Free MLB Picks For Today 5/14/2022
San Francisco Giants vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Giants at Cardinals—Jakob Junis to start for San Francisco. Junis In three outings has allowed two earned runs in 15 innings of work. He spent time in the minors after poor seasons in KC. He had three minor league starts this year and allowed 11 earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings with five homers.
Dakota Hudson to start for St Louis. Hudson in six starts posts an ERA of 3.56 and WHIP 1.32. He pitches to high contact with a 14.2% strikeout rate and walks 11.8%. His FIP is 5.32 indicating a possible rise in his ERA if these numbers continue. Giants have won six straight with their 8-2 win on Friday. Cardinals have dropped five of six. Play San Francisco -102.
San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves—Sean Manaea to start for San Diego. Manaea in six starts carries an ERA of 3.75 and WHIP 1.11. The lefty posts a strikeout rate of 25.9% and walks 8.2%. Velocity has dropped nearly 2 MPH.
Charlie Morton on the mound for Atlanta. Morton in six starts has an ERA of 5.65 and WHIP 1.64. The veteran has seen a dramatic drop in strikeouts with walks way up at 12.7%. Ground ball rate dropped as well. Padres have won six of eight with their 11-6 win in the opener. Play San Diego +112.
LA Angels vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Angels at Athletics—Jhonthan Diaz to start for LAA. Diaz in one appearance allowed no earned runs in five innings. He pitched 13 innings in his first season in the Majors last year posting an ERA of 4.15 and WHIP 1.38. In four minor league starts this year the lefty had an ERA of 1.96 with WHIP 0.96. He struck out 18 and walked 10 in 23 minor league innings this year.
Paul Blackburn to start for Oakland. Blackburn in six starts has an ERA of 1.74 and WHIP 0.87. The righthander has seen an increase in strikeouts at 22.6% and big decrease in walk rate to 2.6%. Swinging strike way up as well. Blackburn does limit home run damage. Angels have won seven of nine with their 2-0 win on Friday. Play LA Angels and Oakland under eight.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Orioles at Tigers—Bruce Zimmermann expected to start for Baltimore. Zimmermann in six starts has an ERA of 2.67 and WHIP 1.19. He has a strikeout rate of 24% with 6.4% walks. The lefty limits home run damage. Michael Pineda throws for Detroit. Pineda in four starts allowed eight earned runs in 21 innings. The veteran has seen a major dip in strikeouts to 14.3% and home runs up at 1.71 per nine innings.
Control remains good. Detroit had lost eight of nine prior to their 4-2 win on Friday. Orioles had won six of eight prior to that defeat. Tigers do a good job of hitting lefty’s and getting great work from their pen. Play Detroit -120.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Brewers at Marlins—Eric Lauer on the mound for Milwaukee. Lauer in five starts posts an ERA of 1.82 with WHIP 0.94. Strikeouts are up to 36.2% with better control. Home runs sit at 1.21 per nine innings and only 29.7% ground balls.
Trevor Rogers will go for Miami. Rogers in six starts carries an ERA of 5.00 and WHIP 1.48. The lefty has seen his strikeouts drop to 17.6% and control poor with 10.9% walk rate. Brewers took the opener of this series winning 2-1. Both teams batting .213 against lefthanders. Marlins getting good work from their pen. Play Milwaukee and Miami Under 7.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Blue Jays at Rays—Hyun Jin Ryu expected starter for Toronto. Ryu has pitched two games allowing 11 earned runs in 7 1/3rd innings. He returns from IR after a forearm injury. He had a minor league start in rehab and allowed five runs two earned in four innings. In those two starts for Toronto, Ryu saw a drop in strikeouts and gave up 2.45 home runs per nine innings.
Ryan Yarbrough the starter for the Rays. Yarbrough has started two games giving up five earned runs in 7 1/3rd innings. He dealt with a groin injury. He worked three rehab innings in the minors allowing one earned run walking six. Blue Jays have lost five straight dropping the opener of this series 5-2. Rays have won seven of ten. Rays have the better bullpen. Play Tampa Bay.
Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Red Sox at Rangers—Rich Hill to start for Boston. Hill in five starts carries an ERA of 2.86 and WHIP 1.09. He returns after a positive COVID test. The lefty has a strikeout rate of 19.3% with walk rate of 8%. He has limited his home run damage. Glen Otto to start for Texas. Otto has three starts giving up five earned runs in 14 1/3rd innings. The righthander has a strikeout rate of 21.1% and walk rate of 10.5%.
Does get 50% ground balls and limits hoe runs. He had two starts in the minors allowing no runs and two hits in seven innings. Red Sox win the opener of this series 7-1. Rangers bullpen has struggled in their home ballpark. Red Sox have started to hit. Play Boston.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Reds at Pirates—Luis Castillo the reds starter. Castillo in his return allowed three earned runs in 4 2/3rd innings walking three. The righthander has had shoulder soreness missing over a month. He had three starts in the minors allowing one earned run in 10 1/3rd innings striking out 16 but eight walks.
Zach Thompson the starter for Pittsburgh. Thompson in six appearances carries an ERA of 7.08 and WHIP 1.77. His strikeouts sit at 18.8% with 9.9% walk rate. He has been hurt by the home run ball allowing 1.77 per nine innings.
Reds have won five of six with their 8-2 win. Cincinnati past five games hitting .283. Pirates bullpen in this period an ERA of 6.85 and WHIP 1.52 with the team hitting .179 against righthanders. Play Cincinnati -112.
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Houston Astros vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Astros at Nationals—Christian Javier to start for Houston. Javier in six appearances carries an ERA of 0.83 and WHIP 0.78 tossing 21 2/3rd innings. The righthander a strikeout rate of 30.9% with walks down this season. He does limit home runs.
Erick Fedde to throw for Washington. Fedde in six starts posts an ERA of 3.90 and WHIP 1.43. The righty a strikeout rate of 19.8% but walks 11.5%. He has lowered his home runs allowed but surrenders 24.7% line drives.
Astros have won ten straight with their 6-1 win in the opener. Their pitching staff has been outstanding allowing two runs or fewer in nine of those games. Nationals have lost seven of nine struggling to score runs. Astros bullpen outstanding. Play Houston and Washington under nine.
New York Yankees vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Yankees at White Sox—Jordan Montgomery to start for New York. The lefthander in six starts carries an ERA of 2.90 and WHIP 0.94. Montgomery a 20.2% strikeout rate with good walk rate of 4%. He is getting 48.3% ground balls and home run rate cut in half.
Dallas Keuchel to go for Chicago. Keuchel in five starts carries an ERA of 6.86 and WHIP 2.10. He pitches to high contact with a 12.1% strikeout rate and walks 11.2%. He gave up 1.29 home runs per nine innings. Velocity is down.
New York has won eight of ten winning 10-4 in the opener. Yankees have scored 25 runs in the two games but surrendered 11. White Sox hit lefthanders but not as good in season’s past. Play New York -155.
Seattle Mariners vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Mariners at Mets—George Kirby to start for Seattle. The prospect has made one start allowing on runs with four hits over six innings striking out seven. He started five games in Double A allowing five earned runs over 23 2/3rd innings striking out 32.
Chris Bassitt throws for the Mets. Bassitt in six starts carries an ERA of 2.45 and WHIP 0.95. The righthander has a strikeout rate of 26.2% with 44.7% ground balls. He limits home runs and walks. Mariners win the opener of this series 2-1. Mets pitching has allowed two runs or fewer in four of five. Both bullpens have performed well. Play Seattle and New York under 7.5.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Guardians at Twins—Shane Bieber gets the start for Cleveland. Bieber carries an ERA of 4.13 and WHIP 1.19 in six starts. Strikeouts are way down at 21.5% but control a bit better. Velocity has dropped over 2 MPH but limits home run damage. FIP is 3.36 indicating a lowering of his ERA if these numbers hold.
Griffin Jax to throw for Minnesota. Jax in eight appearances carries an ERA of 1.35 and WHIP 1.05 in 13 1/3rd innings. The righthander has a 32.1% strikeout rate and good control. His home run rate 0.68 per nine innings.
Twins broke a three game losing streak with the 12-8 win in the opener. Guardians are pounding righthanders and getting good work out of their pen. Play Cleveland.
Kansas City Royals vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Royals at Rockies—Carlos Hernandez the starter for Kansas City. Hernandez in five starts carries an ERA of 7.15 and WHIP 1.90. The righthander a strikeout rate of 20.7% but walks 11.2%. Velocity is nearly down 2 MPH. German Marquez to start for Colorado. Marquez in six starts posts an ERA of 6.47 and WHIP 1.69.
The veteran has seen his strikeout rate drop to 17.7% and home runs up to 1.69 per nine innings. Both bullpens in poor form. Weather is warming up in Colorado and the teams combined for 24 runs on Friday. Rockies pitching has allowed seven or greater runs in four straight. Play Colorado and Kansas City over 10.5.
Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Cubs at Diamondbacks—Kyle Hendricks to start for Chicago. The righthander in seven starts carries an ERA of 4.38 and WHIP 1.26. Strikeouts sit at 18.4% with walks a tad high at 8%. He does allow 1.38 home runs per nine innings.
There has been a velocity drop and has a FIP of 4.73 which signals a rise in ERA if his numbers remain as they are. Zac Gallen to start for Arizona. Gallen in five starts has an ERA of 0.95 and WHIP 0.71. Strikeouts are at 24.1% with good control and ground ball rate. He has not allowed a home run and there has been a rise in velocity.
Diamondbacks have won eight of ten with their 4-3 win in the opener. Diamondbacks hitting is on the improve big time. Past ten games Cubs batting .187 against righthanders. Play Arizona -150.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 5/14/2022
Phillies at Dodgers—Rangers Suarez to start for Philadelphia. Suarez in six starts carries an ERA of 3.68 and WHIP 1.50. The lefthander pitches to high contact with a low strikeout rate of 16.7% and walking 9.1%. He is allowing 1.23 home runs per nine innings.
Julio Urias to start for LAD. Urias in six starts carries an ERA of 2.10 and WHIP 1.10. His strikeouts have dropped to 19% with good control. Phillies have won both games of this series.
Teams have combined for 38 runs in the two games. Weather is heating up in Southern California. Phillies bullpen has performed poorly on the season. Play LA Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies over 8.
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