Free MLB Picks For Today 4/17/2021
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Diamondbacks at Nationals—MLB pick is Arizona Diamondbacks -105. Getting the start for Arizona will be Luke Weaver. The righthander has pitched well allowing three earned runs in 12 2/3rd innings with eleven strike outs. Eric Fedde counters for the Nationals. Fedde has given up seven runs six earned with five walks over 6 1/3rd innings. Diamondbacks have seen an improvement to their offensive production. After losing the opener of this series the Nationals have lost seven of nine. Diamondbacks getting good production from their bullpen. Fedde has struggled with control and 20.5% home run to fly ball rate in his career. Play Arizona -105.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Rays at Yankees—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays -113 odds. Throwing for Tampa Bay will be Tyler Glasnow. The righthander has allowed one earned run in three starts working 19 2/3rd innings along with a WHIP of 0.58. Jordon Montgomery goes for New York He faced the Rays six days ago surrendering four earned runs over five innings. Rays have hit Montgomery the past two seasons. As they opened this series the Yankees have lost seven of ten. New York has struggled at the plate batting only .229. Play Tampa Bay -113.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Blue Jays at Royals—Free pick is Kansas City Royals +106. Taking the hill for the Royals is Brady Singer. The righthander held the Angels to one earned run with six strikeouts in five innings of work. Robby Ray gets the start for the Blue Jays. He is batting with control once against walking seven batters in nine innings of work. KC is pounding lefthanded pitching this year with a .298 average. Their bullpen has done okay early on. After winning the first game of this series the Royals had won three straight. Play KC +106.
Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Braves at Cubs—NBA pick is Atlanta Braves -123 odds. Starting for Atlanta will be Huascar Ynoa. In two starts the righthander has allowed one earned run with fifteen innings of work. Trevor Williams throws for Chicago. He has given up seven earned runs with four walks in 9 1/3rd innings of work. Williams has struggled with an ERA over six in his past two seasons. They hit .291 on him last year and .308 this season. Chicago hitting only .132 against righthanders. Braves bullpen has been good early. Play Atlanta -123.
Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
White Sox at Red Sox—Game was rained out on Friday and the pitching matchup remains the same here. There will be a doubleheader on Sunday. 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.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Cardinals at Phillies—Free pick is St Louis Cardinals -107 odds. On the hill for Philadelphia will be Matt Moore. The veteran in two starts has allowed seven earned runs in 8 1/3rd innings of work. Kwang hyun Kim counters for St Louis. Last year Kim finished with an ERA of 1.62 in 39 innings of work. Team hit only .197 on him. Moore has struggled in his career with a 9.5% walk rate. Cardinals do a good job of hitting lefty’s at .264. Phillies hit only .203 against lefty’s. Play St Louis -107.
Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Tigers at Athletics—MLB pick is Detroit Tigers +120 odds. Getting the start for Detroit will be Casey Mize. Mize in two starts has allowed one earned run in eleven innings of work. Cole Irvin counters for Oakland. The lefthander in two starts has allowed eight earned runs in 9 2/3rd innings of work. Athletics batting only .210 as a team. Irvin in parts of three seasons sits with an ERA approaching seven with teams hitting .300 on him. Play Detroit +120.
Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Indians at Reds—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Getting the start for Cleveland will be Tristan McKenzie. The righthander gave up three earned runs in his first start in four innings striking out six batters. Sonny Gray makes his 2021 debut for Cincinnati. Gray has pitched well in his two seasons with the Reds with teams batting under .200 on him. Cleveland is batting only .180 against righthanders. Their bullpen has been solid with an ERA of 2.52. Play Cincinnati and Cleveland under 8.5.
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Mets at Rockies—The game Friday has been rained out and scheduled as a doubleheader for Saturday. We will look at Game 2 matchup that is listed as deGrom vs. Gonzalez. 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. Met’s pitching has allowed three runs or fewer in five straight. Play New York and Colorado under.
San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Giants at Marlins—Free pick is San Francisco Giants and Miami Marlins to play under the total of eight runs. Aaron Sanchez goes for the Giants. The highly touted prospect is finally showing positive sigs as he has given up three earned runs in two starts working ten innings. Sandy Alcantara counters for the Marlins. The righty has allowed five earned runs with 21 strikeouts in 18 1/3rd innings pitched. He has pitched well against the Giants in his career. San Francisco batting only .204 as a team. Their bullpen has been good with an ERA of 3.00. Play Giants and Marlins under 8.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Orioles at Rangers—MLB pick is Texas Rangers. On the hill for Texas will be Dane Dunning. The righty has pitched well holding teams to one earned run with eleven strikeouts in nine innings of work. Dean Kremer has been listed as the starter. It has been a rough start for the righthander giving up seven earned runs with five walks and two homers in six innings of work. Orioles batting only .193 against righthanders. As they opened this weekend series, Baltimore has lost six of seven. Play Texas.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Pirates at Brewers—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +133 odds. On the hill for Pittsburgh will be Trevor Cahill. The righthander held the Padres to one earned run with three hits and eight strikeouts in five innings pitched. Brett Anderson throws for the Brewers. Lefty has surrendered five earned runs and three homers in ten innings. Last year the Pirates put up four runs in five innings on Anderson. Brewers batting only .202 as a team and their bullpen has struggled. Anderson’s velocity has been on a steady decline the past two years. Play Pittsburgh +133.
LA Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Dodgers at Padres—Free pick is LA Dodgers -125 odds. Starting for LA will be Clayton Kershaw. The lefty in his past two starts has given up one earned run with fourteen strikeouts in thirteen innings of work. Yu Darvish throws for San Diego. Two good starts and one bad one for the veteran as the Diamondbacks did push across four runs in 4 2/3rd innings in his opening start. His good starts came against the Giants and Pirates which are light hitting teams. Kershaw has put up great numbers in his career against San Diego. LA hitting .291 against righthanders. Both bullpens have been good. Play LA Dodgers -125.
Minnesota Twins vs. LA Angels Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Twins at Angels—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins -105 odds. Jose Quintana gets the start for the Angels. The lefthander has given up eleven runs nine earned in five innings of work walking seven. Matt Shoemaker counters for the Twins. Five runs allowed with twelve strikeouts in eleven innings. Shoemaker allowing only one baserunner per inning with Quintana sitting with a WHIP of 3.40. Minnesota is pounding left handed pitching this year with a team batting average of .278. Twins have won five straight against the Angels as they opened this series. Play Minnesota -105.
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 4/17/2021
Astros at Mariners—MLB free pick is Seattle Mariners +122 odds. On the hill for Houston will be Zack Greinke. The veteran was crushed in his last start allowing six earned runs with three walks and ten hits in 4 2/3rd innings to the Tigers. Chris Flexen throws for the Mariners. One good start and one bad one but eleven strikeouts in ten innings. Astros had lost five straight heading into this series as their everyday lineup has been hit hard with COVID protocols. Mariners opening this series has won five of six. Astros batting only .211 against righthanders. Seattle bullpen has performed. Play Mariners +122.