Free MLB Picks For Today 5/18/2021
San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Giants at Reds—MLB pick is San Francisco Giants +110 odds. On the mound for San Francisco will be Anthony DeSclafani. The veteran has pitched well with an ERA of 2.14 and WHIP of 0.88 in his eight starts. DeSclafani is his last start held the Pirates to no runs and a hit over five innings. Luis Castillo counters for the Reds. It has been a poor season for the righthander. Team is 1-7 in his eight starts due to an ERA of 7.71 and WHIP of 1.79. Castillo in his past three starts allowed seventeen runs fifteen earned in 13 innings. He faced the Giants last month surrendering four runs with two homers in five starts. Reds bullpen sits with an ERA over six at home. Play San Francisco +110.
Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Marlins at Phillies—MLB free pick is Miami Marlins +180 odds. Getting the start for Philadelphia will be Zack Wheeler. Team record is 4-4 in his eight starts as there has been some down performances. Nick Neidhert counters for Miami. He returns to the Majors and two good starts in the minors. Neidhert averages four innings per start. Phillies return home after losing five of their nine on the road. Marlins bullpen has been sharp with an ERA of 2.38 and WHIP of 0.93 their past five games. Play Miami +180.
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Mets at Braves—Free pick is New York Mets +140. On the hill for Atlanta will be Charlie Morton. The veteran has struggled as in his past four starts allowed 18 runs 12 earned working 16 innings. Braves have lost four of six to open this series. Thomas Szapucki is expected to start for New York. He would be making his Major League Baseball debut. In the minors the lefthander put up great strikeout numbers. Szapucki is pitching to a Braves team hitting only .211 against lefty’s. Season wide numbers reveal good performance by the Mets bullpen. Braves in their past ten games in the bullpen has an ERA near six. Play New York Mets +140.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Rays at Orioles—MLB pick is Tampa Bay Rays -145. Starting for Tampa Bay is Luis Patino. He doesn’t go deep into games as the righthander has allowed two earned runs in 8 1/3rd innings. Matt Harvey goes for Baltimore. Harvey past three starts has given up thirteen runs nine earned in fourteen innings of work. Rays have won four straight to open this series. Orioles have dropped seven of nine. Orioles are hitting only .211 against righthanders. Rays bullpen has been outstanding with an ERA of 2.48 and WHIP of 1.10 in their past ten games. Play Tampa Bay Rays -145.
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Red Sox at Blue Jays—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox +128 odds. On the hill for Toronto is Hyun Jin Ryu. The lefty in his past four starts has given up nine earned runs in 20 2/3rd innings. He faced the Red Sox a month ago surrendering four earned runs with eight hits in five innings of work in defeat. Eduardo Rodriguez counters for Boston. He has pitched well against the Blue Jays. On the season the lefty has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his seven starts. Red Sox have won seven of ten to open this series. In that period the Red Sox are batting .314 against lefty’s and Rays with a bullpen ERA over five. Play Boston +128.
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Nationals at Cubs—Free pick is Chicago Cubs -110. Staring for Washington will be Patrick Corbin. The lefty in his past four starts has allowed ten earned runs in 24 innings of work. Zach Davies counters for the Cubs. The righthander has straightened out as in his past three games allowing two earned runs in 16 1/3rd innings. As they opened this series Chicago has won nine of twelve against lefthanded starters and won 13 of 21 overall at home. Corbin on the road this season has allowed thirteen earned runs in 14 1/3rd innings. Past five games Cubs bullpen ERA at 2.23 as teams batting .189 against. Play Chicago -110.
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
White Sox at Twins—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox -115 odds. Starting for Chicago will be Lance Lynn. The righthander in his six starts has an ERA of 1.30 and WHIP of 0.98. Team record is 3-0 in his past three starts. He faced the Twins five days ago allowing no earned runs and two hits over five innings. Michael Pineda counters for Minnesota. Past four starts righthander has allowed ten earned runs in 20 2/3rd innings. He also faced the White sox five days ago allowing three earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings. As this series opened the White Sox had won eight of ten with the Twins losing eight of ten. In that ten game period the White Sox bullpen ERA of 2.45 with the Twins at five. Play White Sox -115.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Pirates at Cardinals—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and St Louis Cardinals to play under the total of 7.5 runs. JT Brubaker gets the start for the Pirates. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his seven starts. He has done a great job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 1.12. Jon Gant counters for the Cardinals. Gant enters with an ERA of 1.83 and does a good job of getting out of jams. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in four straight starts. Gant faced the Pirates nearly three weeks ago allowing one earned run in five innings. Past ten games Cardinals hitting only .211 against righthanders. Overall numbers in each bullpen has been good. Under has come in Brubakers past four on the road. Under has come in six of Gant’s seven starts. Play Pittsburgh and St Louis under 7.5.
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Yankees at Rangers—Free pick is Texas Rangers on the run line +1.5 runs at -110. On the hill for New York will be Jameison Taillon. Team has lost five of his seven starts as Taillon carries an ERA of 5.40. Mike Foltynewicz counters for the Rangers. Veteran has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. Rangers play a lot of close one run decision of late. Yankees bullpen past five games have had struggles. Texas plays better at home. Take Rangers on the run line -1.5 runs at -110.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Brewers at Royals—MLB pick is Milwaukee Brewers and Kansas City Royals to play under the total of seven runs. Getting the start for the Brewers is Brandon Woodruff. Righthander has been outstanding in his eight starts with an ERA of 1.64 and WHIP of 0.73. Under has cashed in six of his eight starts. Kris Bubic throws for the Royals. He makes his first start of the season after sporting an ERA of 1.42 and WHIP of 1.18 in his role as a long reliever. Bubic put up good numbers in a starters role at the end of last season as he faced the Twins once in 2020 allowing ne earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings. As they opened this series the Royals have played to under in five of six. Past ten games Brewers hitting only .195 and KC .219. Play Milwaukee and Kansas City under seven.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Astros at Athletics—MLB free pick is Houston Astros -110. On the hill for Houston will be Cristian Javier. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of his seven starts. He has faced the Athletics twice this season allowing two earned runs over 8 2/3rd innings. Sean Manaea counters for the Athletics. The lefty in his past three starts has allowed twelve earned runs in 14 1/3rd innings of work. Astros have crushed Manaea the past few seasons. Astros have won five of seven against Oakland this year. Houston has won five straight. Past ten games Astros hitting .311 against lefthanders and getting good work from their bullpen. Play Houston -110.
Cleveland Indians vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Indians at Angels—Free pick is Cleveland Indians +124. Zach Plesac gets the start for the Indians. He has done a great job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 0.96 in his eight starts. Past three starts righthander has allowed two earned runs in 21 2/3rd innings. He has gone eight innings the past two games. In his outing last September against the Angels the righty allowed no runs in nine innings. Andrew Heaney throws for the Angels. Past three starts the lefty has surrendered nine earned runs in 15 1/3rd innings. As they opened this series the Angels had dropped four of five. Past ten games Indians bullpen ERA 2.67 and Angels 7.45 as teams are hitting .302 on this unit. Play Cleveland +124.
Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Tigers at Mariners—MLB pick Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners to play under the total of eight runs. Getting the start for Detroit will be Spencer Turnbull. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in two straight. Last time out Turnbull held the Royals to one run in 6 1/3rd innings. Justin Dunn counters for the Mariners. Dunn has surrendered two earned runs or fewer in four of his five starts. Mariners are batting only .186 at home. Tigers on the road hitting only .203. Mariners bullpen has performed betting at home. Play Tigers and Mariners under eight.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Diamondbacks at Dodgers—MLB free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks and LA Dodgers to play under the total of 7.5 runs. On the hill for LAD will be Julio Urias. The lefty has done a great job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 0.90 in his eight starts. He pitched well against the Diamondbacks last year allowing three earned runs in twelve innings. Merrill Kelly counters for Arizona. Past three starts the righthander has allowed seven earned runs in 17 2/3rd innings. LAD bullpen has been good at home with an ERA of 2.37. Dodgers dealing with major injuries as Bellinger and Seager are out. Polluck is out until late in the month. Play Diamondbacks and Dodgers under 7.5.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2021
Rockies at Padres—Free pick is San Diego Padres on the run line -1.5 runs at +105 odds. It will be Blake Snell on the hill for the Padres. Snell has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his eight starts. He has pitched well against the Rockies in his career. Austin Gomber throws for the Rockies. Gomber past four starts has allowed sixteen earned runs in 18 innings of work. As they opened this series the Rockies were 2-14 on the road as they average 3.2 runs per game and surrender 5.9 with .284 batting to opponents. Gomber a 7.57 ERA in his five road starts. Play San Diego run line -1.5 runs at +105.