Free MLB Picks For Today 5/14/2021
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Royals at White Sox—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at +148 odds in Game 1 of their doubleheader. Lucas Giolito is expected to start the opener. The righthander allowed one earned run in each of his past two starts. He faced the Royals in KC on the ninth and allowed one earned run over five innings. Brad Keller is expected to go for KC in Game 1. In seven starts the righthander has and ERA over seven as teams are batting .328 against him. Keller is allowing nearly two baserunners per innings. As they closed out their series with the Tigers, the Royals had lost ten straight with eight by two runs or greater. In that ten game period the Royals ERA sits near six. Play White Sox on run line -1.5 runs at +148.
San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Giants at Pirates—MLB free pick is San Francisco Giants -144. Kevin Gausman gets the start for the Giants. The righthander has pitched great this season allowing one earned run or fewer in six of his seven starts. Tyler Anderson goes for the Pirates. He too has put up some good numbers but often lacks run support. As they open this series the Giants had won four of five and the Pirates dropping five of seven. Pirates are last in the Majors in run production and home runs. Giants getting better work from their bullpen in their past five games with an ERA of 2.55 while the Pirates sit over eight an opposing batting average of .324. Play San Francisco -144.
New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Yankees at Orioles—Free pick is New York Yankees on the run line -1.5 runs at -125 odds. Getting the start for Baltimore will be Dean Kremer. The righthander in his six starts has an ERA of 6.23 and WHIP of 1.54. Teams are hitting .295 on him this season and in his limited time in the Majors has a walk rate of 10.7%. He has been hurt by the home run ball. Corey Kluber gets the start for the Yankees. Kluber In seven starts has an ERA of 3.06. Past three starts the righthander has allowed three earned runs in 20 1/3rd innings of work. Yankees faced Kremer twice this season and put up nine earned runs with three homers in 7 1/3rd innings in victories 7-0 and 7-2. As they close out their series with the Rays the Yankees had won eight of ten. Orioles have dropped five of six and have been struggling for run production. New York bullpen has been good as teams batting .189 on them and a WHIP of 1.02. Play NY Yankees on run line -1.5 runs at -125 odds.
Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Cubs at Tigers—MLB pick is Detroit Tigers +130 odds. It will be Jake Arrieta starting for Chicago. The righthander in his last start allowed seven earned runs in 3 1/3rd innings. Tarik Skibal counters for the Tigers. In two starts at home the lefty has allowed four earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings. Cubs open this series on a three game losing streak. They have been held to three runs or fewer in four of their past five. Tigers have won four straight after their three game sweep on Kansas City. Play Detroit +130.
New York Mets vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Mets at Rays—MLB free pick is New York Mets and Tampa Bay Rays under the total of seven runs. Tyler Glasnow gets the start for Tampa Bay. Glasnow in eight starts has an ERA of 2.37 and WHIP of 0.89. David Peterson goes for New York. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of six starts. Rays bat only .212 against lefty’s. Both bullpen sharp in their past five games with Mets ERA at 1.50 and Rays 2.05. Tampa Bay strikes out the second most of any team in the Majors. Play New York and Tampa Bay under seven.
LA Angels vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Angels at Red Sox—Free pick is Boston Red Sox +100 odds. Nick Pivetta takes the hill for the Red Sox. The veteran in seven starts posts and ERA of 3.19. Griffin Canning starts for LAA. Canning sits with an ERA over five and has been hurt with the home run ball as he has a 19% home run to fly ball ratio. As they open this series the Angels have lost seven of their past ten. In that ten game period the LAA bullpen has an ERA near eight. Play Boston +100.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Phillies at Blue Jays—MLB pick is Philadelphia Phillies +120 odds. Starting for Philadelphia will be Vince Velasquez. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his four starts. Steven Matz starts for the Blue Jays. Matz has been pounded in his past three starts for fourteen earned runs in 13 2/3rd innings of work. Phillies have won seven of ten. Past five games Phillies have a bullpen ERA of 2.70 and have been hitting. In that period of time Blue Jays bullpen ERA sits near six. Play Philadelphia +120.
Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Braves at Brewers—MLB free pick is Milwaukee Brewers +100 odds. On the mound for Milwaukee will be Adrian Houser. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his seven starts. Drew Smyly counters for Atlanta. The lefty in his past four starts has given up 17 runs 15 earned in 19 innings of work. Smyly has struggled with a 9.8% walk rate and 22.5% home run to fly ball rate. Team record 1-6 in his past seven starts. Braves entering this series dropping three straight at home to Toronto. Past five games Braves hitting only .198 against rigthhanders and their bullpen ERA over five. Play Milwaukee +100.
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Rangers at Astros—Free pick is Texas Rangers and Houston Astros to play over the total of 8.5 runs. Starting for Houston will be Zack Greinke. The veteran is struggling by surrendering eleven earned runs with six walks in his past three starts working twelve innings. Greinke has seen a big drop in his strikeout rate and teams are batting .274 against him. Wes Benjamin is expected to start for Texas. Benjamin has seen action in three games in relief working 5 2/3rd innings. He did start one game in 2020 with seven relief appearances. The lefthander has a high walk rate in his limited time in the Majors. Houston over in four straight with Greinke on the hill. Astros offensive has seen an upsurge as their guys came back from COVID. Astros do a good job of hitting lefty’s. Play Houston and Texas over 8.5.
Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Athletics at Twins—MLB pick is Oakland Athletics -110 odds. Starting for Oakland will be Frankie Montas. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts. Matt Shoemaker counters for the Twins. Shoemaker in his three home starts fourteen earned runs with four homers in 13 2/3rd innings. Athletics open this series winning four of six. Twins have lost seven of eight after getting swept in a three game series at the White Sox. Past five games Athletics bullpen sits with an ERA under one with the Twins over eight with a WHIP of 1.98 and teams batting .307 on them. Play Oakland -110.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Reds at Rockies—MLB free pick is Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies to play over the total of ten runs. Starting for Cincinnati will be Wade Miley. Prior to his last start the lefty averaged 5 2/3rd innings in each start. That exposes a Reds bullpen with an ERA near six in their past ten games. Rockies bullpen near six in that period of time. German Marquez counters for Colorado. Past three games the righthander has allowed thirteen earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings of work. Teams combined for 21 runs in the opener. Reds are good hitting team. Play Cincinnati and Colorado over ten runs.
Washington Nationals vs. Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Nationals at Diamondbacks—Free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +149 odds. Starting for Arizona will be Riley Smith. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in his past three starts. Max Scherzer goes for the Nationals. He has put up some great numbers and in his past three starts allowed seven earned runs in 21 1/3rd innings pitched. Washington has lost seven of their past nine as the team has struggled to score runs. They have been held to two runs or fewer in three of their past four games. Play Arizona +149.
St Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Cardinals at Padres—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals +153 odds. Starting for St Louis will be Johan Oviedo. In limited work this season the righthander has a WHIP of 1.02 in nine innings of work. Joe Musgrove counters for the Padres. Past two starts Musgrove has allowed ten runs nine earned in ten innings of work resulting in team losses each game. Cardinals have won five of six. They have gotten good work from their bullpen. Padres hit hard with COVID protocols with Tatis, Hosmer, Myers and Profar all out. Play St Louis +153.
Miami Marlins vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Marlins at Dodgers—MLB free pick is LA Dodgers and Miami Marlins to play under the total of seven runs. It will be Sandy Alcantara getting the start for Miami. The righthander in eight starts has an ERA of 2.72 and WHIP of 1.01. Clayton Kershaw counters for the Dodgers. Veteran in eight starts has an ERA of 2.62 and WHIP of 0.99. Marlins have been held to three runs or fewer in five of their past six starts. Marlins bullpen has been good and LAD gets good bullpen work in their home stadium. Play Dodgers and Marlins under seven.
Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2021
Indians at Mariners—Free pick is Cleveland Indians -118 odds. Starting for Cleveland is Aaron Civale. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of past six starts. Chris Flexen throws for the Mariners. He has allowed seven earned runs in his past 10 2/3rd innings of work. Cleveland has won nine of ten after winning the opener of this series. Indians pitching has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of their past six. It is now five straight defeats for the Mariners. Seattle hitting only .202. Indians getting great work out of their bullpen with an ERA of 2.61. Play Cleveland -118.