Free MLB Picks For Today 5/9/2021
Washington Nationals vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Nationals at Yankees—MLB pick is Washington Nationals +150 odds. Getting the start for Washington will be Joe Ross. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his five starts. Domingo German counters for the Yankees. German in his has an ERA of 4.32 in his five starts averaging five innings per start. He has seen his strikeout rate dip this year and in his career in MLB as been a victim of hard hit contact. Yankees hitting only .209 against righthanders and Nationals bullpen has performed well with teams batting only .180 against this unit. Play Washington +150.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Red Sox at Orioles—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox -139 odds. On the mound for Boston is Nick Pivetta. Team record is 5-1 in his six starts as the veteran has an ERA of 3.23. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his six starts. Dean Kremer throws for Baltimore. The righthander is 0-2 with an ERA of 6.43 and WHIP of 1.62. Kremer has been hurt with the home run and teams hitting .302 against him. Doug Kremer in his time in MLB has struggled with control with an 11.3% walk rate. Red Sox have won four of five averaging 10 runs per game in those wins. Orioles hitting only .205 against righthanders. Play Boston -139.
Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Twins at Tigers—Free pick is Detroit Tigers +144 odds. Getting the start for Detroit is Matthew Boyd. The lefty has been sharp with an ERA of 2.27 and WHIP of 0.93 in his six starts on the season. Kenta Maeda counters for Minnesota. Maeda has had struggles in his six starts sitting with an ERA of 5.34 and WHIP of 1.57. He has been hurt with the home run ball with 26% home run to fly ball ratio and seen a huge dip in his strike out rate. Twins have lost four of five after their 7-3 defeat at Detroit on Saturday. Past five games Minnesota bullpen has an ERA near six. Play Detroit +144.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Diamondbacks at Mets—MLB pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +280 odds. Starting for Arizona will be Riley Smith. The righthander in his three starts has given up three earned runs or fewer. Jacob deGrom counters for New York. deGrom has been a victim of poor run support as team record in his past seven starts dating into last season is 2-5. Diamondbacks look to avoid the sweep dropping close games in both games. This team is seven in the league in run production with the Mets 28th. New York second last in the league in home runs. Play Arizona +280.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Reds at Indians—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians +120 odds. On the mound for Cincinnati will be Tyler Mahle. The righthander was crushed in his last start giving up six earned runs with three homers in five innings against the Cubs. Sam Hentges throws for Cleveland. Hentges makes his first MLB start. He put up strong strikeout numbers in the minors. Indians are a hot team winning six of their past seven games. Reds struggling to score runs putting up three runs or fewer in four straight and six of eight. Cleveland has the better bullpen with an ERA of 2.68 with the Reds approaching six. Play Cleveland +120.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Brewers at Marlins—Free pick is Miami Marlins -134 odds. Starting for Miami will be Sandy Alcantara. The righthander in good form as in his past three starts allowed five earned runs with fourteen strikeouts in eighteen innings of work. He has pitched well against the Brewers in his career. Brett Anderson counters for the Brewers. The lefty sits with an ERA of 4.15 as he lasts only 4 1/3rd innings per start. Milwaukee has lost six of seven as they hit only .205 against righthanders. Marlins have won four of five on this home stand. They are getting better production from their bullpen. Anderson home run to fly ball rate 25% this season. He comes off the DL after a hamstring injury. Play Miami -134.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Blue Jays at Astros—MLB pick is Toronto Blue Jays +125 odds. Making his Major League Debut for the blue Jays will be Nate Pearson. The righthander has been impressive in the Minor Leagues. He is backed by a strong Blue Jays bullpen that sits with an ERA of 2.80. Toronto has won six of nine after their 8-4 win on Saturday. Zack Greinke goes for the Astros. Past two starts the veteran has given up seven earned runs with six walks and two homers over eight innings. Astros have lost four of six. Past five games Astros bullpen has an ERA near six with teams batting .323 on this unit. Play Toronto +125.
Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
White Sox at Royals—MLB free pick is Chicago White Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds. Starting for Chicago will be Lucas Giolito. The righthander in his last start allowed one earned run with eight strikeouts in 5 1/3rd innings against the Indians. Mike Minor counters for KC. The lefty in his past four starts has given up thirteen earned runs with eight walks over 21 innings. White Sox have won three of four on this trip all by two or greater runs. KC has lost eight of nine with seven losses by two runs or greater. Chicago pounds lefty’s with a .297 batting average. Royals bullpen ERA past ten games has an ERA over seven. CWS 20-1 in their past 21 facing lefthanders. Play White Sox run line -1.5 runs at +105.
Colorado Rockies vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Rockies at Cardinals—Free pick is St Louis Cardinals -137 odds. On the hill for Colorado is German Marquez. Rough couple of starts for Marquez as in his past two starts has allowed twelve earned runs with five walks in 4 2/3rd innings. Adam Wainwright counters for the Cardinals. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. He has pitched well against the Rockies in his career. Colorado 2-13 on the road this season as they average only 3.56 runs per game. Colorado bullpen on the road has an ERA over five and WHIP of 1.70. Play St Louis -137.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Pirates at Cubs—MLB pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +159 odds. Getting the start for Pittsburgh will be Tyler Anderson. The lefthander has put up good numbers with an ERA of 3.24 and WHIP of 1.14. Kyle Hendricks counter for the Cubs. He has been shaky in his six starts sitting with an ERA of 6.07 and WHIP of 1.62. Hendricks has been crushed by a 31.4% home run to fly ball rate. His strikeout rate down and teams are batting .310 against him. The 31 year old veteran has also seen a dip in velocity. Pirates bullpen has been good and Chicago hits only .215 against righthanders. Play Pittsburgh +159.
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Mariners at Rangers—MLB free pick is Seattle Mariners +112 odds. Getting the start for Seattle will be Justus Sheffield. The lefthander in hi past four starts has allowed nine earned runs in 23 innings of work. He has pitched well against the Rangers in his career. Dane Dunning counters for Texas. Dunning has been pounded for twelve runs eleven earned in his past three starts tossing 13 1/3rd innings. Mariners bullpen outperforming the Rangers as this unit sits with an ERA of 2.68 and WHIP of 1.06. They have split the first two games of this series. Play Seattle +112.
San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Padres at Giants—Free pick is San Francisco Giants +185 odds. Starting for San Francisco is Johnny Cueto as he comes off the DL. The veteran in three starts this season has allowed four earned runs with 18 strikeouts in 20 innings of work. Media reports has Chris Paddack getting the start for San Diego. In five starts the righthander has an ERA of 5.40. Paddack has seen a dip in his strikeouts. Team record in Cueto’s past ten starts against the Padres is 7-3. Padres have lost both of the games in this series by surrendering a total of twelve runs to San Francisco. San Diego hitting only .177 past five games. Play San Francisco +185.
LA Dodgers vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Dodgers at Angels—MLB pick is LA Dodgers and LA Angels to play over the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for the Angels is Jose Quintana. The lefty has been crushed this year sitting with an ERA of 10.59 and WHIP of 2.24 in his five starts on the year. Trevor Bauer counters for the Dodgers. His ERA sits at near three on the road this year. Dodgers over in seven straight and saw their bats come to life on Saturday night. Angels over in eight of ten. They have averaged 10 runs per game in this series. Both bullpens have been pounded past five games. Play LA Dodgers and LA Angels over 8.5 runs.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Rays at Athletics—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland Athletics under the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for Oakland will be Cole Irvin. The lefty has been effective as in his past four starts allowing four earned runs in 25 1/3rd innings. He held the Rays to two runs over six innings two weeks ago. Shane McClanahan counters for Tampa Bay. McClanahan has allowed two earned runs with ten strikeouts in eight innings. He is backed by a bullpen that has shown improvement after a slow start. Both teams in bottom half of league in scoring and bottom third in hitting. Rays 24th in homers and strikeout the second most in the league. Play Tampa Bay and Oakland under 8.5.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/9/2021
Phillies at Braves—Free pick is Atlanta Braves +101. Starting for Atlanta is Huascar Ynoa. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his six starts. Aaron Nola counters for the Phillies. The veteran in his past four starts against Atlanta has given up twelve earned runs with six homers in 22 innings. Past three starts Nola has allowed eight earned runs in 19 innings. His strikeout rate is lower this season. Braves have won four of five after their come from behind win on Saturday against the Phillies. Philadelphia bullpen past five games have an ERA over seven with teams hitting nearly .300 on them. Play Atlanta +101.