Free MLB Picks For Today 4/6/2021
Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Twins at Tigers—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins -146 odds. On the hill for Detroit will be Casey Mize. The righthander was crushed by the Twins lineup when he faced them three times last year surrendering eleven earned runs in 11 2/3rd innings of work. JA Happ counters for the Twins. He did pitch well down the stretch for the Yankees last year. Teams hit .206 on Happ last year and had an ERA of 3.47. Mize struggled with a walk rate of 9.8% and ERA of seven in his rookie campaign. Twins pounded the Tigers pitching in their win on Monday afternoon. Play Twins -146.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Braves at Nationals—Free pick is Atlanta Braves and Washington Nationals to play under the total of eight runs. This is a makeup of the game scheduled for Monday but postponed due to COVID. This will be the opening game for the National this year. On the hill for the Braves is Drew Smyly. The lefty saw his strikeout rate climb to 37.8% last year with teams batting only .198 on him. Max Scherzer counters for the Nationals. He has had a strikeout rate of over 30% in six straight seasons. He is pitching to a cold Braves hitting lineup scoring three runs total at Philadelphia and allowing three runs per game in that series. Play Braves and Nationals under eight.
Houston Astros vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Astros at Angels—MLB free pick is Houston Astros -110 odds. Houston off to a fast start getting great performance from their hitters and pitching staff. Zack Greinke gets the start for the Astros. The veteran opened at Oakland allowing no runs and three hits over six innings in victory. Griffin Canning counters for the Angels. He struggled through August and September last year and did not go very deep in games. Canning had issues with control with a 9.7% walk rate. Greinke was effective as he used the fastball only 42% of the time. In addition to his fastball Greinke is using a change, slider and curve mixing speeds. His lineup is batting .320. Play Houston -110.
Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Orioles at Yankees—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees to play under the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for the Yankees will be Gerrit Cole. The righthander has pitched well against the Orioles. He had eight strikeouts in 5 2/3rd innings in his initial start of the season. Dean Kremer is on the mound for the Orioles. A prospect with a high strikeout rate in the minors and time in the Majors. Orioles relievers pitched well against the Red Sox. Orioles pen sharp against the Blue Jays. Play Baltimore and New York under 8.5.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Cardinals at Marlins—MLB pick is Miami Marlins -110 odds. Miami sends Sandy Alcantara to the hill on Tuesday. The righthander in his initial start of 2021 held the Rays to no runs and two hits over six innings. John Gant starts for St Louis. The reliever turns to starter. Questions are how low can he go? He has struggled with walks his entire four seasons with the Braves sitting with a rate over 10% in the past four season. Cardinals starters and relievers were crushed against the Reds in their opening series. Play Miami -110.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Pirates at Reds—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +135. Trevor Cahill starts for the Pirates. The righthander had some good outings down the stretch last year. Wade Miley goes for the Reds. The lefty was dealing with a hamstring issue in the spring and falls to the fifth spot in the rotation. Cincinnati pitching had trouble against the Cardinals last weekend. Pirates got good work from their bullpen against the Cubs. Cahill saw his strikeout rate jump up to 29.2% with teams batting only .178 on him. Play Pirates +135.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Mets at Phillies—Free pick is New York Mets -125 odds. Starting for New York will be Marcus Stroman. The veteran did a good job in the spring of getting the strikeout. He has pitched well in his career in MLB. Chase Anderson counters for Philadelphia. He had a rocky end to last season. He faced the Mets once last year with Anderson allowing four earned runs in 2 2/3rd innings of work. There was not much offense generated by the Phillies in their three game series to Atlanta. Anderson had an ERA over seven last year as team hit .315 on him. Anderson had a home run to fly ball rate of 29%. Play Mets -125 odds.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Rays at Red Sox—MLB pick is Boston Red Sox +130 odds. Martin Perez starts for the Red Sox on Tuesday. The lefty pitched well against the Rays last year giving up four earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings of work. Tyler Glasnow counters for the Rays. He had major struggles in the postseason. Glasnow in two starts against the Red Sox last year allowed nine earned runs in 11 innings of work. He had an ERA over four last year with walk rate of 9.2%. The righthander has had issues with his control in the Majors. Play Boston +130.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Brewers at Cubs—MLB free pick is Chicago Cubs -105 odds. Getting the start for Chicago is Adbert Alzolay. The righthander in limited work late last year was effective. He showed off a good fastball in the spring. Freddy Peralta counters for the Brewers. His fastball velocity has dipped and has to rely on secondary pitches. Azolay had a 33.3% strikeout rate in 2020 and teams batted only .164 on him last year. Control has been an issue for Peralta with walk rates near 10% the past two seasons. Cubs on a three game win streak after their win in the opener of this series. Play Cubs -105.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Blue Jays at Rangers—Free pick is Toronto Blue Jays -128 odds. Tanner Roark goes for the Blue Jays. He looks to rebound after a tough 2020. Prior he has been a serviceable pitcher with the Nationals. Dane Dunning counters for the Rangers. He saw limited work with the White Sox last year and had a 9.2% walk rate. The mismatch in this game is in the bullpen where the Rangers outfit has an ERA at seven. Blue Jays have won three of four after taking the opener of this series. Rangers have lost three of four as their pitching staff has allowed a total of 34 runs. Play Toronto -128.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Diamondbacks at Rockies—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies -115 odds. Step down in class for the Rockies lineup as the race the Diamondbacks pitching following the Dodgers. Their main man German Marquez takes the hill for the Rockies. He has posted good numbers in his time with the Rockies. Luke Weaver counters for Arizona. In two meetings against the Rockies last year the righthander allowed eight earned runs with three homers over 8 1/3rd innings. Arizona hit poorly in their series against the Padres. Weaver had an ERA of 6.58 last year as teams hit .290 on him. Play Rockies -115.
LA Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Dodgers at Athletics—MLB free pick is LA Dodgers -163 odds. Clayton Kershaw throws for the Dodgers. He has pitched well against Oakland in his career and tosses here in a pitcher friendly stadium in Oakland. Chris Bassitt throws for the Athletics. He took the loss in his opener allowing three earned runs over 5 1/3rd innings in a defeat to Houston. He pitched to high contact in that loss to the Astros. Five straight losses for Oakland and four straight wins for LA as the Dodgers put up ten runs on the Athletics staff. Oakland has allowed 45 runs in their first four games. Their bullpen has been crushed, Play Dodgers -163.
San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
Giants at Padres—Free pick is San Francisco Giants +180 odds. Yu Darvish gets the start for the Padres. He struggled in his opening start allowing four earned runs with eight hits over 4 2/3rd innings to a light hitting Arizona team. Aaron Sanchez goes for the Giants. He missed all of 2020 recovering from a shoulder injury. His curveball looked good in the spring and a strong weapon against righthanders. Play Giants +180.
Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 4/6/2021
White Sox at Mariners—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox -142 odds. Lucas Giolito gets the start for Chicago. In his opener he held the Angels to two earned runs over 5 1/3rd innings with eight strikeouts. James Paxton counters for the Mariners. He struggled last year with the Yankees. Paxton missed much of the season with a flexor strain in his left wrist. The lefty has been pushed back in the rotation to begin the year to give him added rest. White Sox bats responded well in the opener of this series. Play Chicago -142.