MLB Picks and Predictions for 8/24/21 Free MLB Picks

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It’s a full slate of games across the MLB on Tuesday and that means there is 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. 

Seattle Mariners +125 at Oakland Athletics -145 Total: 8.5

Chris Flexen has been pitching well coming into this game and in each of the last two games he has given up only two runs. The A’s are going to struggle to score in this game against Flexen and that will continue to be the case in this game. Back the Mariners to pull the upset. 

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Play: Mariners ML

Tampa Bay Rays -120 at Philadelphia Phillies +100 Total: 9.5 

This total being this high is very confusing to me. Drew Rasmussen sits with a 3.64 ERA and Ranger Suarez currently sits with an ERA of 1.47. I expect especially the Rays are going to struggle in this game, and that is going to lead to this game staying well under the total. Back the under to cash.

Play: Under

Arizona Diamondbacks -115 at Pittsburgh Pirates -105 Total: 8.5

The Diamondbacks even on the road should be a lot bigger favorites in this game. Madison Bumgarner has been pitching really well the last couple of months. In Bumgarner’s last start he went eight innings giving up three hits and one run. Look for the Diamondbacks to come away with a victory on the run line. 

Play: Diamondbacks -1.5

Los Angeles Angels -145 at Baltimore Orioles +125 Total: 10.5

There are going to be plenty of runs scored in this game. Dylan Bundy and Spenser Watkins have both had some major issues this season. The Orioles at times have also found good offensive success, it’s been the pitching that has let them down. Back the over to cash with ease. 

Play: Over

Chicago White Sox +105 at Toronto Blue Jays -125 Total: 9

Jose Berrios pitching has been a little more inconsistent as of late and Dylan Cease has been up and down this year. Cease comes into this game with a 4.06 ERA. These are two teams who can really drive up the score and there will be no shortage of scoring in this game. Back the over to cash.

Play: Over

San Francisco Giants -110 at New York Mets -110 Total: 8.5

The Mets have had some issues the last couple of weeks, but they are going to get the job done in this game. Sammy Long has had some issues in his short outings. Two appearances ago he went only 0.1 innings giving up one hit and three runs. Look for the Mets to find success in this game against Long, and they will get the job done on the money line. 

Play: Mets ML

Texas Rangers +130 at Cleveland Indians -150 Total: 9

There are plenty of different games that have better plays than this game. I don’t trust the Rodgers, but I really don’t trust Eli Rogers even more, and he is going to get lit up in this game. Back the Rangers to pull the upset. 

Play: Rangers ML +130

Minnesota Twins +185 at Boston Red Sox -225 Total: 10

The Twins really struggled against the New York Yankees over the weekend and it’s not going to get any better against the Boston Red Sox. Look for the Red Sox’s offense to find success in this game, and that will lead to the Red Sox winning this game in blowout fashion. Back the Red Sox -2.5

Play: Red Sox -2.5

Washington Nationals -125 at Miami Marlins +105 Total: 8.5

There are going to be plenty of runs scored by both teams in this game. In three of the Nationals' last four games there have been at least ten runs scored total. Erick Fedde sits with an ERA of 5.14 and while Jesus Luzardo sits with an ERA of 7.76. There should be 14 or 15 runs scored total in this game. 

Play: Over

New York Yankees +130 at Atlanta Braves -149 Total: 9.5

Andrew Heaney is coming off a strong start, but don’t let that fool you, this is a terrible pitcher and he is going to be lit up in this game. The Braves are going to run up the score and they will cruise to the victory. Back the Braves -1.5.

Play: Braves -1.5

Detroit Tigers +167 at St. Louis Cardinals -192 Total: 8.5

Jack Flaherty is not getting enough attention for how much success he has had this season. The Detroit Tigers scored only nine runs total in the last series against the Toronto Blue Jays, and the offense won’t get any better in this game. Look for the Cardinals to cruise to a victory on the run line.

Play: Tigers -1.5

Colorado Rockies -149 at Chicago Cubs +130 Total: 11.5 

Runs are going to be hard to come by in this game. Justin Steele usually gives up a couple of runs each start, but not often does he get lit up. I also expect German Marquez to be good in this game, and the under is going to cash. 

Play: Under

Cincinnati Reds +155 at Milwaukee Brewers -175 Total: 7,5

The Reds as underdogs have value. Tyler Mahle might not be as good as Corbin Burnes, but he is still strong, and can keep the Reds in this game. Look for the Brewers to struggle to score and the Reds will find a way to get the job. 

Play: Reds ML +155

Kansas City Royals +205 at Houston Astros -244 Total: 9

Brady Singer looked good in his last start against the Houston Astros, but I don’t expect he is going to have back-to-back good starts against him. Look for the Astros to find the offensive success and they might cover this number by themselves. Back the over. 

Play: Over

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres

There have been no starting pitchers named for this game.

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