MLB Picks and Predictions for 9/19/2021 - Free MLB Picks
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MLB Games on Sunday, September 19, 2021
We have a full slate of games on Sunday, September 19, 2021, with 30 teams set for some MLB regular season action. Check out our best picks below, as well as the updated betting odds.
Cleveland Indians +280 New York Yankees -365 Total: 8.5
The Yankees’ Gerrit Cole has allowed just five runs in his last 33.1 innings pitched while racking up 48 strikeouts. The Indians rank last in the majors with a .206 average and .594 OPS over the last two weeks. Take the Yanks by a few.
Pick: New York Yankees -1.5
Colorado Rockies +110 Washington Nationals -120 Total: 9
With two pitching staffs that rank in the bottom third of the MLB, we can expect some scoring in this one. We are getting the bottom of the rotation with Ryan Feltner of the Rockies, and Paolo Espino of the Nationals. Take the over.
Pick: Over 9
Minnesota Twins +175 Toronto Blue Jays -210 Total: 9.5
The Twins have yet to name a starter for this one, and their staff ranks 27th in the majors with a 4.87 ERA this season. The Blue Jays have been on a tear, averaging 7.6 runs per game over the last two weeks. Give me the Jays.
Pick: Toronto Blue Jays -210
Baltimore Orioles +260 Boston Red Sox -335 Total: 10
Boston’s Nathan Eovaldi has looked good in his last four starts, and the Red Sox have not lost in those games. He only gave up one run in his previous start against the Orioles, and Baltimore is hitting just .202 over the last week. Give me the Sox.
Pick: Boston Red Sox -335
Detroit Tigers +260 Tampa Bay Rays -335 Total: 7.5
The Rays have yet to announce a starter for this one, but their bullpen ranks third in the majors with a 3.28 ERA this year. The Tigers’ Wily Peralta does not strike out a lot of batters, and Tampa Bay has been swinging the bat well. Tampa also leads the majors in scoring this season. Take the Rays.
Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -335
Los Angeles Dodgers -220 Cincinnati Reds +180 Total: 9
The Reds’ Wade Miley has pitched well this season, and the Dodgers have only hit .235 off lefties this season. The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw looked sharp in his lone start against Cincinnati this season, tossing seven scoreless innings. Fade the total here.
Pick: Under 9
Pittsburgh Pirates +125 Miami Marlins -145 Total: 6.5
Sandy Alcantara has been unreal in his last two for the Marlins, tossing 17 innings with just one earned run and 21 strikeouts. He will face a Pirates lineup that is averaging just three runs per game over the last week. Miami has not been much better from the plate, but they also have the edge in the ‘pen. Take the Marlins with a lean to the under.
Pick: Miami Marlins -145
Arizona Diamondbacks +180 Houston Astros -220 Total: 8.5
Houston ranks first overall in hitting on the year, and third over the last week. The Diamondbacks rank 29th with a 5.10 ERA, and they are 0-3 in Zac Gallen’s recent starts. Take the home team.
Pick: Houston Astros -220
Chicago Cubs +180 Milwaukee Brewers -220 Total: 8
Milwaukee’s Eric Lauer has been lights out in his last three starts, giving up just two runs in 22.1 innings pitched. On the flip side, their offense has been one of the leagues worst over the last week, hitting a collective .203. Look for this one to go under.
Pick: Under 8
Seattle Mariners -160 Kansas City Royals +140 Total: 9.5
The Royals have been getting it done from the plate, hitting .330 over their last five games and averaging 5.8 runs per game. Seattle has the edge on the mound with Logan Gilbert pitching, but he was tagged for nine hits and five runs through four innings when these teams faced in August. Give me the home dogs.
Pick: Kansas City Royals +140
San Diego Padres -125 St. Louis Cardinals +105 Total: 9
The Padres have not been consistent on the road this year, and their starter Jake Arrieta has followed suit. He is 0-2 on the road since joining the team with a 7.02 road ERA this season. The Cardinals have a league-best 1.72 ERA over the last week. Take the home team.
Pick: St. Louis Cardinals +105
Chicago White Sox -265 Texas Rangers +215 Total: 9
The White Sox are hitting .281 as a team over the last two weeks and rank third in the league with a .252 average on the road. The Rangers are hitting just .230 against righties, and Chicago’s Lucas Giolito has allowed just three runs and under a hit per inning in his last two away from home. Give me the Sox.
Pick: Chicago White Sox -265
Atlanta Braves +105 San Francisco Giants -125 Total: 8.5
It should be a pitcher’s duel in this one with the Braves’ Max Fried facing off with the Giants’ Anthony DeSclafani. Both starters were touched up for a few runs when these teams faced earlier in the year, so look for them to tighten up in the rematch. Fade the total.
Pick: Under 8.5
Oakland Athletics -165 Los Angeles Angels +145 Total: 8.5
The Angels Shohei Ohtani has been in a rut on the mound and from the plate. He has given up well over a hit per inning in his last three starts and is hitting just .196 during September. As a team they are hitting .221 over the last two weeks. The A’s Frankie Montas has given up just two earned runs in 19.2 innings against the Angels this season.
Pick: Oakland Athletics -165
Philadelphia Phillies -115 New York Mets -105 Total: 8
Over the last week, the Phillies are averaging 6.8 runs per game. On the flip side, their starter Kyle Gibson has allowed 15 runs in as many innings in September, and the team is 0-3 in those games. The Mets have also been swinging the bat well, so expect some scoring. Take the over.
Pick: Over 8