Free MLB Picks For Today 4/7/2021
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Braves at Nationals—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves. Max Fried has been announced as the Game 1 starter. The lefty has been an effective pitchers for the Braves with solid 2019 and 2020 campaigns Announced will be Eric Fedde for the Nationals. He is on a one year contract for $600,000. Reason for that is his walk rate has been 10% or greater in all four seasons with the Nationals. He also pitches to high and hard contact. Atlanta bullpen has held up despite slow start. Good spot for Braves to break their slump. Play Atlanta.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Pirates at Reds—MLB pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +190 odds. Chad Kuhl gets the start for the Pirates. The righthander has pitched well against the Reds in his career. Teams hit .210 on the righthander last season. Luis Castillo gets the start for Cincinnati. Castillo was roughed up in his first start for eight earned runs in 3 1/3rd innings. He had no strikeouts and the velocity was down 3 miles per hour from a season ago. Play Pirates +190.
Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Twins at Tigers—MLB free pick is Minnesota Twins -165. Kenta Maeda gets the start for Minnesota. The righthander held the Brewers to one earned run in his first start going 4 1/3rd innings. Matthew Boyd counters for the Tigers. In 2020 the lefthander saw his strikeout rate dip and finished with an ERA approaching seven. Strikeouts down and walks up in his first outing. Twins have hit lefty’s well to begin the year. Tigers have struggled at the plate to begin the year. Their bullpen has been atrocious. Play Twins -165.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Rays at Red Sox—Free pick is Boston Red Sox -115 odds. Ryan Yarbrough gets the start for the Rays. The lefty has been hammered by the Red Sox as in his past three starts allowed fifteen earned runs in 12 2/3rd innings. Nathan Eovaldi counters for the Red Sox. He held the Orioles to one earned run over 5 1/3rd in his first start. He did close the season well last year. Boston offense came to life in the opener of this series putting up 11 runs in victory. Rays bullpen has been shelled to start the year. Rays hitting only .215 against righthanders. Play Boston -115.
Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Royals at Indians—MLB pick is Kansas City Royals +205. Shane Bieber gets the start for the Indians on Wednesday. He took the loss in his opener as he surrendered three earned runs with three walks on Detroit. Indians again struggling to score runs. Jakob Junis announced starter for KC. He has spent time in the Royals rotation and worked two innings out of the bullpen this year. He did see a dip up in his velocity in his two appearances this season. Royals hitting and getting good work from their pen to start the season. Play Royals +205.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Blue Jays at Rangers—MLB free pick is Toronto Blue Jays run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds. Hyun Jin Ryu gets the start for Toronto. They lefty faced a good hitting lineup in the Yankees in the opener and allowed two earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings. Kyle Gibson counters for the Rangers. The righthander was pounded for five earned runs and three walks in a 1/3rd of an inning in his opener. Blue Jays have hit Gibson well in the past. Ryu doesn’t hurt himself with walks. He is not reliant on the fastball and mixes in four pitches well. Blue Jays bullpen has performed well. Rangers not good with an ER at nine and opponents batting .296 on this unit. Play Blue Jays on the run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Brewers at Cubs—Free pick is Milwaukee Brewers +100 odds. Brandon Woodruff takes the hill for the Brewers. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of his past ten starts. Past two seasons Woodruff had a strikeout rate of 29% or greater. Kyle Hendricks counters for Chicago. In his first start of the season the veteran allowed three earned runs with three walks over three innings in a loss to the Pirates. His fastball velocity dipped considerably in his first start of the year. Woodruff in his past start against Chicago held the Cubs to no runs and a hit over seven innings. Play Milwaukee +100.
LA Dodgers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Dodgers at Athletics—MLB pick is LA Dodgers -158 odds. Trevor Bauer gets the start for the Dodgers. He struck out ten in a win at Colorado in his opening start. Jesus Luzardo is on the mound for the Athletics. He surrendered five earned runs and two homers over five innings in a loss to Houston in his opener. Luzardo had struggles in the final two months of last season. Dodgers hit Luzardo in a relief appearance tallying three runs. Oakland bullpen has struggled to start the season. LA has been hitting well against both lefty’s and righty’s. Play Dodgers -158 odds.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Mets at Phillies—MLB pick is New York Mets +134. Aaron Nola gets the start for Philadelphia. Mets hit Nola good late last year in his last two starts surrendering eleven runs eight earned with three homers over 10 2/3rd innings. David Peterson throws for the Mets. He faired well in his final three starts surrendering four earned runs in 18 innings. Teams hit only .202 on Peterson last year. New York is hitting to begin the season. Play Mets +134.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Cardinals at Marlins—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals -105 odds. Jack Flaherty gets the start for the Cardinals. His first start was rough playing in cold snowy weather. He has been a good strikeout pitchers the past three seasons near 30% rate. Pablo Lopez goes for Miami. He does not go deep into his games. Marlins bullpen has struggled, and the team is not hitting well against righthanders. Play St Louis -105.
Chicago White Sox vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
White Sox at Mariners—Free pick is Chicago White Sox -155 odds. Dallas Keuchel throws for Chicago. He looks to bounce back after a rough outing against the Angels. He put up strong numbers in 2020 especially to close the season. He posted an ERA of 1.99 in 2020. Keuchel mixes his fastball with three other pitchers. Justin Dunn tosses for Seattle. The righthander has battled control in his time in the majors with a walk rate of 17.2% in parts of two seasons. Seattle hitting .176 to start the season. Play White Sox -155.
San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Giants at Padres—MLB pick is San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 8 runs. Kevin Gausman gets the start for the Giants. The righthander in his opening start held the Mariners to one run and two hits over 6 2/3rd innings. Blake Snell counters for San Diego. Lefty faced the Diamondbacks to start the campaign and allowed no runs over 4 2/3rd innings. Padres bullpen has been good to start the year. Play San Francisco and San Diego under 8.
Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Orioles at Yankees—MLB free pick is New York Yankees on the run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds. John Means is on the hill for the Orioles. The Yankees have roughed him up sixteen earned runs over 15 2/3rd innings in his four starts. Jameson Taillon goes for New York. He is coming off Tommy John surgery and wont go deep in this game. Taillon had a good spring. Means not overpowering and pitches to contact. New York relief pitching has been outstanding. Play New York run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 4/7/2021
Diamondbacks at Rockies—Free pick is Colorado Rockies -118 odds. Antonio Senzatela gets the start for the Rockies. He showed improvement in 2020 finishing with an ERA of 3.44 and limiting his base on balls. Madison Bumgarner starts for the Padres. He faced the Padres in his opening start and surrendering six earned runs with two homers over four innings. Diamondbacks have been hitting lefty’s well this year. Run production lacking as well. Play Colorado -118.