Free MLB Picks For Today 5/21/2021
Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Red Sox at Phillies—MLB pick is Boston Red Sox +150. It will be lefthander Martin Perez taking the mound on Friday. Perez has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight games. Aaron Nola counters for the Phillies. Nola in his past four starts has allowed sixteen earned runs in 29 2/3rd innings. As they closed their series with the Blue Jays the Red Sox had won four of six. Over their past five games Red Sox hitting .305 against righthanders. Their bullpen had performed well on the season and better than the Phillies. Play Boston +150.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Orioles at Nationals—MLB free pick is Baltimore Orioles +165. Starting for Baltimore will be Jorge Lopez. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of four games. Stephen Strasburg counters for the Nationals. He is expected to return off the DL for his start and will not go deep into this game. He has pitched only fifteen innings the past two seasons. Nationals have had struggles putting up runs the past few series. Orioles have shown improvement at the plate against righthanders. Nationals bullpen approaching an ERA of five the past ten games. Play Baltimore +165.
Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Twins at Indians—Free pick is Cleveland Indians +110 odds. Both pitchers have struggled on the season. Triston McKenzie gets the start has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his six starts. Kenta Maeda expected starter for the Twins. In his five road starts the righty has an ERA of 6.75. Indians bullpen performing better as in their past five games have an ERA of 1.56 with the Twins approaching five. In that period Twins hitting .208 against righthanders. Play Cleveland +110.
Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
White Sox at Yankees—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox -105. On the hill for Chicago will be Carlos Rodon. The lefty has pitched well with an ERA of 1.47 and WHIP of 0.87 in his six starts. Team record is 5-1 when Rodon takes the hill on the season. Jordan Montgomery throws for New York. Past three starts the lefty has surrendered nine earned runs in 15 innings of work. White Sox do a great job of hitting lefthanders and have won 23 of 25 when a lefty starts against them. Past ten games Yankees hitting only .182 against lefthanders. White Sox bullpen has performed well. Play Chicago -105.
New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Mets at Marlins—MLB free pick is New York Mets -105. Marcus Stroman is the expected starter for the Mets. Overall the righthander has pitched well with an ERA of 2.72 and WHIP of 1.03 in his eight starts. His numbers have been better on the road. Jordan Holloway starts for the Marlins. The righthander has not gone deep in his two games pitching 6 2/3rd innings surrendering five earned runs with seven walks. New York has won 15 of 22 against Miami. Marlins near the bottom of league in runs and homers. Play New York Mets -105.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Brewers at Reds—Free pick is Cincinnati Reds +100. Both teams are struggling. Jeff Hoffman gets the start for the Reds. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven of his past eight starts. Adrian Houser counters for the Brewers. He has put up some good numbers on the year but doesn’t go deep into games. Bruins bullpen past ten games has an ERA of 6.00. Reds have the better hitting lineup of these two teams. Hoffman numbers have been better at home. Play Cincinnati +100.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Pirates at Braves—MLB pick is Pittsburgh Pirates +170 odds. On the hill for Pittsburgh will be Tyler Anderson. The lefthander has given up two earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts. Team record in his past six games is 5-1. Ian Anderson counters for the Braves. Anderson in his past three games has allowed eight earned runs with nine walks in 16 innings of work. With their loss in the opener of this series the Braves have dropped seven of ten as they are batting only .218 with their bullpen ERA near six. Play Pittsburgh +170.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Rays at Blue Jays—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays -140. Starting for Tampa Bay is Tyler Glasnow. The righthander in his nine starts has an ERA of 2.35 and WHIP of 0.87. Toronto is reported to start Anthony Kay. The lefty in his three starts has allowed eight earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings of work. Rays carry a seven game win streak into this series. Blue Jays dropped two of three at home to Boston surrendering a total of fifteen runs last two games. Past five games Rays hitting .315 with a bullpen ERA of 2.60 and WHIP of 1.09. That is outperforming the Blue Jays bullpen which has struggled of late. Play Tampa Bay -140.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Astros at Rangers—Free pick is Houston Astros -123 odds. On the hill for Houston is Tyler Ivey. The prospect makes his debut in the Majors. He posted terrific strikeout numbers in the minors where he has a career ERA over three. Kyle Gibson counters for the Rangers. He has put up good numbers but doesn’t get good run support from the Texas hitters. Rangers have lost nine of ten after getting shut out for the second straight game by the Yankees. In that ten game period the Rangers hitting only .196 against righthanders with the Astros batting .305 in that period as a team. Astros have won eight of nine after taking two of three at Oakland. Play Houston -123.
Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Tigers at Royals—MLB pick is Detroit Tigers +140. On the hill for Detroit is Jose Urena. The righthander has surrendered two earned runs in six of his past seen starts. Mike Minor counters for the Royals. Minor in his past four games has allowed thirteen earned runs in 21 2/3rd innings of work. Tigers have won nine of ten after sweeping a three game series at Seattle. Tigers swept all three at home to KC last week. In that ten game period Tigers hitting .275 and KC only .217. Bullpen has shown improvement in that span for Detroit. Play Tigers +140.
Chicago Cubs vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Cubs at Cardinals—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals +105 odds. Starting for ST Louis will be Carlos Martinez. The righthander in his past four games has allowed seven earned runs in 24 innings of work. Team won three of those four starts. Kyle Hendricks is on the mound for Chicago. Hendricks has not been effective on the road with an ERA of 6.17 in 11 2/3rd innings. Chicago 6-12 on the road this season. Cardinals have won 14 of 22 at home where they hit well. They opened this home stand sweeping two at home to Pittsburgh. Play St Louis +105.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Diamondbacks at Rockies—Free pick is Colorado Rockies -135. Starting for the Rockies will be Domingo German. The righthander in his past three starts has allowed six earned runs in 16 innings of work. Seth Frankoff goes for Arizona. He has pitched only 9 1/3rd innings in the Majors and has an ERA over eight. Diamondbacks past ten games hitting only .202. Rockies are hitting in their home ballpark. In that five game period the Diamondbacks have a bullpen ERA near seven as opponents hitting .308 on this unit. Play Colorado -135.
LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Dodgers at Giants—MLB pick is LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of seven runs. Trevor Bauer gets the start for the Dodgers. The righthander has been sharp with an ERA of 2.20 and WHIP of 0.75 in his nine starts. Alex Wood counters for the Giants. The lefty ii his six starts posts and ERA of 1.75 and WHIP of 0.91. LAD under in five of six. They are getting great work out of their pitching staff. But Dodgers lineup decimated with injuries to key bats as out are Bellinger, Seager and Pollock. Dodgers bullpen ERA is 1.10 past ten games. LA hitting only .215 against lefty’s. Play Dodgers and Giants under seven.
Oakland Athletics vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Athletics at Angels—MLB free pick is Oakland Athletics -113. Starting for Oakland is James Kaprielian. In his lone start the righthander has allowed one earned run with six strikeouts in five innings. He has posted great strikeout numbers in his career in the minors. Jose Quintana gets the start for the Angels. It has been a tough start of the season for the veteran as in his seven starts Quintana has an ERA of 8.53 and WHIP of 1.97. Angels have lost seven of ten. In that period their bullpen sits with an ERA near five and batting only .198 against righthanders. Athletics form is better. LAA has lost seven of eight at home to a righthanded starter. Oakland has won 12 of 18 on the road and the Angels have a losing record at home. Play Oakland -113.
Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/21/2021
Mariners at Padres—Free pick is Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Starting for Seattle will be Chris Flexen. The righthander past five starts has allowed ten earned runs in 28 innings. Chris Paddack goes for the Padres. The righthander has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his past five starts. Seattle bats are ice cold scoring a total of three runs in their three game home stand to Detroit. Padres pitching has been outstanding. Past ten games Mariners hitting only .164. Padres bullpen in that period is an ERA of 1.94 and WHIP of 1.01. Mariners bullen has performed well on the season. Play Seattle and San Diego under 7.5.