Free MLB Picks For Today 5/20/2021
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Rays at Orioles—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays to play under the total of nine runs. Starting for Baltimore will be Dean Kremer. The righthander in their past three starts has allowed six earned runs in 16 innings of work. Rich Hill counters for Tampa Bay. Hill has shown improvement allowing two earned runs total in his past two starts working 21 2/3rd innings. Orioles bullpen has an ERA of 3.66 on the season. Baltimore has struggled offensively sitting 26th in run production and 25th in homers. Past ten games Tampa Bay bullpen has performed well with an ERA of 2.33 and WHIP of 1.11. But in that period, they are hitting only .172 against lefthanders. Play Baltimore and Tampa Bay under nine.
San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Giants at Reds—MLB free pick is Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants to play over the total of 8.5 runs. Starting for San Francisco will be Johnny Cueto. The righthander since coming off the DL has surrendered seven earned runs in 7 1/3rd innings. He is backed by a San Francisco bullpen that has an ERA over five on the road. This is a high scoring stadium. Tyler Mahle throws for the Reds. Mahle at home sports and ERA of 4.32. In his last home start, Mahle allowed six earned runs in five innings to the Cubs. Cincinnati bullpen at home has an ERA near six. At home Reds hit .283 against righthanders putting up seven runs per game. Play Cincinnati and San Francisco over 8.5.
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Yankees at Rangers—Free pick is New York Yankees -131. On the hill for New York will be Domingo German. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. Dane Dunning counters for Texas. Dunning in his past five starts has given up 17 earned runs in 22 1/3rd innings. Dunning is pitching to nearly 40% hard contact. As they took the second game of this series the Yankees had won seven of ten and Texas losing seven of eight. In that period of ten games New York bullpen ERA sits at 2.38 and Rangers near five. Play New York Yankees -131.
Washington Nationals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Nationals at Cubs—MLB pick is Chicago Cubs -118. Starting for Chicago will be Trevor Williams. Williams has given up three earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts. Joe Ross counters for the Nationals. Ross in his past five starts has given up 23 earned runs in 24 2/3rd innings. Past two seasons Ross has struggled with an 11% walk rate and has been hurt by the home run ball. Cubs bullpen has been good this year with an ERA of 3.32. After winning the first two of this series the Cubs have won 15 of 23 at home with Nationals losing 12 of 19 away. Play Chicago -118.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Astros at Athletics—MLB free pick is Houston Astros -108 odds. On the hill for Houston is Luis Garcia. The righthander in his six starts has done a good job of limiting baserunners with an ERA of 3.34 and WHIP of 1.11. He held the Rangers to one run in five innings in his last start. Cole Irvin counters for the Athletics. The lefthander has faced the Astros twice this season surrendering eight earned runs in 9 2/3rd innings resulting in losses in both games. As they split the first two in this series the Astros have won six of seven. Astros are doing a great job of hitting lefthanders and pushing across 6 runs per game. Athletics hitting only .213 against righty’s. Houston second best in run production and best hitting team in the Majors. Play Houston -108.
Minnesota Twins vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Twins at Angels—Free pick Minnesota Twins -115 in Game 1 of this doubleheaders. Angels will start Alex Cobb in the opener. The righthander comes off the DL after suffering a blister. He has allowed seven earned runs with eight walks in his past 9 2/3rd innings of work. Lewis Thorpe will throw for the Twins. Thorpe a prospect makes his fourth appearance for Minnesota this season and has thrown ten innings. Both bullpens have had struggles. Minnesota a good offensive team sitting in the top ten of the league in team average and home runs. Thorpe in his starts has limited baserunners with a WHIP of 1.11. Mike Trout injury huge for the Angels. Play Minnesota -115 in Game 1.
Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Marlins at Phillies—MLB pick is Philadelphia Phillies -115 odds. Starting for Philadelphia will be Vince Velasquez. The righthander trying to keep his spot in the rotation has allowed one earned run in each of his past three starts. Team record in his past four starts is 3-1. Sandy Alcantara counters for the Marlins. He was crushed in his last starts surrendering eight earned runs in 1 1/3rd innings in a loss to the LA Dodgers. Past five games Marlins hitting only .199 against righthanders with the Phillies at .291. In that period Phillies bullpen sits with an ERA of 2.35 with WHIP of 0.91. Marlins with ERA near six in that span of five. Play Philadelphia -115.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Pirates at Braves—MLB free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Starting for Atlanta will be Drew Smyly. The lefty has settled down surrendering one earned run in his past two starts working twelve innings. Will Crowe starts for Pittsburgh. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in all four starts with each game going under. Past ten games Braves batting only .167 against righthanders. On the year Pirates hit only .205 against lefty’s. They sit last in runs scored and home runs. Play Pittsburgh and Atlanta under 8.5.
Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Red Sox at Blue Jays—Free pick is Boston Red Sox +115. On the hill for Boston is Nick Pivetta. The righthander has done a good job of limiting baserunners with a WHIP of 1.17 and ERA of 3.16 in his eight starts. Team record in those games is 7-1. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts. Steven Matz goes for Toronto. Past four games the lefthander has allowed sixteen earned runs in 18 2/3rd innings. Red Sox have won four of six after winning Game 2 of this series 7-3. Past five games Red Sox hitting nearly .300 against lefty’s pushing across nearly 6 runs per game. In that period Blue Jays bullpen ERA over five. Boston has won nine of fourteen against lefthanded starters. Play Boston +115.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 5/20/2021
Diamondbacks at Dodgers—MLB pick is Arizona Diamondbacks and LA Dodgers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. On the hill for Arizona will be Merrill Kelly. The righthander has allowed eight earned runs in his past four starts working 23 innings. LAD will go with bullpen game here with Edwin Uceta listed as a primary starter. In three games the righthander has an ERA of 2.45. Jimmy Nelson with an ERA of 2.70 can also see work in this game. Arizona continues their struggles scoring as they have been held to two runs or fewer in seven of their past eight games. LA under in four of five. They are without key bats in the lineup with the injuries to Bellinger, Seager and Pollock. LAD bullpen at home has an ERA of 2.34. Diamondbacks past five games hitting only .161. Play LA Dodgers and Arizona under 8.5.