Free MLB Picks For Today 4/21/2022
San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Giants at Mets—Anthony DeSclafani to start for the Giants. The righthander in his first season in San Francisco started 31 games with an ERA of 3.17 and WHIP 1.09. He has worked two games this season allowing four earned runs in 8 1/3rd innings.
Strikeout rate is 23.1% with good control but ground ball rate down to 28.6%. Carlos Carrasco to throw for New York. He struggled with an ERA of 6.04 and WHIP 1.43 in his 12 starts in an injury plague 2021. In two starts on the campaign the 35 year old has allowed one earned run in 10 2/3rd innings. Giants after losing the first two of this series come off the 5-2 win on Wednesday. Play Mets -130.
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
White Sox at Guardians—Dylan Cease to start for Chicago. The righthander started 32 games in 2021 posting an ERA of 3.91 and WHIP 1.25. In two starts Cease allowed two earned runs with five walks in 10 2/3rd innings.
Zach Plesac the starter for the Guardians. A poor 2021 as the righthander started 25 games with an ERA of 4.67 and WHIP 1.20. He has worked 11 innings this year allowing two earned runs in 11 innings. He has pitched to high contact with a strikeout rate of 15.9% with the velocity dropping to 91%.
Cleveland has won the first two in this series sweeping a doubleheader on Wednesday allowing one run in each game. White Sox batting only .191 against righthanders with the Guardians batting .289. Play Cleveland +126.
New York Yankees vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Yankees at Tigers—Jordan Montgomery starter for the Yankees. The lefty started 30 games in 2021 posting an ERA of 3.83 and WHIP 1.28. In two starts this year Montgomery allowed three earned runs in 8 1/3rd innings. Strikeouts down to 16.2% with a drop in velocity.
Michael Pineda starts for Detroit. The righty has been hit with injuries. In 2021 he started 21 games posting an ERA of 3.62 and WHIP 1.23. Strikeouts and velocity did drop. He makes his 2022 debut.
Yankees have won the first two games of this series. Tigers batting .194 as a team. Both bullpens have performed well Play New York and Detroit under eight.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Blue Jays at Red Sox—Kevin Gausman the starter for the Blue Jays. The veteran in 33 starts with San Francisco last season finished with an ERA of 2.81 and WHIP 1.04 a career best in his ten seasons. In his two starts this year Gausman allowed five earned runs with fourteen strikeouts in 10 2/3rd innings.
No walks allowed but ground ball rate down to 32.3%. Tanner Houck starts for the Red Sox. The righty worked 18 games in 2021 starting 13 posting an ERA of 3.52 and WHIP 1.13.
In two starts this season Houck has allowed three earned runs with six walks in nine innings. Ground ball and strikeouts down. Blue Jays evened this series at 1-1 with the 6-1 win. Boston held to three runs in these two games. Play Toronto -115.
Minnesota Twins vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Twins at Royals—Joe Ryan the starter for Minnesota. He worked five games in his first MLB action in 2021 posting an ERA of 4.05 and WHIP 0.79. He has worked two games allowing three earned runs in ten innings. Zack Greinke to throw for KC. The veteran in two full seasons and 41 starts with the Astros finished with an ERA over four.
In two starts in 2022 Greinke allowed three earned runs in 11 innings. Strikeouts have sunk to 2.3% and maintained 89 MPH on his fastball as well as his ground ball rate. Twins have lost four of five with their 2-0 loss on Wednesday. Minnesota hitting only .199 as a team and a bullpen ERA of 5.28. Play Kansas City +104.
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Baltimore Orioles vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Orioles at Athletics—Tyler Wells starts for Baltimore. The righthander worked 44 games out of the pen in his rookie campaign in 2021 posting an ERA of 4.11 and WHIP 0.91.
In two starts this season the righthander has allowed four earned runs with four walks in 5 2/3rd innings. Strikeout rate dipped to 18.5%. Paul Blackburn to go for Oakland. Veteran in nine starts posted an ERA of 5.87 and WHIP 1.62 in 2021. He as been up and down from the Minors to Oakland since 2017.
In two starts this year Blackburn allowed two earned runs in ten innings. His strikeouts up to 26.3% and 59.3% ground ball rate with an increase in velocity. Baltimore broke their two game losing streak in this series with the 1-0 win on Wednesday. They have been held to one run in each of the three games. Both bullpens performing well and each struggling facing righthanders. Play Oakland and Baltimore under 7.5.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Diamondbacks at Nationals—Zach Davies to start for Arizona. He started 32 games with the Cubs last year posting an ERA of 5.78 and WHIP 1.60. In two starts in 2022 the veteran has allowed two earned runs in 9 1/3rd innings. Strikeouts are way down but ground balls at 52.9%.
Nationals start Josh Rogers. The lefty has bounced between the Majors and MLB since 2018. He has a career ERA of 5.30 and WHIP 1.46. In two starts this season Rogers has allowed four earned runs in 9 2/3rd innings.
He is pitching to high contact and ground ball rate of 45.2%. Diamondbacks broke a three game losing streak with their 11-2 win. Arizona is batting .139 against lefty’s. Play Arizona and Washington under nine.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Cardinals at Marlins—Jordan Hicks starts for the Cardinals. He underwent Tommy John surgery and worked ten games out of the bullpen for St Louis in 2021 posting an ERA of 5.40 and WHIP 1.50. Hicks in two appearances allowed no earned runs in four innings. He makes his first start with the team after 114 bullpen appearances. He is on a pitch count.
Pablo Lopez the starter for Miami. Lopez in 20 starts in 2021 posted an ERA of 3.07 and WHIP 1.12. He has started two games allowing one earned run in 10 1/3rd innings. Lopez has seen a dip in his strikeouts to 20%. Cardinals have won both games of this series after their 2-0 win on Wednesday. Miami has been held to one run or fewer in four of five games. Play St Louis +105.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Pirates at Cubs—Bryse Wilson to start for the Pirates. The righty in 16 starts last year posted an ERA of 5.35 and WHIP 1.45. In two starts in 2022 Wilson allowed five earned runs with two homers in 8 1/3rd innings. His strikeouts have dipped to 10.5% with walk rate of 10.5%. A career ERA of 5.54 in his 33 game career.
Mark Leiter to start for Chicago. The 31 year old spent 2021 in the minors and was last in MLB in 2019. Leiter was pounded in his first start allowing seven earned runs with four walks in 3 1/3rd innings.
Pirates were swept in a three game series at Milwaukee scoring a total of four runs. Cubs dropped two of three at home to Tampa Bay but are the betting hitting team here. Play Chicago -140.
Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 4/21/2022
Rangers at Mariners—Taylor Hearn to throw for the Rangers. He worked 42 games last season starting 11 posting an ERA of 4.66 with WHIP 1.32. In two starts the lefty allowed four earned runs in 7 2/3rd innings. The strikeout rate is 25.6% with good control and 50% ground ball rate.
Marco Gonzales to throw for Seattle. The veteran lefty started 25 games in 2021 posting an ERA of 3.96 and WHIP 1.17. In two starts Gonzales has allowed seven runs three earned with three homers in 9 innings. He still pitches to high contact but ground ball rate up to 40%.
Rangers have lost five straight after their 4-2 defeat on Wednesday. Mariners have won five of six. Mariners hit only .162 against lefty’s. Play Texas and Seattle under eight.
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