Free MLB Picks For Today 8/15/2021
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Brewers at Pirates—MLB pick is Milwaukee Brewers on run line -1.5 runs at -130. Eric Lauer expected to start for the Brewers. The lefthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six straight starts. Steven Brault to throw for the Pirates. Brault works his third game of the season going no greater than five innings in his starts. Past ten games Pittsburgh batting .196. Their bullpen in that period an ERA 5.79 and WHIP 1.47. Brewers outperforming the Pirates at the plate and mound in this span. Play Milwaukee run line -1.5 runs at -130.
Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Braves at Nationals—MLB free pick is Atlanta Braves -161. On the hill for Atlanta is Drew Smyly. The lefty has surrendered three earned runs or fewer in ten straight starts. Team is 9-1 in those games. Paolo Espino to throw for the Nationals. Espino past four starts allowed eleven earned runs in 16 1/3rd innings. After their winner in the opener of this series the Braves had won eight of ten and Nationals dropping nine of ten. Washington bullpen struggling at home with an ERA 4.48. Play Atlanta -161.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Reds at Phillies—Free pick is Philadelphia Phillies -135. Starting for Philadelphia is Aaron Nola. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of four starts. Sonny Gray to throw for the Reds. Gray past five starts allowed 20 earned runs in 24 innings of work. Reds bullpen has struggled on the road with an ERA 4.42 and WHIP 1.43. Following the opener of this series the Phillies had won 35 of 59 at home. Play Philadelphia -135.
Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Indians at Tigers—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians -115. Starting for Cleveland is Triston McKenzie. The prospect has allowed three earned runs or fewer in four of his past six starts since returning from the minors. Drew Hutchison to start for the Tigers. Hutchison has worked sixteen games this year with an ERA 6.75 , WHIP 1.78, walk rate 13.1% and opponents batting .292. Past ten games Tigers batting .209 against righthanders. After winning the opener of this series the Indians had won three of four against the Tigers all played this month. Play Cleveland -115.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Orioles at Red Sox—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox on run line -1.5 runs at -124. Starting for the Red Sox is Eduardo Rodriguez. The lefthander has surrendered two earned runs or fewer in six of eight starts. He has pitched well against the Orioles in his career. Keegan Akin expected starter for the Orioles. Akin in nine starts an ERA 9.57 and WHIP 2.04. After losing the opener of this series the Orioles had lost eight straight. Past ten games Red Sox batting .313 against lefthanders. Baltimore bullpen in this period an ERA 9.36, WHIP 1.74 and opponents batting .284. Play Boston Run Line -1.5 runs at -124.
Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Cubs at Marlins—Free pick is Miami Marlins -135. Alec Mills to throw for Chicago. Mills has not pitched behind six innings in his past ten starts. That exposes a Cubs bullpen with an ERA 7.01, WHIP 1.56 and opponents batting .287 in that period. Expected starter for the Marlins is Elieser Hernandez. He returns from a quad injury and had a good outing in his last rehab start in the minors. Marlins bullpen has performed well at home with an ERA 2.89 and WHIP 1.17. As Miami won the opener of this series the Cubs had lost nine straight. Play Miami -135.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Cardinals at Royals—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals -110. J.A. Happ to start for the Cardinals. The lefthander in his two starts with his traded team allowed three earned runs in eleven innings. Kris Bubic to counters for the Royals. Bubic has worked 12 games this year and has an ERA 5.02 with WHIP 1.50. As they won the opener of this series the Cardinals had won six of seven and Royals lost five of seven. Past ten games KC hitting .214. In that period Cardinals bullpen an ERA 3.19, WHIP 0.95 and opponents batting .182. Play St Louis -110.
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Yankees at White Sox—MLB free pick is Chicago White Sox -161. Lucas Giolito starts for the White Sox. The righthander has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of his past five starts. Nestor Cortes to start for the Yankees. In his last start the lefty surrendered five runs four earned with two homers in 5 2/3rd innings against the Royals in defeat. After they won the opener of this series the White Sox had won five of seven. White Sox bullpen in good form as past ten games an ERA 3.60, WHIP 1.14 and opponents batting .211. As this series moved to Chicago the White Sox had won 39 of 59 at home. Play White Sox -161.
Oakland Athletics vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Athletics at Rangers—Free pick is Oakland Athletics run line -1.5 runs at -125. Starting for Oakland is Sean Manaea. The lefty has allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of his past ten starts. Kolby Allard to counters for the Rangers. Lefty in his seven home games an ERA 5.30 and team record 0-7 in those starts. Following the opener of this series the Athletics had won seven of eight and Rangers dropping eight of ten. In that ten game period Texas batting .185 with bullpen ERA 4.46, WHIP 1.59 and opponents batting .280. Athletics in this period batting .280, pen ERA 2.08, WHIP 0.92 and opponents hitting .162. Play Oakland run line -1.5 runs at -125.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Rays at Twins—MLB pick is Tampa Bay Rays and Minnesota Twins to play over the total of 10.5 runs. Starting for Tampa Bay is Luis Patino. The righthander past six starts allowed 20 earned runs in 31 innings of work. Charlie Barnes expected starter for the Twins. Barnes has worked three games this year and has an ERA 6.08, WHIP 1.65 and opponents batting .309. He has struggled with control in the minors with high ERAs in many stops. Rays batting .275 against lefthanders past ten games. Twins bullpen has struggled at home with an ERA 5.04. Rays fourth in the league in run production and Twins fourth in homers. Play Tampa Bay and Minnesota over 10.5.
Houston Astros vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Astros at Angels—MLB free pick is Houston Astros on run line -1.5 runs at -120. Starting for Houston is Lance McCullers Jr. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of ten games. McCullers faced the Angels twice this year surrendering three earned runs in fourteen innings. Reid Detmers counters for the Angels. The lefty in his two starts allowed eleven earned runs with three homers in 9 1/3rd innings. McCullers on the road and ERA 2.70 and WHIP 1.27. Team is 8-1 in his nine starts. Past ten games Angels batting .216 with bullpen ERA 5.05. Astros pen in that period an ERA 1.29, WHIP 1.03 and opponents batting .183. Play Houston run line -1.5 runs at -120.
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Rockies at Giants—Free pick is San Francisco Giants on run line -1.5 runs at +105. Starting for San Francisco is Alex Wood. The lefty has pitched well against the Rockies this year surrendering four earned runs in two starts working eleven innings. Jon Gray will throw for the Rockies. Giants have hit Gray the past three seasons. Gray past two starts allowed seven earned runs in 10 1/3rd innings resulting in losses. San Francisco has won six of seven. Past ten games Giants bullpen an ERA 1.97, WHIP 0.85 and opponents batting .163. Rockies bat only .208 on the road. Play San Francisco run line -1.5 runs at +105.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Blue Jays at Mariners—MLB pick is Toronto Blue Jays -114. Blue Jays look to avoid sweep. On the mound for Toronto is Steven Matz. The lefthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four straight. He has allowed four earned runs in his past 21 1/3rd innings. Logan Gilbert to throw for Seattle. Gilbert past four starts allowed twelve earned runs in 19 1/3rd innings. Mariners bat only .192 against lefthanders at home. Blue Jays bullpen past ten games an ERA 3.41. Play Toronto -114.
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Padres at Diamondbacks—MLB free pick is San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks to play over the total of nine runs. Starting for Arizona is Zac Gallen. The righthander has struggles since returning from the DL. Past nine starts Gallen has allowed 28 earned runs in 41 2/3rd innings. Craig Stammen expected to open for San Diego. Past three appearances the veteran has allowed seven earned runs in 3 1/3rd innings. Diamondbacks bullpen has struggled at home with an ERA of 5.44, WHIP 1.52 and opponents batting .291. Padres bullpen not as sharp on the road. Padres pitching past four games allowed a total of 29 runs. Arizona has been hitting well in this series and their final two games against the Giants. Play San Diego and Arizona over nine.
LA Dodgers vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 8/15/2021
Dodgers at Mets—Free pick is LA Dodgers and New York Mets under the total of eight runs. Max Scherzer takes the mound for LAD. Scherzer has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of his past ten starts. Carlos Carrasco counters for New York . Two good outings and one bad in his three back from injury. Both bullpens in good form. LAD past ten games bullpen ERA 2.29, WHIP 1.07 and opponents batting .177. Mets in that period an ERA 3.44 and WHIP 1.09. In that period Dodgers hitting .230 against righthanders and Mets .221. New York 28th in run production and 24th in home runs. Play Dodgers and Mets under eight.