Free MLB Picks For Today 4/20/2022
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Pirates at Brewers—Mitch Keller to throw for the Pirates. The righthander struggled in 2021 with an ERA of 6.17 and WHIP 1.79 in 23 starts. It has been a rough start to the year for Keller by allowing eight earned runs with five walks in 7 2/3rd innings. Control has been an issue with double digit walk rate the past three seasons.
Keller pitches to high contact. Brandon Woodruff starting for the Brewers. He posted a career high 2.56 ERA with WHIP of 0.96 last year. In two starts this year Woodruff has allowed seven earned runs in 8 2/3rd innings. But a better second start giving up no runs in five innings.
Brewers have won three straight after their 5-2 win in Game 2 of this series. Milwaukee getting good work from their pen. Play Milwaukee run line -1.5 runs at -113.
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
White Sox at Guardians—Rain postponed the Monday and Tuesday’s games. A doubleheader on Wednesday and we pick from Game 1. Dallas Keuchel the starter for Chicago. The veteran posted a poor season in 2021 with an ERA 5.28 and WHIP 1.54. Keuchel saw his strikeout rate drop to 13.2% and 8.2% walk rate. His home runs jumped to 1.39 per 9 innings.
Cleveland goes with Shane Bieber. Great past three season for the righthander with an ERA of 3.28 and WHIP 1.11 in this period. His strikeout rate has ben over 30% in those three seasons and limited home runs. Two starts all on the road this year with Bieber allowing three earned runs over ten innings.
White Sox have won six of eight. Guardians come off dropping all three at home to San Francisco held to four runs total. White Sox hit .196 against righty’s and Guardians .218 against lefty’s. Play Chicago and Cleveland under eight in Game 1.
Atlanta Braves vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Braves at Dodgers—Charlie Morton to start for Atlanta. The righthander came off a strong 2021 with an ERA of 3.34 and WHIP 1.04 in 33 starts. In two starts the righty has allowed seven earned runs with four walks in 10 1/3rd innings.
Tony Gonsolin to start for LAD. Gonsolin worked 55 2/3rd innings in 2021 finishing with an ERA of 3.23 and WHIP 1.35. In two starts the righthander has allowed one earned run in seven innings. Braves evened this series with the 3-1 win on Tuesday. LAD has been pounding righthanders this season. Play LA Dodgers -134.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Phillies at Rockies—Zach Eflin to throw for the Phillies. The righty has a career ERA of 4.55 and WHIP 1.32 in his seven seasons with the Phillies. In two starts Eflin has allowed four earned runs in eight innings. He has struggled on the road the past three seasons with an ERA of 5.51 and WHIP 1.39. German Marquez to start for the Rockies.
Marquez has survived in Colorado for six full seasons posting a career ERA of 4.27 with WHIP 1.27. In two starts all at home the righthander has allowed five earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings. Phillies have lost seven of eight with their 6-5 loss on Tuesday. Rockies getting great work from their bullpen. Play Colorado +100.
Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Reds at Padres-Vladimir Gutierrez the starter for the Reds. The righthander in his rookie campaign posted an ERA of 4.74 and WHIP 1.41 in 22 starts. Both starts were on the road and Gutierrez allowed five earned runs with five walks in 8 1/3rd innings. MacKenzie Gore the starter for the Padres. The lefty in his MLB debut allowed two earned runs and three hits over 5 1/3rd innings at home to Atlanta.
High strikeout numbers in his six seasons in the Minors. Reds have lost eight straight with their 6-2 defeat on Tuesday. They have been held to two or fewer runs in five straight. Reds are batting .177 as a team with bullpen struggles. Play San Diego run line -1.5 runs at +105.
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Yankees at Tigers—Luis Severino the starter for New York. Due to Tommy John surgery the righthander has been limited to 18 innings the past two seasons. Severino in two starts allowed two earned runs with eleven strikeouts in eight innings. He is allowing 52.4% ground balls and a career high 97.7 MPH fast ball.
Eduardo Rodriguez the starter for Detroit. He had a poor 2021 season with Boston posting an ERA of 4.74 and WHIP 1.39. In two starts the lefty has allowed ten runs five earned with five walks over 7 2/3rd innings.
New York hitting only .197 against lefty’s. Rodriguez did pitch well against the Yankees last season. Tigers pen has performed well. Play Detroit +150.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Cardinals at Marlins—Miles Mikolas the starter for the Cardinals. Nine starts in 2021 back from injury posted an ERA of 4.23 and WHIP 1.21. The righthander in two starts has allowed three earned runs in 10 1/3rd innings. He does pitch to high contact but only 15.6% line drive rate.
Sandy Alcantara to throw for the Marlins. The righthander started 33 in 2021 posting an ERA 3.19 and WHIP 1.07. He has worked two games allowing four earned run and six walks over 11 1/3rd innings. Cardinals have won three of four after their 5-1 win in the opener. St Louis bullpen an ERA of 2.14. Play St Louis +116.
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Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Diamondbacks at Nationals—Merrill Kelly the starter for the Diamondbacks. In 2021 the righthander finished with an ERA of 4.44 and WHIP 1.29. Two starts and Kelly has allowed no runs with thirteen strikeouts in 9 1/3rd innings. He is surrendering 52.4% ground ball rate.
Erick Fedde the starter for Washington. Poor 2021 for Fedde with an ERA of 5.47 and WHIP 1.44. Two starts for Fedde on the campaign allowing four earned runs in ten innings.
Nationals swept the Diamondbacks in their doubleheader on Tuesday. D’Backs have played to under in six of seven. Team is batting only .155 and Nationals also struggle at the plate. Play Arizona and Washington under 8.5.
LA Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Angels at Astros—Shohei Ohtani to start for LAA. In 23 starts in 2021 the righthander posted an ERA of 3.18 and WHIP 1.09. In two starts on the campaign the righthander has allowed seven earned runs in 8 1/3rd innings.
Strikeout rate has been 35.9% with the fastball hitting 97.7 MPH. Jake Odorizzi the starter for the Astros. The veteran rebounded in 2021 posting an ERA of 4.21 and WHIP 1.25 in 23 starts. Odorizzin has worked two games surrendering six earned runs in 8 1/3rd innings.
Strikeouts only 7.3% on the season and the ground balls have fallen to 27.3%. There has also been a dip in velocity. Angels have won six of eight with their 7-2 win on Tuesday to even this series. Astros batting only .209 as a team. Play LA Angels -136.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Blue Jays at Red Sox—Jose Berrios the starter for Toronto. The righthander in 2021 posted an ERA of 3.52 and WHIP 1.06 in 32 starts. He has worked two games on the season allowing seven earned runs with five walks and two homers over 5 1/3rd innings.
Nick Pivetta to start for Boston. In 2021 the veteran started 30 games for Boston posting an ERA of 4.53 and WHIP 1.30. In two starts Pivetta has surrendered eight earned runs with three homers over 7 2/3rd innings. His strikeout rate has fallen to 17.1% with 14.3% walk rate. He has also saw his ground ball rate drop to 25%.
Red Sox has won three of four with their 2-1 win on Tuesday. Berrios form makes is difficult to lay a high price. Play Boston +120.
San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Giants at Mets—Carlos Rodon to start for the Giants. The lefty in 24 starts in 2021 had an ERA of 2.37 and WHIP 0.96. In his two starts the lefty has allowed two earned runs with 21 strikeouts in 12 innings. His velocity has risen to 97.2 MPH on his fastball.
Chris Bassitt to throw for the Mets. Bassitt started 27 games for Oakland last year and posted an ERA of 3.15 with WHIP 1.06.
In two starts the righthander has allowed one earned run with fourteen strikeouts in 12 innings. Mets swept both games of their doubleheader on Tuesday. New York is hitting only .208 against lefty’s. Play Giants and Mets under seven.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Rays at Cubs—Drew Rasmussen to start for Chicago. The righty worked 76 innings last year for the Rays and posted an ERA of 2.84 with WHIP 1.08. In two appearances Rasmussen allowed five earned runs with five strikeouts in nine innings. The velocity has dipped a bit as did his ground ball rate.
Marcus Stroman to throw for the Cubs. The veteran logged in 33 starts in 2021 posting an ERA of 3.02 with WHIP 1.15. In two starts the righthander has allowed six earned runs in nine innings. Rays evened this series with the 6-5 win on Tuesday. Play Chicago -105.
Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Twins at Royals—Chris Paddack to start for Minnesota. Rough season for the righthander in San Diego in 2021 posting an ERA of 5.07 with WHIP 1.26 in 22 starts. He faced the Dodgers in his opener surrendering three earned runs in four innings. He has seen his strikeout rate dip every year after his rookie campaign. His velocity fell 2.7 MPH on his fastball in his opening outing.
Daniel Lynch the starter for the Royals. The lefty in his rookie campaign with the Royals posted an ERA of 5.69 with WHIP 1.63 in fifteen starts. He was pounded in his opening appearance giving up six earned runs with three homers over five innings at St Louis.
Royals won the opener of this series 4-3 at home to the Twins. Minnesota batting .191 against lefty’s and their bullpen sits with an ERA of 5.28 and WHIP 1.63. Play Kansas City +112.
Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2022
Rangers at Mariners—Dane Dunning to start for the Rangers. He started 25 games in 2021 and produced an ERA of 4.51 with WHIP 1.44. Home and away splits had a wide variance favoring home games. He has worked two games on the campaign allowing five earned runs over 8 2/3rd innings.
Logan Gilbert starts for the Mariners. In his rookie campaign in 2021 the righthander posted an ERA of 4.68 with WHIP 1.17. He produced a 25.4% strikeout rate and had good control. In his two starts Gilbert has allowed one earned run over ten innings. Rangers have lost six of seven dropping the opener of this series 6-2. Play Seattle -145.
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