Free MLB Picks For Today 5/17/2021
San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/17/2021
Giants at Reds—MLB pick is San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds to play over the total of eight runs. Starting for San Francisco will be Logan Webb. In his four starts away from his pitcher friendly home stadium in San Francisco, the righthander has allowed 16 earned runs with nine walks over 19 innings. Reds put up seven runs a game in their home stadium. Sonny Gray starts for the Reds. The righthander is in five starts has an ERA of 3.55 and WHIP of 1.46. He is backed by a Reds bullpen that has an ERA over five and averages four innings per game. Giants bullpen ERA away from their pitchers park at home is over five. Play San Francisco and Cincinnati over eight runs.
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/17/2021
Mets at Braves—MLB free pick is New York Mets +115. Starting for New York will be Taijuan Walker. The righthander has been outstanding as his team is 6-1 in his seven runs due to an ERA of 2.20 and WHIP of 1.02. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of four starts. Max Fried counters for the Braves. An up and down season as the righthander has an ERA of 6.55 and WHIP of 1.72 in his five starts. Teams are batting .315 on Fried and has been a victim of the home run. Mets were hot and cooled off facing a strong Rays pitching staff. Atlanta has lost four of five. Past ten games Braves hitting only .172 against righthanders. Play New York +115.
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/17/2021
Nationals at Cubs—Free pick is Washington Nationals +128 odds. Starting for Washington is veteran Jon Lester. The lefty in his three starts has allowed four earned runs in 16 innings of work. Adbert Alzolay counters for the Cubs. Last start was a losing one as the young pitchers allowed three earned runs with two homers in six innings to the Indians. He does not pitch deep into games. Washington enters winner of three of four after winning their weekend series at Arizona. Cubs had dropped three straight until beating a bad Detroit team in two of three over the weekend. Nationals are the better hitting team and getting the better bullpen performance. Play Washington +128.
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/17/2021
White Sox at Twins—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox -109 odds. Starting for Chicago will be Dallas Keuchel. The lefty has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his past seven starts. J.A. Happ goes for Minnesota. The lefty was crushed for nine earned runs in 3 1/3rd innings last outing facing the White Sox. Past four starts against Chicago, Happ has allowed 23 earned runs in 17 2/3rd innings. Wins have lost eight of ten after their loss at home to Oakland on Sunday. White Sox do a great job of hitting lefty’s. Twins bullpen past ten games have an ERA near six with the White Sox in that period under two. Play White Sox -109.
Cleveland Indians vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/17/2021
Indians at Angels—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians +126. Getting the start for Cleveland is Sam Hentges. The rookie has four bullpen games and one start and posts an ERA of 3.29 on the season. Hentges posted good strikeout numbers in the minors. Patrick Sandoval counters for the Angels. In three bullpen outings the lefty has an ERA over six. The past two seasons Sandoval has had a total of 19 appearances and 15 starts and struggled with an ERA over five and 10% strikeout rate. Angels return home from Boston losing four of six on the road as their pitching staff was crushed. Indians have the better bullpen. Past ten games Angels bullpen ERA well over seven as opponents batting .302 against them and a WHIP near two. Angels don’t hit lefty’s well. Play Cleveland +126.
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/17/2021
Yankees at Rangers—Free pick is Texas Rangers on the run line -1.5 runs at +140. On the hill for Texas is Jordan Lyles. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of his eight starts. Gerrit Cole counters for the Yankees. He has pitched well but Rangers hit him well in his days with the Astros. Texas returns home where they play better. Past five games Yankees bullpen took a hit with an ERA over five. Play Texas on run line +1.5 runs at +140.
Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/17/2021
Tigers at Mariners—MLB pick is Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners to play under the total of eight runs. Starting for Detroit will be Casey Mize. The young prospect in his past three starts has allowed six earned runs in eighteen innings of work. Mariners face Mize for the first time. Mariners go with Yuisie Kikuchi. Lefthander in good form as in his past three starts giving up six earned runs in 20 2/3rd innings. He has struck out 25 batter in that span. Tigers batting only .203 against lefthanders. Mariners batting only .203 as a team. Mariners bullpen has performed well. Play Tigers and Mariners under eight.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/17/2021
Rockies at Padres—MLB free pick is San Diego Padres on the run line -1.5 runs at +116 odds. Starting for San Diego is Yu Darvish. The veteran is sharp as in his past three starts allowing three earned runs in 16 innings. Jon Gray counters for Colorado. He has been hit hard in his road starts this year. Rockies bullpen has been bad on the road with an ERA approaching five and WHIP of 1.67. Colorado is 2-14 straight up on the road with -2.7 run differential. Play San Diego run line -1.5 runs +116.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 5/17/2021
Diamondbacks at Dodgers—Free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +176. Starting for Arizona will be Madison Bumgarner. The veteran making a case for comeback player of the year. His past five starts he has allowed three earned runs in 30 innings of work with Arizona winning four of those games. Walker Buhler counters for LA. The righthander has had struggled giving eleven earned runs in his past three starts posting 19 1/3rd innings. Five homers allowed in that span. Strikeouts have dipped and Buhler pitching to 41.2% hard contact. No Belanger and no Seager in the lineup due to injuries. Taylor has a wrist injury. Polluck also out. Play Arizona +176.