Free MLB Picks For Today 5/8/2022
Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
White Sox at Red Sox—Dallas Keuchel to start for Chicago. The lefty in four starts allowed fourteen earned runs in 15 innings of work. Strikeout rate way down at 9.8% with 13.4% walk rate.
Velocity has dropped but strands only 51.9% of baserunners. He is allowing 1.80 home runs per nine innings. Michael Wacha to start for Boston. Wacha in five starts posts an ERA of 1.38 and WHIP 0.92.
Strikeout rate has slipped down to 19% but high walk rate of 11.0%. That leads to a FIP of 3.88 so that ERA may be rising if this isn’t corrected. He has limited his home run damage. White Sox have won five straight after their 3-1 win on Saturday.
Red Sox have dropped six of seven struggling to score. Red Sox hitting only .209 against lefty’s and their bullpen is struggling with an ERA of 3.74. Play Chicago White Sox +130.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Mets at Phillies—They play a doubleheader as rain cancels the first two games of this series. We pick from Game 1. 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.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Brewers at Braves—Aaron Ashby to start for Milwaukee. Ashby in six appearances carries an ERA of 2.33 and WHIP 1.45. The lefty a good strikeout rate of 25.9% but walk rate of 15.3%. He does allow 67.3% ground ball rate and limits home runs. Charlie Morton to start for Atlanta. Morton in five starts carries an ERA of 6.85 and WHIP 1.73.
The righthander has seen a drop in velocity and strikeouts with 15.8% rate. Control an issue with 12.3% with home runs up at 1.14 per nine innings. The teams have split the first two in this series. Brewers had won eight of nine prior to their loss on Saturday. Milwaukee getting good work out of their pen. Play Milwaukee +108.
Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Rangers at Yankees—Weather has cancelled the first two games of this series. They play two on Sunday. We pick from Game 1. Dane Dunning to start for Texas. Dunning in five starts carries an ERA of 3.81 and WHIP 1.31. He has limited home runs and strikeouts up a big at 23.4%. Good ground ball rate at 50%. Gerrit 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. Both pens with lots of rest. Play Texas and New York under seven.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Pirates at Reds—Zach Thompson to start for the Pirates. The righty in five appearances posts an ERA of 9.39 and WHIP 2.22. Thompson has been hammered by the home run ball with 2.35 allowed per nine innings. Strikeouts down to 15.9% with 12.2% walk rate.
Tyler Mahle the starter for the Reds. Mahle in six starts carries an ERA of 7.01 and WHIP 1.71. The righty has seen a big drop in strikeouts with control an issue with 11.7% walk rate. Ground ball rate way down to 32.9%. Nearly half of his baserunners score.
Reds have lost 23 of 27 after splitting their doubleheader. Cincinnati bullpen has struggled with an ERA of 5.00 and WHIP 1.48. Pirates pen and hitting better than Reds. Play Pittsburgh +116.
Kansas City Royals vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Royals at Orioles—Weather cancels games on Friday and Saturday. Daniel Lynch throws for KC. Lynch in four starts allowed nine earned runs in 21 innings of work. Strikeouts up to 22.7% with control good Home runs are an issue with 1.71 home runs per nine innings.
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.
Oakland Athletics vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Athletics at Twins—Daulton Jefferies to start for the Athletics. Jefferies in five starts carries an ERA of 4.81 and WHIP 1.32. He pitches to high contact and has a ground ball rate of 46.9%.
Chris Paddack to start for the Twins. Paddack in four starts has allowed seven earned runs in 20 innings of work. Paddack has a strikeout rate of 19.8% but has good control with 2.5% walk rate. He has not allowed a home run with excellent FIP of 1.93 which suggests lowering ERA maintaining these numbers.
Oakland has lost eight straight with their defeat on Saturday. They have scored one run or fewer in four of five games. Twins have won six of eight. Athletics batting .194 against righthanders. Play Minnesota run line -1.5 runs at +130.
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Blue Jays at Guardians—Alek Manoah to start for the Blue Jays. Manoah in five starts carries an ERA of 1.45 with WHIP 0.84. The righty a strikeout rate of 27.1% with walk rate of 6.8%. He has limited his home run damage.
Kirk McCarty starts for Cleveland. McCarty appeared in one game allowing four earned runs with two homers in three innings. He was sent to the minors where he has worked 16 2/3rd innings allowing two earned runs and striking out 15. Cleveland has won six of seven splitting a doubleheader on Saturday. Play Blue Jays on run line -1.5 runs.
Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Tigers at Astros—Wily Peralta to start for the Tigers. Peralta in six appearances allowed no runs in 8 1/3rd innings of bullpen work. This is a bullpen game for Detroit. With this small sample size the righthander has a 29.4% strikeout rate but 11.8% walks.
Jake Odorizzi to start for the Astros. Odorizzi in five starts carries an ERA of 4.15 and WHIP 1.38. Strikeouts are down to 13.2% with walk rate of 9.9%. He has limited his home run damage. Both bullpens in great form. Each lineup struggling against righthanders. Play Houston and Detroit under.
Washington Nationals vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Nationals at Angels—Erick Fedde to start for Washington. Fedde in five starts carries an ERA of 4.68 and WHIP 1.44. The righty has a walk rate of 9.2% and gets hit hard with line drive rate 26%. Patrick Sandoval to start for LAA. Sandoval in four starts allowed three earned runs in 21 innings of work.
The lefthander a good strikeout rate of 25.6% but walk rate of 10.5%. He has not allowed a home run this season which has been an issue in his career. Nationals evened this series with a win on Saturday. Prefer the Angels lineup here facing Fedde. Play LA Angels run line -1.5 runs at +105.
St Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Cardinals at Giants—Dakota Hudson to start for the Cardinals. Hudson in five starts carries an ERA of 3.16 and WHIP 1.21. He does pitch to high contact and has a walk rate of 10.6%. Ground ball rate good at 57.5%. Jakob Junis to start for the Giants.
In two appearances Junis has allowed no runs in ten innings. He started the season in the minors allowing 11 earned runs and five homers in 11 1/3rd innings. In his two Giants starts a strikeout rate of 28.6% with low walks. Giants broke a five game losing streak with their win on Saturday. Cardinals bullpen has performed well. Play St Louis.
Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Rockies at Diamondbacks—German Marquez to start for the Rockies. Marquez in five starts has an ERA of 6.92 and WHIP 1.69. Strikeouts plummeted to 15.7% but good control. Ground ball rate good at 51.6%. Home runs have hurt him with 2.08 per nine innings. Zac Gallen to start for Arizona. Gallen in four starts allowed three earned runs in 21 1/3rd innings.
The righthander a 23.5% strikeout rate and good control. He limits hard contact and not allowed home run. Rockies batting .174 against righthanders on the road. Diamondbacks hit .174 against righthanders at home. Marquez has only worked 3 2/3rd innings on the road this season. Play Colorado and Arizona under eight.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Rays at Mariners—Ryan Yarbrough to start for the Rays. Yarbrough has one appearance allowing five earned runs in 2 1/3rd innings. He was dealing with a groin injury and had rehab starts in the minors. George Kirby the starter for the Mariners.
The prospect makes his MLB debut after five starts in Triple A allowing five earned runs in 24 2/3rd innings with three homers. He struck out 32. Rays have won six straight winning the first three in this series. Mariners have lost nine of ten. Tampa Bay bullpen has been outstanding. Play Tampa Bay.
Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Marlins at Padres—Trevor Rogers to start for the Marlins. Rogers in five starts carries an ERA of 6.14 and WHIP 1.50. Strikeouts have plummeted to 18.6% with 11.3% walk rate. A 24.2% line drive rate. Joe Musgrove the starter for San Diego. Musgrove in five starts carries an ERA of 1.97 and WHIP 0.91.
Strikeout rate 26.8% and good swinging strike out rate of 14%. Control outstanding. Marlins broke a six game losing streak winning on Saturday. Padres had won seven of nine prior to that defeat. Play San Diego on run line -1.5 runs at +135.
LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2022
Dodgers at Cubs—Walker Buehler the starter for LAD. Buehler has an ERA of 2.12 and WHIP 1.11 in his five starts. The righthander has seen a dip in strikeouts at 21.6% but control good. Velocity at 95 MPH with limited home run damage. Marcus Stroman to start for Chicago. Stroman in five starts carries an ERA of 5.13 and WHIP 1.18.
The righthander has a rise in home runs with 1.37 per nine innings. Strikeout rate at 20.4%. Dodgers have won five straight sweeping the Cubs in a doubleheader on Saturday. Chicago has lost seven of eight. LAD bullpen has been outstanding with ERA of 2.47 and WHIP 0.89.
In the Dodgers 18 wins they have covered the run line in each game so if you handicap them to win take the run line. Play LA Dodgers run line -1.5 runs.
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