Free MLB Picks For Today 4/9/2021
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Yankees at Rays—MLB pick is New York Yankees -127 odds. On the hill for New York will be Corey Kluber. The righthander held the Blue Jays to one earned run over four innings in his first start. Rich Hill counters for the Blue Jays. He was roughed up for four earned runs over four innings in a loss to Miami. Rays bullpen has been torched as they sit with an ERA over eight. It is now a four game losing streak as Tampa Bay has surrendered an average of 9 runs per game in those losses. High strikeout rate for Kluber in his first outing mixing four pitches. Hill has struggled with an 11% walk rate the past two seasons. Play Yankees -127.
Washington Nationals vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Nationals at Dodgers—MLB free pick is Washington Nationals and LA Dodgers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Walker Buehler gets the start for the Dodgers. The righthander has pitched well against the Nationals in his career. In his initial start the righthander held the Rockies in Colorado to two earned runs in six innings of work. Buehler has allowed two earned runs or fewer ten straight starts and that includes the postseason. Nationals hitting only .069 against righthanders. Joe Ross goes for Washington. He took 2020 off and put up good numbers to close the 2019 campaign. Nationals bullpen has looked good early on. Play Washington and LA Dodgers under 8.5.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Rockies at Giants—Free pick is Colorado Rockies +130 odds. Starting for San Francisco will be Johnny Cueto. The veteran allowed three earned runs with three walks in his opener in 5 2/3rd innings against a light hitting Seattle team. Austin Gomber goes for the Rockies. One earned run over three innings Gomber allowed against the Dodgers. Cueto faced the Rockies twice last year surrendering nine earned runs in 9 1/3rd innings. Colorado on a two game win streak. Giants hitting only .200 as a team with their bullpen approaching an ERA of five. Play Rockies +130.
LA Angels vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Angels at Blue Jays—MLB pick is Toronto Blue Jays and LA Angels to play over the total of 9.5 runs. Andrew Heaney gets the start for the Angels. The lefthander was crushed for seven earned runs over three innings in a loss to the White Sox. Heaney has been hurt by the home run ball and hard hit contact in his career with the Angels. TJ Zeuch expected to go for Toronto. He has pitched to high contact the past two seasons. Both offenses are strong. Play LA Angels and Toronto Blue Jays over 9.5 runs.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Phillies at Braves—MLB free pick is Philadelphia Phillies +115 odds. On the mound for Philadelphia will be Zack Wheeler. The righthander had a good performance in his opener holding the Braves to no runs a hit and ten strikes in seven innings. Charlie Morton counters for Atlanta. He faced the Phillies in his first start surrendering three earned runs in five innings in defeat. Phillies has pushed across six earned runs in Morton’s past ten innings. Philadelphia has won five of six. Their bullpen has performed well. Braves bats cold off to a .170 start. Play Philadelphia +115.
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Tigers at Indians—Free pick is Detroit Tigers +160 odds. Julio Teheran gets the start for Detroit. He held the Indians to one run over five innings in his first start. Zach Plesac goes for Cleveland. Tigers put up two runs over six innings on the righthander. Indians have been struggling at the plate with a team average of .214. There has been a steady decline on Plesac’s velocity since his rookie season. Play Detroit +160.
Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Athletics at Astros—MLB pick is Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros to play over the total of nine runs. Houston has played to over in five of their first six games as they opened this series with Oakland. They are hitting .381 against lefty’s. Sean Manaea gets the start for Oakland. Houston has pounded the lefthander for sixteen earned runs in his past four starts working 20 innings belting six homers. Athletics bullpen sits with an ERA over six. Lance McCullers Jr. counters for the Astros. Oakland has had success scoring runs in recent meetings against the righthander. Play Astros and Athletics over nine runs.
San Diego Padres vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Padres at Rangers—MLB free pick is San Diego Padres run line -1.5 runs at -120 vs. Texas. On the hill for San Diego will be Joe Musgrave. The righthander continued that scoreless streak by allowing no earned runs over six innings against the Diamondbacks. He has allowed no earned runs in four of five starts. Kohei Arihara counters for the Rangers. The righty surrendered three earned runs over five innings in a loss to Texas to start the season against KC. Arihara allowed 50% hard contact. Padres bullpen sits with an ERA of 0.91 and Rangers approaching seven. Play Padres run line -1.5 runs at -120.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 4/9/2021
Reds at Diamondbacks—Free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +110. On the hill for Arizona will be Taylor Widener. The righthander was impressive in his first start holding the Padres to no runs over six innings in victory. In his limited time in Major League Baseball, Widener has a 24.1% strikeout rate and holding teams to .183 batting average. Tyler Mahle counters for the Reds. He worked five innings in his opener facing the Cardinals allowing three runs two earned. Past two seasons he has averaged a walk rate 10%. Diamondbacks bullpen has performed well early on. Play Arizona +110.