Free MLB Picks For Today 8/17/2021
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Red Sox at Yankees—MLB pick is New York Yankees +125 in Game 1. Expected to start for New York in the opener is Luis Gil. The righthander in two starts this season allowed no earned runs in eleven innings. Nathan Eovalid expected to go for Boston. Eovaldi past three starts allowed fourteen runs thirteen earned in 17 innings. After taking two of three at the White Sox over the weekend the Yankees have won seven of ten. Their bullpen in that period an ERA 2.35. Red Sox pen in that period an ERA 8.60, WHIP 1.98 and opponents batting .315. Yankees have improved their hitting of righthanders in this period as well. Play New York +125 in Game 1.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Blue Jays at Nationals—MLB free pick is Toronto Blue Jays run line -1.5 runs at -115. Prospect Alek Manoah to start for the Blue Jays. The righthander in his eleven starts has an ERA 1.02 and WHIP 2.59. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of his past nine starts. Eric Fedde to counter for the Nationals. Fedde has been hammered over his past nine starts for 30 earned runs in 40 innings. Nationals have lost nine of ten. Their bullpen in that period an ERA 4.91 and WHIP 1.42. Blue Jays second in run production and hitting along with best in MLB in homeruns. Play Toronto run line -1.5 runs at -115.
Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Braves at Marlins—Free pick is Atlanta Braves -130. On the hill for Atlanta is Huascar Ynoa. The righthander returns off a three month stint on the IR with a hand injury. He did pitch well in April and into May prior to going down. He held the Marlins to one run over six innings in mid-April. Sandy Alcantara to counter for Miami. Alcantara past six starts allowed nineteen earned runs in 30 2/3rd innings. Braves have won eight of ten as this series began. They are eighth in baseball in runs scored and third in homers. Marlins are 27th in run production and the long ball. Past ten games Marlins bullpen an ERA 5.40, WHIP 1.50 and opponents batting .287. Play Atlanta -130.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Orioles at Rays—MLB pick is Tampa Bay Rays on run line -1.5 runs at +100. Getting the start for Baltimore is John Means. The lefthander since returning from the IR has allowed twelve earned runs with five homers in 23 innings. He faced the Rays twice this year allowing five earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings. Drew Rasmussen to counter for Tampa Bay. The righthander in his three starts allowed four earned runs in nine innings. This series opens with the Orioles on an eleven game losing streak with all losses by two runs or greater. Past ten games their bullpen an ERA 10.45, WHIP 1.84 and opponents batting .288. Rays pen at home an ERA 2.50, WHIP 1.02 and opponents batting .192. Play Tampa Bay run line -1.5 runs at +100.
LA Angels vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Angels at Tigers—MLB free pick is Detroit Tigers -117. Starting for Detroit is Casey Mize. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight of his past ten starts. Dylan Bundy to counter for LAA. Bundy has struggled in 2021 with an ERA 6.21 in seventeen starts. He is pitching to higher contact this year and has been a victim of high hard contact. Home run to fly ball rate of 19.4%. He has been crushed by the home run ball. Tigers have won four of six. Past ten games Angels batting .219 with their bullpen an ERA .5.00. Detroit is outperforming the Angels in both areas in this period. Play Tigers -117.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Cubs at Reds—Free pick is Cincinnati Reds -151. Starting for Cincinnati will be Vladimir Gutierrez. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his past seven starts. He has faced the Cubs twice this year allowing three earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings. Kyle Hendricks to counter for Chicago. Hendricks past four starts allowed fifteen earned runs in 21 1/3rd innings. In his past four starts against Cincinnati the righthander has allowed 24 earned runs in 23 1/3rd innings. As this series began the Cubs lost eleven straight. Past ten games Cubs bullpen an ERA 7.46, WHIP 1.59 and opponents batting .291. Reds pen in that period an ERA 3.48 and opponents batting .190. In this period Cubs batting .218 against righthanders. Play Cincinnati -151.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Brewers at Cardinals—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals +131. Adam Wainwright to start for the Cardinals. Wainwright past five games allowed eight earned runs in 37 innings of work resulting in teams wins in all five. He faced the Brewers earlier this season surrendering one earned run in five innings. Corbin Burnes to counter for Milwaukee. Past three starts the righty has allowed six earned runs in 19 innings. Cardinals have won six straight and eight of nine. Past ten games Cardinals batting .280. Brewers bullpen in this period an ERA 5.20 and WHIP 1.49. Play St Louis +131.
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Mariners at Rangers—MLB free pick is Seattle Mariners -149. On the hill for Seattle is Tyler Anderson. The lefty has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine of ten starts. He faced the Rangers five days ago allowing one run in 5 1/3rd innings. Spencer Howard to go for Texas. Howard past three starts allowed seven earned runs in nine innings of work. Team is 0-7 in his past seven starts. Mariners have won five of seven and Rangers dropped nine of twelve. Past ten games Texas hitting .201 with their bullpen an ERA 1.59. Mariners pen in this period an ERA 2.17, WHIP 0.99 and opponents batting .196. Play Seattle -149.
Oakland Athletics vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Athletics at White Sox—Free pick is Oakland Athletics and Chicago White Sox to play under the total of nine runs. On the mound for Oakland is Chris Bassitt. The righthander in his past three starts allowed one earned run in 20 innings of work. Reynaldo Lopez to counter for the White Sox. In two starts the righty allowed one earned run in six innings. Lopez has ten appearances and has an ERA 1.35, WHIP 0.65 and opponents batting .147. Both bullpens in good form. Past ten games Athletics pen an ERA 1.46, WHIP 0.78 and opponents batting .136. White Sox bullpen in this period an ERA 3.65 and opponents batting average .218. Play Oakland and Chicago under nine.
Houston Astros vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Astros at Royals—MLB pick is Houston Astros on run line -1.5 runs at -125. Starting for Houston is Framber Valdez. The lefty has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his past four starts. Daniel Lynch to counter for the Royals. Past three starts the lefthander surrendered seven earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings. As this series opened the Astros had won five of seven with KC losing seven of nine. Past ten games Astros bullpen an ERA 1.54, WHIP 1.06 and opponents batting .189. Houston best in baseball in run production, hitting and contact. KC 26th in scoring and 28th in homers. Play Houston run line -1.5 runs at -125.
Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Indians at Twins—MLB free pick is Cleveland Indians +132. Getting the start for Cleveland is Eli Morgan. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his past six starts. Bailey Ober to throw for Minnesota. Past six starts Ober has allowed thirteen earned runs in 28 innings. Past ten games Twins batting .228. At home Twins bullpen an ERA 4.97 where they have a losing record. Play Cleveland +132.
San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Padres at Rockies—Free pick is San Diego Padres +110. Starting for Colorado is German Marquez. The righthander past five starts allowed sixteen earned runs in 28 1/3rd innings. Padres expected to start Nabil Crismatt in a bullpen game. In 29 appearances the righthander has an ERA of 3.18. He had high strikeout numbers in the minors this year. San Diego bullpen past ten games an ERA 3.59. Rockies bullpen at home an ERA 5.62, WHIP 1.51 and opponents batting .265. Tatis has returned to the Padres lineup. Play San Diego +110.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Phillies at Diamondbacks—MLB pick is Philadelphia Phillies -120. On the mound for Philadelphia is Kyle Gibson. The righthander in his past three starts allowed five earned runs in 18 2/3rd innings. Caleb Smith expected starter for Arizona. Smith past six starts allowed 41 earned runs in 23 innings. His walk rate is 13% this season. Past ten games Diamondbacks bullpen an ERA 4.66 and WHIP 1.50. Arizona has lost 36 of 60 at home. Play Philadelphia -120.
New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Mets at Giants—MLB free pick is San Francisco Giants -155. On the hill for San Francisco is Logan Webb. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in ten straight starts. Team is 9-1 in those games. Marcus Stroman to counter for New York. Stroman past three starts allowed seven earned runs in 16 innings. Team is 3-7 in his past ten starts as they don’t deliver run support. As this series began New York had lost seven of ten with San Francisco winning eight of ten and 40 of 58 at home. In that period Mets batting .227 against righthanders with a bullpen ERA 4.05. Giants hitting and bullpen in the better form. Play San Francisco -155.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 8/17/2021
Pirates at Dodgers—Free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and LA Dodgers to play over the total of nine runs. On the hill for LAD is David Price. The lefthander past four starts allowed ten earned runs in 19 1/3rd innings. Will Crowe to counter for Pittsburgh. Crowe has struggled on the road with an ERA of 6.10 and WHIP 1.53 in eight starts. Pirates bullpen has been poor on the road with an ERA of 5.18. Dodgers hit the ball well on their completed road trip. Play Pittsburgh and LA over nine runs.