MLB Picks and Predictions for 6/15/21 - Free MLB Picks

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We will have every team scheduled to play on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, with 15 MLB games set to take place. Check out our best picks below, as well as the updated betting odds.

Chicago Cubs +130 New York Mets -140 Total: 8.5

The Mets are 4-1 in Taijuan Walkers last 5 starts, with him allowing just 5 earned runs over that span. The Cubs have allowed just 9 runs during their recent 5 game winning streak, however they rank 28th in the majors with a .199 batting average over the last 7 days. Most of their production has come via the longball and the Mets have allowed a league-fewest 43 home runs this season.

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Pick: New York Mets -140

Pittsburgh Pirates +150 Washington Nationals -160 Total: 8

Parick Corbin has been consistent for the Nationals over his last 4 starts, consistently mediocre. He has gone at least 5 innings in each but has allowed at least 3 runs in each and going 2-2 in the win column. However, the Pirates have not been swinging the bat well, ranking near the bottom of the league in scoring over the last two weeks. The Nationals’ bullpen will be more than capable of backing Corbin if he struggles, as they rank second in the MLB with a 1.90 ERA through 52 innings over the last 7 days. 

Pick: Washington Nationals -160

New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays Total:

The Yankees have been struggling of late, with their once potent bullpen ranking 20th with a 5.19 ERA over the last two weeks. Jordan Montgomery will get the start for New York and has allowed 3 runs in each of his last three starts including a win over Toronto. He has allowed a .333 average to this Toronto lineup in his career. Toronto’s Hyun Jin Ryu has a 1.50 ERA against New York this season, with 12 strikeouts through 12 innings.

Pick: Toronto Blue Jays

Baltimore Orioles +147 Cleveland Indians -157 Total: 9.5

The Orioles won 2 of 3 when these teams played in Baltimore a little over a week ago, scoring 25 runs in the series. Cleveland’s Cal Quantrill gave up 7 runs (5 earned) in 1.1 innings in his last start against Baltimore. The Orioles’ Matt Harvey has been awful in his last 4 starts, allowing 18 runs over 13.2 innings, and he will be backed by a bullpen that ranks last in the majors with a 6.50 ERA over the last 30 days. Expect some scoring in this one.

Pick: Over 9.5

Boston Red Sox -115 Atlanta Braves +105 Total: 9

The Braves young lefty Tucker Davidson has looked brilliant in his first three starts, while shutting out two good lineups in the Nationals and Phillies over his last two. The Red Sox have swung the bat well this year but have struggled of late, hitting just .218 over the last 7 days. Eduardo Rodriguez will do Boston no favors on the mound, as he has allowed 18 runs over his last 19 innings pitched on the road.

Pick: Atlanta Braves +105

Cincinnati Reds +101 Milwaukee Brewers -111 Total: 8.5

Both teams have been swinging the bat well, ranking in the top 5 in runs scored over the last 7 days. In addition, neither bullpen has pitched well; Cincinnati ranks last with a 5.19 ERA this year and Milwaukee 17th with a 4.09. Milwaukee’s Brett Anderson allowed 5 runs in 3 innings in his last start against Cincinnati, while the Reds Luis Castillo has allowed 8 runs in his last 10.2 innings against the Brewers.

Pick: Over 8.5

Detroit Tigers +130 Kansas City Royals -140 Total: 9

The Tigers Casey Mize has been pitching well this season, boasting a 1.06 WHIP and 3.44 ERA despite going 3-4 in the win column. He went 6.1 innings with 6 strikeouts and just 1 run allowed in his last start against Kansas City. The Royals Mike Minor has been a mixed bag, while struggling at home of late. He has allowed 11 runs in his last 19 innings in Kansas City. Take a chance on the road dogs.

Pick: Detroit Tigers +130

Tampa Bay Rays -105 Chicago White Sox -105 Total: 8.5

The White Sox are 6-1 in Dallas Keuchel’s starts at home this season, and he has allowed just 3 earned runs with 11 strikeouts over his last 12 innings. The Rays’ Shane McClanahan has allowed 7 runs over his last 6.1 innings (two starts) and will face a White Sox lineup that ranks third in the majors with a .273 average against lefties this season.

Pick: Chicago White Sox -105

Texas Rangers +157 Houston Astros -172 Total: 8.5

The Rangers Kyle Gibson has not earned a loss this season, while allowing 2 or less runs in each of his last 5 starts. On the other hand, the Astros Lance McCullers Jr. has allowed a miniscule .100 batting average against at home this season and will be backed by a bullpen that has a 3.24 ERA over the last 15 days. The Astros have had the most potent offense in the league and lead the league with a .313 average over the last 2 weeks. Even if Gibson has another good start, expect Houston to score some runs when they get to the Rangers porous bullpen. 

Pick: Houston Astros -172

Miami Marlins +110 St. Louis Cardinals -121 Total: 7.5

The Cardinals have won all 4 games of this series to start the season. Kwan Hyun Kim has never faced this Miami lineup in his career, on paper giving him the slight edge. He will be facing off against the Marlins promising lefty Trevor Rogers; he has gone at least 6 innings allowing no more than 2 runs and averaging 6 strikeouts in his last three starts. This should be a pitchers duel, with both bullpens throwing well of late. 

Pick: Under 7.5

San Diego Padres -213 Colorado Rockies +193 Total: 10.5

The Rockies have achieved 20 of their 25 wins at home this season but will be at a disadvantage on the mound in this one. The Padres’ Yu Darvish ranks 11th in the majors with a 2.28 ERA and 12th with a 0.91 WHIP. He has only allowed one run in 11 innings against Colorado this season, with that run being unearned. The Rockies Chi Chi Gonzalez has allowed 13 runs through his last 11.2 innings (3 starts). However, the Padres have struggled from the plate, ranking dead last in runs over the last two weeks.

Pick: Under 10.5

Los Angeles Angels +115 Oakland Athletics -125 Total: 8.5

The Angels will start lefty Andrew Heaney who has pitched well of late but will face an Athletics lineup that ranks fourth in the majors with a .774 OPS against lefties over the last 30 days. The Angels bullpen has been inconsistent, ranking 25th with a 4.71 ERA this season.  The Athletics Frankie Montas has a 4.98 ERA at home this year, while allowed 4 runs in 5.2 innings against the Angels in their last matchup. The Angels rank 8th in the majors with just under 5 runs per game this season.

Pick: Over 8.5

Arizona Diamondbacks San Francisco Giants Total:

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Philadelphia Phillies +162 Los Angeles Dodgers -177 Total: 9

The Phillies Zach Eflin has struggled with a 5.75 ERA on the road this season, allowing 4 runs in each of his last two starts. The Dodgers Julio Urias is 9-2 with a 0.97 ERA this season, and he is 3-1 at home. The Dodgers offense has average 5.4 runs per game at home and ranks 5th with 49 home runs. Their bullpen has also pitched well of late, with a 3.63 era and 112 strikeouts over their last 102 innings pitched.

Pick: Los Angeles Dodgers -177

Minnesota Twins -111 Seattle Mariners +101 Total: 8.5

The Mariners Chris Flexen has gotten worse as the year has gone on, resulting in a 6.97 ERA over the last 30 days. In his lone start against the Twins earlier in the season, he allowed 6 runs in 5 innings on 8 hits. The Twins rank second in the league with 95 home runs this season, and Flexen has allowed 4 in his last 4 starts.

Pick: Minnesota Twins -111

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