Free MLB Picks For Today 5/22/2021
Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
White Sox at Yankees—MLB pick is Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees to play under the total of seven runs. Starting for New York will be Gerrit Cole. The righthander in his nine starts has an ERA of 2.03 and WHIP of 0.78. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight of nine starts. Dylan Cease throws for Chicago. Cease in his past four starts has allowed three earned runs in 23 2/3rd innings. Both bullpens have performed well as in their past ten games White Sox ERA of 3.25 and Yankees at 2.64. On the year teams hitting only .185 on the Yankees pen with a WHIP of 1.02.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Diamondbacks at Rockies—MLB free pick is Colorado Rockies -105 odds. Antonio Senzatela gets the start for the Rockies. The righthander has faced the Diamondbacks twice this year allowing three earned runs in 12 2/3rd innings of work. He held the Reds to one run and four hits in seven innings in his last start. Madison Bumgarner throws for Arizona. In his two starts against the Rockies this year the veteran allowed six earned runs in ten innings pitched. Diamondbacks 9-18 on the road with the Rockies a winning record at home when this series began. Rockies do a great job of hitting lefty’s at home with a .311 batting average. Diamondbacks as they open this series is hitting only .202 past ten games. They had been held to two runs or fewer in five straight and eight of nine to open this series. Play Colorado -105.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Astros at Rangers—Free pick is Houston Astros on the run line -1.5 runs at -103 odds. On the hill for Houston will be Lance McCullers Jr. The righthander in his past three starts has allowed four earned runs in 20 innings of work. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his eight starts. In his past three starts against Texas the righthander has allowed no earned runs in seventeen innings of work. Jordan Lyles counters for the Rangers. Lyles in his four home starts has allowed 16 earned runs in 17 innings of work. As they opened this series the Astros had won eight of nine with the Rangers losing nine of ten. Past ten games Astros hitting .311 and Rangers .186. Play Houston Run Line -1.5 runs at -103.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Orioles at Nationals—MLB pick is Baltimore Orioles +140 odds. Starting for Baltimore is Bruce Zimmermann. The lefty has allowed three earned runs or fewer in five of his six starts. Jon Lester throws for the Cubs. Nine earned runs allowed in his past three starts working 16 1/3rd innings. He has seen a dip in his strikeouts and velocity. As this series opened the Orioles had won 11 of their 19 on the road and the Nationals had a losing record at home. Washington has lost eight of twelve as they opened this weekend series. Play Baltimore +140.
New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Mets at Marlins—MLB free pick is Miami Marlins -105. On the hill for Miami is Pablo Lopez. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his past six games. Joey Lucchesi is the expected starter for New York. A brutal three starts for Lucchesi as he allowed 12 earned runs in 8 2/3rd innings of work. Pete Alonso did miss Friday’s games with a wrist injury. As they opened this series New York had dropped four of six with the Marlins winning five of eight. Past five games Mets hitting only .188. Play Miami -105.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Pirates at Braves—Free pick is Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves to play over the total of nine runs. On the hill for Pittsburgh is Mitch Keller. The righthander has had struggles in his past six starts has allowed 22 earned runs in 24 2/3rd innings. Last year he had nearly a 21% walk rate and this year it is 13%. Teams batting .289 on Keller. Bryse Wilson starting for the Braves. Wilson in his three home games has an ERA of 6.23. He pitches to high contact and teams batting .324 on him. Past ten games Braves bullpen ERA sits with an ERA of 6.27. Play Pittsburgh and Atlanta over nine.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Brewers at Reds—MLB pick is Cincinnati Reds -135. Starting for Cincinnati will be Sonny Gray. The veteran has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his six starts. He has pitched well against the Brewers in his career. Brett Anderson counters for the Brewers. Past three starts the lefthander has allowed seven earned runs in seven innings. Past ten games Brewers hitting only .204. Reds hit well at home where they average 6.41 runs per game. In that period of time Brewers bullpen sits with an ERA of 6.00. Play Cincinnati -135.
Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Tigers at Royals—MLB free pick is Detroit Tigers +125. Starting for the Tigers will be Matthew Boyd. The lefty in his eight starts has and ERA of 2.45 and WHIP of 0.97. In his two starts against KC this season the lefty has allowed one earned run over fourteen innings. Brady Singer counters for the Royals. Singer faced the Tigers eleven days ago surrendering four earned runs in 3 1/3rd innings. Past three starts singer has allowed nine earned runs in 15 1/3rd innings. Tigers opened this series winning eight of their past ten. In that period of time, they are hitting .280 against righthanders and their bullpen ERA is 3.75. Royals in that period hitting only .217 as a team. Play Detroit +125.
Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Twins at Indians—Free pick is Minnesota Twins +155. On the hill for Cleveland is Shane Bieber. Past four starts the righthander has allowed twelve runs eleven earned in 23 1/3rd innings. Kenta Maeda counters for the Twins. Maeda has allowed three earned runs or fewer in six of his eight starts. Twins have a modest two game win streak after their 10-0 win in the opener. Indians have now dropped five of their past seven. Cleveland is batting only .212 as a team. Play Minnesota +155.
Chicago Cubs vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Cubs at Cardinals—MLB pick is St Louis Cardinals -110. Miles Mikolas gets the start for St Louis. He returns off the DL with good rehab outing. The righthander has pitched well against the Cubs in his career. Adbert Alzolay throws for the Cubs. Past two starts the righthander has allowed six earned runs with four homers in eleven innings. As they opened this series the Cardinals had a winning record at home and the Cubs had dropped 12 of 18. Alzolay gives up homers and the Cardinals have power sitting ninth in the league. Play St Louis -110.
Boston Red Sox vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Red Sox at Phillies—MLB free pick is Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies to play over the total of nine runs. Getting the start for Boston will be Nathan Eovaldi. The righthand has struggled as in his past six starts has allowed 21 earned runs in 32 2/3rd innings. Chase Anderson counters for Philadelphia. The righthander has been hit surrendering 19 earned runs in his past 19 1/3rd innings. Red Sox crushed Anderson in his three starts last year for eleven runs ten earned in 12 innings. Red Sox past five games batting .314 against righthanders. At home Phillies have a bullpen ERA over five. Red Sox bullpen numbers worse on the highway. Play Boston and Philadelphia over nine.
LA Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Dodgers at Giants—Free pick is LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants to play under the total of 7.5 runs. Starting for LAD will be Walker Buehler. The righthander has pitched well against the Giants in his career. He comes off a great outing at home to Arizona allowing no runs and one hit over seven innings. Buehler limits baserunners with a WHIP of 0.88. Nick Tropeano is the expected starter. He was called up from the minors and expected to toss some innings here because of injuries to Webb and Sanchez. LA bullpen past ten games has an ERA of 1.10 with teams batting .140 against them. At home Giants bullpen has performed well. LA dealing with major injuries to key hitters in Bellinger, Seager and Pollock. Play Dodgers and Giants under 7.5.
Seattle Mariners vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Mariners at Padres—MLB pick is San Diego Padres on the run line -1.5 runs at +106 odds. On the hill for San Diego is Ryan Weathers. The lefthander in his four starts has an ERA of 1.26 and WHIP of 0.69. As they opened this series the Padres had won six straight and nine of ten with seven wins by two or greater runs. Padres bullpen at home has been good with an ERA of 2.21 and WHIP of 0.95. Justus Sheffield goes for the Mariners. Sheffield in his past four starts has given up fourteen runs 12 earned in 22 1/3rd innings of work. Mariners are hitting only .177 against lefthanders. Play San Diego on run line -1.5 runs at +106.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Rays at Blue Jays—MLB free pick is Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays to play over the total of 9.5 runs. Starting for Tampa Bay will be Shane McClanahan. The lefty in his past two starts has allowed seven earned runs with two homers over 9 1/3rd innings. Robbie Ray counters for the Blue Jays. Ray has surrendered ten earned runs in his past three starts tossing 17 2/3rd innings. Rays have played to over six straight. On the road they average six runs per game. Toronto is over in four of five and they push across six runs per game at home. Past five games Rays hitting .349 and Blue Jays .344. Play Tampa Bay and Toronto over 9.5.
Oakland Athletics vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2021
Athletics at Angels—Free pick is Oakland Athletics -115 odds. Starting for Oakland will be Chris Bassitt. The righthander has allowed two earned runs or fewer in six of his past seven starts. Patrick Sandoval is the expected starter as indications are Dylan Bundy moves to Sunday. Sandoval has one start and three bullpen appearances this year. He has an ERA over five and that is where it has been in parts of three seasons in the Majors. Past seven games Athletics have done a great job of hitting lefthanders. In that period Angels hitting only .198 against righthanders. LAA are without Mike Trout. Angels bullpen on the season has an ERA near five and Sandoval a reliever isn’t expected to go fare here. Play Oakland -115.