Here are the Free MLB Picks for Wednesday August 20th:
Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals
The Arizona Diamondbacks are not known as an offensive juggernaut. They have enough trouble hitting the ball this season, but it will get even harder with Bill Welke working the game as an umpire. The under is 11-4 in Welkes last 15 games behind home plate overall and 10-4-1 in Welkes last 15 games behind home plate when he is working a game with Arizona. Strictly a play on the umpire as this will be a low scoring game.
Free Pick: Arizona Diamondbacks at Washington Nationals Under 7 +100
Texas Rangers at Miami Marlins
The Texas Rangers are having an awful season and the reason for their collapse is due to a lack of strong starting pitching. In an early afternoon start in South Beach against the Marlins, they will be hard pressed to get another good outing. They are starting Nicholas Martinez and he has an ERA of over 6.00 in his last three starts. The over is 6-1 in Rangers last 7 interleague road games and the over is 10-3-2 in Marlins last 15 games as a home favorite of -151 to -200. The over is 6-1 in the last 7 meetings between these teams and this game will go over the total again.
Free Pick: Texas Rangers at Miami Marlins Over 8 +100
Over 8 +100
LA Angels at Boston Red Sox
The Boston Red Sox are not going to repeat as champions and they will miss the playoffs. They are finishing out the string but still have a chance to play spoiler when they face the Angels on Wednesday afternoon. The Sox will start Clay Buchholz and he is the remaining true starter in this rotation that is not auditioning for a roster spot next season. He has won five of this last eight starts against the Halos and he has the ability to shut a team down. The Red Sox are 37-15 in Buchholz's last 52 starts with 4 days of rest and 49-20 in Buchholz's last 69 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance.
Free Pick: Boston Red Sox +125