Free MLB Picks For Today 8/16/2021
LA Angels vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Angels at Yankees—MLB pick is LA Angels +220. Starting for LAA will be Jose Suarez. The lefthander in fifteen appearances carries and ERA of 3.90. Teams hitting .229 on Suarez. Gerritt Cole expected starter for New York. Cole in his past six starts allowed 20 earned runs in 33 2/3rd innings. Yankees play their first home game after a six game road trip. Past ten games they are hitting .219 against lefthanders. Yankees dealing with multiple injuries and quarantines. Play LA Angels +220.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Orioles at Rays—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays on run line -1.5 runs at -125. Josh Fleming expected to see significant action on the mound for the Rays. Fleming has pitched well at home with an ERA 3.12 and WHIP 1.15 in five starts. Matt Harvey expected starter for the Orioles. Harvey in his twelve home starts carries an ERA 5.68 and WHIP 1.49. Rays have won 11 of 12 against Baltimore this season. Orioles are on a ten game losing streak losing all ten games by two runs or greater. In that ten game period Baltimore bullpen an ERA 10.88, WHIP 1.88 and opponents batting .300. Play Tampa Bay run line -1.5 runs at -125.
Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Braves at Marlins—Free pick is Atlanta Braves -148. Starting for Atlanta is Touki Toussaint. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. Braxton Garrett expected starter for Miami. Garrett in seven appearances has an ERA 4.65, WHIP 1.71, walk rate 9.9% and opponents batting .312. Braves have won eight of ten. In that period their bullpen an ERA 3.98 and WHIP 1.20. Marlins bullpen in this period an ERA 5.66, WHIP 1.60 and opponents batting average .301. Step up in class for Miami after facing the Cubs over the weekend. Marlins are 27th in MLB in run production and homers. Braves eighth in runs scored and third in homers. Play Atlanta -148.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Cubs at Reds—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds on run line -1.5 runs at -120. On the hill for Cincinnati is Wake Miley. The lefty has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of his past seven starts. Justin Steele to throw for the Cubs. Steele has been used primarily out of the bullpen. In his only start the lefthander allowed three earned runs with two homers over five innings against the Brewers in defeat. He has a 10.4% walk rate and it was over 11% in the minors this season. Chicago has lost ten straight. Their bullpen in this period an ERA 7.17, WHIP 1.62 and opponents batting .291. Play Cincinnati run line -1.5 runs at -120.
Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Astros at Royals—MLB free pick is Houston Astros -154. Jake Odorizzi expected to start for the Astros. The veteran has allowed two earned runs or fewer in twelve of his past fourteen starts. Carlos Hernandez goes for the Royals. Hernandez has worked both out of the bullpen and started. He posts an ERA this season of 4.11 and walk rate of 12.8%. Royals enter play losing four straight and seven of nine. Past ten games they are hitting .214 against righthanders. Astros bullpen in this period an ERA 1.29, WHIP 1.03 and opponents hitting .183. Houston tops in MLB in scoring and hitting sitting eighth in homers. Royals are 26th in scoring and 28th in homers. Play Houston -154.
Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Athletics at White Sox—Free pick is Oakland Athletics +100. Starting for Oakland is Frankie Montas. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine of his past ten starts. Dallas Keuchel to counter for Chicago. Keuchel past four starts allowed fifteen earned runs in 23 1/3rd innings. White Sox have lost four of five. Athletics past ten games batting .298 against lefthanders and their bullpen an ERA 2.09, WHIP 0.96 and opponents batting .163. Play Oakland +100.
Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Indians at Twins—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians +107. Starting for Cleveland is Cal Quantrill. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six straight starts. Griffin Jax to counter for the Twins. Jax has appeared in nine games and has an ERA 5.45. He has been hurt by the home run ball. Past ten games Twins batting .239 against righthanders. Twins bullpen has struggled in their home ballpark this year. They have lost 32 of 59 at home. Play Cleveland +107.
San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Padres at Rockies—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies +115. Starting for Colorado is Antonio Senzatela. He has put up good numbers at home with an ERA 4.04 and WHIP 1.25 in his eleven starts. Ryan Weathers expected starter for the Padres. Weathers past three starts allowed 20 earned runs in 11 2/3rd innings. San Diego has lost four of five. In those five games Padres batting .169 against righthanders with their bullpen ERA 4.37, WHIP 1.81 and opponents batting .297. Rockies in better form in this period in the bullpen. They have won 38 of 59 at home and the Padres a losing record on the road. Play Colorado +115.
New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Mets at 49ers—Free pick is New York Mets and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of eight runs. Starting for San Francisco is Kevin Gausman. The righthander has put together a good season with an ERA of 2.29 and WHIP 0.96 in his 23 starts. Rich Hill to counter for the Mets. Hill has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of his past seven starts. Mets 28th in baseball in run production and 25th in homers. Past ten games their bullpen an ERA 3.44 and WHP 1.09. Giants pen in this period an ERA 1.97, WHIP 0.85 with opponents batting .163. In that span Mets batting .221 against righthanders. Play New York and San Francisco under eight.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 8/16/2021
Pirates at Dodgers—MLB pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and LA Dodgers to play under the total of nine runs. Starting for LAD will be Andre Jackson. The prospect has put up good numbers in the minors and doesn’t figure to go deep into this game. Dodgers bullpen good form as in their past five games an ERA 2.29, WHIP 1.07 and opponents batting .177. Steven Brault expected to start for Pittsburgh. Brault in his two starts this year allowed three earned runs in nine innings. Last year in ten starts the lefty had an ERA of 3.38. Tough spot for the Dodgers playing their first home game after a six game east coast trip playing the late game on Sunday night. Pittsburgh last in MLB in run production and homers. Play Pittsburgh and LA under nine.