Betting on Major League Baseball this late in the season can be difficult if you don’t know the mindset of the teams that you are betting on. This is why it is important to do your research and try to pick your spots when betting on the Boys of Summer.

Here are the Free MLB Picks for Saturday August 16th

Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers

The Seattle Mariners are starting to fade away in the playoffs as they are now 7.5 games out of first place in the American League West.  They trail both the Athletics and the Angels and it does not look good, but they do have a shot of getting the A.L. Wildcard. One of the teams that they are fighting for the Wildcard is the Detroit Tigers. In fact only one half games separate these two teams in the race for the playoffs. In a game of this magnitude look for a hard fought game with a playoff atmosphere and this often indicates a low scoring game. It helps that both Felix Hernandez and David Price will face off and both are capable of throwing a shutout. The under is 21-5-4 in Mariners last 30 games when they face a left-handed starter and this game will go under the posted total.

Free Pick: Seattle Mariners at Detroit Tigers under 6.5

Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays had such high hopes when the season started and they jumped off to a quick start by Mark Buehrle. Those days are long gone and now the Jays are struggling at the wrong time as the Baltimore Orioles are catching fire. They Jays have lost seven of the last tean games that they have played and the pitching has failed them. Buehrle is partly to blame allowing 18 earned runs in his last five starts. John Danks goes for the White Sox and he has been awful this season and of late posting an ERA over 9 in his last three trips to the mound. The over is 11-4 in White Sox last 15 home games when they play a team with a winning record and 5-2-1 in Buehrles last 8 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150. Both pitchers get lit up and this game soars over the total.

Free Pick: Toronto Blue Jays at Chicago White Sox Over 9 -105

Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians

As mentioned in the pick above, the Baltimore Orioles are on fire and they are on top of the American league. On Saturday they face the Indians a team that is now 5.5 games out of the Wildcard. Ubaldo Jimenez starts for the O’s and you think he would be excited to face his former team, but the last time he faced the Tribe he allowed five earned runs in just four innings. The O’s historically struggle in this park as they are 15-35 in the last 50 meetings in Cleveland. The Tribe stays in the hunt for a wildcard with a win against the Orioles.

Free Pick: Cleveland Indians -115