Free MLB Picks For Today 4/18/2021
St Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Cardinals at Phillies—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals +150 odds. Starting for St Louis will be John Gant. The righthander has worked nine innings this season allowing three earned runs in nine innings of work. Aaron Nola counters for the Phillies. Nola has worked 15 2/3rd innings allowing six earned runs with three homers. Cardinals evened this series with the 9-4 win on Saturday. With the loss the Phillies have dropped six of their past eight games. In six seasons Gant has an ERA of 3.78 and low home run to fly ball rate. Teams batting .284 against Nola. Play St Louis +150.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Rays at Yankees—MLB free pick is New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays to play under the total of eight runs. On the hill for New York will be Gerritt Cole. The righthander in three starts has allowed three earned runs in 18 1/3rd innings of work. He is backed by a bullpen with an ERA of 2.21 and WHIP of 0.95. Tampa Bay will start a reliever in a bullpen game. Andrew Kittredge will begin the game and has an ERA of 1.69 in four games out of the bullpen. Cole strikeout rate of 41.4% on the season. Rays betting .214 against righthanders and the Yankees only .221 as a team. Play New York and Tampa Bay under eight.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Diamondbacks at Nationals—Free pick is Washington Nationals on the run line -1.5 runs at -105 odds. Starting for the Nationals will be Stephen Strasburg. One good start and one bad for the Nationals righthanders. Madison Bumgarner counters for the Diamondbacks. Bumgarner has been hammered for seventeen earned runs with eight walks in 13 2/3rd innings. Diamondbacks have lost four of five struggling the past two games against Washington for runs. Arizona batting only .204 against righthanders and Nationals .315 against lefty’s. Play Washington on the run line -1.5 runs at -105 odds.
Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Indians at Reds—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds +143 odds. On the hill for the Reds will be Wade Miley. The lefty in two starts has allowed no earned runs with four hits in eleven innings of work resulting in team wins each game. Shane Bieber counters for the Indians. The righthander has worked three games allowing five earned runs with eight walks over 21 1/3rd innings pitched. Reds have won six of seven at home. Cincinnati hits .269 against righthanders and Cleveland only .203 as a team. Play Cincinnati +143.
Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
White Sox at Red Sox—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox in Game 1. Getting the start for Chicago will be Dallas Keuchel. In four starts the lefthander has surrendered ten earned runs with seven walks in fourteen innings pitched. Tanner Houck will go for Boston. The righty is being recalled from the Red Sox training site for this start. In parts of two seasons Houck has a strikeout rate of 34.8% with teams hitting only .167 against him. Boston is hot winning nine of ten after beating the White Sox 7-4 in the opener of this series. White Sox hitting only .217 against righthanders and Boston .270 overall as a team. Boston bullpen outperforming the White Sox. Play Red Sox in this seven inning Game 1 of doubleheader.
San Francisco Giants vs. Miami Marlins Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Giants at Marlins—Free pick is San Francisco Giants +110 odds. Starting for San Francisco will be Alex Wood. The lefty makes his debut for the season. Wood saw a rise in his strikeout rate last year and cut down on his hard hit contact. Bullpen has performed well. Pablo Lopez counters for Miami. The righthander has struggled of late as in his past two starts allowed eight earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings of work. Marlins bullpen have issues. Play San Francisco +110.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Blue Jays at Royals—MLB pick is Kansas City Royals -105 odds. On the hill for Toronto will be Robbie Ray. The lefthander walked three batter in five innings continuing his control issues. Brady Singer counters for the Royals. One earned run allowed with six strikeouts in his last start facing the Angels. Splitting their doubleheader on Saturday the Royals have won four of five. KC is batting .298 against lefthanders. Ray a career 11% strikeout rate who has been crushed by the home run ball. Play Kansas City -105.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Pirates at Brewers—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for Milwaukee will be Freddy Peralta. The righthander has been good allowing one earned run with eighteen strikeouts in eleven innings of work. Chad Kuhl throws for the Pirates. Kuhl has pitched well against the Brewers allowing no greater than two earned runs in his seven starts. Brewers hitting only .196 against righty’s. Teams are hitting .184 on Kuhl this year despite a slow start. Play Pittsburgh and Milwaukee under 8.5.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Orioles at Rangers—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Getting the start for Baltimore will be John Means. The young lefty has allowed four earned runs in three starts working 16 2/3rd innings. He has pitched well against the Orioles in his career. Rangers sends Kyle Gibson to the hill. Gibson in his past two starts has surrendered one earned run in thirteen innings of work. Gibson too has good recent numbers against Baltimore. Orioles hitting only .201 against righthanders. Play Baltimore and Texas under 8.5.
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Mets at Rockies—MLB pick is New York Mets on the run line -1.5 runs at -120 odds. On the hill for New York will be Marcus Stroman. The veteran off to a great start allowing one earned run in 12 1/3rd innings of work. Antonio Senzatela counters for Colorado. The righthander has struggled early in three starts has given up 11 earned runs in 14 innings of work. As New York won Game 1 of their doubleheader on Saturday has won four straight with the Rockies losing seven in a row. Colorado batting only .198 against righthanders with their bullpen sitting with an ERA near six. Play New York on the run line -1.5 runs at -120 odds.
Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Tigers at Athletics—MLB free pick is Oakland Athletics -135 odds. Chris Bassitt starts for the Athletics. He settled down in his last start holding the Diamondbacks to two earned runs in five innings. He has pitched well in recent seasons against the Tigers. Matthew Boyd counters for the Tigers. He has pitched well against an COVID rattled Astros team and poor hitting Indians tea. He did allowed three earned runs in seven innings against the Twins. Tigers have lost three straight in this series scoring a total of four runs. Athletics carry a seven game win streak. Detroit hitting only .216 with an bullpen ERA over seven. Play Oakland -135.
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Astros at Mariners—Free pick is Seattle Mariners -105 odds. Getting the start for Houston will be Jake Odorizzi. The righthander in his opening start allowed five earned runs with three homers in 3 1/3rd innings against the Tigers. He has been hurt by hard hit contact the past few seasons and saw a major dip in velocity in his opening start. Nick Margevicius counters for Seattle. One start and two relief appearances for the lefty who has had struggles. As Seattle won the first game of this series on Friday the Astros had lost six straight with the Mariners winning six of seven. Seattle getting good work from their bullpen. Astros missing a lot of everyday players due to COVID protocols. Play Mariners -105.
LA Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Dodgers at Padres—MLB pick is LA Dodgers -115 odds. On the hill for LA will be Trevor Bauer. The veteran in his past two starts has allowed three earned runs and nineteen strikeouts in 13 2/3rd innings of work. Blake Snell goes for the Padres. In his past two starts the lefty has surrendered five earned runs with six walks in 5 2/3rd innings of work. LA saw Snell twice in the World Series. As they took the first game of this series the Dodgers had won seven straight with the Padres losing three of four. Dodgers hitting and getting good bullpen work. Bauer has a strikeout rate of 38.7% and teams batting only .103 on him. Snell does have a career walk rate of 10.2%. Play LA Dodgers -115.
Atlanta Braves vs. Chicago Cubs Pick Prediction 4/18/2021
Braves at Cubs—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves. Starting for the Braves will be righthander Bryse Wilson. The hard throwing righthander was called up from the training site for this start. Last seen with the Braves in the NLCS holding the Dodgers to one run and one hit over six innings. Kyle Hendricks counters for the Cubs. Three earned runs allowed in two starts working nine innings with four walks this year. Tough to ignore Cubs batter hitting only .143 against righthanders. They have been held to three runs or fewer in eight of ten. Play Atlanta.