Free MLB Picks For Today 5/26/2021
Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Orioles at Twins—MLB pick is Minnesota Twins run line -1.5 runs at -105 odds. Starting for the Orioles will be Jorge Lopez. The righthander in his nine starts has an ERA of 6.00 and WHIP of 1.49. Lopez averages only 4 1/3rd innings per start. That exposes an Orioles bullpen that has an ERA of 7.61 over their past ten games. Michael Pineda counters for the Twins. The righthander has allowed six earned runs in his past three starts working 16 1/3rd innings. At home his numbers have been good with an ERA of 2.86 and WHIP of 0.92. With their loss in the opener the Orioles had dropped seven straight and nine of ten. In their win to open the series the Twins have won four of five. Play Minnesota run line -1.5 runs at -105.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Cardinals at White Sox—MLB free pick is St Louis Cardinals and Chicago White Sox to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Carlos Rodon is the starter for the White Sox. The lefty has been sharp with an ERA of 1.27 and WHIP of 0.80 in his seven starts. Under cashed five of his seven starts and in seven of eight for Gant. John Gant counters for the Cardinals. In eight starts the righthander has an ERA of 2.04. Past five games Gant has allowed four earned runs in 24 1/3rd innings. Cardinals have struggled hitting averaging two runs per game in their past four after losing the opener of this series. White Sox under in five straight after their win to begin the series. Past ten games Cardinals hitting only .189 against lefty’s. Play St Louis and Chicago under 8.5.
Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Mariners at Athletics—Free pick is Oakland Athletics -135. James Kapriellan starts for the Athletics. In two starts the righty has allowed three earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings resulting in teams wins each game. Chris Flexen is the expected starter for Seattle. Flexen has an ERA over five and pitches to high contact with teams hitting .327 against him. His velocity has dipped since his last year in the Majors. Past ten games Mariners batting only .184 against righthanders. Past five games Mariners bullpen ERA near eight. Play Oakland -135.
Texas Rangers vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Rangers at Angels—MLB pick is LA Angels -105. Starting for LAA will be Griffin Canning. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his past six starts. Dane Dunning throws for the Rangers. Six earned runs with seven walks in his past 15 innings of work. Texas has lost 13 of 22 on the road as they opened this series. Past ten games Rangers hitting only .216 with a bullpen ERA near six. Angels outperforming the Rangers in these areas in that period. Play LA Angels -105.
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Cubs at Pirates—MLB free pick is Chicago Cubs -135. On the hill for Chicago is Trevor Williams. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his past seven games. Will Crowe counters for the Pirates. Past two games Crowe has given up seven earned runs with three homers in ten innings. Cubs opened this series winning six of their past eight with the Pirates losing six of seven. They were outscored 33-3 at Atlanta last weekend series. Past ten games Cubs bullpen ERA is 1.24 with a WHIP of 0.96. Play Chicago -135.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Phillies at Marlins—Free pick is Miami Marlins +155. On the hill for Philadelphia is Aaron Nola. The righthander in his past three starts has given up thirteen runs twelve earned tossing 15 2/3rd innings. Nick Neidert is the expected starter. He returns from the alternate training site for this start. Numbers were poor in April with Miami. But the Phillies have lost five of six after dropping the opener of this series with Miami winning five of six. Past five games Phillies hitting .191 against righthanders with a bullpen ERA of 7.32. Marlins outperforming the Phillies on both areas. Play Miami +155.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Blue Jays at Yankees—MLB pick is New York Yankees on the run line -1.5 runs at +115 odds. Domingo German starts for the Yanks. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts. Toronto sends Alek Manoah on Wednesday. The prospect makes his Major League debut. He has played only nine games in the minors and gets promoted here. Blue Jays have lost six straight to open this series. Their bullpen has been getting crushed with an ERA of 6.20 over their past ten games. New York has won six straight to open this series and getting great work from their starting and relief pitching. Play New York on run line -1.5 runs at +155.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Reds at Nationals—MLB free pick is Washington Nationals -127. Starting for Washington will be Joe Ross. Six good starts and two bad ones for the righthander. Jeff Hoffman throws for the Reds. Past five games the righty has allowed sixteen runs thirteen earned in 18 1/3rd innings. As they opened this series the Reds have lost six of seven with the Nationals winners of four of five. Washington hitting well as in the span of ten games batting .293. Reds have had struggles in the bullpen with an ERA of 5.47 and it is about the same in that span of five games. Hoffman’s numbers have been worse on the road with an ERA over six and WHIP of 1.71. Play Washington -127.
Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Braves at Red Sox—Free pick is Boston Red Sox +106. Starting for Boston will be Nick Pivetta. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of his past seven starts. Team record in his nine starts is 8-1. Drew Smyly counters for Atlanta. The lefty in his past six starts has given up nineteen earned runs in 31 innings of work. As this series opened the Red Sox had won seven of ten and have been a strong bet as an underdog. Over their past ten games Red Sox hitting .294 against lefthanders with the Braves at .205 against righty’s. Boston bullpen has been good in that period. Red Sox second best in the Majors in runs scored and hitting. Play Boston +106.
Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays—MLB pick is Tampa Bay Rays on the run line -1.5 runs at +105. On the hill for the Rays is Tyler Glasnow. The righthander in his ten starts has an ERA of 2.90 and WHIP of 0.97. His numbers have been better at home. Mike Minor throws for the Royals. Minor has been tagged for seventeen earned runs in his past five starts throwing 27 2/3rd innings. As this series opened the Rays have won eleven straight with ten of those wins by two runs or greater. Rays batting .290 in their past ten games with a bullpen ERA of 2.68 and WHIP of 1.08. In that period Royals hitting only .213 against righthanders. Play Tampa Bay on the run line -1.5 runs at +105.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Indians at Tigers—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians -145. Starting for Cleveland will be Cal Quantrill. In sixteen games in relief the righthander has an ERA of 1.90. Jose Urena gets the start for the Royals. Urena in his past two starts has given up nine earned runs in 8 2/3rd innings. After winning the opener of this series the Indians had won four of six with the Tigers losing three straight. Huge difference in the bullpen with Cleveland an ERA of 2.68 and Tigers 5.72. Play Cleveland -145.
Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Rockies at Mets—Free pick is New York Mets -122. Marcus Stroman gets the start for the Mets. The righthander has done a good job on the year with an ERA of 2.73 and WHIP of 1.08 in his nine starts. He faced the Rockies five weeks ago allowing one earned run with three hits over eight innings. German Marquez tosses for Colorado. Past five starts the righthanders has given up seventeen earned runs in 23 2/3rd innings. Following the first game of this series the Rockies had dropped 17 of 20 on the road batting only .202 against righthanders on the road. New York bullpen ERA at home is 1.57 with teams hitting .203 on this unit. Play New York -122.
LA Dodgers vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Dodgers at Astros—MLB pick is LA Dodgers -130. On the hill for LAD will be Trevor Bauer. He has pitched well allowing no earned runs in his past two starts with 21 strikeouts in 13 1/3rd innings. Luis Garcia will counter for the Astros. Garcia in his past four starts has allowed nine earned runs with five homers in 20 innings of work. Dodgers open this series hot winning seven straight and nine of ten. Astros were just swept in a three game series at Texas. In that ten game period LAD hitting .290 against righthanders with the bullpen ERA of 2.36 and teams batting .156 on this unit. Play LA Dodgers -130.
San Diego Padres vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Padres at Brewers—MLB free pick is San Diego Padres -130. Starting for San Diego is Chris Paddack. The righthander has sharpened his form by allowing one earned run or fewer in five of his past six starts. He has pitched well against the Brewers in his career. Adrian Houser is the scheduled starter for the Brewers. Houston was roughed up in his last outing surrendering six earned runs, four walks and three homers in four innings to Cincinnati. After the opener of this series the Padres had won nine of ten. Brewers hitting only .205 against righthanders. Past ten games San Diego bullpen ERA is 1.73 and Brewers approaching seven. Play San Diego -130.
San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2021
Giants at Diamondbacks—Free pick is San Francisco Giants -128. On the hill for San Francisco is veteran Johnny Cueto. The righty has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. Past three starts against the Diamondbacks, Cueto allowed three earned runs in 19 1/3rd innings. Merrill Kelly counters for the Diamondbacks. Kelly six earned runs allowed past two starts working 13 1/3rd innings. Opening this series the Diamondbacks had lost eight straight. Past ten games they are hitting only .189 with a bullpen ERA over six. Giants outperforming the Diamondbacks in that area. Play San Francisco -128.