Free MLB Picks For Today 4/23/2022
San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Giants at Nationals—Alex Wood to start for the Giants. Wood salvaged his career with a good 2021 with the Giants posting an ERA of 3.83 and WHIP 1.18 in 26 starts. In two starts this season the lefty has allowed two earned runs over 9 1/3rd innings. His strikeout rate has increased to 27.5% with a rise in velocity.
Aaron Sanchez to start for the Nationals. The veteran has bounced between the minors and MLB the past several seasons with several demotions. He has started three games in Triple A the year posting an ERA of 3.60 and WHIP 1.47. His velocity dipped considerably last year and pitched to high contact with control issues.
Giants have won seven of ten with their 7-1 win in the opener. Nationals have dropped three straight. Washington batting only .200 against lefty’s. Giants bullpen an ERA of 1.99. Play San Francisco run line -1.5 runs at -105.
Cleveland Guardians vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Guardians at Yankees—Cal Quantrill to start for Cleveland. The righthander worked 40 games last year starting 22 posting an ERA of 2.89 and WHIP 1.18. In two starts Quantrill allowed four earned runs in nine innings. The strikeout and velocity have dropped considerably. Nestor Cortes starts for the Yankees. Cortes comes off his career best season in 2021 posting an ERA of 2.90 and WHIP 1.08 in 93 innings.
In two starts the lefty has allowed no earned runs with 17 strikeouts in 9 1/3rd innings. Yankees have won three of four with their 4-1 win in the series opener. New York bullpen an ERA of 2.21. Play Cleveland and New York under 8.5.
Colorado Rockies vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Rockies at Tigers—The opener of this series was rained out on Friday. The pitching matchups remaing for Game 1 on Saturday. Antonio Senzatela to start for Colorado. The righthander had a respectable 2021 posting an ERA of 4.42 and WHIP 1.34. In two starts all at home the righthander this season allowed two earned runs in 8 1/3rd innings. No homers allowed but strikeouts low.
Tarik Skubal the starter for the Tigers. The lefty in 2021 started 29 games posted an ERA of 4.34 and WHIP 1.24. He has started twice this season allowing four earned runs in 9 2/3rd innings. Control has been good and Skubal allowing 51.6% ground balls. Rockies pounded lefty’s on the road at .348. Their bullpen has performed well. Play Colorado +116.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Pirates at Cubs—Zach Thompson to start for the Pirates. The righthander in his first MLB season posted an ERA of 3.24 and WHIP 1.1 in 75 innings with the Marlins. He has worked two games on the year allowing eight earned runs in eight innings. Control has been a major issue with a walk rate of 12.5%.
Kyle Hendricks to start for the Cubs. The veteran coming off a poor 2021 as he posted an ERA of 4.77 and WHIP 1.35 in 32 starts. Hendricks in three starts has allowed nine earned runs in 13 1/3rd innings. Control has been poor with a 13.6% walk rate with a dip in velocity.
The line drive rate ha soared up to 28.9%. Pirates have won the first two in this series. Cubs have lost four straight. Pittsburgh hitting and getting good work from their pen. Play Pittsburgh +155.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Brewers at Phillies—Adrian Houser the starter for the Brewers. The righthander put up a great 2021 posting an ERA of 3.22 and WHIP 1.28 in 26 starts. He has worked two games this season allowing three earned runs but six walks in 9 1/3rd innings. Zack Wheeler to start for the Phillies. He comes off a great 2021 campaign posting an ERA of 2.78 and WHIP 1.10 in 32 starts.
Rough start to 2022 allowing eight earned runs in 7 2/3rd innings. A major drop in velocity and strikeouts early. Phillies won the opener of this series 4-2. Philadelphia bullpen has struggled with an ERA of 4.97. Play Milwaukee +135.
Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
White Sox at Twins—Vince Velasquez to start for Chicago. The veteran has struggled in his MLB career spanning eight seasons posting an ERA of 4.94 and WHIP 1.39. He has two starts on the season allowing four earned runs in 8 2/3rd innings.
Velasquez has seen his strikeout rate drop to 17.5% and control has been bad at 15% walk rate. Velocity down. Dylan Bundy the starter for the Twins. Veteran had a poor year with the Angels in 2021 posting an ERA of 6.06 and WHIP 1.36.
In two starts Bundy has allowed one earned run in 10 1/3rd innings. Control has been good and ground ball rate up to 46.7% with line drive rate down. White Sox have lost five straight held to three runs or fewer in eight straight. They are batting only .191 against righthanders. Play Minnesota -130.
Texas Rangers vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Rangers at Athletics—Martin Perez to start for Texas. The lefthander had another bad season in 2021 posting an ERA of 4.74 and WHIP 1.51. He has worked two games on the season allowing six earned runs in eight innings. Strikeout rate has dipped and walk rate at 10.3%. Perez line drive rate has risen to 26.9%.
Frankie Montas to start for Oakland. Righthander has worked three games allowing seven earned runs in 17 1/3rd innings. Strikeout rate respectable at 25% and Montas surrendering 50% ground ball rate. Oakland dropped the opener of this series on Friday 8-1. Rangers hitting only .214 against righty’s with a bullpen ERA of 5.04. Play Oakland -125.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Blue Jays at Astros—On the hill for Toronto is Alek Manoah. The righthander worked 20 games in 2021 as a rookie finishing with an ERA of 3.22 and WHIP 1.05. In two starts Manoah has allowed two earned runs in twelve innings. The strikeout rate is 27.7% and ground ball rate up to 48.1%. Jose Urquidy starting for the Astros.
In 20 starts in 2021 the righthander posted an ERA of 3.62 and WHIP 0.99. He has started two games on the year allowing seven earned runs in nine innings. Urquidy strike out rate dropped to 10.3% and has been hurt by the home run ball. Blue Jays have won four of five with the 4-3 win in the opener. Astros have dropped six of eight as they bat only .197 as a team. Blue Jays bullpen has been good. Play Toronto -120.
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St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Cardinals at Reds—Dakota Hudson to start for the Cardinals. The righthander has started nine games the past two seasons following Tommy John surgery. He has started two games allowing six earned runs in seven innings. Hudson has been hurt this year by the home run ball.
Tyler Mahle the starter for the Reds. Mahle in 33 starts for the Reds last year posted an ERA of 3.75 and WHIP 1.23. The veteran has struggled in 2022 allowing eleven earned runs in 12 2/3rd innings. Mahle has a walk rate of 10.3% and seen a dip in velocity.
Cardinals have won three of four winning the opener of this series 4-2. It is a ten game losing streak for the Reds. They have been held to two runs or fewer in seven straight and are hitting only .176 as a team. Cardinals bullpen has been outstanding. Play St Louis -107.
Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Red Sox at Rays—Garrett Whitlock starting for the Red Sox. In his first season in the Majors last year the righthander worked 46 games out of the bullpen and posted an ERA of 1.96 and WHIP 1.10. He has seen action in four games out of the pen allowing one earned run in 9 2/3rd innings. Whitlock has a 31.4% strikeout rate with good control.
J.P. Feyereisen throws for the Rays. He worked 55 games from the pen last year posting an ERA of 2.73 and WHIP 1.23. He has pitched 5 1/3rd innings out of the bullpen allowing no runs and two hits with 3.9% strikeout rate.
Red Sox took the opener of this series in a 4-3 road win. Boston bullpen has been good sitting with an ERA of 2.98. Play Boston and Tampa Bay under eight.
Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Marlins at Braves—Elieser Hernandez to start for Miami. A career ERA of 4.65 and 1.20 in parts of five seasons in the Majors in Miami. Strikeout rate has dipped the past two seasons. Hernandez has worked two games allowing five earned runs with three homers in 10 2/3rd innings. Ian Anderson starts for the Braves. Righthander came off a strong 2021 posting an ERA of 3.58 and WHIP 1.23 in 24 starts.
Anderson has worked two games this year allowing six earned runs in 8 1/3rd innings. He did rebound in his second start holding the Paders to one run in 5 2/3rd innings. Braves take the opener 3-0. Marlins held to one run or fewer in three of four. Play Miami and Atlanta under eight.
New York Mets vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Mets at Diamondbacks—Trevor Williams to start for New York. The righthander worked 91 innings last season posting an ERA of 4.35 and WHIP 1.49. Two bullpen outings this year and Williams allowed no earned runs in 1 2/3rd innings. Humberto Castellanos to start for Arizona. The 24 year old split time with the Majors and Minors last year.
With the Diamondbacks Castellanos posted an ERA of 4.93 and WHIP 1.38. He has worked three games this season allowing two earned runs in seven innings. He is pitching to high contact and has a dip in velocity. Mets have won five of six with the win in the opener. Diamondbacks hitting only .173 as a team. New York crushing righthanders and getting good work from their bullpen. Play New York.
LA Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Dodgers at Padres—Tyler Anderson the starter for LAD. The lefty split time with the Pirates and Mariners in 2021 posting an ERA of 4.53 with WHIP 1.25. He has worked two games out of the pen this season allowing two earned runs in eight innings. Yu Darvish starting for San Diego.
In three starts the veteran has allowed ten earned runs in 14 1/3rd innings. On bad start at San Francisco where he allowed nine earned runs in 1 2/3rd innings. Good starts came against weak hitting Braves and Diamondbacks. His strikeout rate has dipped to 21% with walk rate of 9.7%.
Dodgers have won in of twelve with their 6-1 win in the opener. They have covered the run line in all nine wins. They are crushing righthanders. Play LA Dodgers -115.
Baltimore Orioles vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Orioles at Angels—Spenser Watkins to start for the Orioles. The righthander was crushed in his first season in the Majors posting an ERA of 8.07 and WHIP 1.25 in 54 2/3rd innings in 2021. He has started two games this season allowing five runs two earned over eight innings. He is pitching to extremely high contact and walk rate 11.4%.
Noah Syndergaard to throw for LAA. Syndergaard returning from Tommy John surgery has worked two games in 2022 allowing two earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings. Angels dropped the opener of this series 5-3 to the Orioles. Baltimore batting only .193 against righthanders. Play LA Angels on run line -1.5 runs at -115.
Kansas City Royals vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 4/23/2022
Royals at Mariners—Kris Bubic to start for KC. The lefthander has been mediocre in his two seasons with the Royals sitting with a career ERA of 4.57 and WHIP 1.44. He has worked two games allowing six earned runs with eight walks in five innings. Strikeout rate has dipped. Matt Brash will throw for Seattle. He entered the Minors in 2019 and put-up great numbers.
In two starts the righthander allowed four earned runs in two starts working 10 2/3rd innings. A good 26.2% strikeout rate but control an issue. A 60.9% ground ball rate with 95.8 MPH fastball. Mariners have won six of eight by winning the opener of this series 4-1. Royals batting only .206. Seattle bullpen has been good. Play Seattle -155.
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