MLB Picks and Predictions for 8/15/21 Free MLB Picks

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Sunday is another full slate of games across the MLB and that means plenty of value across the board in terms of free MLB picks. Let’s take a look at a free MLB pick on each of the games. 

Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates

There haven't been any starting pitchers announced for this game. 

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Atlanta Braves -170 at Washington Nationals +150 Total: 9.5

The Washington Nationals are going to find success in this game. Paolo Espino gets the start for the Nationals and he comes into this game with a 3-3 record and an ERA of 3.74. The Braves are going to struggle to score in this game and that will lead to the Nationals winning this game on the money line. 

Play: Nationals ML +150

Cincinnati Reds +125 at Philadelphia Phillies -136 Total: 9

In each of the last two games played between these two teams, one of the teams has struggled to score, and that will be the case again in this one. I especially expect the Reds are going to struggle to score. Back the under.

Play: Under

Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers

The Indians haven’t found a whole lot of success heading into this game, but they are going to find success in this one. Triston McKenzie has been pitching better as of late, and the TIgers are going to struggle to score in this game. Back the Indians on the money line. 

Play: Indians ML

Baltimore Orioles +245 at Boston Red Sox -275 Total: 10.5

This total is too low. Both starting pitchers really can’t be trusted in this game, and that will lead to this game being a shootout. There were 18 runs scored on Saturday, and there will be no shortage of scoring in this game. Back the over.

Play: Over

Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins

There were plenty of runs scored in the first game of this series, but that wasn’t a trend. The Marlins are a lower scoring game and Alec Mills is going to find the success in this game. Look for this game to be low scoring, and for the under to cash. 

Play: Under

St. Louis Cardinals -115 at Kansas City Royals -105 Total: 10

The Royals are going to get the job done in this game. J.A. Happ has had a few good starts in this game, but this game he isn’t going to find success. The Royals are going to find offensive success, and that will be the difference as the home team cruises to the easy victory. Back the Royals.

Play: Royals ML

New York Yankees +148 at Chicago White Sox -161 Total: 9

Nestor Cortes Jr is coming off a bad start in this game, but for the most part he has pitched well. Lucas Giolito has given up only one run in two of his las three starts. The Yankees offense has been inconsistent, and this game is going to be low-scoring. Look for this game to stay well under the total.

Play: Under

Oakland Athletics -198 at Texas Rangers +180 Total: 9

Sean Manaea is going to have one of his best starts of the season in this game. The Rangers only have two wins over their last ten games and their offense is going to really let them down in this game.Look for the A’s to cruise to an easy victory on the run line.

Play: A’s -1.5 

Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins

The Rays are the better team, and the Twins don’t have the pitching in this game to keep it close.Charlie Barnes is going to get the start and he currently sits with an ERA of 6.08. The Rays offense is going to have no issue running up the score, Back the Rays to win this game in blowout fashion.

Play: Rays -3.5

Houston Astros -199 at Los Angeles Angels +181 Total: 9.5

The Astros are another team that is going to run up the score in this game. Reid Detmers gets the start for the Angels and he has been awful this year sitting with an ERA of 10.61. The Astros are going to run up the score and win this game in blowout fashion.

Play: Astros -2.5 

Colorado Rockies +179 at San Francisco Giants -197 Total: 8

This total is too low. Jon Gray has been giving up three or four runs in each of his last few starts, and this is going to be a low-scoring game. Alex Wood has given up 14 runs total over his last three starts, and this game is going to be a shootout. There should be 9 or 10 runs scored in this game. 

Play: Over

Toronto Blue Jays -125 at Seattle Mariners +125 Total: 9

The Seattle Mariners are going to pull off the upset in this game. Over the last ten games the Mariners and Blue Jays are playing similar baseball, and Logan Gilbert has been the better pitcher in this game. Look for the Mariners to pull off the upset.

Play:Mariners ML +125

San Diego Padres at Arizona Diamondbacks 

It looks like the Padres are going to go with an opener in this game, and that isn’t a plan I trust all that much. I don’t think Zac Gallen is going to be lights out, but he is going to be good enough to slow down the Padres offense. Back the Diamondbacks.

Play: Diamondbacks ML

Los Angeles Dodgers -180 at New York Mets +160 Total: 8

Carlos Carrasco has had two good starts, but in the last game he didn’t find a whole lot of success. I think Carrasco is going to have another good start, and Max Scherzer will do his job to keep this game close. Back the under.

Play: Under

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