Free MLB Picks For Today 5/8/2021
Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Nationals at Yankees—MLB pick is Washington Nationals and New York Yankees to play under the total of 8 runs. On the mound for Washington will be Max Scherzer. The veteran has allowed one earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. Corey Kluber counters for New York. Kluber in his past two starts has allowed one earned run with fifteen strikeouts in 14 2/3rd innings. Washington has they opened this series has struggled to generate runs held to three or fewer in five of their past six games. Yankees batting only .211 against righthanders. Both bullpens have performed well. Play Yankees and Nationals under eight.
Colorado Rockies vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Rockies at Cardinals—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies and St Louis Cardinals to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Getting the start for St Louis will be Carlos Martinez. The righthander is in great form surrendering two earned runs in 21 1/3rd innings of work. Chi Chi Gonzalez counters for Colorado. He has surrendered three earned runs or fewer in three of four starts. St Louis has had issues generating runs this week. Rockies averaging only 3.4 runs per game on the road. Cardinals bullpen has been good. Play Colorado and St Louis under 8.5.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Pirates at Cubs—Free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +158 odds. Starting for Chicago will be Trevor Williams. The righthander has struggled on the season with an ERA of 6.00 and WHIP of 1.74 in his six start. Control has been an issue with an 11.1% walk rate. His hard contact rate is 37%. Will Crowe starts for the Pirates. The righthander in two starts has allowed four earned runs in nine innings. Chicago hitting only .219 as a team. Pirates bullpen has performed well with an ERA of 3.56. Play Pittsburgh +158.
San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Padres at Giants—MLB pick is San Francisco Giants +125 odds. On the hill for San Francisco will be Kevin Gausman. The righthander enters in great form as in his past three starts allowed two earned runs with 22 strikeouts in 20 innings of work. Joe Musgrove counters for San Diego. Musgrove faced the Giants six days ago giving up six runs five earned in five innings of work. Past five games Padres hitting only .194. Play San Francisco +125.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Rays at Athletics—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays -137 odds. Tyler Glasnow starts for the Rays. The righthander has been solid with an ERA of 2.08 and WHIP of 0.87 in his seven starts. Frankie Montas throws for Oakland. Montas past three starts has given up twelve earned runs with four homers in 16 innings of work. Tampa Bay opens this series on a five game win streak. Athletics hitting only .206 against righthanders. Rays bullpen past five games sits with an ERA of 3.54 and Oakland approaching seven. Play Tampa Bay -137.
Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Twins at Tigers—Free pick is Minnesota Twins on the run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds. Getting the start for Minnesota will be Jose Berrios. The righthander in six starts has an ERA of 3.58 and WHIP of 1.01. Jose Urena counters for the Tigers. Detroit has lost and failed to cover the run line in five of Urena’s six starts. That is due to their anemic hitting lineup that bats only .205 as a team and a bullpen that sports an ERA of approaching seven. Twins are tenth in the league in scoring and fifth in home runs. Play Minnesota run line -1.5 runs at -115.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Brewers at Marlins—MLB pick is Milwaukee Brewers -140 odds. Starting for Milwaukee will be Adrian Houser. The righthander in six starts has an ERA of 3.52 with WHIP of 1.30. Marlins expected to start Nick Neidert. The Brewers righty has struggled in his three starts giving up nine earned runs, eleven walks with three homers in 12 innings of work. Past ten games Milwaukee has gotten good work out of their bullpen with an ERA of 2.78 and teams hitting .194. Play Milwaukee -140.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Reds at Indians—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians -110 odds. On the hill for Cincinnati will be Luis Castillo. It has been a struggle this season for the righthander as he sports an ERA of 6.07 and WHIP of 1.62. Team record in his six games is 1-5. Aaron Civale counters for the Indians. Cleveland is 5-1 in his six starts as the righthander has an ERA of 3.20 and WHIP of 1.04 on the campaign. As they opened this series the Indians had won five straight and eight of ten. Cleveland bullpen this year sits with an ERA of 2.54 and the Reds are approaching six. Play Cleveland -110.
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Mariners at Rangers—Free pick is Seattle Mariners -105 odds. Getting the start for Seattle will be Ljay Newsome. He has had one bad outing and that was against the Angels. Kohei Arihara takes the mound for Texas. Arihara was pounded in his past two starts for eleven earned runs with five homers in his past two starts working 4 2/3rd innings. On the season he is pitching to 47.6% hard contact. Seattle bullpen has been good with an ERA of 2.74 with teams batting .198 on this unit. Play Seattle -105.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Red Sox at Orioles—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +135 odds. Listed by media reports is prospect Keegan Akin getting the start for the Orioles. He started six games and relieved in two in 2020 posting an impressive strikeout rate of 30.2%. Akin was a strikeout pitching in the minors. Garrett Richards goes for the Red Sox. He has faced Baltimore twice already this season giving up eight earned runs with five walks over seven innings of work. As they open this series the Orioles had won five of their past seven. Orioles bullpen has been good with an ERA of 3.35. Boston pitching has played poorly in their final two games against the Rangers and in their three game series against the Tigers as they sit with an ERA over seven in those five games. Teams were batting .313 against this unit. Play Baltimore +135.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Blue Jays at Astros—MLB free pick is Houston Astros -137. Getting the start for Toronto will be Steven Matz. The lefthander has been hammered in his past three starts for fourteen earned runs with four homers in 13 2/3rd innings of work. Christian Javier takes the hill for Houston. The righthander in his past four starts has allowed three earned runs in 22 innings with 26 strikeouts. Astros do a great job of hitting lefthanders. Past ten games Astros bullpen sits with an ERA of 3.45. Play Houston -137.
Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
White Sox at Royals—Free pick is Chicago White Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds. Starting for the White Sox will be Lance Lynn. The veteran enters with an ERA of 1.82 and WHIP of 0.97 in his four starts. Daniel Lynch counters for the Royals. Lynch in his lone start allowed three earned runs with four walks in 4 2/3rd innings against the Indians. This will be his second appearance in the Majors for the lefty. KC has been struggling as the team had dropped seven of nine to open this series. In their past ten games the Royals have a bullpen ERA over seven. Chicago bats .298 against lefthanders. Play Chicago White Sox run line -1.5 runs at -110 odds.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Diamondbacks at Mets—MLB pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +130. Getting the start for Arizona is Merrill Kelly. The righthander is on the improve as in his past three starts has allowed six earned runs in 16 2/3rd innings with 14 strikeouts. Joey Lucchesi counters for New York. Past two seasons has been a major struggle for the righthander. This season Lucchesi has allowed 12 earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings. He is coming off a 2020 campaign where he sat with an ERA of near eight. Diamondbacks the better hitting lineup as they sit fifth in runs scored and tenth in homers. Mets 27th in run production and 29th in homers. Play Arizona +130.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Phillies at Braves—MLB free pick is Philadelphia Phillies +161 odds. Vince Velasquez gets the start for the Phillies. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all three starts. Last time out he held the Brewers to one run and six strikeouts over six innings. Ian Anderson counters for Atlanta. Last outing the righthander surrendered four earned runs in four innings against the Blue Jays. Velasquez has pitched well against the Braves in his career. Five straight wins for Philadelphia after taking the opener of this series. Past two seasons Anderson has had a 10.1% walk rate. Play Philadelphia +161.
LA Dodgers vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2021
Dodgers at Angels—Free pick is LA Angels +140. Dylan Bundy takes the hill for the Angels. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. Clayton Kershaw counters for the Dodgers. Kershaw was roughed up in his last outing for four runs in one inning against a light hitting Cubs lineup. As they opened this series the Dodgers have dropped eight of ten games hitting only .222 in that period. Angels got their bats going early in the opener of this series. Play LA Angels +140.