Free MLB Picks For Today 4/8/2021
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Marlins at Mets—MLB pick is New York Mets. Marlins are leaning on prospect Nick Neidhart to start on Thursday. He has pitched to both high contact and average in his limited time in the Big Leagues. Teams did hit .276 against him in Triple A in 2019. Taijuan Walker gets the nod for New York on Thursday. The veteran had a very good final two months of last season. Teams hit only .213 on him in 2020. Marlins have lost five of six after getting swept by the St Louis Cardinals at home. Play Mets.
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Cubs at Pirates—MLB free pick is Chicago Cubs -140 odds. Jake Arrieta gets the start for Chicago. The veteran faced the Pirates in his opening start and allowed one earned run over six innings. Pirates send Tyler Anderson to the hill. The lefty was tagged for three earned runs over five innings in his 2021 debut facing the Cubs. It is a five game losing streak for Pittsburgh as their pitching staff allows 25 runs past two games. Team is batting only .196 with bullpen ERA over six. Cubs bullpen performing better with ERA of 1.86. Play Cubs -140.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Red Sox at Orioles—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles +150. Matt Harvey gets the start for the Orioles. The veteran faced the Red Sox in his opener allowing two earned runs over 4 2/3rd innings. Eduardo Rodriguez is on the hill for the Red Sox. The lefty missed last season due to a heart issue. He is facing an Orioles team that is batting .370 against lefthanders. Orioles getting good work from their pen to start the year. Baltimore swept the Red Sox in their three game series to open the season. Play Orioles +150.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Diamondbacks at Rockies—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies -118 odds. Jon Gray gets the start for the Rockies. The righthander held the Dodgers to one run over five innings in his opening start. Gray has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven of his past nine starts against Arizona. Diamondbacks send Merrill Kelly to the hill. Kelly faced the Padres in his opener allowing three earned runs over four innings. The righthander has been crushed by the Rockies for fifteen earned runs in three starts working 17 2/3rd innings. Diamondbacks hitting only .215 against righthanders. The Arizona righthander has been a victim of hard contact his entire MLB career. Play Colorado -118.
Seattle Mariners vs. Minnesota Twins Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Mariners at Twins—MLB free pick is Minnesota Twins run line -1.5 runs at +110 odds. Jose Berrios will get the start for Minnesota. The righthander held the Brewers to no runs and no hits with twelve strikeouts over six innings. Marco Gonzalez counters for Seattle. The lefty was pounded for five earned runs with three walks and three homers over six innings against the Giants. Twins did hit Gonzales in his only start versus Minnesota for five runs in five innings. Twins have won four of five and hitting .323 against lefty’s. Seattle batting only .191 to start the season. Their bullpen has struggled with an ERA over five. Play Twins run line -1.5 runs at +110 odds.
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Royals at White Sox—Free pick is Kansas City Royals +148 odds. Brad Keller gets the start for the Royals. He looks to rebound from a poor start against Texas. He has pitched well against the White Sox in his career. Last year with KC, Keller finished with an ERA of 2.47. Royals are hitting .299 on the season with their bullpen ERA of 1.86. White Sox had struggles against the Angels in their opening series losing three of four but found better success at Seattle. Lance Lynn throws for the White Sox. He had some rough outings in the final month of last season. Lasted 4 2/3rd innings in his first 2021 start against the Angels giving up eight baserunners. Going to bank on a Keller rebound with the KC good bullpen and hitters coming through here. Play Kansas City +148.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St Louis Cardinals vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Brewers at Cardinals—MLB pick is Milwaukee Brewers -130. On the hill for Milwaukee will be Corbin Burnes. The righthander opened the season with a good outing holding the Twins to one run with one hit and 11 strikeouts over 6 1/3rd innings. Cardinals counter with Adam Wainwright. The veteran was roughed up by the Reds in his opener for six earned runs over 2 2/3rd innings. Wainwright was a victim of the home run ball and didn’t miss many bats. Cardinals bullpen has an ERA approaching five. Brewers enter on a two game win streak after taking two of three at the Cubs. Play Milwaukee -130.
LA Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Angels at Blue Jays—MLB free pick is LA Angels +102 odds. Griffin Canning starts for the Angels. The young pitcher showed well last year with an ERA under four in his eleven starts. Ross Stripling makes his second start of the year for the Blue Jays. He couldn’t stick in the Dodgers starting rotation as he spent his career in LA back and forth from the bullpen along with rotation. Stripling lasted 3 1/3rd innings in his debut in 2021 allowing three earned runs over 3 1/3rd innings against the Yankees. Angels have won four of six after splitting a pair with the Astros. Blue Jays were swept in a two game series at the Rangers. Toronto hitting only .200 against righthanders. Angels bullpen has performed well to this point. Play LA Angels +102.
Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 4/8/2021
Athletics at Astros—Free pick is Houston Astros -156 odds. Astros with rest advantage with a day off on Wednesday as the team has won five of their first six games. Christian Javier gets the start for Houston. In five starts and one bullpen appearance at home the righthander has an ERA of 2.17. Cole Irvin is on the hill for the Athletics. He faced the Astros in his opener allowing four earned runs over 4 1/3rd innings. Astros are batting .291 and getting great work out of their bullpen. Oakland struggling at the plate hitting .168 with the bullpen ERA approaching seven. Play Houston -156.