Free MLB Picks For Today 4/20/2021
LA Dodgers vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Dodgers at Mariners—MLB pick is LA Dodgers and Seattle Mariners to play over the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for LA will be Julio Urias. The lefthander in his past two starts has given up eight runs seven earned in 11 2/3rd innings of work. Marco Gonzalez counters for the Mariners. It has been a rough start for the lefty as he has allowed fourteen earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings. Six homers surrendered. LA second in run production and best in the league in on base percentage. They are a good home run hitting team. Mariners have shown the ability to produce runs. LAD bullpen sits with an ERA approaching six on the road. Urias strikeout rate down this season. Gonzales at 30% home run to fly ball rate and pitching to 39.2% hard contact. There is also a dip in velocity. Play Dodgers and Mariners over 8.5.
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
White Sox at Indians—MLB free pick is Chicago White Sox -114 odds. On the hill for Chicago will be Carlos Rodon. The lefty has allowed no earned runs in two starts working fourteen innings. He faced the Indians six days ago allowing no runs and no hits in nine innings. Zach Plesac throws for the Indians. He was crushed for six runs in 2/3rd innings against the White Sox on Wednesday. Indians a weak hitting team batting only .207 as a team. Plesac strikeouts way down with teams batting .286 against him. His velocity continues a downward dip from the past two seasons. Play White Sox -114.
Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Twins at Athletics—Free pick for Game 1 will be Oakland Athletics +115 odds. Getting the start for the Athletics will be Sean Manaea in the opener. The lefty has settled down in his past two starts allowing three earned runs in twelve innings resulting in teams wins each time. Matt Shoemaker throws for Minnesota. He was tagged for four runs over five innings in a defeat to Seattle last time out. Twins open this series dropping six of their past seven. Athletics have won eight straight. Minnesota bullpen sits with an ERA over five. Shoemaker has had high fly ball to home run rate the past two seasons. Hard hit contact is up at 37.5%. Play Oakland +115.
Atlanta Braves vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Braves at Yankees—MLB pick is Atlanta Braves +111 odds. On the hill for Atlanta will be Chad Morton. He has pitched well against the Yankees in his career. Jameison Taillon counters for New York. The righty ten earned runs in three starts working 14 2/3rd innings. Braves are fifth in run production and second in homers. Yankees sit near the bottom of the Majors in scoring and team batting at only .210. Taillon is getting hurt with hard hit contact and the home run ball. Yanks hitting only .202 against righthanders. Play Braves +111.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Pirates at Tigers—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +122 odds. Starting for Pittsburgh will be Tyler Anderson. The lefthander in three starts has allowed seven earned runs in 15 1/3rd innings. Michael Fulmer counters for the Tigers. He worked five innings against the Astros allowing two runs in five innings. Pirates showing a pulse winning six of their past nine. Tigers on a four game losing streak struggling to score runs at Oakland. Tigers batting only .176 against lefty’s. Their bullpen has been bad with an ERA of seven. Pirates performing much better in the pen. Play Pittsburgh +122.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Orioles at Marlins—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles +125 odds. Going for Baltimore is Matt Harvey. The veteran allowed two earned runs in two of his three starts this season. Nick Neidert throws for Miami. The righthander has surrendered four earned runs with nine walks in two starts working nine innings. Marlins bullpen has been shaky this yea. Play Baltimore +125.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Cardinals at Reds—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds -131. Luis Castillo starts for the Reds. The righthander in his past two starts has allowed four earned runs in twelve innings of work. Zac Gallen starts for Arizona. He lasted only four innings in his first start delaying the start to his season to injury. He had a hairline fracture in his throwing arm that forced him to miss two starts. Diamondbacks hit only .211 against righthanders. Arizona pitching allows the highest batting and on base percentage in baseball. Second last in strikeouts. Reds top scoring and home run hitting team in the league. They have won seven of nine at home. Play Cincinnati -131.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Cardinals at Nationals—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals +107 odds. On the hill for St Louis will be Adam Wainwright. He settled down in his past two starts allowing two earned runs with thirteen strikeouts in ten innings of work. Patrick Corbin tosses for the Nationals. A brutal start as the lefty has surrendered sixteen runs fifteen earned with four homers and seven walks tossing 6 1/3rd innings. Team record in his past ten starts is 0-10. Cardinals are batting .292 against lefthanders. Play St Louis +107.
San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Giants at Phillies—Free pick is San Francisco Giants +140 odds. Logan Webb throws for the Giants. He has allowed three earned runs in each of his two starts working 5 and 5 1/3rd innings. Zack Wheeler throws for Philadelphia. Past two starts the righthander has surrendered six earned runs with five walks and 17 hits in 11 innings of work. Giants have won seven of ten and Phillies have lost six of ten. San Francisco bullpen has performed well. Play San Francisco +140.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Blue Jays at Red Sox—MLB pick is Boston Red Sox -108 odds. On the hill for the Red Sox will be Eduardo Rodriguez. The lefthander has allowed four earned runs in two starts working ten innings. Hyun Jin Ryu starts for Toronto. Five runs four earned in three starts tossing 19 innings. Red Sox hot winning nine of their past twelve games. They hit .273 as a team and the Blue Jays only .227. Toronto has lost eight of twelve. Play Boston -108.
New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Mets at Cubs—MLB free pick is Chicago Cubs +125. Jake Arrieta is on the hill for the Cubs. The veteran has allowed six earned runs in three starts working 17 innings. He did pitch well against the Mets last year. Taijuan Walker counters for New York. Two starts and 10 1/3rd innings with the veteran givin gup three earned runs with five walks. Mets did not push across many runs in Colorado. Chicago bullpen has performed better than the Mets. Chicago did push across runs in their final two games against the Braves over the weekend. Play Cubs +125.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Rays at Royals—Free pick is Kansas City Royals. Veteran Rich Hill throws for the Rays. The lefty has allowed 12 earned runs in three starts working 14 1/3rd innings. Brad Keller counters for the Royals. He settled down in his last start facing the Angels allowing one earned run in 5 2/3rd innings. As the opened this series the Royals had won four of five. Rays have struggled facing teams other than the Yankees. Tampa Bay batting only .213 against righthanders. Royals do hit lefty’s. Hill has seen a huge dip in his strikeouts since leaving the Dodgers. Play Kansas City.
Houston Astros vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Astros at Rockies—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies. Lance McCullers Jr is on the hill for the Astros. The righthander has surrendered eight earned runs with nine walks in three starts working 13 2/3rd innings. Jon Gray throws for the Rockies. Gray in three starts has allowed five earned runs in three starts tossing 15 2/3rd innings. Two of those starts were against the LA Dodgers. Both teams struggling but Astros missing several everyday players with COVID protocols. Rockies been facing strong lineups from the Mets and Dodgers so a drop down in class with the Astros health here. Play Colorado.
Texas Rangers vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Rangers at Angels—MLB free pick is LA Angels on the run line -1.5 runs at -104 odds. Starting for LAA will be Shohei Ohtani. The righthander in his first start allowed one earned run with seven strikeouts against the White Sox. Jordan Lyles throws for Texas. Veteran in three starts has given up eight earned runs with four homers in 15 1/3rd innings. Angels bullpen got two days of rest over the weekend. They are a good hitting team third in average and fourth in runs scored. Rangers struggle for runs and are a high strikeout team. Lyles have an ERA over seven last year. His hard hit contact has been high the past few seasons and this year it is 42.6%. Play LA Angels run line -1.5 runs at -104.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2021
Brewers at Padres—Free pick is Milwaukee Brewers +110 odds. On the hill for Milwaukee will be Corbin Burnes. Strong start for the righthander as in his three starts allowed one earned run with 30 strikeouts in 18 1/3rd innings. His WHIP sits at 0.22 this season. Chris Paddock goes for San Diego. The righthander has struggled with San Diego. In three starts he has allowed nine runs with six earned in 13 innings along with six walks. Paddack has been hurt in his career by hard hit contact. His strikeout rate is down. Padres had dropped four of six to open this series. Play Milwaukee +110.