Free MLB Picks For Today 8/31/2021
St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Cardinals at Reds—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals +120. Starting for St Louis is Miles Mikolas. The righthander makes his fourth start of the season and has given up four earned runs in 13 1/3rd innings of work. Sonny Gray to go for the Reds. Gray has faced the Cardinals twice this year allowing thirteen earned runs with four homers in seven innings. Team is 1-6 in his past seven starts against St Louis dating back to the 2019 campaign. Reds have lost four of six as this series began. Past ten game Cincinnati batting .214 with a bullpen ERA 4.97 and WHIP 1.42. Cardinals outperforming the Reds in both areas in this span. Play St Louis +120.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Phillies at Nationals—MLB free pick is Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals to play over the total of nine runs. Starting for Philadelphia will be Matt Moore. The lefthander past five starts allowed eighteen earned runs working 24 1/3rd innings. He faced the Nationals over a month ago surrendering six earned runs in four innings. Patrick Corbin counters for the Nationals. Corbin has been pounded for 43 earned runs in his past ten starts tossing 53 1/3rd innings. Past two starts against the Phillies all this season he allowed eight earned runs with six homers in 12 innings with all games going over. Both bullpen past ten games have ERA’s at or near five along with high WHIPs. Play Philadelphia and Washington over nine.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Orioles at Blue Jays—Free pick is Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays to go over the total of 9.5 runs. Keegan Akin to start for Baltimore. The lefty has been pounded in his twelve starts with an ERA 7.26 and WHIP 1.70. He faced the Blue Jays earlier in the season allowing six earned runs with two homers in 4 1/3rd innings of a 12-4 defeat. Hyun Jin Ryu counters for Toronto. Ryu past four starts has been pounded for eighteen earned runs in 20 2/3rd innings. Past ten games Orioles hitting .270 as they have done a good job of hitting lefty’s. Orioles bullpen in that period an ERA 5.23. Play Baltimore and Toronto over 9.5.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Marlins at Mets—MLB pick is Miami Marlins and New York Mets to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Starting for New York is Trevor Williams. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in for of his past five starts. Edward Cabrera expected starter for the Marlins. Cabrera makes his second start after posting impressive strikeout numbers an ERA in the minors. Past ten games Marlins hitting .209 against righthanders and Mets .234. In that period New York bullpen an ERA 1.67, WHIP 0.93 and opponents batting .154. Marlins pen in this span an ERA 3.73 and WHIP 1.18. Mets 28th in scoring and Marlins 27th. Both near the bottom in home runs. Play Miami and New York under 7.5.
Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Athletics at Tigers—MLB free pick is Oakland Athletics -118. Cole Irvin to start for the Athletics. The lefty faced the Tigers earlier in the year allowing no runs over six innings. He has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine of his past ten starts. Tarik Skubal counters for the Tigers. His numbers have been good but team is 2-4 in his past six starts due to no run and bullpen support. Tigers have lost four of five held to two runs or fewer in each game. Athletics hit the road on a two game win streak beating the Yankees. Overall, the Athletics bullpen has outperformed Detroit. Oakland has won 35 of 63 on the road can have an off day with Detroit playing and losing on Monday. Play Oakland -118.
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Red Sox at Rays—Free pick is Boston Red Sox +115. Expected to start is Chris Sale. He has allowed four earned runs in 15 1/3rd innings. Ryan Yarbrough to throw for the Rays. Past six appearances the lefthander allowed nineteen earned runs in 31 2/3rd innings. Series opened with Boston winning five of seven averaging 7.3 runs per game. Boston third in MLB in scoring and hitting. Play Boston +115.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Pirates at White Sox—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox run line -1.5 runs at -145. Lucas Giolito gets the start for the White Sox. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of his past nine starts. Bryse Wilson counters for the Pirates. Wilson past three starts allowed seven earned runs in fifteen innings of work. Past ten games Pirates batting .219 against righthanders and White Sox .272. Pittsburgh 30th and last in scoring and home runs. Play Chicago run line -1.5 runs at -145.
Colorado Rockies vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Rockies at Rangers—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies and Texas Rangers to play under the total of 8.5 runs. Starting for Colorado is Austin Gomber. He faced the Rangers earlier this season allowing no runs and three hits over six innings. Jordan Lyles to counter for Texas. He faced the Rockies nearly three months ago surrendering three earned runs in five innings. Colorado bats .207 on the road. Texas 29th in baseball in run production and hitting. They sit 26th in homers. Both bullpens have shown improved play past ten games. Play Colorado and Texas under 8.5.
Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Cubs at Twins—Free pick is Chicago Cubs +139. Zach Davies to get the start for the Cubs. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in two of his past three starts. John Gant counters for the Twins. Gant past six starts allowed 26 earned runs in 21 1/3rd innings. Team is 0-5 in his past five starts. Past ten games Minnesota batting .222 with a bullpen ERA 5.28 and WHIP 1.46. Play Cubs +139.
Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Indians at Royals—MLB pick is Cleveland Indians +105. Zach Plesac gets the start for the Indians. The righthander has pitched well in his career against the Royals. Team record is 7-0 in his seven starts against the Royals. Mike Minor expected starter for the Royals. The lefthander has an ERA of 5.28 in his thirteen home starts with the team losing nine of those games. Cleveland has won eight of nine against KC this season. Past ten games Indians batting .281 against lefthanders and have a bullpen ERA 3.18 and WHIP 1.15. Play Cleveland +105.
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Padres at Diamondbacks—MLB free pick is Arizona Diamondbacks +149. Starting for Arizona will be Zac Gallen. The righthander past two starts allowed no earned runs in twelve innings of work striking out fifteen. Blake Snell to work for San Diego. The lefthander past three starts allowed six earned runs in 17 2/3rd innings. But his team is 0-3 in those starts lacking run support. Past ten games Diamondbacks batting .266 against lefthanders and Padres batting .169. San Diego has lost seven of ten. Play Arizona +149.
New York Yankees vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Yankees at Angels—Free pick is New York Yankees -120. Getting the start for New York is Jamison Taillon. The righthander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in nine of his past ten games. Team is 9-1 in those games. Shohei Ohtani counters for the Angels. Ohtani in his last start allowed four earned runs with three homers to the Orioles in a 10-6 defeat. Past ten games Angels bullpen an ERA 4.89 and WHIP 1.43. Yankees pen in better form. Play New York -120.
Atlanta Braves vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Braves at Dodgers—MLB pick is Atlanta Braves and LA Dodgers to play under the total of eight runs. Getting the start for LAD is Walker Buehler. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in nine straight starts. Charlie Morton counters for the Braves. Morton surrendered two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. Past ten games Dodgers batting .172 against righthanders and Braves .227. LAD bullpen in this period an ERA 2.67, WHIP 1.00 and opponents batting .155. Play LA Dodgers and Atlanta under eight.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Brewers at Giants—MLB free pick is Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of 7.5 runs. On the hill for Milwaukee is Brandon Woodruff. The righthander has allowed one earned run or fewer in three of his past four starts. He faced the Giants three weeks ago allowing one earned run in six innings. Alex Wood counters for San Francisco. Wood has allowed two earned runs in each of his past three starts. Past ten games Brewers batting .214 against lefthanders and Giants .199 against righty’s. But bullpens in good form. Play Milwaukee and San Francisco under 7.5.
Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 8/31/2021
Astros at Mariners—Free pick is Houston Astros -153. On the hill for Houston is Lance McCullers Jr. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his past ten starts. He has pitched well against the Mariners past two seasons. Yusei Kikuchi to counter for the Mariners. The lefty past three starts allowed fourteen earned runs in 12 innings of work. Past two starts against Houston all this season, Kikuchi surrendered ten earned runs with four homers in 7 2/3rd innings in team defeats each start. Past ten games Houston batting .299 against lefthanders and Seattle .213 against righthanders. Play Houston -153.