound for Seattle will be Chris Flexen as he return to MLB from Korea. Logan Webb counters for San Francisco. Webb was shelled the final starts last year. He faced the Mariners once last year giving up five earned runs over five innings. Control a major issue for Webb with a walk rate of 9.8% in 2020 with teams hitting .284 on him. Giants bullpen was crushed in their opener. Flexen had a good spring. Play Seattle +111.