Free MLB Picks For Today 4/29/2022
San Diego Padres vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Padres at Pirates—Yu Darvish to start for San Diego. The righthander in four starts has allowed ten earned runs in 20 1/3rd innings. One bad outing where he allowed nine earned runs in 1 2/3rd innings at San Francisco. Strikeouts have dipped at 23.8% with walk rate of 10.7%. Line drives up at 22.6%.
Zach Thompson to start for the Pirates. Thompson in three starts in 2021 has surrendered seventeen runs twelve earned in ten innings. Strikeout rate down to 15.3% with 11.9% walks and line drive contact up to 25.6%.
Padres have won eight of ten after sweeping three at Cincinnati covering the run line in each game. Pirates get swept at home to Milwaukee. Play San Diego on run line -1.5 runs at -102.
Seattle Mariners vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Mariners at Marlins—Matt Brash to start for the Mariners. Brash in three starts has given up seven earned runs in 15 innings. The righty has struggled with control at 17.2% walk rate with good ground ball rate at 61.5%. Lots of soft contact with line drive rate at 15.4%.
Elieser Hernandez starting for the Marlins. The righthander has surrendered ten earned runs in 19 1/3rd innings. Strikeouts at 22.1% with ground ball rate down at 31.9%. Hernandez has been crushed by the home run ball with 3.52 per nine innings.
Mariners lost two of three at Tampa Bay with both losses low scoring one run decisions. Miami has won five straight after sweeping three at Washington. Play Seattle -112.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Red Sox at Orioles—Tanner Houck the primary pitcher for the Red Sox. Houck has appeared in four games allowing five earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings. Strikeouts down to 21% with walk rate at 11.3%. There has been an increase in velocity. Line drives up to 31.7%.
Kyle Bradish starting for the Orioles. Bradish makes his MLB debut. He has three starts in the minors allowing two earned runs in fifteen innings striking out seventeen.
Red Sox have lost eight of ten with their 1-0 road loss at Toronto. It is a four game losing streak for the Orioles. They return home losing seven of ten on their ten game road trip. Their pitching staff has been hammered the past four games. Play Boston -145.
Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Astros at Blue Jays—Jose Urquidy to start for the Astros. Urquidy in three starts has allowed nine earned runs in 14 2/3rd innings. The righthander has seen his strikeouts plummet to 11.3% with ground balls down to 25%. Home runs hurting Urquidy with 1.84 per nine innings.
Yusei Kikuchi starting for the Blue Jays. Kikuchi has started three games allowing eight runs five earned in 12 innings. The lefty has poor control with 17.5% walk rate with strikeouts way down at 15.8%. He is giving up 1.50 home runs per nine innings.
Astros have won four of five after defeating Texas 3-2. Blue Jays have won seven of nine after a 1-0 home win to Boston. Will back the better hitting lineup here. Play Toronto -120.
Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Twins at Rays—Dylan Bundy the starter for Minnesota. Bundy in three starts has given up one earned run in 15 1/3rd innings. The righthander control has improved with 1.7% walk rate with ground balls up to 46.7%. No home runs allowed.
Rays start Corey Kluber in the series opener. Kluber in three starts has allowed six earned runs in 14 2/3rd innings. Strikeouts are down to 18.8% with good ground ball rate at 40.4%. Twins have won six straight with their 7-1 win on Wednesday. Rays have won six of eight after their 2-1 home win to Seattle. Play Tampa Bay -135.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Phillies at Mets—Aaron Nola to start for Philadelphia. Nola in four starts has allowed nine earned runs in 21 2/3rd innings. Strikeout rate remains good at 29.8% with a big increase in grounders at 58%. Tylor Megill to start for New York.
Megill in four starts has allowed six earned runs in 23 innings of work. The righthander 24.7% strikeout rate and 46.8% ground balls with good control. Phillies carries a four game win streak sweeping the Rockies in four straight at home. Mets return home after winning four of six on their trip. Play New York -116.
LA Angels vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Angels at White Sox—Noah Syndergaard to start for the Angels. Syndergaard has started three games allowing four earned runs in 17 innings. Strikeouts have dipped to 16.4% but good ground ball rate at 58% and low line drives at 8%. Lucas Giolito to start for the White Sox.
Giolito has two starts giving up one earned runs in eight innings. The righthander was on the DL with an ab injury. With this short sample Giolito is striking out 44.1% but 14.7% walk rate. Angels hit the road on a three game win streak. White Sox have dropped nine of ten after losing two of three at home to KC. Play LA Angels +108.
Atlanta Braves vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Braves at Rangers—Ian Anderson takes the mound for the Braves. Anderson in three starts has given up nine runs eight earned in 13 1/3rd innings. Walk rate jumped to 15% with a 23.1% line drive rate. He is giving up 1.35 home runs per nine innings.
Spencer Howard to start for Texas as the primary pitcher. Howard in two outings allowed six earned runs with five homers in five innings. Velocity is 95.6 MPH. He struggled in 2021 with an ERA of 7.43 and WHIP 1.61 in 49 2/3rd innings starting 15 games and four from the bullpen. Rangers have been held to three runs or fewer in five of six. Play Atlanta -145.
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New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Yankees at Royals—Nestor Cortes to start for New York. Cortes in three starts has given up two earned runs in 15 2/3rd innings. Strikeout rate at 44.6% with 32.1% ground balls. Kris Bubic the starter for the Royals.
Bubic has three starts and has allowed eleven earned runs in seven innings. The lefty has seen his strikeout rate drop to 12.5% with the walk rate way up to 22.5%.
Line drive rate is 26.95 and has allowed 1.29 home runs per nine innings. New York has won eight of nine. Royals do take two of three at the White Sox. Play New York Yankees on run line -1.5 runs at -118.
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Cubs at Brewers—Kyle Hendricks to start for the Cubs. Hendricks in four starts allowed nine earned runs in 20 1/3rd innings. The righthander has seen his strikeout rate increase to 21.6% but 10.2% walk rate and line drives at 27.1%. Home runs have dropped.
Adrian Houser starts for Milwaukee. Houser in three starts allowed six earned runs in 15 1/3rd innings. Houser continues to pitch to high contact with a ground ball rate down to 38.3% and line drives up to 27.7%. Cubs have lost seven of eight struggling to score. Brewers have won eight of ten. Play Milwaukee -145.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Diamondbacks at Cardinals—Madison Bumgarner to start for Arizona. Bumgarner has four starts giving up two earned runs in 18 innings. Strikeouts have dipped down to 17.3% with 13.3% walk rate. Ground balls up to 42%. Adam Wainwright starts for St Louis. Wainwright in four starts has allowed nine earned runs in 21 innings of work.
Strikeouts are up to 24.2% with ground ball rate good at 45.2%. Cardinals took the opener of this series winning 8-3. Diamondbacks a poor hitting team Wainwright pitches well at home. Play St Louis run line -1.5 runs at +127.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Reds at Rockies—Hunter Greene to start for the Reds. Greene has started three games allowing six earned runs in 13 2/3rd innings. The righthander has posted a 26.2% strikeout rate with walk rate of 9.8%. He has been hurt by a 1.98 home run per nine innings.
Antonio Senzatela to start for the Rockies. Senzatela has three starts allowing seven earned runs in 13 1/3rd innings. Strikeouts have plummeted to 8.2% strikeout rate with ground balls down at 37.7%. He is giving up 37.7% line drives. Reds lose all three at home to San Diego losing 16 of 19. They are hitting only .195. Play Colorado -115.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Guardians at Athletics—Aaron Civale to start for the Guardians. Civale has three starts and allowed eleven earned runs in 10 1/3rd innings. The righthander ground ball rate way down to 25.7% and has been crushed by 1.74 home runs per nine innings. Walk rate at 9.3%.
Adam Oller the starter for the Athletics. Oller has started three games and allowed twelve earned runs in 9 2/3rd innings. He has pitched to high contact with control issues with a 15.4% walk rate. Righthander has allowed 3.72 home runs per nine innings.
Guardians on this trip has lost all seven. Athletics split their two at San Francisco. Oakland hits only .186 at home. Guardians hitting only .220 past seven games. Play Chicago and Oakland under seven.
Detroit Tigers vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Tigers at Dodgers—Tyler Alexander the starter for LAD. Alexander has three starts and allowed eight earned runs in ten innings. The lefty pitches to high contact with a line drive rate of 28.6%. Tyler Anderson the starter for the Dodgers.
Anderson has worked three games allowing four earned runs in 12 2/3rd innings. The lefty has seen an increase in his strikeout rate to 24% with 54.5% ground ball rate. Tigers have lost eight of ten after getting swept at Minnesota. In all Dodgers 12 wins they have covered the run line. Play LA Dodgers on run line -1.5 runs at -110.
Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 4/29/2022
Nationals at Giants—Aaron Sanchez the starter for the Nationals. Sanchez called up from the minors with one start allowed four earned runs in 4 1/3rd innings. He pitched to high contact with low swinging strikes.
Alex Wood to start for the Giants. Wood has three starts allowing for earned runs in 14 1/3rd innings. The lefty has seen his strikeout rate move up to 26.7% with ground balls at 42.1%.
Nats have lost eight straight after getting swept at home to Miami scoring five runs in the two games. They are hitting only .207 past seven games. Play Washington and San Francisco under 7.5.
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