Free MLB Picks For Today 4/13/2021
Boston Red Sox vs. Minnesota Twins Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Red Sox at Twins—Game 1 of this series was postponed. Looks like pitching matchups stays the same for the game beginning at 2:10PM ET. 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.
Oakland Athletics vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Athletics at Diamondbacks—MLB free pick is Oakland Athletics +100 odds. Getting the start for Oakland will be Jesus Luzardo. The lefty held the Dodgers to two runs over 5 1/3rd innings. He faced Arizona last year and allowed no runs over 6 1/3rd innings. Zac Gallen is expected to start for the Diamondbacks. Gallen was held back to start the season due to an injured forearm. Expect a pitch count and limited work for Gallen. Oakland did win two of three at Houston getting their bats going. Prefer the Athletics lineup. Play Oakland +100.
Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Mariners at Orioles—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles -137. On the hill for Baltimore will be John Means. The lefthander has been sharp allowing one earned run in his past two starts working 11 2/3rd innings. Nick Margevicius goes for Seattle. He did not make the starting rotation as he fills in for James Paxton. He has allowed four earned runs in 4 1/3rd innings of relief this year. He has a career ERA of nearly six in the Majors. Means has allowed one earned run or fewer in six straight starts. Mariners hitting only .139 against lefthanders. Play Baltimore -139.
San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Padres at Pirates—MLB pick is San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Blake Snell goes for San Diego. The lefty has allowed two earned runs total in two starts this year. Snell has a strikeout rate of 37.2% this year with teams batting only .162 against him. Chad Kuhl is the starter for the Pirates. He has pitched only seven innings in two starts giving up seven runs, five earned and eight walks. Padres missing the bat of Tatis due to a shoulder injury. As they opened this series San Diego has been held to three runs or fewer in six of their past seven games. Pirates lower third in the league in scoring and home runs. Padres bullpen strong with an ERA of 0.84. Play San Diego and Pittsburgh under 7.5.
Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay Rays Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Rangers at Rays—MLB free pick is Texas Rangers +155 odds. On the hill for Texas is Kyle Gibson. The righthander bounced from a poor outing with a strong one holding the Blue Jays to no runs and eight strikeouts over six innings. He has pitched well against the Rays in his career. Ryan Yarbrough is on the hill for Tampa Bay. He was crushed for nine runs six earned in five innings in defat to Boston. Yarbrough strike out rate is down with teams hitting .295 against him. Rays bullpen has struggled with an ERA over six. Play Texas +155.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Phillies at Mets—MLB free pick is Philadelphia Phillies -121 odds. Starting for Philadelphia will be Aaron Nola. The righthander in two starts this season has allowed three earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings of work. He faced the Mets six days ago allowing one run over four innings. Taijuan Walker goes for New York. Two runs allowed in six innings facing the Marlins. Phillies hitting better as Mets have a team batting average of .217. New York bullpen sitting with an ERA of 5.54 while the Phillies are improved in that area. Play Philadelphia -121.
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Yankees at Blue Jays—Free pick is New York Yankees +111 odds. Jameson Taillon gets the start for New York. He faced the Orioles in his first start and gave up two earned runs and three hits in 4 2/3rd innings. Hyun Jin Ryu is going for Toronto. Four runs allowed in 12 1/3rd innings in his two starts. Yankees have hit Ryu in the past for fourteen earned runs in his past four starts working 21 2/3rd innings in games the past two seasons. New York hitting .260 against lefty’s and Blue Jays only .213 against righthanders. Yanks bullpen has performed well on the campaign. Play New York +111.
Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Marlins at Braves—MLB pick is Miami Marlins +160 odds. Pablo Lopez starts for Miami. The righthander has pitched well allowing two earned runs in 11 2/3rd innings. He has pitched well against the Braves allowing two earned runs in five of his past six starts. Miami does their best hitting against lefthanders. Max Fried goes for Atlanta. Two starts in 2021 and the lefty has given up seven earned runs in seven innings. Marlins have had success hitting Fried. Atlanta batting only .205 against righthanders. Play Miami +160.
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Cubs at Brewers—MLB free pick is Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Brandon Woodruff goes for the Brewers. In two starts the righthander has given up three earned runs in 11 innings of work. Kyle Hendricks counters for Chicago. Three earned runs allowed in nine innings of work. Hendricks in his past four starts against the Brewers has allowed two earned runs in 27 2/3rd innings. Woodruff in his past two starts against the Cubs has surrendered no runs and two hits in fourteen innings. Chicago hitting only .131 against righty’s and the Brewers hitting .201 as a team. Chicago bullpen has performed well. Cubs 30th and last in team batting and Brewers 27th. Play Chicago and Milwaukee under 7.5 runs.
Washington Nationals vs. St Louis Cardinals Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Nationals at Cardinals—Free pick is Washington Nationals and St Louis Cardinals to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Taking the hill for Washington will be Stephen Strasburg. The veteran in his first start held the Braves to no runs and a hit in six innings. He has pitched well against the Cardinals. Jack Flaherty counters for ST Louis. Strong start last time out against Miami allowing no runs and a hit in six innings. Nationals hitting only .192 against righthanders and Braves .219. Play Washington and St Louis under 7.5.
Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Tigers at Astros—MLB pick is Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds. Jake Odorizzi is on the hill for the Astros. Healthy now after sidelined most of 2020 to injury. Matthew Boyd throws for Detroit. It has been a rocky career in MLB for the lefty with an ERA over five. The home run ball has hurt Boyd the past two seasons. Ordorizzi has a good history pitching against the Tigers. Detroit got some runs in the opener of this series but their pattern thus far in 2021 has been struggles at the plate with a .195 team average. Tigers bullpen sits with an ERA approaching seven. Play Houston on the run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds.
LA Angels vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Angels at Royals—MLB free pick is Kansas City Royals +125 odds. Danny Duffy gets the start for the Royals. The lefty had a good outing in his first start allowing no runs and two hits over six innings against the Indians. Dylan Bundy counters for the Angels. In two starts the veteran allowed five earned runs with three homers in twelve innings. Angels batting only .227 against lefthanders. Royals bullpen has been good. Play Kansas City +125 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. San Francisco Giants Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Reds at Giants—Free pick is Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of 7.5 runs. On the hill for the Giants is Kevin Gausman. In two starts he has allowed two earned runs in 13 2/3rd innings worked. Luis Castillo counters for the Reds. He rebounded last time out surrendering no runs over seven innings against Pittsburgh. Temperatures in the Bay Area at game time mild in the fifties with high humidity. Fly balls will not carry. San Francisco hitting only .199 against right handers but getting good work from their bullpen. Play Reds and Giants under 7.5 runs.
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Indians at White Sox—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox to play under the total of seven runs. It will be Shane Bieber on the hill for the Indians. The righthander has allowed five earned runs with 24 strikeouts in 12 1/3rd innings. Lucas Giolito counters for Chicago. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in ten straight starts. He has pitched well against Cleveland allowing four earned runs in his past five starts working 33 2/3rd innings. Both lineups struggle hitting righthanders. Indians bullpen has been good. Play Cleveland and Chicago under seven runs.
Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers Pick Prediction 4/13/2021
Rockies at Dodgers—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies and LA Dodgers to play under the total of eight runs. Trevor Bauer throws for LA. The righthander has done a great job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 0.69 in 13 innings of work. Antonio Senzatela is on the mound for Colorado. He held the Diamondbacks to no runs over eight innings in his past start. LA temperatures will be mild with high humidity and the ball wont carry. This will favor the pitchers. Rockies hitting only .214 on the road. Play LAD and Colorado under eight runs.