Free MLB Picks For Today 5/31/2022
Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Twins at Tigers—Devin Smeltzer to start for the Twins. Smeltzer in three starts an ERA of 1.04 and WHIP 0.81 in 17 1/3rd innings. He started five in Triple A this season posting an ERA of 3.86 with WHIP 1.29. In this short sample this year in MLB a strikeout rate of 12.9% with 6.5% walks. He is dishing 48% ground balls with no homers allowed. He is holding 89.4% baserunners.
Rony Garcia to start for the Tigers. Garcia in nine appearances an ERA of 3.00 and WHIP 0.83. The righthander has a 32.4% strikeout rate with 7.4% walks. A 43.9% ground ball rate but 1.50 home runs allowed per nine innings. Tigers win the opener of this series 7-5. Tigers hit lefthanders well and getting the better performance from the bullpens. They have won four of five. Play Detroit +130.
Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Royals at Guardians—Daniel Lynch to start for the Royals. Lynch in eight starts has an ERA of 3.92 with WHIP 1.41. The lefthander posting 21.3% strikeouts with 9.8% walks. Ground balls come in at 35.6% with limited home run damage. He holds over three-quarters of his baserunners.
Cal Quantrill to start for Cleveland. Quantrill in eight starts posts an ERA of 3.42 with WHIP 1.23. The righthander pitches to very high contact with 14.6% strikeouts and 9.9% walks. Ground balls have dropped to 37.6% with limited home run damage. KC has lost eight of ten dropping the opener of this series 7-3. Cleveland is batting only .210 against lefthanders. Play Kansas City +130.
San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Giants at Phillies—Jakob Junis to start for San Francisco. Junis in six starts carries an ERA of 2.76 and WHIP 0.95. He is striking out 19% with great control. He dishes 49% ground balls with 1.10 home runs per nine innings. He is holding 83% of his baserunners.
Ranger Suarez to start for Philadelphia. Suarez in nine starts carries an ERA of 4.74 with WHIP 1.53. The lefty a strikeout rate of 19% with 9.7% walks. He gets 49.3% ground balls with 1.24 home runs per nine innings.
Giants have won four of six by taking the opener of this series 5-4. Bullpen worked only one inning as Webb went eight innings. Phillies have dropped four straight and eight of ten. In this period a bullpen ERA of 8.44. Play San Francisco +116.
LA Angels vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Angels at Yankees—Noah Syndergaard to start for LAA. Syndergaard in seven starts an ERA of 3.08 with WHIP 1.08. The veteran a strikeout rate of 17.3% with 5.1% walks. He dishes 50.4% ground balls with limited home run damage.
Jordan Montgomery to start for New York. Montgomery in nine starts has an ERA of 3.30 and WHIP 1.06. Strikeouts come in at 19.3% with 4.3% walks. Ground balls come in at 47.1% with limited home runs allowed. Angels hit the road losing five straight with their pitching staff getting torched.
In this period LAA bullpen an ERA of 5.68. New York split a four game series at Tampa Bay getting great work from their pitching staff. Play NY Yankees -130.
Seattle Mariners vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Mariners at Orioles—George Kirby to start for Seattle. Kirby in four starts carries an ERA of 4.50 with WHIP 1.25. A strikeout rate of 23.5% with 2.4% walks. Ground balls are at 45.2% with 1.35 home runs per nine innings.
Mike Baumann to start for Baltimore. Baumann in six appearances an ERA of 4.91 with WHIP 1.55 in 11 innings. He worked 11 2/3rd innings in Triple A posting an ERA of 5.40 and WHIP 1.25. The righthander in this short sample a strikeout rate of 16.7% with 12.5% walk rate. He deals 37.5% ground balls with limited home run damage. He holds only 66.3% of his baserunners.
Mariners did win two of three at home to Houston getting great work from their pitching staff. Orioles return home splitting an eight game series at the Yankees and Red Sox. Play Seattle.
Chicago White Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
White Sox at Blue Jays—Lucas Giolito to start for Chicago. Giolito in seven starts has an ERA of 2.63 with WHIP 1.27. The righthander a strikeout rate of 33.3% with 9.8% walks. He is getting 34.9% ground balls with 1.43 home runs per nine innings. He holds an elite 93.4% of his baserunners of base.
Kevin Gausman to start for Toronto. Gausman in nine starts posts an ERA of 2.25 with WHIP 1.04. Strikeouts come in at 29.3% with 2.3% walks. Ground balls check in at 44.4% with minimal home runs allowed. Strand rate is 74.2%. White Sox a .500 team past ten games.
Blue Jays return home after wining five of six on their road trip. Toronto bullpen has been pounded at home with an ERA of 4.73. Play White Sox +155.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Reds at Red Sox—Luis Castillo to start for Cincinnati. Castillo in four starts carries an ERA of 4.35 with WHIP 1.11. The veteran a strikeout rate of 21.4% with 6% walks. Ground ball rate of 52.5% with limited home run damage. Velocity has dipped. Left on base rate low at 64.4%.
Michael Wacha to start for Boston. Wacha has seven starts with an ERA of 2.83 and WHIP 1.09. Strikeouts come in at 17.1% with 10% walk rate. He deals 42.2% ground balls with 1.03 home runs per nine innings.
Reds did take two of three at home to Cincinnati. Red Sox dropped three of five to Baltimore. Cincinnati bullpen has poorly performed this season with an ERA of 4.82. Play Boston -145.
Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Nationals at Mets—Patrick Corbin to start for the Nationals. Corbin in ten starts posts an ERA of 6.30 and WHIP 1.66. The lefty a strikeout rate of 17.9% with 9.4% walks. He dishes 48.2% ground balls with 1.08 home runs per nine innings. The veteran is holding only 61.9% baserunners.
Trevor Williams to start for New York. Williams in eight appearances an ERA of 4.37 and WHIP 1.24. The righthander a strikeout rate of 22.7% with 4.1% walks. Ground balls are at 43.3% with 1.19 home runs per nine innings.
Strand right low at 64.5%. Mets have won four straight with their 13-5 win in the opener. Past ten games they are hitting .291 crushing both lefty’s and righty’s. Play NY Mets on run line -1.5 runs at +120.
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San Diego Padres vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Padres at Cardinals—Blake Snell to start for San Diego. Snell in two starts carries an ERA of 6.00 and WHIP 1.22 in nine innings. Home runs allowed two and walked five. The lefty was sidelined with a groin injury. Adam Wainwright to start for St Louis. Wainwright in nine starts posts an ERA of 3.12 and WHIP 1.29. The veteran a strikeout rate of 17.7% with 8.8% walks.
Ground balls come in at 48.7% with limited home run damage. Padres have dropped four of six dropping the opener 6-3. They have struggled to score runs. Cardinals have won seven of ten. In this period St Louis batting .321 against lefthanders. Play St Louis -130.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Rays at Rangers—Ryan Yarbrough to start for Tampa Bay. Yarbrough in five appearances an ERA of 3.98 with WHIP 1.38. The lefty has a strikeout rate of 18.7% with 8.8% walks. Ground balls come in at 31.7% with minimal home runs allowed.
Martin Perez to start for Texas. Perez in nine starts carries an ERA of 1.60 with WHIP 0.99. The veteran is dealing 20.2% strikeouts with 6.4% walks. Ground balls are 55.8% with no homers allowed.
Rangers have won five of six with their 9-5 win in the opener. Past five games Rays batting .158 with Rangers .293. Texas pen has performed well on the year. Play Texas.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Brewers at Cubs—Eric Lauer to start for the Brewers. Lauer in eight starts carries an ERA of 2.31 and WHIP 1.01. His strikeout rate is way up to 29.4% with 6.4% walks. Ground balls sit 32.5% with 1.35 home runs per nine innings. He holds 89% of his baserunners.
Justin Steele to start for Chicago. Steele in nine starts has an ERA of 5.40 with WHIP 1.60. The lefthander is striking out 25% with 11.9% walks. He deals 44.6% ground balls with limited homers allowed. Steele holds only 60.2% of his baserunners.
Brewers have won six of eight after taking a doubleheader against the Cubs on Monday. Chicago has lost five of six. Past ten games Brewers bullpen ERA 1.80 with Cubs at 5.83. Play Milwaukee -138.
Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Marlins at Rockies—Edward Cabrera to start for Miami. Cabrera makes his 2022 debut with the big club. He has worked five starts in Triple A posting an ERA of 4.56 with WHIP 1.38. He started seven games with Miami in 2021 and was hammered with an ERA of 5.81 and WHIP 1.63 walking 19 in 26 1/3rd innings.
German Marquez to start for Colorado. Marquez in nine starts posts an ERA of 6.30 with WHIP 1.58. The veteran has seen his strikeout rate plummet to 18.1% with 6.6% walks. Ground ball rate at 50.3% with 1.44 home runs per nine innings. The veteran strands only 58.1% of his baserunners.
Miami has lost eight of ten dropping the opener of this series 7-1. Marlins have lost 14 of 23 on the road and the Rockies a winning team at home. Play Colorado.
Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Braves at Diamondbacks—Charlie Morton to start for Atlanta. Morton has nine starts with an ERA of 5.28 and WHIP 1.53. The righthander is striking out 20.3% with 9.9% walk rate. Ground balls down to 35.1% with 1.02 home runs per nine innings.
Hector Castellanos the starter for the Diamondbacks. Castellanos in ten games carries an ERA of 5.22 and WHIP 1.34. The righthander pitches to high contact with 15.7% with 5.8% walk rate. Ground balls sit at 34.6% with 1.36 home runs per nine innings.
Diamondbacks broke their four game losing streak with their 6-2 win in the opener. Castellanos and bullpen form too poor to back here. Play Atlanta -160.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Astros at Athletics—Christian Javier to start for Houston. Javier in nine starts has an ERA of 2.43 with WHIP 0.97. The righthander is striking out 33.1% with 7.6% walks. Home runs allowed a limited with good strand rate of 83.3%.
Frankie Montas to start for Oakland. Montas in ten starts has an ERA of 3.28 and WHIP 0.99. The veteran is pitching to 28.9% strikeouts with 6.6% walk rate. Ground balls come in at 47.2% with limited home run damage.
Athletics bat only .205 against righthanders. Astros bullpen putting up elite numbers. Play Oakland and Houston under seven runs.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 5/31/2022
Pirates at Dodgers—Mitch Keller to start for Pittsburgh. Keller in nine appearances an ERA of 6.05 and WHIP 1.58. The righthander an 18.3% strikeout rate with 8.6% walks. Ground balls come in at 48% with 1.16 home runs per nine innings. He holds only 66.1% of his baserunners.
Julio Urias to start for LAD. Urias in nine starts posts an ERA of 2.49 with WHIP 1.06. The lefthander a strikeout rate of 18.3% with 5.9% walks. Ground balls come in at 38.7% with 1.34 home runs per nine innings.
Pirates took the opener of this series 6-5. Dodgers had their four game win streak snapped. 29 of their 33 wins have come by two runs or greater. Pirates bullpen an ERA of 4.20 on the season. Play LA Dodgers on run line -1.5 runs.
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