Free MLB Picks For Today 5/1/2021
Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Marlins at Nationals—MLB pick is Miami Marlins +130 odds. On the hill for Washington will be Patrick Corbin. The lefthander in four starts allowing 19 earned runs with ten walks over 16 1/3rd innings. Teams are batting .329 on Corbin and he has struggled wit hard hit contact in three of four seasons. Miami sends Paul Campbell to the hill. He has appeared in four games pitching 7 2/3rd in relief and makes his MLB starting debut. Miami is getting good work from their bullpen. Nationals sit near the bottom in the league in run production and homers. Play Miami +130.
Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Tigers at Yankees—MLB free pick is Detroit Tigers and New York Yankees under the total of 8.5 runs. Tigers last in the league in runs scored and team batting. They also strike out the most. Yankees sit 28th in the league in run production. Spencer Turnbull is on the hill for New York. In two starts he has allowed four earned runs in eleven innings of work. The righthander has done a good job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 0.82. Jameson Taillon goes for the Yankees. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in two of four starts. He is backed by a good bullpen that sits with an ERA of 2.31. Tigers hit only .199 as a team and the Yankees .199 against righthanders. Play Detroit and New York under 8.5.
Kansas City Royals vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Royals at Twins—MLB free pick is Kansas City Royals +110 odds. On the hill for KC will be Danny Duffy. The lefthander has been sharp as he has allowed one earned run in four starts working 23 innings. Past two starts against the Twins, Duffy allowed two earned runs in ten innings. Matt Shoemaker counters for the Twins. The veteran in his past three starts has given up eleven earned runs in 13 2/3rd innings. As they opened this series the Royals had won six of their past seven games. Twins losers of eight of ten. KC bullpen past five games has an ERA of 0.59. Minnesota bullpen has struggled with an ERA near five. Play Kansas City +110.
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Indians at White Sox—Free pick Cleveland Indians +150. Getting the start for Cleveland will be Tristan McKenzie. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in his three starts. He is backed by a good bullpen with an ERA of 2.71. Cleveland enters this series winning three of four. Lance Lynn counters for Chicago. He returns from the DL and has put up some good numbers on the year. White Sox bullpen has not been as sharp as Cleveland’s. Play Indians +150.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Orioles at Athletics—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +159 odds. On the hill for Baltimore will be Matt Harvey. The righthander has shown improvement this season surrendering three earned runs or fewer in three of four starts. He held the Yankees to one run over six innings in his past start. Jesus Luzardo takes the hill for Oakland. The lefty in his past three starts has given up eight earned runs in 14 2/3rd innings. Orioles have won three of five to open the series. Athletics run production has cooled off held to three runs or fewer in four straight and six of eight. Orioles do a better job of hitting lefty’s. Oakland batting only .205 against righthanders. Play Baltimore +159.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Cubs at Reds—MLB free pick is Chicago Cubs +140. On the hill for Chicago will be Luis Castillo. The righthander has struggled with an ERA over six in his five stats this season. His strikeout rate and velocity has fallen considerably. Zach Davies starts for Chicago. This year he has had his struggles. Reds open this series losing eight of ten. Their bullpen in that period of games sits with an ERA approaching eight. Cubs pen outperforming Cincinnati. Play Chicago +140.
Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Astros at Rays—MLB pick is Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays to play under the total of eight runs. Josh Fleming gets the start for the Rays. The lefty sits with an ERA of 1.23 in 14 2/3rd innings of work. Jose Urquidy counters for the Astros. The righthander had a good outing in the postseason against the Rays last year. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in two of three starts. As they opened this series the Astros have played to under in four of five. Rays in five straight. Past five games Astros bullpen ERA sits at 1.59 and the Rays at 1.77. In that period Rays batting only .192 against righthanders. Play Houston and Tampa Bay under eight.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Mets at Phillies—MLB free pick is Philadelphia Phillies -105 odds. Starting for Philadelphia will be Zack Wheeler. The righthander is coming off a good outing against the Cardinals allowing one runs with nine strikeouts in eight innings of work. Taijuan Walker is on the hill for New York. He has not pitched a full five innings in two of three starts. Philadelphia does a better job of hitting and scoring runs in their home stadium. Mets second last in MLB in scoring runs and last in homers. Wheeler has an ERA of 2.81 at home. Play Philadelphia -105.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Cardinals at Pirates—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals on the run line -1.5 runs at +125 odds. On the mound for St Louis will be Jack Flaherty. The righthander enters in great form as in his past four starts has allowed three earned runs in 24 innings of work. He has pitched well against the Pirates allowing one earned run or fewer in five of his past six starts. The other start he gave up two earned runs. Trevor Cahill gets the start for Pittsburgh. It has been a struggle for the veteran with an ERA of 7.11. He has seen a drop in strikeouts and velocity. Cardinals opened this series winning five of seven getting great work from their pitching staff. Now power in the Pirates sitting 29th in homers with 20th in the league in scoring. Play St Louis on the run line -1.5 runs at +125.
Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Red Sox at Rangers—Free pick is Boston Red Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds. On the hill for Texas will be Jordan Lyles. The righthander in his last start allowed seven earned runs with ten hits in 2 2/3rd innings against the Angels. He is facing a strong hitting lineup in Boston. Rangers have lost by two or greater in Lyles appearances that resulted in defeats. Eduardo Rodriguez counters for Boston. The lefty in his past three starts has allowed six earned runs in 18 innings of work. Following the first game of this series the Rangers have lost six of eight. Red Sox bullpen has been sharp with an ERA of 3.19 with Rangers approaching five. Play Boston on run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds.
LA Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Dodgers at Brewers—MLB pick is LA Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers under the total of seven runs. Getting the start for LAD will be Dustin May. The righthander in four starts has a WHIP of 0.94. Brandon Woodruff counters for Milwaukee. He has worked five games and has a WHIP of 0.72. May an ERA of 2.53 and Woodruff 1.55. Brewers batting only .204 against righthanders. Past five games Dodgers hitting only .188 against righthanders. Play LA Dodgers and Milwaukee under seven.
Atlanta Braves vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Braves at Blue Jays—MLB free pick is Toronto Blue Jays +115 odds. On the hill for Atlanta will be Charlie Morton. The veteran in his past three starts has allowed eleven earned runs and seven walks over 17 1/3rd innings. Toronto goes with Trent Thornton. A reliever who opens for the third time this season. In 12 innings of work this season the righthander has an ERA of 3.00. Blue Jays have won four of six entering this series. Blue Jays getting great work out of their bullpen with an ERA of 2.30 with the Braves pen over two runs higher. Play Toronto +115.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Rockies at Diamondbacks—Free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks on the run line -1.5 runs at +115 odds. Getting the start for Arizona will be Zac Gallen. The righthander in three starts has allowed four earned runs with 20 strikeouts in 16 2/3rd innings. He has pitched well against the Rockies allowing five earned runs in 23 innings. Austin Gomber goes for Colorado. Gomber was crushed at San Francisco for nine earned runs and four walks in 1 2/3rd innings. Diamondbacks have won seven of ten after winning the first game of this series 5-3. Rockies batting only .191 against righthanders on the road. Diamondbacks third in runs scored and homers. Play Arizona on the run line -1.5 runs at +115 odds.
San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Giants at Padres—MLB pick is San Francisco Giants +148. Getting the start for San Francisco will be Anthony DeSclafani. The righthander has been sharp with an ERA of 1.50 and WHIP of 0.97 in five starts. Blake Snell counters for San Diego In five starts he has an ERA near four but averages only 4 innings pitched. DeSlafani has pitched well against the Padres in his career. As they opened this series the Giants have won eight of ten and are giving up the least amount of runs of any team this year. Play San Francisco +148.
LA Angels vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/1/2021
Angels at Mariners—MLB free pick is Seattle Mariners +136 odds. On the hill for LAA will be Griffin Canning. The righthander has struggled out of the gate as in his three starts has allowed twelve earned runs with five homers in 12 2/3rd innings. Ljay Newsome throws for Seattle. He did has good appearances in three of four starts at the end of last season. Mariners bullpen outperforming the Angels as they sit with an ERA of 2.38. Newsome worked 10 2/3rd innings in four bullpen appearances with an ERA of 1.69. Canning has been crushed by the home run ball. Play Seattle +136.