Free MLB Picks For Today 5/15/2021
New York Mets vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Mets at Rays—MLB pick is Tampa Bay Rays +100 odds. On the hill for Tampa Bay will be Shane McClanahan. The lefthander in his three starts has allowed five earned runs in twelve innings. Mets will go with Joey Lucchesi. It has been a major struggle for the righthander who has given up 12 earned runs in 8 2/3rd innings. Tampa Bay has won seven of eleven. Past ten games Rays bullpen sits with an ERA of 2.53. New York is 7-9 on the road and have been hot at home. Mets bullpen has not been as sharp on the road with an ERA over four. Rays bullpen better at home. Play Tampa Bay +100.
Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Timberwolves MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Athletics at Timberwolves—MLB free pick is Oakland Athletics +128 odds. Starting for Oakland will be Cole Irvin. The lefty in his seven starts posts and ERA of 3.29 and WHIP of 1.07. His past three games are even better than season long numbers. Jose Berrios counters for the Twins. Past three starts the righthander has allowed eight earned runs in 17 2/3rd innings pitched. As they opened this series the Athletics had won four of six. Twins have lost seven of eight. Past five games Athletics bullpen ERA 0.48 with teams hitting only .159 on this unit. Twins in this period ERA of 8.82 as teams batting .329 and WHIP of 2.14. Play Oakland +128.
LA Angels vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Angels at Red Sox—Free pick is Boston Red Sox +104. On the hill for LAA will be Dylan Bundy. The Angels righthander in his past four starts has allowed fifteen earned runs in 20 1/3rd innings. Red Sox have hit Bundy in the past in his time with the Orioles. Martin Perez counters for Boston. The lefty has allowed four earned runs in his past three starts working 16 1/3rd innings. Angels open this series losing eight of eleven. Angels bullpen past ten games has an ERA near eight as teams are batting .300 on this unit with a WHIP of 2.00. Play Boston +104.
Chicago Cubs vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Cubs at Tigers—MLB pick is Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers to play under the total of nine runs. On the mound for Detroit will be Jose Urena. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six straight with the under coming in five of those games. Trevor Williams counters for the Cubs. The righty has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. Chicago 21st in the league in hitting and strikeout a lot. Tigers second last in baseball in run production and this lineup strikes out the most in baseball. Play Cubs and Tigers under nine.
San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Giants at Pirates—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +130 odds. Starting for Pittsburgh will be Tyler Anderson. The lefty has been sharp by allowing two earned runs or fewer in his past five starts. Johnny Cueto goes for San Francisco. The veteran came back from his stint on the DL and gave up five earned runs with eight hits over three innings. Season numbers for Pirates bullpen numbers have been good and better than the Giants. Play Pittsburgh +130.
New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Yankees at Orioles—Free pick is New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles to play over the total of nine runs. Getting the start for Baltimore will be Jorge Lopez. Yankees have crushed Lopez the past few seasons. In two starts against New York this season, Lopez allowed six earned runs with five walks over 8 2/3rd innings. Domingo German throws for the Yankees. The righthander in his past two starts has given up five earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings. Huge step down in class for New York facing Baltimore pitching after battling the Rays, Nationals and Astros the past three series. Bats showed life for the Yankees in the opener of this series. Play New York and Baltimore over nine runs.
Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Royals at White Sox—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds. Starting for Chicago will be Carlos Rodon. The lefty is a Cy Young early contender as in his five starts is 5-0 with an ERA of 0.58 and WHIP of 0.68. Mike Minor counters for the Royals. The lefty has been hammered for 18 earned runs in his past five starts tossing 26 innings. He faced the White Sox six days ago surrendering five earned runs in five innings. Chicago does a great job of hitting lefthanders. They have won 22 of their past 23 facing lefty’s. KC bullpen sits with an ERA approaching five. White Sox in their past five games has an ERA at 2.56. Play White Sox on the run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds.
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Rangers at Astros—MLB free pick is Texas Rangers +160. Starting for Texas will be Dane Dunning. The righthander in his seven starts posts and ERA of 3.78. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in two of those starts. Luis Garcia counters for the Astros. Past two starts the righthander has given up six earned runs with three homers in ten innings. Team is 0-5 in his starts this year. Rangers bullpen has performed well this season with an ERA of 3.68. Dunning has an impressive strikeout rate of 27.5%. Play Texas +160.
Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Braves at Brewers—Free pick is Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers to play under the total of eight runs. Starting for Milwaukee will be Brett Anderson. The lefthander in five starts posts and ERA of 3.54. Ian Anderson goes for Atlanta. Anderson in his seven starts sits with an ERA of 3.46. Both lineups have been struggling to score. Atlanta bats .186 against lefthanders and Milwaukee .201 against righthanders. Braves 20th in batting and Brewers 28th. Play Atlanta and Milwaukee under eight.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Phillies at Blue Jays—MLB pick is Toronto Blue Jays +115 odds. Aaron Nola starts for the Phillies. The veteran has been roughed up on the road for fifteen earned runs in four starts working 22 innings. Anthony Kay gets the start for Toronto. Kay has not gone deep into games and has been used primarily in the bullpen in parts of three seasons. He has been roughed up in his two starts which were all on the road. As they opened this series the Blue Jays had won six of their past eight. Their bullpen has been outstanding with an ERA of 2.87. Phillies bullpen has had struggles this season. Past five games Blue Jays putting up six runs per game as they opened this series. Play Toronto +115.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Reds at Rockies—MLB free pick is Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies to play over the total of 11.5 runs. Getting the start for Cincinnati will be Tyler Mahle. The righthander in his past two starts has allowed seven earned runs with four homers in 10 1/3rd innings. Rockies send Jhoulys Chacin to the hill. In 12 1/3rd innings of relief the righthander has allowed eight earned runs with three homers and seven walks. In 2020 his ERA was over seven and in 2019 over six. His walk rate over 12% the past two seasons. Lots of runs scored the first two games of this series. Both bullpen have performed poorly on the season. Play Cincinnati and Colorado over 11.5.
Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Nationals at Diamondbacks—Free pick is Washington Nationals -112 odds. Starting for Washington will be Joe Ross. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his six starts. He has pitched well against the Diamondbacks in his career. Luke Weaver is on the hill for the Diamondbacks. In his past five starts the righthander has given up seventeen earned runs in 23 innings. Diamondbacks have dropped nine of eleven after getting pounded by the Nationals in the opener of this series. Nationals have gotten good work from their bullpen that sits with an ERA of 3.64 as teams bat only .196 on them. Diamondbacks struggling to score. Play Washington -112.
St Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Cardinals at Padres—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals +120. On the hill for San Diego is Adam Wainwright. The righthander in his past four starts has given up eight earned runs in 30 innings of work. He has pitched well against the Padres in his career. Chris Paddack counters for the Cardinals. He has not gone very deep into his games this season. His ERA is approaching five this season. Hard hit contact has been an issue the previous two seasons. When he faced the Cardinals last year allowed were six earned runs in 2 1/3rd innings. As they opened this series the Cardinals had won four of five with teams hitting .161 on their bullpen in that span. Play St Louis +120.
Miami Marlins vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Marlins at Dodgers—MLB free pick is Miami Marlins and LA Dodgers to play over the total of 7.5 runs. Starting for LAD will be Trevor Bauer. The righthander has pitched well surrendering two earned runs in three of his past four starts. Listed for Miami is Jordan Holloway. The righthander the past two seasons has appeared in seven games with six in relief roles. Control was an issue in the minors and thus far has a 12% walk rate in his career. Dodger bats are coming alive as they are hitting .305 against righthanders in their past five games. Marlins not too shabby either at .281. Time for the Dodgers to give Bauer the run support he deserves, and the team is scoring runs in bunches now. Play LA Dodgers and Miami Marlins over 7.5.
Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/15/2021
Indians at Mariners—Free pick is Cleveland Indians -117. On the hill for Seattle is Justus Sheffield. The lefty has struggled with an ERA near five and WHIP of 1.52 on the year. As they lost the first game of this series the Mariners had dropped five straight. Tristan McKenzie starts for the Indians. McKenzie coming off an outing against the Royals where he allowed no runs over five innings. Indiana had won nine of ten after their win to open this four game series. Cleveland bullpen has performed well on the season. Mariners pen has an ERA approaching nine past five games with teams hitting .310 on this unit. Play Cleveland -117.