MLB Picks and Predictions for 5/23/21 - Free MLB Picks

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It’s another full slate of games across the MLB on Sunday with every team in action. Let’s take a look at each of the games and also provide a free pick to make your day filled with winners. 

Chicago White Sox +104 at New York Yankees -125 Total:9

On Friday both of these teams struggled to score, but this is going to be the game where both teams bats breakout. Dallas Keuchel gets the start for the WHite Sox and in the last two starts he has gotten a total of 29 runs of support. The White Sox’s offense should get to Jameson Taillon early and often and that will be the difference in this game. Back the over.

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Play: Over

Baltimore Orioles +148 at Washington Nationals -177 Total: 9.5

These two teams ran up the score during Saturday's game, and this will be another one where there will be plenty of offense. Matt Harvey sits with an ERA of 5.93 and Patrick Corbin has an ERA of 6.10. Look for both offenses to run up the score and the over will cash. 

Play: Over

Boston Red Sox +100 at Philadelphia Phillies -121 Total: 8.5

This is going to be the game where the Phillies get back on the right track. The Red Sox’s offense has been strong this season, but they are going to have issues getting any offense going against Zack Wheeler who has a 1.70 ERA in his last five starts. This might not be the prettiest game for the Phillies but they will win the game on the money line. 

Play: Phillies ML

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays 

The Blue Jays issue at home this season hasn’t been the offense, it’s been the pitching, but in this game, they are going to get a good start. Hyun Jin Ryu has been the Blue Jays best pitcher and he is going to lock down the Rays. Back the Blue Jays on the run line.

Play: Blue Jays -1.5

Minnesota Twins +114 at Cleveland Indians -137 Total: 8.5

The Cleveland Indians won in walk-off fashion on Saturday and they will have no issue getting the job done again on Sunday. The Twins bullpen isa big issue and it doesn’t matter what Happ does in this game, they are going to blow it. Back the Indians on the run line. 

Play: Indians -1.5 

Milwaukee Brewers -126 at Cincinnati Reds +104 Total: 8

This is going to be a game where both teams struggle to score. Freddy Peralta has been lights out for the Brewers but he hasn't been a pitcher who has gotten a lot of run support. This is a Brewers offense that has struggled to score all season, and the under wil cash.

Play: Under

Pittsburgh Pirates +152 at Atlanta Braves -182 Total: 8

The Braves have won the first two games of this series and they have outscored the Pirates 26-2. The Pirates offense has let them down most of the season and it’s going to happen again in this game. Back the Braves on the run line.

Play: Braves -1.5

Detroit Tigers at Kansas City Royals 

The offenses were strong on Saturday and both bullpens got quite the workout on Saturday. I don’t think either of the starters will go long in this game and that is going to lead to plenty of runs being scored by both teams. Back the over to cash again. 

Play: Over

New York Mets at Miami Marlins 

The Mets offense was back to their lack of scoring ways on Saturday putting up only one run, and with so many players on the injured list, it’s hard to imagine anything is going to change in this game with their offense. The Marlins are going to find the offensive success, and that will be the difference as Miami comes away with a victory on the run line again.

Play: Marlins -1.5

Houston Astros -154 at Texas Rangers +151 Total: 9.5

The Rangers have won each of the last two games against the Astros and it was the offense going off against the bullpen in each of the games that was the difference. Christian Javier hasn’t been as strong as of late for the Astros and the Rangers are going to take advantage. Back the Rangers to win this game on the moneyline. 

Play: Rangers ML +151

Los Angeles Dodgers -133 at San Francisco Giants +113 Total 7.5

Anthony DeSclafani has been a stud for the Giants this year sitting with an ERA of 2.03 and he is going to have no issue locking down the Dodgers offense. I wish these odds were a little higher, but the Giants are a value play. Back the Giants ML

Play: Giants ML +113

Arizona Diamondbacks +134 at Colorado Rockies -145 Total: 11

The Rockies have won the first two games of this series, but this is a great chance to back the visiting team. Taylor Widener is coming off the IL to get the start but he has been elite this season,and he is going to do enough to lead the Diamondbacks to victory. 

Play: DBacks ML +134

Seattle Mariners +195 at San Diego Padres -235 Total: 7.5

This is a game that all comes down to the starting pitching. Yu Darvish is back to his old form and on the season he sits with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 1.81. The Mariners lack of scoring is going to be the difference as the Padres win this game on the run line. 

Play: Padres -1.5

Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels 

This is a game that could easily reach at least 15 points. Dylan Bundy gets the start for the Angels and he has struggled so far this season sitting with an ERA over 6. On Friday night there were 12 runs scored and both teams are going to find the offense early and often. 

Play: OVer

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals 

Sunday night baseball features the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals facing off. With this game basically being a pick em, but the Cubs as slight underdogs, they are the play in this game. The Cubs have gotten good pitching so far this series and that is going to continue in this game. Back the Cubs on the money line. 

Play: Cubs ML

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