Free MLB Picks For Today 4/4/2021
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Blue Jays at Yankees—MLB pick is Toronto Blue Jays +140. TJ Zeuch gets the start for Toronto. Has pitched well in parts of two seasons in Major League Baseball. Ground ball pitchers who doesn’t get hurt with the home run. Hitters have trouble getting hard contact. Domingo German counters for New York He missed all of 2020 with a suspension. In 2019 he was hurt by hard contact and the home run ball. It has been a competitive series with each team winning a close game. Stamina is somewhat of a concern for German. Kluber only went 4 innings and Cole 5 1/3rd in the opener. Yankee bullpen in early here. Take Toronto +140.
Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Braves at Phillies—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves -125 odds. Atlanta battles to avoid the sweep here. Neither offense has put up many runs. Ian Anderson gets the start for Atlanta. He had great results in his rookie campaign with a 29.7% strikeout rate and batters hitting only .172. Zach Efline counters for the Phillies. Battled consistency issues late last year. Atlanta has seen Eflin a lot over the years. Teams hit .262 on Eflin last year. Like Anderson and Braves to avoid 0-3. Play Atlanta -125.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Indians at Tigers—Free pick is Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. It has been a low scoring series. Indians have produced only two runs in each of their first two games. Cleveland had those struggles in 2020. Aaron Civale starts for the Indians. Under has come in three of four in his starts against the Tigers. Civale in those four starts allowing seven earned runs in 26 2/3rd innings of work. The righthander has worked on his mechanics in the offseason and will sports a new delivery. Prospect Tarik Kubal will go for the Tigers. The lefty pitched well last year with a 27.6% strikeout rate. The second year pitcher had high strikeout rates at every stop in the minors. Play Indians and Tigers under 8.5.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Orioles at Red Sox—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +152 odds. Boston has lost the first two in this series shutout in the opener and pushing across only 2 with Matt Harvey on the hill for Baltimore. Rookie lefty Bruce Zimmerman gets the start after a good spring. Garrett Richards gets the start for the Red Sox. He saw his strikeout rate dip down and was his lowest since 2015. Richards has been a victim of hard contact the past three seasons. Red Sox aren’t hitting. Play Baltimore +152.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Cardinals at Reds—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds to play over the total of 9.5 runs. This has been a high scoring series with 17 runs combined in the opener and 15 in Game 2. Carlos Martinez gets the start for the Cardinals. He had an ERA near ten. His control has been poor with high walk rates the past three seasons. Home run ball crushed Martinez in 2020. Jeff Hoffman counters for the Reds. He was crushed in his final Spring Training tuneup and finished with an ERA over eight. He struggled in his time with the Rockies and minors. Inserted into the starting rotation due to injuries. Both lineups hitting. Play Cardinals and Reds over 9.5.
Minnesota Twins vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Twins at Brewers—Free pick is Minnesota Twins -115 odds. Michael Pineda gets the start for Minnesota. The righthander pitched well in his return from suspension as team record in his five starts was a perfect 5-0. Adrian Houser goes for Milwaukee. It was a disappointing 2020 for the as he finished with an ERA over five and allowed a lot of baserunners. He faced the Twins once last year and allowed four earned runs over five innings in defeat. Teams hit .285 on Houser in 2020 and the starter had a walk rate of 8.5%. Play Twins -115 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Rangers at Royals—MLB pick is Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals over the total of 9.5 runs. Both lineups hitting with each bullpen ailing. Teams combined for 24 runs in the opener and 15 in Game 2 on Saturday. Jordan Lyles takes the hill for Texas. The righthander was roughed up last year finishing with an ERA over seven. Lyles strikeout rate dipped down to 13.5% with opponents batting .278 on him. Brady Singers takes the hill for the Royals. He finished with an ERA over four in his rookie campaign. Walk rate approached nine with a 15.1% home run to fly ball rate. Lyles, bats and bullpens point to over 9.5.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Pirates at Cubs—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +148 odds. Teams have split the first two in this series. Zach Davies goes for the Cubs. His numbers tailed off in the final part of last season. Pirates have been able to hit the righthander in his career. He no longer has the luxury of pitching at Petco. Davies has pitched to high contact in his career. Mitch Keller throws for Pittsburgh. Showed some promising numbers in his few starts in 2020. He has put up respectable numbers in his three years in the Majors. Cubs lack of hitting is concerning. Play Pittsburgh +148.
LA Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Dodgers at Rockies—Free pick is LA Dodgers and Colorado Rockies to play over the total of 11.5. runs. Warm weather in Colorado and a 1PM local time start will result in scoring. Julio Urias gets the start for LA. As a starter he does not go deep into games, so the Dodgers bullpen gets exposed here. Austin Gomber is on the hill for the Rockies. He had a 12.6% walk rate with the Cardinals last year. In eight starts against the Dodgers the lefthander has allowed nine earned runs in eight innings. Play LA and Colorado over 11.5.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Astros at Athletics—MLB pick is Houston Astros +106 odds. On the hill for the Astros will be Jose Urquidy. The righthander finished with an ERA under three last year allowing two earned runs or fewer in seven of his past eight starts. Sean Manaea counters for the Athletics. Houston has seen a lot of Manaea and the Astros has crushed him for ten earned runs in his past three starts working 16 innings. Astros have crushed Athletics pitching scoring eight or greater runs in all three games resulting in three wins. Play Houston +106.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
Diamondbacks at Padres—MLB free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 9 runs. Chris Paddock gets the start for the Padres. He has shown good results against Arizona last year and his career with the under coming in four of five. Verdict still out on this Diamondbacks offense for 2021 which was anemic last season. Taylor Widener counters for the Diamondbacks. He worked well in relief and gets a start with the injury to Zac Gallen. Last year Widener had a strikeout rate of 25% and teams hit only .192 on him. Play Diamondbacks and Padres under 9.
Chicago White Sox vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 4/4/2021
White Sox at Angels—Free pick is Chicago White Sox +111. Dylan Cease starts for the White Sox. He did show improvement last year and coming off a good spring. Opponent hit only .231 on Cease in 2020. Shohei Ohtani counters for the Angels. He had major arm injury and worked a few games last year and was pounded and walked eight in 1 2/3rd innings. Questions are about stamina and Ohtani might not go deep into this game. White Sox have hit well to start the season. Play Chicago White Sox +111.