Free MLB Picks For Today 4/12/2021
Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Red Sox at Twins—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins -141 odds. J.A. Happ gets the start for the Twins on Monday. The veteran held the Tigers to won run over four innings in his first start. Happhas pitched well against the Red Sox allowing six earned runs in his past five starts working 30 2/3rd innings. Martin Perez counters for the Red Sox. In his initial start the lefty allowed three earned runs in five innings against the Rays. Twins have pounded lefthanders hitting .307. They are getting good work from their bullpen. Play Minnesota -141.
San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Padres at Pirates—MLB free pick is San Diego Padres on the run line -1.5 runs at -135 odds. Yu Darvish starts for the Padres. The veteran bounced back with a good start holding the Giants to one run and three hits over six innings of work. His strikeout rate is 29.5% and limiting his walks. In his past two starts against the Pirates the righthander has allowed no runs and four hits in 12 innings of work. Trevor Cahill takes the hill for the Pirates. He was roughed up against the Reds to start the year allowing seven earned runs with nine hits in four innings pitched. Cahill has had issues the past few seasons with his control with a high walk rate and hard contact rate. Padres opened this road trip with three wins at Texas all by two runs or greater. Their pitching staff held the Rangers to four runs total in the three game series. Padres bullpen ERA of 1.04 and Rangers over five. Play San Diego on run line -1.5 runs at -135 odds.
Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Mariners at Orioles—Free pick is Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles to play over the total of nine runs. Justus Sheffield starts for Seattle. Lefty was roughed up in his opener for six runs four earned in five innings of work against the White Sox. Sheffield in parts of three seasons in MLB has a walk rate of 9.8% with teams batting .277 against him. Dean Kremer starts for Baltimore. The righthanders lasted three innings against the Yankees to open the season allowing three earned runs, five hits and four walks. In parts of two seasons in the Majors, Kremer has a walk rate of 15.8% with high hard contact rate. Orioles hitting .299 against lefthanders. Mariners hit much-better against righty’s. Play Baltimore and Seattle over 9.
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Yankees at Blue Jays—MLB pick is Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Blue Jays over 8.5 runs. Starting for the Yankees will be Gerrit Cole. The veteran faced the Blue Jays in his opener allowing two earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings. Robbie Rays throws for Toronto. Rays has struggled with his control in MLB with a walk rate of 11% in his career and hard hit rate of 39.5%. This ballpark will create major problems for Ray as lots of runs are scored in Florida. Play New York and Toronto over 8.5 runs.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Phillies at Mets—MLB free pick is Philadelphia Phillies +130 odds. Starting for Philadelphia will be Chase Anderson. The veteran held the Mets to two earned runs in five innings pitched in his first start. David Patterson starts for New York . He was lit up for six earned runs over four innings facing the Phillies five days ago. In two starts against Philadelphia the lefty has given up eleven earned runs in six innings. New York hitting only .217 as a team. Their bullpen sits with an ERA of 5.54. Phillies have shown improvement in their bullpen. Play Philadelphia +130.
Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Rangers at Rays—MLB pick is Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays under 7.5 runs. Tyler Glasnow starts for the Rays. The righthander has looked sharp in his two starts allowing one earned run in 12 innings of work. Dane Dunning counters for Texas. Dunning held the Blue Jays to one run over five innings to open the season. Texas has been held to six runs in their past four games. Both offensive lineups in the bottom half of the league in homers. Glasnow has pitched well in his home ballpark. In his MLB career teams hit only .193 against Dunning with a WHIP of 1.05. Play Texas and Tampa Bay under 7.5.
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Cubs at Brewers—MLB free pick is Milwaukee Brewers -132 odds. Freddy Peralta goes for the Brewers. He pitched well in his opener allowing no runs and a hit over five innings. Adbert Alzolay counters for Chicago. He was roughed up for four runs over five innings against the Cubs six days ago. Cubs last in the league in scoring and team batting. They travel dropping two straight at Pittsburgh scoring a total of three runs and give up fifteen. Brewers have won two of three at the Cubs and Cardinals to open this series. Play Milwaukee -132.
Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Marlins at Braves—Free pick is Miami Marlins +138 odds. Starting for Atlanta will be Huascar Ynoa. It has been a big struggle for Ynoa in parts of three seasons in MLB with an ERA of 5.87 and walk rate of 11% with 39% hard contact. Sandy Alcantara starts for Miami. In two starts the rgithhander has allowed two earned runs with seventeen strikeouts in 12 innings of work. Braves have struggled at the plate with a team batting average of .203. Play Miami +138.
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Indiana at White Sox—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians +129 odds. On the mound for Cleveland will be Tristan McKenzie. The righthander in parts of two seasons has a strikeout rate of 33% with teams hitting only .178 against him. Carlos Rodon counters for Chicago. He lasted five innings in his initial start. Rodon hurts himself with a career MLB wake rate of 10%. Indiana have hit Rodon for nine earned runs in his past three starts working 16 2/3rd innings. Cleveland bullpen outperforming Chicago as the White Sox have an ERA of 5.33. Play Cleveland +129.
Washington Nationals vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Nationals at Cardinals—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals -136 odds. Starting for St Louis will be John Gant. In his initial start the righthander allowed no earned runs over four innings. Eric Fedde starts for Washington. Facing Atlanta in his opening start the righthander allowed five earned runs in 1 2/3rd innings. Fedde in his time in the league has a walk rate of 10.2% with teams hitting .278 against him. A career 21% home run to fly ball rate. It is a five game losing streak for Washington. They are hitting only .194 against righthanders. Play St Louis -136.
LA Angels vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Angels at Royals—Free pick is LA Angels -125 odds. Alex Cobb gets the start and has an extra day of rest following the rainout on Sunday. The righthander allowed three earned runs over six innings against the White Sox. Brady Singer is on the hill for KC. He was roughed up against Texas surrendering five earned runs with three walks in 3 1/3rd innings. Singer has struggled with control in his career with a walk rate of 9.2% and ERA of 4.52. Angels lineup strong sitting sixth in the league in homers and have won six of nine to start the year. Play LAA -125.
Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Tigers at Astros—MLB pick is Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at -120 odds. Getting the start for Houston will be Zack Greinke. The veteran in two starts has allowed two earned runs in thirteen innings of work. Casey Mize goes for Detroit. In parts of two seasons with the Tigers the righthander has a walk rate of 10.2% and teams batting .294 against him. Tigers are scoring runs scoring nine runs in their past five games. Tigers hitting only .195 and their bullpen ERA is over seven. Play Astros on run line -1.5 runs at -120 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Reds at Giants—MLB free pick is Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Getting the start for the Reds will be Wade Miley. The lefty in his first start held the Pirates to no runs and two hits over six innings. Aaron Sanchez goes for San Francisco. He held a good Padres lineup to one run over five innings. This is a ballpark with cool temperatures in April nights with high humidity, so the ball does not carry. Giants only hitting .196 on the year. Play Reds and Giants under 8.5.
Oakland Athletics vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 4/12/2021
Athletics at Diamondbacks—Free pick is Oakland Athletics and Arizona Diamondbacks over the total of 9.5 runs. Both lineups are hitting. Arizona starts Madison Bumgarner. The veteran has struggled to start the season surrendering eleven earned runs with five walks in nine innings of work. Chris Bassitt starts for Oakland. He too has had struggles with seen earned runs given up in 11 1/3rd innings pitched. Athletics bullpen sitting with an ERA near six. Play Arizona and Oakland over 9.5 runs.