Free MLB Picks For Today 4/16/2021
Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Braves at Cubs—MLB pick is Chicago Cubs +109 odds. On the hill for Atlanta will be Drew Smyly. The lefty has struggled out of the gate allowing nine runs seven earned with three homers in eleven innings of work. Zach Davies counters for the Cubs. Davies has one good start one bad. He has put up good numbers in his career with an ERA under four. Smyly has seen a dip in his velocity. Braves have struggled losing four straight as they closed out their series with Miami. Braves hitting .210 against righty’s. Cubs see a lefty on the hill where they have had better success. Play Chicago +109.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Cardinals at Phillies—MLB free pick is Philadelphia Phillies -120 odds. Coming off their rain out on Thursday the Phillies will send Zach Eflin on the hill. He has allowed five earned runs in thirteen innings of work. Carlos Martinez throws for St Louis. The righthander has struggled by allowing seven earned runs in ten innings of work with a team loss in each game. Cardinals have lost four of five dropping home series to the Brewers and Nationals. Massive struggles for Martinez the past two seasons with hard hit contact and control. Phillies bullpen has shown improvement. Play Philadelphia -120.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Rays at Yankees—Free pick is Tampa Bay Rays +135 odds. On the hill for the Rays will be Michael Wacha. He looks to rebound after allowing four earned runs in five innings with six strikeouts to a hot hitting Boston team. Jordan Montgomery counters for the Yankees. He faced the Rays on Sunday surrendering four earned runs over five innings. Yankees have struggled scoring runs and batting only .229 as a team. Play Rays +135.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Diamondbacks at Nationals—MLB pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +177 odds. On the hill for Arizona will be Taylor Widender. In two starts the righty has allowed three earned runs in eleven innings. Max Scherzer counters for Washington. Scherzer in two starts has given up five earned runs with four homers in 12 innings. As they opened this series the Nationals have dropped six of nine. Their lineup lacks power. Arizona bats have picked up as they opened this series. Play Arizona +177.
San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Giants at Marlins—MLB free pick is San Francisco Giants -105 odds. Getting the start for San Francisco will be Anthony DeSclafani. The veteran is off to a good start holding opponents to one earned runs with twelve strikeouts in eleven inning of work resulting in wins in each game. Announced for the Marlins is Daniel Castano. The righthander saw limited work last year and pitched to high contact and low velocity at 89 miles per hour. Blown save for Miami in their loss to Atlanta on Thursday. Giants have won six of seven getting great work from their pitching staff. Play San Francisco -105.
Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
White Sox at Red Sox—Free pick is Boston Red Sox +110. On the hill for the Red Sox will be Nick Pivetta. In two starts the righthander has given up four earned runs in eleven innings of work but teams wins in each outing. Dylan Cease counters for Chicago. The righthander has worked two games giving up four earned runs with six walks in 9 1/3rd innings in team losses each games. As they closed their series with the Twins the Red Sox had won nine straight and batting .280 as a team. Chicago bats only .215 against righthanders. Red Sox bullpen performing better as well. Play Boston +110.
Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Indians at Reds–MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds -105 odds. Starting for the Reds is Jeff Hoffman. The righthander in two starts has allowed four earned runs in 9 1/3rd innings. Logan Allen counters for Cleveland. He has worked ten innings allowing three earned runs with five walks. Reds are the better hitting lineup. Indians hitting only .179 at home. Reds have won five of six at their home ballpark. Play Cincinnati -105.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Orioles at Rangers—MLB free pick is Texas Rangers -118 odds. Mike Foltzynewicz gets the start for the Rangers. He comes off a good start against the Padres allowing one earned run with two hits in seven innings of work. Jorge Lopez counters for Baltimore. In two starts Lopez has been pounded for eleven earned runs in 8 2/3rd innings of work. The righthander has struggled with a career ERA over six and hard hit contact near 39% in six seasons. As Baltimore lost Game 1 of their doubleheader on Thursday they had lost seven of nine games. They hit only .199 against righty’s. Play Texas -118.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Blue Jays at Royals—Free pick is Kansas City Royals +121 odds. On the hill for Kansas City will be Mike Minor. The lefthander allowed one earned run in his past start against the White Sox in four innings of work. Steven Matz goes for Toronto. He had lots of struggles in his career with hard hit contact and walk rates. Two good starts to start the season. As they opened this series the Royals won two of three at home to the Angels. Royals are batting .279 against lefthanders and their bullpen has performed well. Play KC +121.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Pirates at Brewers—MLB pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for Pittsburgh will be JT Brubaker. The righthander has allowed one earned run in each of his two starts. Adrian Houser counters for Milwaukee. Houser has surrendered two earned runs in ten innings worked. Brewers come off a day of rest, so their bullpen is rested. Team hits only .198 against righthanders. Play Pittsburgh and Milwaukee under 8.5.
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Mets at Rockies—MLB free pick is New York Mets and Colorado Rockies to play under the total. On the hill for New York will be Jake deGrom. In two starts the righthander has allowed one earned run in fourteen innings of work. In five starts against the Rockies the righthander has an ERA of 1.25 and WHIP of 0.79. Chi Chi Gonzalez counters for the Rockies. The righthander held the Giants to one run in five innings. At home Rockies hitting only .200 against righthanders. Mets pitching has allowed three runs or fewer in five straight. Play New York and Colorado under.
Minnesota Twins vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Twins at Angels—Free pick is Minnesota Twins and LA Angels to play over the total of nine runs. On the hill for LAA will be Andrew Heaney. The lefthander has allowed seven earned runs in two starts working nine innings. Lewis Thorpe counters for the Twins. In parts of two seasons the lefty has an ERA over six with walk rate of 10% and teams batting .343. Heaney has a 10.3% strikeout rate and has struggled in his career with a hard hit contact rate of 38.7%. Twins are batting .278 against lefthanders. Both offenses can score runs. Play Minnesota and LA over nine runs.
Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Tigers at Athletics—MLB pick is Detroit Tigers and Oakland Athletics to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Mid-April weather in the Bay Area you have cold temperatures around 50 degrees and high humidity that prevents the ball to carry. Also the ball park structure aids pitchers. Frankie Montas gets the start for Oakland. The righthander is coming off a good start holding the Astros to one run over six innings. Jose Urena throws for Detroit. Athletics hitting only .191 against rigthhanders and the Tigers at .225. Play Detroit and Oakland under 8.5.
LA Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Dodgers at Padres—MLB free pick is San Diego Padres +140 odds. On the hill for San Diego will be rookie Ryan Weathers. This is his first start. In relieve roles on the year the lefty has allowed one earned run and seven strikeouts in six innings of work. Walker Buehler throws for LAD. Only two runs allowed in twelve innings. Strikeouts and velocity down for Buehler so far. Padres bullpen has been outstanding in their home ballpark with an ERA of 0.91 and WHIP of 0.78. Dodger relievers on the road have an ERA over six and WHIP approaching two. Play San Diego +140.
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 4/16/2021
Astros at Mariners—Free pick is Seattle Mariners +100. On the hill for Seattle will be Yusei Kikuchi. The lefty has allowed five earned runs with sixteen strikeouts in 12 innings of work. Jose Urquidy counters for the Astros. In two starts the righthander has surrendered six earned runs in 10 1/3rd innings pitched. Seattle is hot winning five of their past six after sweeping a doubleheader at Baltimore on Thursday. Houston has lost five straight after getting swept at home to Detroit. Astros dealing with several of their everyday players out with COVID protocols. Astros slumping in run production. Mariners getting good work out of their bullpen. Play Seattle +100.