Free MLB Picks For Today 5/5/2021
Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
White Sox at Reds—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox +103 odds. On the mound for Chicago will be Dallas Keuchel. The lefthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his past five games. Sonny Gray counters for Cincinnati. The righthander in his past three starts has allowed nine earned runs with eight walks in 13 2/3rd innings of work. Gray has struggled with control the past four seasons. This year the veteran has a walk rate of 12.5% and last year it was 11.5% and that will hurt you at Great American Field. Reds bullpen has struggled with an ERA near six and Cincinnati batters hit only .218 against lefthanders. Play White Sox +103.
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Giants at Rockies—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies -110. On the hill for Colorado will be Jon Gray. A consistent pitcher who enters with an ERA of 3.15 and WHIP of 1.19 in six starts. At home he is 3-0 with an ERA of 1.85. Logan Webb goes for San Francisco. Take Webb out of his pitcher friendly stadium at home and he is 0-2 with an ERA approaching six and WHIP of 1.76. San Francisco hits only .211 against righthanders. Play Colorado -110.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Diamondbacks at Marlins—Free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +135 odds. Luke Weaver throws for Arizona. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three of his five starts. Pablo Lopez counters for Miami. Seven earned runs allowed in his past 23 innings. But he gets no run support from his team as team record is 2-4 in his six starts. Past five games Diamondbacks hitting .274 and Marlins only .181. Miami near the bottom of the league in homers. Play Arizona +135.
Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Astros at Yankees—MLB pick is Houston Astros +125 odds. On the mound for Houston will be Luis Garcia. The righthander in three starts has allowed five earned runs in 14 innings of work striking out thirteen. Jordan Montgomery counters for the Yanks. The lefty in his past four starts has given up thirteen earned runs with eight walks and five homers in 20 2/3rd innings of work. Astros have won seven of ten opening this series. In that ten game period their bullpen sits with an ERA of 2.52. New York hitting only .203 against righthanders. Play Houston +125.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Braves at Nationals—MLB free pick is Washington Nationals +113. Eric Fedde gets the start for Washington. The righthander has shown improvement allowing six earned runs and 24 strikeouts in his past four starts working 20 2/3rd innings. Max Fried counters for Atlanta. He returns from the DL following a hamstring injury. Fried has been crushed in his three starts for fifteen runs fourteen earned in eleven innings. Teams are batting .411 against Fried and has been hurt by the home run ball. Braves opened this series dropping four straight with their pitching staff allowing 35 runs. Nationals have won four straight getting great work out of their pitching staff. Washington is hitting .302 against lefthanders and have gotten better production from their bullpen. Play Washington +113.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Brewers at Phillies—Free pick is Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies to play under the total of 8.5 runs. On the mound for Milwaukee will be Freddy Peralta. The righthander has been sharp this season with an ERA of 2.25 and WHIP of 1.00 in six appearances. Peralta has a 40.2% strikeout rate. Chase Anderson counters for Philadelphia. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his five starts. Past five games Brewers batting .200 against righthanders and Phillies .184. Play Milwaukee and Philadelphia under 8.5.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Orioles at Mariners—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles -105 odds. Getting the start for Baltimore will be John Means. The lefty has been sharp with a 3-0 record an ERA of 1.70 and WHIP of 0.84 on the season. Yusei Kikuchi starts Seattle. He has allowed ten earned runs with eight walks in 18 2/3rd innings pitched. After winning the opener of this series the Orioles have won four of five. Mariners have dropped six of nine after Game 1 of this series. Mariners hitting only .203 against lefty’s and Orioles do a good job of hitting lefthanders. Baltimore bullpen has an ERA of 3.12 on the campaign. Play Baltimore -105.
Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Tigers at Red Sox—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at +106 odds. Martin Perez starts for Boston. The lefthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three of his past four games. Perez has allowed only one homer. Casey Mize throws for Detroit. He has been hit for fourteen earned runs with five homers over 15 2/3rd innings of work losing all three starts. As this series opened the Tigers have lost nine of ten losing seven of those games by two or greater runs. Tigers batting only .193 and their bullpen sits with an ERA of 6.51. Tigers last in scoring and strike out the most of any team in the league. Play Boston on the run line -1.5 runs at +106 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Rangers at Twins—Free pick is Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Michael Pineda starts for Minnesota. The veteran in five starts has an ERA of 2.30 with low walk rate. Teams batting only .188 against him. Pineda doesn’t give up baserunners with a WHIP of 0.91. Hyeon Jong Yang goes for Texas. The righty has worked out of the bullpen surrendering two earned runs in 8 2/3rd innings. Yang has spent several seasons in the KBO. Both bullpens sharp the past five games with Rangers an ERA of 2.29 and Twins at 3.44. Play Texas and Minnesota under 8.5.
LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Dodgers at Cubs—MLB pick is Chicago Cubs +157 odds. Starting for LAD will be Walker Buehler. The righthander is coming off a poor outing at home to Cincinnati surrendering five earned runs over 6 1/3rd innings. Adbert Alzolay moves to Wednesday for this start. Past two starts the righthander has allowed four earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings of work. After losing the first game of this series the Dodgers have lost 11 of 15. Past ten games Dodgers hitting .227 against righthanders and Cubs .260. Chicago starting to hit, and the bullpen has been doing well on the year. Play Chicago +157.
New York Mets vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Mets at Cardinals—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals -108 odds. On the hill for New York will be Marcus Stroman. Past two games the righthander allowed seven runs four earned in nine innings. Kwang hyun Kim is on the mound for St Louis. Past two starts the lefty has allowed two earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings. With their win in the opener of this series the Cardinals have won five straight and eight of ten. New York averages only 2.3 runs per game against lefthanders. They are 29th and second last in the league in scoring and home runs. Cardinals ninth in both categories. Team has gotten good performance from their pen. Play St Louis -108.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Pirates at Padres—Free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 6.5 runs. Starting for San Diego will be Yu Darvish. The veteran in six starts has an ERA of 2.13 and WHIP of 0.89. JT Brubaker gets the start for the Pirates. Brubaker in five starts has an ERA of 2.63 and WHIP of 1.02. Darvish has allowed one earned run in each of his past five starts. The righthander has dominated the Pirates hitters the past three starts. Past five games Pirates hitting only .174 against righthanders. Both bullpens have performed well on the year. Play Pittsburgh and San Diego under 6.5.
Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Indians at Royals—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals to play under the total of seven runs. Getting the start for Cleveland will be Shane Bieber. The righthander checks in with an ERA of 2.76 and WHIP of 0.99 in his six starts. His past three starts against the Royals, Bieber has allowed two earned runs in 18 1/3rd innings. Brady Singer counters for KC. The righty is in good form allowing three earned runs in his past four starts working 20 innings. He too has pitched well against his opponent. Cleveland a weak hitting team batting .208. They do get great work from their bullpen that checks in with an ERA of 2.74. Play Cleveland and Kansas City under seven.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Rays at Angels—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays and LA Angels to play over the total of eight runs. On the mound for Tampa Bay will be Ryan Yarbrough. The past three games the lefthander has been tagged for 20 runs 17 earned in 17 innings of work. Andrew Heaney counters for LA. On the year he sits with a mark of 1-2 in five starts with an ERA over five. Rays have pounded Heaney in his past three appearances for eleven earned runs in 14 1/3rd innings. Following the first game of this series the Rays have played to over in three of four. Angels over in seven of ten. Both bullpens sit with an ERA over four. Play Tampa Bay and LA Angels over eight.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/5/2021
Blue Jays at Athletics—Free pick is Toronto Blue Jays and Oakland Athletics to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Getting the start for Toronto is Robbie Ray. The veteran has pitched well this season with an ERA of 2.78 and WHIP of 1.19 in his four starts. Chris Bassitt counters for the Athletics. He has allowed two earned runs in each of his past four starts. Blue Jays bullpen has been outstanding with an ERA of 2.55. Athletics bullpen past five games sits with an ERA of 1.42. Oakland hits only .209 against righthanders. Play Toronto and Oakland under 8.5.