MLB Picks (Expert Predictions, Tips, Parlays)
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The Indians are trying to walk a very fine line right now. Cleveland has won more than 90 games in four straight seasons. However, after making it to Game 7 of the World Series in 2016, the Indians, despite their regular season success, have gotten further and further away from a championship each year. That includes last season, when they won 93 games but failed to make the playoffs.
There is some great news for the Detroit Tigers heading into the 2020 MLB season. First, they aren’t expected to be the worst team in baseball! No matter what, the 2020 Tigers won’t come close to matching the 2019 Tigers loss total.
Someone definitely called in the bomb squad to Minnesota in 2019. The Twins set a single-season Major League record with 307 home runs last year, leading to 939 runs and 101 wins as the Twins blasted their way to their first division title since 2010.
The good news for San Francisco this year is that a likely shortened 2020 season means that they will get what should be a painful rebuilding season out of the way much more quickly than it would’ve been if they had to endure a 162-game grind. San Francisco’s initial 2020 MLB season win total number of 68.5 was the sixth-lowest number on the preseason betting board. Only the Miami Marlins (64.5 wins) had a lower win total number in the National League.
It is not a stretch to say that the Los Angeles Dodgers are the best franchise in Major League Baseball. They led the Majors in wins last year, they’ve won more than 100 games twice in three seasons, they have seven straight division titles and two pennants and they are the favorite to win the World Series this season.
Over the last several years, the Diamondbacks have proven that they are better than people think and that they are good enough to compete with the top tier in the National League. They’ve also proven that over the course of 162 games, though, they simply don’t have enough talent to take that next step and join the top tier themselves.
The Cardinals were one of the best teams in baseball during the second half of the 2019 season. They went 51-30 down the stretch and were heavy favorites entering the National League Championship Series against Washington. But the Nationals thrashed them in that series, sweeping the four games, and that outstanding stretch run was all for naught.
Milwaukee has overcome near-constant roster turnover and repeated front office tinkering to claw their way to the playoffs each of the past two seasons. The Brewers have posted three straight winning seasons and, according to their initial MLB season win total of 82.5, they were expected to make it four in a row.
The Chicago Cubs have gone from lovable losers to just plain losers. And Cubs fans and the organization are getting a taste of the downside of success: it’s much harder to have it and then lose it than to never have it at all. In 2016, Joe Maddon was the King of Chicago and The Man That Broke The Curse, leading the Cubs to their first World Series title in more than 100 years.
victims of Houston’s cheating scheme and scandal. But if anyone is primed to take advantage of the Astros’ fall from grace moving forward, it would have to be the Oakland A’s. Oakland has won 97 games in back-to-back seasons and has a young core of exciting, versatile players intact.
General manager Jerry Dipoto is essentially a day trader. Rather than setting a foundation, developing it, and watching it grow, Dipoto is in a constant state of buy-sell-buy-sell-buy. Since taking over the Seattle front office in September of 2015, Dipoto has made more than 100 individual trades. That is insane. And after winning just 68 games last season, no one can convince me that this team is somehow better off now than when Dipoto took over.
After making the playoffs five times in seven years from 2010-2016, including winning a pair of American League pennants, the Rangers have been stuck languishing in the lower tier of Major League Baseball. They were able to rebound from a dreadful 2018 with a surprising 2019 campaign. But they faded late and finished below .500 for the third straight season.
The St. Louis Cardinals play the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium (1:05 PM EST). The pitchers expected to start are Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals and Jose Urena for the Marlins. This matchup report includes odds, betting trends and a free pick against the spread.
The Chicago White Sox go up against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (4:10 PM EST). The expected starters are Lucas Giolito for the White Sox and German Marquez for the Rockies. This report has odds and your MLB predictions for todays game against the spread.
The Pittsburgh Pirates hit the road to take on the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium (1:05 PM EST). The expected starters are Derek Holland for the Pirates and Matthew Boyd for the Tigers. This Matchup report has your MLB pick of the day as well as MLB odds for the game.
The New York Yankees go up against the Philadelphia Phillies at Spectrum Field (1:05 PM EST). The expected starters are J.A. Happ for the Yankees and Aaron Nola for the Phillies. This matchup report has Vegas lines and an expert MLB pick for your daily winner.
The Los Angeles Dodgers hit the road to take on the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium (4:05 PM EST). The pitchers expected to start are Julio Urias for the Dodgers and Jordan Lyles for the Rangers. This games report has current odds, betting trends, and free picks against the spread.
The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the San Diego Padres at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick (3:10 PM EST). The starters expected to take the mound are Merrill Kelly for the Diamondbacks and Joey Lucchesi for the Padres. This Matchup report includes Vegas odds and a free baseball pick for tonight.
The Kansas City Royals take on the Los Angeles Angels at Tempe Diablo Stadium (3:10 PM EST). The pitchers expected to start are Brad Keller for the Royals and Julio Teheran for the Angels. This report includes betting odds and our expert MLB picks for todays game.
The St. Louis Cardinals take on the New York Mets at Roger Dean Stadium (1:05 PM EST). Players to watch are Pete Alonso for the Cardinals and Paul Goldschmidt for the Mets. This matchup report includes odds, betting trends and a free pick against the spread.