Free MLB Picks For Today 5/6/2022
LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Dodgers at Cubs—Starting for LAD will be Tyler Anderson in the series opener. Anderson in four appearances has allowed five earned runs in 17 2/3rd innings.
Strikeout rate of 21.4% with good control. He has limited home run damage and gets 43.8% ground balls. Drew Smyly to start for the Cubs. Smyly in four starts has allowed six earned runs in 19 1/3rd innings. He has been hurt by the home run ball with 1.86 per nine innings.
Strikeout rate down but good control with 3.8% walk rate. Dodgers hit the road winning four of five on their home stand. Cubs have lost seven of nine dropping two at home to the White Sox. Dodgers bullpen has put up great numbers. Dodgers in their 16 wins have covered run line each game. Play LAD run line -1.5 runs.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Pirates at Reds—JT Brubaker to start for Pittsburgh. Brubaker in five starts carries an ERA of 6.20 and WHIP 1.52. The righty has struggled with poor control with a 12.8% walk rate and only 52.2% left on base rate.
Connor Overton starting for Cincinnati. Overton started one game allowing one earned run and three hits in 5 1/3rd innings. He worked nineteen innings in Triple A this year posting an ERA of 2.84 and WHIP 0.95 striking out 22 and walking only two. Pirates had dropped six of seven until taking the series finale against the Tigers.
Reds have dropped 21 of 24. Pirates are not hitting, and Reds showing life at plate and have a good prospect on mound. Play Cincinnati +102.
Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Royals at Orioles-Carlos Hernandez to start for KC. Hernandez in four starts has allowed twelve earned runs in 18 innings of work. The righthander has struggled with a 9.5% strikeout rate and 11.9% walk rate. Velocity is down.
Jordan Lyles the starter for Baltimore Lyles in five starts carries an ERA of 4.50 and WHIP 1.62. Lyles has seen a drop in velocity and strikeouts. Walk rate 8.4% and line drives at 24.1%. Home runs have been an issue for Lyles in recent seasons.
KC has lost seven of ten with their 10-0 loss at home to St Louis on Wednesday. Orioles split their four game home series with the Twins. Royals bullpen has struggled with an ERA of 4.85 with WHIP 1.46. Play Baltimore -115.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Mets at Phillies—Max Scherzer to start for the Mets. Scherzer in five starts carries an ERA of 2.61 with WHIP 0.81. The veteran has a 35.9% strikeout rate with 94 MPH fastball. A very good 83.3% of his baserunners are stranded.
Kyle Gibson throws for the Phillies. Gibson in five starts carries an ERA of 2.93 and WHIP 1.08. Strikeouts at a career high of 23.2% as are swinging strike percentage ta 14.5%. Control an issue with a walk rate of 10.7%.
Mets take the opener with a monster ninth inning comeback in their 8-7 win. Four straight defeats for Philadelphia. Play New York -136.
Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Rangers at Yankees—Glen Otto starts for Texas. Otto in two starts has allowed three earned runs in 9 1/3rd innings. He started the year in the minors allowing no earned runs with nine strikeouts in seven innings. With this short sample Otto has a 27% strikeout rate with 8.1% walk rate.
Gerritt Cole to start for New York. Cole in five starts carries an ERA of 3.00 with WHIP 1.17. His strikeout rate sits at 27% but walk rate 10% and line drive at a career high 25.8%. The righthander does a good job of working out of trouble with left of base rate of 84.7%.
Rangers have won four straight after sweeping Philadelphia in a four game series. Yankees had their nine game win streak snapped in a 2-1 loss at Toronto. Texas hits only .207 against righthanders but getting good work from their pen. Yankees pen putting up elite numbers. Play Texas and New York under seven.
Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
White Sox at Red Sox—Vince Velasquez the starter for Chicago. Velasquez in four starts has allowed nine earned runs in 17 2/3rd innings. The righthander has seen a small dip in walk rate but line drive rate up to 23.1%. Strikeouts good at 24.1%.
Nathan Eovaldi to start for the Red Sox. Eovalid in five starts carries an ERA of 2.51 with WHIP 0.94. Strikeout rate up to 28.1% with walk rate good at 2.6%. Ground balls solid at 44.9% with velocity at 96.8 MPH. White Sox have won four of five with the Red Sox dropping four of five. Chicago is batting only .205 against righthanders. Play Boston and Chicago under 8.5.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Blue Jays at Guardians—Kevin Gausman to start for the Blue Jays. Gausman in five starts carries an ERA of 2.27 with WHIP 0.98. The righthander an elite strikeout rate of 33.6% with no walks and homers allowed in 31 2/3rd innings. 22% swinging strike rate.
Shane Bieber to start for Cleveland. Bieber in five starts carries an ERA of 2.45 with WHIP 0.95. He has seen his strikeouts dip down to 25.4% with good control. Velocity has dropped 2 MPH. Blue Jays have lost three of four with their 6-5 defeat in the opener. Guardians carry a five game win streak. Play Toronto and Cleveland under 6.5.
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Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Brewers at Braves—Eric Lauer to start for the Brewers. Lauer in four starts has allowed five earned runs in 23 1/3rd innings. The lefty an elite strikeout rate of 36.6% with walk rate of 5.4%. Velocity up to 94 MPH.
Huascar Ynoa to throw for the Braves. Ynoa in two starts has allowed ten earned runs in 6 2/3rd innings. He was demoted to the minors where he started two games and allowed four earned runs in 11 2/3rd innings. Walk rate at 16.2% with 2.7 home runs per nine innings.
Brewers have won nine of ten after their 10-5 win at home to Cincinnati. Braves lost four of seven on their road trip to Texas and Mets. Play Milwaukee.
Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Athletics at Twins—Zach Logue to start for Oakland. Logue worked one game in relief allowing no runs in 1 1/3rd innings. He started the year in Triple A with four starts posting an ERA of 5.63 and WHIP 1.81. Five homers allowed in sixteen innings.
Josh Winder to start for Minnesota. Winder has worked four games allowing four earned runs in 16 1/3rd innings. The righthander has a 19.7% strikeout rate with 94.6 MPH on the fastball.
Athletics leave home after losing six straight to the Guardians and Rays. Twins split their four game series with the Orioles. Athletics batting only .200 against righthanders. Play Minnesota run line -1.5 runs at +126.
Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Tigers at Astros—Beau Brieske the starter for the Tigers. Brieske in two starts allowed four earned runs in ten innings. He started the season in Triple A where the worked ten innings allowing fie earned runs with two homers. With this short sample pitching to high contact with a strikeout rate of 15% and walk rate 10%. He is giving up 2.70 home runs per nine innings.
Luis Garcia the starter for the Astros. Garcia in four starts allowed ten earned runs in 21 2/3rd innings. Strikeout rate down and home runs up at 2.08 per nine innings. Tigers dropped the opener of this series 3-2.
Astros have won eight of ten. Both bullpens outstanding numbers on the year. Neither team doing a good job hitting righthanders. Play Detroit and Houston under eight.
Washington Nationals vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Nationals at Angels—Joan Adon to start for Washington. Adon in five starts has an ERA of 7.3 and WHIP 1.67. He has struggled with an 11.7% walk rate and 1.54 home run per nine innings. Jaime Barria the starter for the Angels. Barria in four relief appearances has allowed three earned runs in 11 2/3rd innings.
Strikeout rate up and walk rate down. He is surrendering 1.54 home runs per nine innings. Nationals drop the final two games at Colorado after their 9-7 loss on Thursday. Angels take two of three in Boston with their 8-0 win. Adon form too bad to back. Play LA Angels.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Rockies at Diamondbacks—Chad Kuhl the starter for Colorado. Kuhl in four starts allowed five earned runs in 23 2/3rd innings. The righthander a strikeout rate of 19.3% and working out of jams with a left of base rate of 87.2%. Batted balls in play just .177.
Merrill Kelly to start for Arizona. Kelly in five starts has an ERA of 1.27 with WHIP 1.02. Strikeout rate up to 22.8% with no homers allowed. A rise also in velocity. Rockies batting .154 against righty’s on the road. Arizona batting .158 at home. Play Colorado and Arizona under 8.5.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Rays at Mariners—Josh Fleming to start for Tampa Bay. Fleming in five games has an ERA of 6.32 and WHIP 1.85. The lefty allowing .396 batted balls in play. Strikeouts are up to 20.5% rate but 7.7% walk rate. Home run fly ball rate at 20%. This points to location issues.
Logan Gilbert to start for Seattle. Gilbert in five starts carries an ERA of 0.64 and WHIP 0.93. Strike out rate is 24.8% with 95.4 MPH velocity. Rays have won four straight on this trip with their 4-3 win in the opener. Mariners have lost eight of nine struggling to score runs. Both bullpens performing well. Play Seattle and Tampa Bay under seven.
Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Marlins at Padres—Sandy Alcantara to start for Miami. Alcantara in five starts has an ERA of 2.90 and WHIP 1.29. The righthander a strikeout rate of 21% and velocity 97.3 MPH.
Yu Darvish to start for San Diego. Darvish in five starts has an ERA of 4.44 and WHIP 1.18. His strikeouts are down and walk rate up to 9%. Marlins have lost five straight. Padres have won six of eight. Play San Diego -122.
St Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 5/6/2022
Cardinals at Giants—Jordan Hicks to start for St Louis. Hicks in five appearances has an ERA of 3.65 and WHIP 1.22. Strikeout rate good at 26% but control an issue with 16% walk rate. His fastball is clocked at 98.6 MPH but needs to locate better with 1.46 home run per nine innings.
Alex Cobb to start for the Giants. Cobb in three starts allowed six earned runs in ten innings. With this short sample a strikeout rate of 28% and walk rate 10%. Cardinals have won three of four with their 7-1 win in the opener. Giants have lost six of seven. Past three games held to one run each game. Play St Louis.
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