Free MLB Picks For Today 5/23/2022
Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Rockies at Pirates—Chad Kuhl to start for Colorado. Kuhl in seven starts an ERA of 3.86 with WHIP 1.18. The righthander has a strikeout rate of 19.4% with 8.4% walks. Ground ball rate at 44.6% and limits homers.
JT Brubaker to start for Pittsburgh. Brubaker in eight starts posts an ERA of 5.50 with WHIP 1.42. He is pitching to 26.5% strikeouts but 11.7% walks. The righthander allows 1.25 home runs per nine innings.
Rockies hit the road dropping two of three at home to the Mets. Pitching has shown improvement past four games. Pirates are swept at home to St Louis. Rockies batting .173 against righthanders at home. Play Colorado and Pittsburgh under 8.5.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Cubs at Reds—Drew Smyly to start for Chicago. Smyly in seven starts an ERA of 3.97 with WHIP 1.38. Strikeouts down to 17.8% with good control. Ground ball rate good at 52.7% but surrenders 1.59 home runs per nine innings.
Vladimir Gutierrez expected starter for the Reds. Gutierrez in six starts carries an ERA of 8.65 with WHIP 1.96. He pitches to high contact with a strikeout rate of 14.8% and walks 14.8%. Ground balls sit at 38.6% and is getting crushed by the home run ball with 2.08 per nine innings.
Cubs salvaged the finale of a four game series on Sunday winning 5-4. Reds return home winning five of nine on their road trip. Reds starter and bullpen the issue here. Play Chicago -120.
LA Dodgers vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Dodgers at Nationals—Tyler Anderson to start for LAD. Anderson in seven appearances carries an ERA of 4.04 with WHIP 1.09. The lefty is striking out 23.3% and has great control. A 31.7% ground ball rate and 1.51 home runs per nine innings.
Joan Adon the starter for the Nationals. Adon in eight starts posts an ERA of 6.38 with WHIP 1.64. He pitches to high contact with an 18.1% strikeout rate and poor control walking 13.5%. He does allow 1.23 home runs per nine innings. Dodgers had their seven game win streak snapped in a 4-3 defeat on Sunday.
Nationals had lost seven of nine prior to their 8-2 win on Sunday. Washington had been struggling to score runs. 24 of Dodgers 27 runs have covered the run line. Nationals bullpen has performed poorly on the season. Play LA Dodgers run line -1.5 runs -120.
Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Orioles at Yankees-Jordan Lyles the starter for the Orioles. Lyles in eight starts has an ERA of 4.11 with WHIP 1.39. The righthander is striking out 20.1% with a walk rate of 7.0%. Ground balls come in at 45% with limited home run damage.
Gerrit Cole the starter for NYY. Cole in eight starts has an ERA of 2.89 with WHIP 1.08. The veteran is dealing 28.5% strikeouts with 43.5% ground balls. He surrenders 1.03 home runs per nine innings and has a good left on base rate of 82.9%. Velocity is good.
Orioles have won three of four with their 7-6 win against the Rays. But their pitching staff has allowed six runs in each of their past four games. Yankees had a doubleheader with the White Sox on Sunday getting swept struggling to score. Orioles bullpen pitching in great form this season. Play Baltimore +265.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Phillies at Braves—Zack Wheeler to start for Philadelphia. Wheeler in seven starts an ERA of 3.49 and WHIP 1.14. The righthander is pitching to 25.9% strikeouts with ground ball rate down at 40.4%. He is surrendering 25% line drives. He limits homers but velocity down.
Tucker Davidson to start for Atlanta. Davidson has two outings allowing five earned runs with five strikeouts in 7 2/3rd innings and walking five. He started five in the Minors on the year allowing 13 earned runs and 34 strikeouts in 26 1/3rd innings.
Phillies broke their three game losing streak with their 4-3 win at home to the Dodgers. Braves took two of three in Miami. Braves getting the better bullpen work. Play Atlanta +100.
Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Tigers at Twins—Elvin Rodriguez to start for the Tigers. Rodriguez worked one game allowing four earned runs in 2 2/3rd innings. He was then sent to the minors where he posted an ERA of 3.57 an WHIP 1.44 in six outings.
Chris Archer the starter for the Twins. Archer in seven starts an ERA of 4.10 with WHIP 1.41. The veteran has seen his strikeout rate drop to 20.7% with walk rate 12.1% He is allowing 2.05 home runs per nine innings.
Tigers return home losing three of five on their road trip. Twins have won six of seven hitting well. Tigers batting only .205 against righthanders. Both bullpens in good form. Play Detroit and Minnesota under 8.5.
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Blue Jays at Cardinals—Jose Berrios to start for Toronto. Berrios in eight starts carries an ERA of 4.83 with WHIP 1.49. Strikeouts have plummeted to 15.3% with 7.1% walk. He is allowing 1.32 home runs per nine innings.
Miles Mikolas to start for St Louis. Mikolas in eight starts has an ERA of 1.68 with WHIP 0.99. The righthander pitching to 18.7% strikeouts with good control. A ground ball rate of 47.3% and home runs minimal.
Blue Jays hit the road winning four of six on their home stand struggling to score runs. Cardinals sweep the Pirates over the weekend and have won six of nine. Blue Jays weakness is their bullpen. Play St Louis -115.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Guardians at Astros—Triston McKenzie to start for Cleveland. McKenzie in seven starts has an ERA of 2.97 and WHIP 0.96. The righthander a strikeout rate of 24.1% with 7.8% walks. He is allowing 30.8% ground balls and limits homers.
Luis Garcia the starter for the Astros. Garcia in seven starts has an ERA of 3.35 with WHIP 1.06. The righthander is striking out 26.6% with 7.8% walks. He is dishing 39% walks but allows 1.43 home runs per nine innings.
Guardians have lost six of eight struggling for runs. Astros take three of four at home to Texas getting great pitching. Astros bullpen has been elite. Play Cleveland and Houston under 8.5.
Kanas City Royals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Royals at Diamondbacks—Zack Greinke the starter for Kansas City. Greinke has eight starts with an ERA of 3.48 and WHIP 1.20. The veteran is pitching to high contact with 9.8% strikeouts but only 2.2% walks. He is dealing 41.1% ground balls and home runs minimal.
Zach Davies the starter for Arizona. Davies in eight starts has an ERA of 4.35 with WHIP 1.25. Strikeouts sit at 18.3% with walks at 9.1%. He is dealing 45.8% ground balls with limited homers allowed. Royals get swept in a three game home series with the Twins as they lose five of seven on their home stand.
Diamondbacks win three of four at the Cubs as they drop a 5-4 decision on Sunday. Past ten games KC bullpen an ERA of 5.26. Play Arizona -112.
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Athletics at Mariners—Zach Logue to start for Oakland. Logue in four starts posts an ERA of 2.05 with WHIP 1.19. He had four starts in Triple A putting up an ERA of 5.63 with WHIP 1.81. In this short sample with Oakland a strikeout rate of 18.9% with 6.8% walks. Ground balls at 25.9% and 1.02 home runs per nine innings.
Marco Gonzales the starter for Seattle. Gonzales in eight starts has an ERA of 3.08 with WHIP 1.50. The lefty pitches to high contact with 14.1% strikeouts with 9.4% walks. He is getting 44.5% ground balls but 1.89 home runs per nine innings. Athletics have lost six of eight losing two of three at the Angels.
Mariners return home losing all four in Boston dropping seven of ten on their road trip. First home game for Seattle with no day off after that long ten day trip. Bad spot for Seattle. Play Oakland +150.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Brewers at Padres—Adrian Houser to start for Milwaukee. Houser in seven starts an ERA of 3.22 and WHIP 1.35. The righthander a strikeout rate of 19.6% with 10.8% walks. He is dealing 48.1% ground balls but 25% line drive rate. Home runs allowed minimal.
Nick Martinez to start for San Diego. Martinez in seven appearances an ERA of 3.89 with WHIP 1.33. The righthander a strikeout rate of 25% with 10.4% walks. Ground ball rate of 46.7% with 1.56 home runs per nine innings.
Brewers win four of six on their home stand. Padres return home winning seven of nine on their road trip after sweeping the Giants in San Francisco. Play San Diego -115.
New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 5/23/2022
Mets at Giants—David Peterson to start for the Mets. Peterson in four appearances an ERA of 1.89 with WHIP 1.11. he started three in the minors putting up an ERA of 4.02 with WHIP 1.45. In this short sample with the Mets a strikeout rate of 21.1% and walk rate 10.5%. He is dealing 55.8% walks with minimal home run damage.
Alex Cobb the starter for the Giants. Cobb in six starts has an ERA of 5.61 with WHIP 1.52. A strikeout rate of 28.1% with 7.9% walks and 69.4% ground balls. Velocity up and limits home run damage.
A FIP of 2.66 indicating a reducing of his ERA if these numbers remain. Mets have won four of five as they take two of three in Colorado. Giants have lost four straight and six of eight. Giants bullpen has struggled. Play NY Mets +126.
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