MLB Picks and Predictions for 9/6/2021 - Free MLB Picks
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MLB Games on Monday, September 6, 2021
We have a partial slate of MLB games on Monday, September 6, 2021, with 12 games scheduled for this Labor Day. Check out our best picks below, as well as the updated betting odds.
Tampa Bay Rays +155 Boston Red Sox -175 Total: 8.5
The Rays’ Ryan Yarbrough allowed five runs to the Red Sox a few starts ago, and he has surrendered a .275 career average with 10 home runs to this Boston lineup. The Red Sox have been swinging the bat well since then, with a league-leading .845 OPS over the last two weeks. Boston is also undefeated in Chris Sales’ four starts since returning to the rotation.
Pick: Boston Red Sox -175
Kansas City Royals +100 Baltimore Orioles -111 Total: 10
The Orioles have yet to announce a starter for this one, and their staff has struggled with a 5.65 ERA over the last two weeks. The Royals rank seventh in runs scored over that stretch and averaged over six runs per game in their most recent series. Take the Royals on the road.
Pick: Kansas City Royals +100
New York Mets -116 Washington Nationals +100 Total: 8.5
The Nationals’ Patrick Corbin has a 5.40 ERA and .275 OBA against the Mets this season, and his numbers are even worse during day games. The Mets have been starting to get things going from the plate, hitting .270 over the last two weeks after a slow start to the season. Trevor Williams has also been great for them since coming over from the Cubs, allowing just one earned run in his first 13 innings pitched.
Pick: New York Mets -116
Toronto Blue Jays +115 New York Yankees -132 Total: 9.5
The Yankees and the Blue Jays both rank in the top five with 20 home runs over the last 15 days and will have favorable matchups with these two starters. The Yankees’ Jameson Taillon has allowed at least one home run in each of his last four starts, and Toronto’s Hyun Jin Ryu was taken deep twice the last time he faced New York. Take the over.
Pick: over 9.5
Detroit Tigers -111 Pittsburgh Pirates +100 Total: 7.5
The Pirates’ Bryce Wilson has been susceptible to the long ball this season, and the Tigers lead the majors with 16 home runs over the last two weeks. Tarik Skubal has had an up and down sophomore season for Detroit, but he his coming off a solid August that saw him post a 3.25 ERA. Take the Tigers on the road.
Pick: Detroit Tigers -111
Philadelphia Phillies +135 Milwaukee Brewers -155 Total: 7
The Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff pitched 6.2 innings allowing just one run with 11 strikeouts in his lone start against Philadelphia, and he will be back at home for this one where he has a 2.08 ERA this season. The Phillies’ Zack Wheeler tossed a complete game shutout in his lone start against the Brewers earlier in the year but has allowed 15 runs over his last three starts and has not had his best stuff on the road. Take the Brewers at home.
Pick: Milwaukee Brewers -155
Cincinnati Reds -160 Chicago Cubs +150 Total:
The Cubs have been swinging the bat well over the last seven days, ranking fourth with a .276 average and averaging 5.1 runs per game. The Reds’ Sonny Gray allowed a hit per inning when these two faced earlier this season, and their staff has a 5.40 ERA and .288 OBA over the last week. Give me the home dogs.
Pick: Chicago Cubs +150
San Francisco Giants -135 Colorado Rockies +120 Total: 11
San Francisco’s Kevin Gausman has been a better pitcher on the road, going 6-2 with a 1.79 ERA this season. The Rockies are amid a cold streak as well, hitting just .200 as a team over the last seven days. Give me the Giants with great value on the road.
Pick: San Francisco Giants -135
Los Angeles Dodgers -170 St. Louis Cardinals +150 Total: 7
The Dodgers offense has been the least productive in the league over the last two weeks, hitting just .198 as a team with 3.5 runs per game. The Cardinals’ Miles Mikolas has looked much better at home than on the road, allowing just five hits and one earned run in 9.0 innings pitched. This one could go either way, so take the home team and the plus money.
Pick: St. Louis Cardinals +150
Minnesota Twins +100 Cleveland Indians -111 Total: 8.5
The Indians Logan Allen will be looking to string together three consecutive starts for the first time since April, having faced an injury plagued year. He has looked good in his two starts since returning, allowing just 6 hits in 12.2 innings against two good lineups. The Twins’ offense has continued to perform near the bottom of the league, hitting just .229 with just under four runs per game over the last 30 days. Fade the Twins.
Pick: Cleveland Indians -111
Seattle Mariners +200 Houston Astros -238 Total: 8
The Mariners’ Yusei Kikuchi was chased out after just 2.2 innings when he started in Houston earlier this season, allowing seven hits and seven runs. The Astros have dominated lefties this season, hitting a league-best .272 with 55 home runs. Lay the juice on the Astros.
Pick: Houston Astros -238
Texas Rangers +155 Los Angeles Angels -132 Total: 8
Jamie Barria has not looked good for the Angels of late, allowing well over a hit per inning with a 6.75 ERA during August. He will face a Rangers offense that leads the league with a .276 average over the last two weeks. Take the Rangers on the road.
Pick: Texas Rangers +155