Free MLB Picks For Today 5/19/2021
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
White Sox at Twins—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox -135. Starting for Chicago will be Lucas Giolito. The righthander has pitched well against the Twins in his career. He has allowed one earned run in two of his past three starts. Matt Shoemaker counters for Minnesota. The righthander has struggled in his past six starts allowing 24 earned runs in 28 innings of work. Shoemaker is pitching to higher contact as his strikeout rate is way down. The home run ball has hurt the veteran with very high home run to fly ball rate the past two seasons. After losing the first game of this series the Twins have lost eight of ten. Past ten games Twins bullpen ERA approaching seven with the White Sox at 2.81. Play White Sox -135.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Rockies at Padres—MLB free pick is San Diego Padres on the run line -1.5 runs at -115 odds. It will be Joe Musgrove starting for the Padres. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his eight starts. Chi Chi Gonzalez counters for Colorado. Past four starts Gonzalez has surrendered fourteen earned runs in 20 2/3rd innings. After losing the first game of this series the Rockies had lost 15 of 17 on the road scoring 3.1 runs and allowing an average of six runs. With their win in the opener the Padres had won seven of eight with six by two runs or greater. Past ten games Rockies bullpen ERA at 7.47 and Padres at 2.57. Colorado batting only .217 on the road. Play San Diego on the run line -1.5 runs at -115.
San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Giants at Reds—Free pick is San Francisco Giants and Cincinnati Reds to play over the total of eight runs. Getting the start for San Francisco will be Kevin Gausman. The righthander has struggled facing the Reds allowing thirteen earned runs in 8 2/3rd innings of work. He leaves the pitcher friendly confines of San Francisco to a great hitters park in Cincinnati. Wade Miley throws for the Reds. The lefty was hammered in his las start for eight earned runs with eleven hits in three innings in a 9-6 defeat to Colorado. After the first game of this series the Reds have played to over in seven of nine with a push. Giants bullpen on the road has an ERA of 5.18 with the Reds 6.00 at home. Play Cincinnati and San Francisco over eight.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Rays at Orioles—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +100. On the hill for Baltimore will be John Means. The lefty in great form as in his past two starts allowing no earned runs with fifteen strikeouts in fifteen innings of work. Past two starts against Tampa Bay, the lefthander surrendered two earned runs with nineteen strikeouts in 12 2/3rd innings. Ryan Yarbrough counters for the Rays. Yarbrough has been roughed up for 20 runs 17 earned in 17 innings of work. Tampa Bay hitting only .215 against lefthanders and .190 against left handed starting pitchers. Orioles bullpen has been good on the campaign with an ERA of 3.44. Play Baltimore +100.
Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Marlins at Phillies—MLB free pick is Miami Marlins +114. Trevor Rogers starts for Miami. The lefty in eight starts has an ERA of 1.84 and WHIP of 1.07. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in two straight and four of five starts. Zach Eflin counters for the Phillies. Righthander has allowed fourteen earned runs in his past four starts tossing 25 1/3rd innings. Phillies opened this series dropping three of four. Marlins getting better work from their bullpen than Philadelphia. Play Miami +114.
New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Mets at Braves—Free pick is New York Mets +105 odds. Getting the start for New York will be David Peterson. The lefty has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six straight starts. Peterson has seen his strikeout rate jump up to 29.5%. Veteran Charlie Morton goes for Atlanta. Morton in his past four starts has given up eighteen runs twelve earned in 16 innings of work. His home run to fly ball rate is up to 16.7% and walk rate up to 9.2%. New York winning the first game of this series have won seven of ten with the Braves dropping five of seven. On the season Braves hitting only .211 against lefty’s. Season wide numbers the Mets have performed better in the bullpen. Play New York +105.
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Nationals at Cubs—MLB pick is Washington Nationals -140. Washington sends veteran Max Scherzer to the hill. Scherzer has been outstanding allowing one earned run or fewer in six of his past seven starts. Jake Arrieta counters for Chicago. Past two starts veteran has allowed nine earned runs with five homers in 9 1/3rd innings. Cubs have lost 17 of 27 against right handed starters as they push only 3.7 runs per game. Play Washington -140.
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Red Sox at Blue Jays—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox +110 odds. Garrett Richards gets the start for the Red Sox. He has pitched well on the road giving up eight earned runs in 29 innings in his five starts. ERA is 2.48 with WHIP of 1.13. Ross Stripling throws for Toronto. The former Dodger has struggled posting an ERA of 5.91 and WHIP of 1.69 in his five starts. Past three games righthander has surrendered eighteen runs twelve earned in 14 2/3rd innings. Team record in Stripling’s past ten starts is 3-7. Red Sox are batting .286 past five game with their bullpen sitting with an ERA of 2.25 and WHIP of 0.94. Blue Jays in that period have a bullpen ERA of 5.40 and WHIP of 1.58. Play Boston +110.
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Yankees at Rangers—Free pick is Texas Rangers on the run line +1.5 runs at +100 odds. Starting for Texas is Hyeon Jong Yang. In his lone start the lefthander has allowed one earned runs in 3 1/3rd innings. He has allowed six earned runs in 16 innings with a start and three out of the bullpen. This figures to be a bullpen games. Rangers bullpen at home has an ERA of 2.75 and WHIP of 1.00. Corey Kluber goes for New York. Kluber in his past two starts has given up six earned runs with five walks in 11 2/3rd innings. Past ten games New York hitting .189 against lefty’s. Their bullpen sits with an ERA approaching five past five games. Texas plays better at home. Play Rangers on the run line +1.5 runs at +100.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Pirates at Cardinals—MLB pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and St Louis Cardinals to play under the total of seven runs. Pirates send Trevor Cahill to the hill on Wednesday. Past two starts the righthander has allowed three earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings of work. Jack Flaherty counters for the Cardinals. He has been sharp giving up no runs in his past two starts tossing 13 innings. He has pitched well against the Pirates in his career allowing one earned run or fewer in five of his past seven starts. As they opened this series the Cardinals had struggled to score runs. Past ten games they are hitting only .211 against righthanders. Pirates are last in the Majors in runs and home runs. Both bullpens have performed well. Play Pittsburgh and St Louis under seven.
Cleveland Indians vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Indians at Angels—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians and LA Angels to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Starting for LAA will be Shohei Ohtani. The righthander in his past two starts has allowed one earned runs in twelve innings. Aaron Civale counters for the Indians. Overall a 5-1 mark in eight starts with an ERA of 3.40 and WHIP of 1.06. Looking at the past five games Cleveland hitting only .203 against righthanders and Angels are at .208. Indians bullpen has been outstanding. Tim Salmon out for the Angels. Play Cleveland and LA Angels under 7.5 runs.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Brewers at Royals—Free pick is Milwaukee Brewers and Kansas City Royals to play under the total of 7.5 runs. It will be Corbin Burnes on the mound for the Brewers. The righthander has allowed one earned run or fewer in five of his past six starts. Brad Keller counters for the Royals. Keller has surrendered two earned runs or fewer in three of his past four starts. Past ten games Brewers batting only .195 as a team and the Royals .211 against righthanders. In that period Royals bullpen sits with an ERA of 2.54. Play Kansas City and Milwaukee under 7.5.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Astros at Athletics—MLB pick is Houston Astros -106 odds. Starting for Houston is Zack Greinke. The righthander has been sharp in his four road starts with an ERA of 1.80 and WHIP of 0.80. Frankie Montas starts for Oakland. Montas has struggled in his home park with an ERA of 6.75 and WHIP of 1.54 in five starts. Team record in Greinke’s nine starts this year is 7-2. He faced the Athletics six weeks ago allowing no runs and three hits over six innings. Astros have hit Montas in the past. As they opened this series Houston had won six straight as the team has overcome their COVID issues of the past. Past ten games Astros batting .300 pushing across nearly seven runs per game. Their bullpen has performed well in that period. Play Houston -106.
Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Tigers at Mariners—MLB free pick is Seattle Mariners -127. Starting for the Tigers will be Tarik Skubal. The lefty is 0-6 in six starts as he posts and ERA of 5.73 and WHIP of 1.58. Logan Gilbert counters for the Mariners. He makes his second appearance after pitching four innings in his first start. He had five strikeouts in his four innings and posted great strikeout numbers in the minors. Skubal is backed by a bullpen that has an ERA over seven on the road. Away from home Detroit batting only .202. Mariners bullpen has performed better and the team has winning record at home while the Tigers have dropped 14 of their first 20 away from home. Play Seattle -127.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 5/19/2021
Diamondbacks at Dodgers—Free pick is LA Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Clayton Kershaw gets the start for the Dodgers. Kershaw in his nine starts has an ERA of 3.20 and WHIP of 1.01. Last season he pitched well against the Diamondbacks. Merrill Kelly counters for Arizona. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five straight. Diamondbacks struggling to score after their lost the opener of this series had been held to two runs or fewer in five of their past six games and seven of ten. Dodgers took a hit to their lineup with injuries to Bellinger, Seager and Pollock. Past five games Diamondbacks hitting only .194. In that period Dodgers bullpen carries and ERA of 1.10. Play LA Dodgers and Arizona under 7.5.