Free MLB Picks For Today 7/18/2021
New York Mets vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Mets at Pirates—MLB pick is New York Mets and Pittsburgh Pirates to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Starting for the Pirates will be JT Brubaker. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his past seven starts. His numbers have been better at home where he posts an ERA of 3.40 and WHIP of 0.95. Taijuan Walker the expected starter for the Mets. Walker has been solid this season with an ERA of 2.50 and WHIP of 1.03 in his sixteen starts. Teams are batting .194 on him. Walker has surrendered two earned runs or fewer in nine of his past eleven starts. Pirates bullpen has been good at home with an ERA of 3.77 with WHIP of 1.34. Pittsburgh 30th in run production and in home runs. Mets 29th in run production and 27th in team batting. Play New York and Pittsburgh under 8.5.
San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Padres at Nationals—MLB free pick is San Diego Padres -105. On the hill for San Diego is Joe Musgrove. The righthander in his seventeen starts posts and ERA of 2.93 with WHIP of 0.95. He has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of five. Max Scherzer throws for the Nationals. He faced the Padres two starts back surrendering seven earned runs in 3 2/3rd innings. As the Padres won the opener of this series the Nationals had lost five straight and eight of ten. Past ten games Nationals bullpen an ERA of 5.64 and WHIP of 1.52. In that period San Diego hitting .289 plus has an bullpen ERA of 3.14 and WHIP of 1.29. Play San Diego -105.
Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Marlins at Phillies—Free pick is Philadelphia Phillies -140. Zack Wheeler takes the hill for the Phillies. The righthander has allowed no earned runs in four of his past six starts. His numbers have been solid at home where he posts an ERA of 1.83 and WHIP of 0.73. Pablo Lopez throws for Miami. Lopez numbers have not been as strong on the road where he has an ERA of 4.34 in eight starts. Marlins hitting .224 on the road where they average 3.9 runs per game. After splitting the first two in this series they had dropped 30 of 48 on the road with Phillies winning 25 of 42 at home. Miami 28th in run production and 27th in homers. Play Philadelphia -130.
Texas Rangers vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Rangers at Blue Jays—With the rainout on Friday they return with a doubleheader on Sunday. In Game 1 MLB pick is Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays to play over the total in this seven innings game. Starting for Toronto will be Hyun Jin Ryu. The lefthander has struggled over his past seven starts giving up 22 earned runs in 40 1/3rd innings. Kolby Allard throws for the Rangers. Allard past four starts allowed thirteen earned runs in 23 1/3rd innings. Blue Jays fourth in run production and hit the most home runs of any team. Rangers bullpen has struggled on the road with an ERA of 5.42 with WHIP of 1.50. Blue Jays pen at home an ERA of 4.49. Toronto hitting .277 at home. Play Texas and Toronto over the total in this seven inning Game 1.
Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Twins at Tigers—MLB free pick is Detroit Tigers +115. On the mound for Detroit is Wily Peralta. The righthander in his past four starts has allowed one earned runs in 19 2/3rd innings. JA Happy goes for Minnesota. Happ in his past seven starts surrendered 27 earned runs in 36 innings. Past ten games Tigers are batting .204 against lefthanders with the Twins .214 against rigthy’s. Twins bullpen has struggled on the road with an ERA of 4.82. Play Detroit +115.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Brewers at Reds—Free pick is Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds to play under the total of eight runs. On the mound for Milwaukee will be Corbin Burnes. The righthander has allowed one earned run in each of his past three starts working 19 innings. Sonny Gray goes for the Reds. The veteran past five games allowed six earned runs in 25 2/3rd innings. He has pitched well in recent starts against the Brewers. Milwaukee batting .218 against righthanders. Past ten games Brewers bullpen ERA 2.37 and WHIP of 1.02. Reds bullpen also shown improvement in this period. Play Milwaukee and Cincinnati under eight.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Rays at Braves—MLB pick is Tampa Bay Rays and Atlanta Braves to play under the total of nine runs. Drew Smyly gets the start for Atlanta. The lefty has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts. Rich Hill counters for the Rays. Hill has allowed three earned runs or fewer in three of four starts. Past ten games Rays hitting .191 against lefty’s and Braves .187. Both bullpen good form in this period with Rays ERA 2.95 and WHIP of 1.01. Braves pen in that period ERA of 3.89. Play Tampa Bay and Atlanta under nine.
Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Astros at White Sox—MLB free pick is Houston Astros -105. On the mound for Houston will be Framber Valdez. The lefthander has put up good numbers on the road with an ERA of 2.31 and WHIP of 1.02 in four starts. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his nine starts. He faced the White Sox a month ago allowing two earned runs in seven innings of a 7-3 win. Carlos Rodon counters for the White Sox. Rodon past three starts has surrendered eight earned runs with six walks in sixteen innings. Past ten games Astros bullpen an ERA of 2.38 with WHIP of 1.06. After winning the opener of this series the Astros had won all five meeting against the White Sox. Play Houston -105.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Orioles at Royals—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals to play over the total of ten runs. On the mound for the Orioles will be Matt Harvey. The righthander has been hammered in his eighteen starts with an ERA of 7.70 and WHIP of 1.76. Carlos Hernandez makes his first start this year as he worked the bullpen this year. In his twelve appearances the righthander has struggled with control with a walk rate of 15% and ERA of 4.98. Both bullpen in bad shape past ten games with Orioles and ERA of 5.98 and WHIP of 1.40. Royals pen in that period and ERA of 6.99 and WHIP of 1.50. Both games in this series went over. Play Baltimore and Kansas City over ten.
San Francisco Giants vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Giants at Cardinals—MLB pick is San Francisco Giants -112. Johnny Cueto starts for the Giants. An ERA of 4.15 in his fourteen starts on the year. Wade LeBlanc goes for the Cardinals. The lefthander in his sixteen appearances ERA of 4.78 and pitches to high contact. He has been pounded the past three seasons. By winning the opener of this series the Giants had won five straight and eight of ten. Cardinals bullpen past ten games an ERA of 7.02 and WHIP 1.74. St Louis 27th in run production and 24th in the Majors in team batting. Giants best defense and record in baseball. They are second in homers. Play San Francisco -112.
LA Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Dodgers at Rockies—MLB free pick is LA Dodgers on run line -1.5 runs at -118. On the mound for the Dodgers will be David Price. The lefthander has opened games and looks to stretch out in a starters role. He has allowed two earned runs in four starts working 9 1/3rd innings. Jon Gray tosses for the Rockies. Gray in his past three starts against the Dodgers has allowed eight earned runs in 12 2/3rd innings. As they took the opener of this series the Dodgers had scored 39 runs past three games. Their bullpen past ten games an ERA of 3.23 with Rockies 4.75 and WHIP of 1.55. In that period Dodgers hitting well. Play LA Dodgers run line -1.5 runs -118.
Seattle Mariners vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Mariners at Angels—Free pick is Seattle Mariners +113. On the hill for Seattle is Logan Gilbert. The righthander pitches in great form as in his past six starts allowing eight earned runs in 32 innings. Patrick Sandoval the starter for the Angels. The lefty past four starts allowed ten earned runs with eleven walks in 22 2/3rd innings. In parts of three seasons Sandoval a walk rate of 9.8% with ERA of 4.64. He has been hurt by the home run ball in his career. Team record in his two starts against the Mariners this year is 0-2. With their win in the opener of this series the Mariners had won four of five. Past ten games Mariners bullpen an ERA of 2.72 and WHIP of 1.08. Angels bullpen has struggled at home and ERA of 4.64 and WHIP 1.41. Play Seattle +113.
Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Indians at Athletics—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Starting for Oakland will be Chris Bassitt. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of his past ten starts. Zach Plesac goes for the Indians. In eleven starts the righthander has a WHIP of 1.03 and that works out great in this pitchers park in Oakland. Both bullpen sharp over the past ten games. Indians pen ERA is 2.37 and WHIP 1.26. Athletics pen an ERA of 1.62 and WHIP of 0.87. Athletics bat only .218 at home and the Indians hitting .212 against righthanders away from home. Play Oakland and Cleveland under 8.5.
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Cubs at Diamondbacks—MLB free pick is Chicago Cubs -112. Starting for Chicago is Zach Davies. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his past ten starts. Caleb Smith counters for the Diamondbacks. Smith has been pounded past three starts allowing fourteen earned runs with five homers in seven innings. Diamondbacks have lost the first two in this series as their bullpen imploded in the ninth inning. Past ten games Arizona bullpen an ERA of 7.15, WHIP 1.76 as teams batting .316 on this unit. Arizona has now lost 29 of 44 at home. Play Chicago -112.
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 7/18/2021
Red Sox at Yankees—Free pick is Boston Red Sox -102. Martin Perez takes the hill for the Red Sox. The lefty has been sharp on the road with an ERA of 2.04 and WHIP of 1.10 in seven starts. Jamison Taillon the starter for the Yankees. Taillon past three games allowed eight earned runs with five homers in 18 1/3rd innings. He faced the Red Sox six weeks ago surrendering three earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings of a 7-3 defeat. With Boston winning the opener of this series they had won all seven against New York. Past ten games New York bullpen an ERA of 6.18. Play Boston -102.