Free MLB Picks For Today 5/4/2021
Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
White Sox at Reds—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds +105. On the mound for Cincinnati will be Jeff Hoffman. The righthander in his past three starts has allowed five earned runs in fourteen innings of work. He sits with an ERA of 3.33 on the season. Dylan Cease goes for the White Sox. Cease has put up good number but has not thrown a full five innings in four of his five starts. Past five games Reds are hitting .302 against righthanders with the White Sox at .212. Cincinnati has won for of six after winning two of three to the Cubs. White Sox dopped two of three at home to Cleveland getting shut out and scoring only three runs in those defeats. Play Cincinnati +105.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Diamondbacks at Marlins—MLB free pick is Miami Marlins -130 odds. Starting for Miami will be Sandy Alcantara. The righthander has pitched well with an ERA of 3.19 and WHIP of 0.98 on the campaign. Riley Smith has been reported as the starter. In five games he started twice and sits with an ERA of 4.76. Smith has seen a significant drop in his strikeout rate. There has also been a drop in velocity. Marlins have gotten good work from their bullpen with the Diamondbacks sitting with an ERA near five. Play Miami -130.
Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Astros at Yankees—Free pick is Houston Astros +104 odds. On the hill for Houston will be Zack Greinke. The righthander in his past three starts has allowed six earned runs eleven innings of work. He has pitched well against the Yankees in recent seasons. Domingo German counters for New York. German sits with an ERA of 4.05 and WHIP of 1.30 on the season. Astros have won seven of ten. Huge step up in class as the Yankees were facing Tigers and Orioles pitching and hitting the past seven games. New York hitting only .203 against righthanders. In that ten game period the Astros sit with an ERA of 2.27. Play Houston +104.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Braves at Nationals—MLB pick is Washington Nationals +125 odds. On the mound for Washington will be Joe Ross. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of four starts. Ynoa Huascar throws for Atlanta. The righty has an ERA of six on the road this season. Braves open this series drooping four straight surrendering a total of 35 runs. Nationals have won four straight and seven of ten getting great pitching from their staff. Bullpen form huge here as in their past five games Braves sit with an ERA of 6.55 and Nationals are at 1.59. Play Washington +125.
Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Tigers at Red Sox—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at +116 odds. Starting for Boston will be Nick Pivetta. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of five starts. Michael Fulmer is expected to start for Detroit. He has split duty in the bullpen and as a starter and sits with an ERA near four. Big negative for the Tigers is their hitting lineup and bullpen. On the season the Tigers are batting .200 against righthanders and bullpen has an ERA of 6.51. Play Boston on the run line -1.5 runs at +116 odds.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Brewers at Phillies—Free pick is Milwaukee Brewers +172 odds. On the hill for Philadelphia will be Aaron Nola. The righthander in his past two starts has given up seven earned runs in thirteen innings of work. Eric Lauer goes for Milwaukee. The lefty in his first start held the Dodgers to on run and four hits over five innings. Brewers opened this series winning three of four at home to the Dodgers. Phillies dropping three of four. Philadelphia bullpen has seen their ERA near five. Play Milwaukee +172.
LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Dodgers at Cubs—MLB pick is LA Dodgers on the run line. Starting for LAD will be Clayton Kershaw. The lefty in his past five starts has allowed four earned runs in 33 innings of work wining four of those games by two runs or more. Adbert Alzolay throws for Chicago. In four starts the righthander averages only 5 1/3rd innings pitched. In his past four starts Alzolay has allowed 11 earned runs in 21 innings. Chicago batting only .219 as a team. Cubs hitters 28th in the league in strikeouts. Dodgers lineup fifth in runs scored. Play LA Dodgers on the run line -1.5 runs.
Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Rangers at Twins—MLB free pick is Texas Rangers +139 odds. Starting for Texas will be Kyle Gibson. The righthander has been sharp allowing three earned runs in his past five starts working 33 innings. J.A. Happ goes for Minnesota. He too has performed well. Rangers over the weekend won three of four against Boston. Past five games Rangers bullpen ERA sits at 0.84. As this series opened the Twins have lost sixteen of twenty six to start the season. Play Texas +139.
New York Mets vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Mets at Cardinals—Free pick is St Louis Cardinals +172 odds. Starting for St Louis will be Kwany hyun Kim. The righthander has allowed one earned run in each of his past two starts working a total of 10 2/3rd innings. Mets face Kim for the first time. St Louis enters this series hot winning eight of ten. Jacob deGrom tosses for New York deGrom has put up great numbers but doesn’t get enough run support. New York is 29th and second last in the Majors in runs scored and home runs. Cardinals performing better offensively. Play St Louis +172.
Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Indians at Royals—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians +129 odds. Starting for Cleveland will be Sam Hentges. The lefthander makes his first start after throwing 5 2/3rd innings of relief. Mike Minor counters for KC. The lefty in his past three starts has allowed eleven earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings. Minor has seen his walk rate near 9% and his fly ball to home run ratio is 20%. Indiana opened this series winning five of seven. Royals lost two of three at Minnesota as their pitching staff surrendered 25 runs. Past five games Indians bullpen ERA sits at 2.11 and KC is at 8.50. Play Cleveland +129.
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Giants at Rockies—MLB free pick is San Francisco Giants -130 odds. Starting for San Francisco will be Alex Wood. The lefty has allowed three earned runs in his three starts tossing 18 innings resulting in teams wins in all games. Jhoulys Chacin is expected to come out of the bullpen to get the start. Chacin in nine innings of bullpen work allowed six earned runs with six walks. He ha pitched to high contact the past two seasons. Colorado has lost five of seven on the trip giving up 50 runs total or an average of over seven per game. Past five games all on the road the Rockies bullpen sits with an ERA near seven. Play San Francisco -130.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Rays at Angels—Free pick is Tampa Bay Rays +106 odds. On the hill for LAA will be Shohei Ohtani. The righty has had issues with his control walking thirteen batters in his 13 2/3rd innings of work. In his last outing Ohtani allowed four earned runs in five innings against Texas. Shane McClanahan counters for the Rays. The lefty in his only start allowed two earned runs in four innings with five strikeouts and no walks. Rays hit lefty better than righthanders. Angels hitting only .222 against lefthanders. Tampa Bay has seen an improvement in the play off their bullpen with an ERA of 2.49 and in that period the Angels are over four. Play Tampa Bay +106.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Blue Jays at Athletics—MLB pick is Oakland Athletics -113 odds. Getting the start for the Athletics will be Cole Irvin. The lefty in his past two starts has allowed on earned run with twelve strikeouts in 11 1/3rd innings of work. His control has been good on the season. He throws four pitches. Anthony Key has been reported as the starter for the Blue Jays. In parts of three seasons his ERA is approaching six. He started one game working 3 1/3rd innings surrendering five runs four earned. He does pitch to high contact. Past five games Athletics bullpen sits with an ERA of 1.00 with the Blue Jays over four. Play Oakland -113.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Pirates at Padres—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Starting for San Diego will be Ryan Weathers. The lefthander in three starts has allowed no earned runs in 10 1/3rd innings. Mitch Keller counters for the Pirates. He has had consistency issues early on this season. He is backed by a Pirates bullpen that has an ERA of 3.65 on the year. Pirates bat only .203 against lefthanders. Padres bullpen has been good as well sitting with an ERA of 2.95. Pirates sit last in the league I homers and near the bottom in runs scored. Padres 23rd in the league in home runs and 24th in scoring. Play Pittsburgh and San Diego under 7.5.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/4/2021
Orioles at Mariners—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles +119 odds. On the hill for Baltimore will be Jorge Lopez. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in his past three starts. Justin Dunn counters for Seattle. Dunn in eighteen starts over the course of three seasons has a 16.8% walk rate. He does pitch to high contact. As they open this series the Orioles have won three of four. Mariners are the weaker of the two hitting lineups as Seattle hits only .208 as a team. Orioles bullpen has performed well with an ERA of 3.05. Play Baltimore +119.