Free MLB Picks For Today 4/24/2021
Seattle Mariners vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Mariners at Red Sox—MLB pick is Seattle Mariners +175 odds. On the hill for Seattle will be Chris Flexen. The righthander held the Astros to one run and struck out ten in six innings last time out. He sits with an ERA of 3.38 on the campaign. Nathan Eovaldi counters for the Red Sox. He faced the White Sox last time out and surrendered four earned runs over 6 1/3rd innings. Mariners have hit Eovaldi the past two seasons. After winning the opener game of this series the Mariners have wo six of their past eight games with the Red Sox dropping four of six. Seattle bullpen has performed with an ERA of 2.62. Flexen limits walks and only throws his fastball a third of the time. Play Seattle +175.
Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Royals at Tigers—MLB free pick is Kansas City Royals -116 odds. On the hill for KC will be Brady Singer. The righthander in his past two games has allowed one earned runs with twelve strikeouts in 11 innings of work. He pitched well against the Tigers last year surrendering three earned runs in 18 innings of work. Matthew Boyd throws for Detroit. Royals have pounded Boyd the past two seasons. Royals have won five of eight to open this series with the Tigers dropping six of seven. Tigers bullpen has been bad with an ERA of 6.64. Singer a strikeout rate of 26.6% showing an increase in velocity from last year. Boyd has a career ERA over five as he has been hurt by hard contact and the home run ball. Play Kansas City -116.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Pirates at Twins—Free pick is Minnesota Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at -105 odds. On the hill for Pittsburgh will be Trevor Cahill. The veteran in three starts has surrendered fifteen runs with fourteen earned over 13 innings of work. Michael Pineda counters for the Twins. In three starts the righthander has allowed two earned runs in 18 innings pitched. Twins fourth in the league in hitting and eighth in runs. There is no power in the Pirates lineup. Cahill getting hurt by the home run and has seen a significant dip in his velocity. Play Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at -105 odds.
Cincinnati Reds vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Reds at Cardinals—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds -110 odds. Wake Miley gets the start for Cincinnati. The lefty has allowed four earned runs in three starts working sixteen innings. John Gant counters for the Cardinals. He has worked three games and surrendered five earned runs in fourteen innings but has walked 11 batters. You walk almost one batter an inning in MLB you will pay for that. Reds are hitting .263 against righthanders. Gant has struggled with control his entire career with a 12% walk rate. There has been a huge dip in his velocity. Play Cincinnati -110.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Brewers at Cubs—MLB free pick is Milwaukee Brewers -125 odds. Freddy Peralta takes the hill for the Brewers. The righthander in three starts has allowed four earned runs with 25 strikeouts in 16 innings of work. In two starts this season against Chicago, Peralta has allowed one run with 18 strikeouts in 11 innings. Adbert Alzolay counters for Chicago. He has struggled surrendering seven earned runs in two starts over 10 1/3rd innings. Teams hitting only .133 on Peralta. Azolay a career ERA of nearly five in parts of three seasons has seen his velocity dip this season. Cubs did have a good day hitting the baseball on Friday but has struggled for the season with a .175 average against righthanders. Brewers bullpen has performed well. Play Milwaukee -125.
Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Nationals at Mets—Free pick is Washington Nationals +170 odds. Joe Ross throws for the Nationals. Two good starts and a really bad one. That is who he is. Marcus Stroman goes for New York. He has put up good numbers but has gone no greater than six innings in two of his three starts. Mets open this series dropping three at the Cubs. New York has struggled to score runs with three runs scored of fewer in four of five prior to opening this series. Nationals fifth in team batting and the Mets last in the league in scoring runs. New York bullpen has also struggled. Play Washington +170.
LA Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Angels at Astros—MLB pick is LA Angels and Houston Astros to play over the total of nine runs. Griffin Canning is on the hill for the Angels. The righthander in two starts has worked 10 1/3rd innings allowing six earned runs with three homers. Astros have hit Canning the past two seasons. Jake Odorizzi counters for the Astros. He too has struggled out of the gate allowing nine earned runs with three homers tossing 7 2/3rd innings. Astros offense got going in the opener of this series pushing across eight runs on Angels pitching. Angels second in homers and fifth in runs scored. Canning has struggled with hard hit contact in parts of his three seasons in the Majors. Odorizzi as well has issues with hard hit contact the past three seasons. Both bullpens have struggled. Play Angels and Astros over nine runs.
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Yankees at Indians—MLB free pick is New York Yankees -110 odds. Gerritt Cole takes the hill for New York. The righthander has allowed five earned runs in four starts working 24 2/3rd innings. He has struck out 31 batters. He has pitched well against the Indians the past two seasons. Shane Bieber counters for Cleveland. Eight earned runs allowed in 29 1/3rd innings. But the Yankees have pounded Bieber in his career for fifteen earned runs in 13 1/3rd innings. New York showed promise at the plate pushing across six runs in the opener of this series. Indians pitching has put up some crooked numbers the past five games as their bullpen sits with an ERA near five in that period. Play Yankees -110.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Blue Jays at Rays—Free pick is Tampa Bay Rays -115 odds. Announced as the starter for Tampa Bay will be Ryan Yarbrough. One good start and two pretty bad ones. Robbie Ray counters for the Blue Jays. In two starts he has allowed two earned runs but has walked nine betters. Yarbrough has pitched well against the Blue Jays in his career. Rays have won five of six as they open this series. Blue Jays averaging only 3.3 runs on the road and batting .214. Rays bullpen has performed better at home. Robbie Ray strikeout rate way down and finished with a walk rate of 18% last season. Yarbrough has shown good control parts of his three seasons. Play Tampa Bay -114.
Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Athletics at Orioles—MLB pick is Oakland Athletics -150 odds. On the mound for Oakland will be Chris Bassitt. The righthander has allowed two earned runs in each of his past two starts tossing five and six innings. It has been announced that the Orioles will send righthander Tom Eshelman to the hill. In parts of two seasons with the Orioles, Eshelman has an ERA over five and gives up high contact. Oakland opens this series on an 11 game win streak. Baltimore hits only .200 against righthanders. Past five games Athletics bullpen sits with an ERA of 2.16 and WHIP of 0.96 with the team posting 9.69 runs per game. Bassitt has seen a rise in his velocity this season. Play Oakland -150.
Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Rangers at White Sox—MLB free pick is Texas Rangers +144 odds. Starting for Texas will be Kyle Gibson. The righthander in his past three starts has allowed one earned run with seventeen strikeouts in 21 innings of work. Dallas Keuchel counters for the White Sox. The lefthander in four starts has allowed eleven earned runs in nineteen innings of work. Rangers had won six of nine when they opened this series. White Sox not a strong hitting club against righthanders. Keuchel has seen his strikeout rate fall to 12.3%. Play Texas +144.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Diamondbacks at Braves—Free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +173 odds. Madison Bumgarner is on the hill for Arizona. He did who improvement in his last start working five innings allowing one earned run and two hits in five innings against the Nationals. Drew Smyly counters for the Braves. He has worked two games surrendering nine runs seven earned in eleven innings. As they opened this series the Diamondbacks had won five straight seeing improvement in offense. Braves have struggled facing lefthanders hitting only .184. Smyly’s strikeout rate down and his hard contact has been over 40% past three seasons. Play Arizona +173.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Phillies at Rockies—MLB pick is Colorado Rockies +161 odds. On the hill for Colorado will be Antonio Senzatela. The righthander has settled down in his past three starts allowing five earned runs in 16 2/3rd innings. He has pitched well against the Phillies in his career. Aaron Nola counters for the Phillies. He has pitched well but hasn’t gone deep in two of his three starts not getting past five innings. Rockies had won three of four entering this series. Phillies bullpen starting to creep up with an ERA approaching five. If this game gets to the bullpen that is a concern for Philadelphia as this unit has an ERA of 5.50 their past five games. Play Colorado +161.
Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Marlins at Giants—MLB free pick is Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of seven runs. April night in San Francisco will see cold temperatures in the high 40s and the Marine layer which will aid pitchers. Pablo Lopez gets the start for the Marlins. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his past eight starts dating to last year. This year it has happened in three of four. Lopez has pitched well against the Giants. Kevin Gausman goes for San Francisco. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of nine starts and in 2021 it has been three of four. His numbers have been outstanding facing the Marlins. Both bullpen have performed well. Play Miami and San Francisco under seven.
San Diego Padres vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 4/24/2021
Padres at Dodgers—Free pick is LA Dodgers -143 odds. On the hill for LAD will be Trevor Bauer. The righthander in his past three starts has allowed three earned runs with 26 strikeouts in 19 2/3rd innings. He has pitched well against the Padres in his career. Blake Snell counters for San Diego. Past three starts the lefty has surrendered seven earned runs with eight walks in 10 2/3rd innings. Dodgers have seen a lot of Snell recently including twice in the World Series last year and once this year. Padres have struggled offensively ranking 29th in runs scored and 27th in homers. At home LAD has a bullpen ERA of 1.29. Play LA Dodgers -143.