MLB Picks and Predictions for 8/26/21 Free MLB Picks
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MLB Games on Thursday, August 26th
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It’s not a full slate of MLB games on Thursday but there are still 12 games taking place. Let’s take a look at a free MLB pick on each of the games to make your Thursday a successful one.
Los Angeles Angels -161 at Baltimore Orioles +140 Total: 10.5
This total should be closer to 13 or 14. Both of these pitchers have been awful this year, especially Keegan Akin who sits with an ERA of 7.92. Jamie Barria currently sits with an ERA of 5.87. Akin and Barria are both going to get lit up in this game, and the over is going to cash with ease.
Cincinnati Reds -105 at Milwaukee Brewers -115 Total: 9
Both of these teams are playing good baseball coming into this game. Brett Anderson has been one of the only Brewers pitchers who hasn’t been lights out this season,and it’s something the Reds are going to take advantage of. Look for the Reds to find a way to get the victory with their offense.
Play: Reds ML -105
Chicago White Sox at Toronto Blue Jays
The Blue Jays are struggling coming into this game having won only three of their last ten games and Hyun Jin Ryu hasn’t been as consistent the last two months. Two starts ago Ryu gave up four runs and three starts ago he gave up seven. Look for the White Sox to take advantage and for the White Sox to win this game.
Play: White Sox ML
St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
The St. Louis Cardinals are going to cruise to success against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mitch Keller is going to get the start for the Pirates and he has been awful this year. Look for the Cardinals to score seven or eight runs and that will be enough for the Cardinals to win this game on the run line.
Play: Cardinals -1.5
Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies
There will be plenty of runs scored in this game by both teams. Zac Gallen and Zach Eflin have both had issues this season and I don’t expect they are going to get any better in this game. Look for both teams to struggle to score in this game and that is going to lead to this game going well over the posted total.
San Francisco Giants -130 at New York Mets +110 Total: 8.5
The Giants should be a lot bigger favorites in this game. Carlos Carrasco hasn’t been good since the last month, and the Giants offense is going to be lit up in this game. Look for the Giants to have no issue winning this game on the money line.
Play: Giants ML
Washington Nationals -110 at Miami Marlins -110 Total: 8
This total is too low. Patrick Corbin and Elieser Hernandez both haven’t been good this season, and there is going to be plenty of scoring in this game. Both of these offenses are inconsistent, but they should find success in this game. Back the over.
Minnesota Twins +250 at Boston Red Sox -303 Total: 9.5
Chris Sale hasn’t pitched a lot this season, but he has pitched well when on the mound. The Twins are going to struggle to score in this game, and that is going to let them down in this game. Back the Red Sox -2.5
Play: Red Sox -2.5
Texas Rangers at Cleveland Indians
The Texas Rangers are going to pull the upset in this game. On the mound for the Cleveland Indians is Sam Hentges who sits with an ERA of .7.52. Look for the Rangers bats to run up the score and that will lead to the Rangers getting the job done on the money line.
Play: Rangers ML
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres
The Los Angeles Dodgers are going to dominate this game. The Padres have struggled and it’s not going to get any better against Max Scherzer. The Dodgers are going to win this game with ease. I wouldn’t be all that shocked if the Padres were shutout.
Play: Dodgers -1.5
New York Yankees -124 at Oakland Athletics +115 Total: 8.5
The Oakland Athletics are going to get the job done against the Yankees. Jameson Taillon has given up three runs in each of his last two starts and the A’s are going to take advantage. Back the A’s to get the job done on the money line. I will also be throwing a few dollars on the A’s reverse run line.
Play: A’s ML
Kansas City Royals +140 at Seattle Mariners -161 Total: 8.5
The Royals are going to pull the upset in this game. Yusei Kikuchi is coming off a start where he went 2.2 innings giving up seven runs. The Mariners aren’t going to give Kikuchi a ton of run support and the Royals will get the job done. Back the Royals on the money line.
Play: Royals ML +140