Free MLB Picks For Today 7/2/2022
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Rays at Blue Jays—Shane McClanahan to start for Tampa Bay in Game 1. McClanahan in fifteen starts has an ERA of 1.77 and WHIP 0.83. A great strikeout rate of 35.7% with 4.6% walks. Ground balls dealt at 49.8% with 1.08 home runs per nine innings.
Kevin Gausman to start for Toronto. Gausman has fifteen starts with an ERA of 2.93 with WHIP 1.24. The veteran pitches to 26.9% strikeouts with 4.2% walks. Ground balls sit at 42.9% with minimal home run damage. A FIP of 1.70 suggests even a lowering of his ERA.
Toronto has taken the first two in this series after their 9-2 win on Friday. Rays held to three runs total in this series. Tampa Bay has lost four straight. Play Tampa Bay and Toronto under 7.
New York Yankees vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Yankees at Guardians-With the postponement on Friday they play two on Saturday and we pick from Game 1. Gerrit Cole to start for NYY in Game 1. Cole in fifteen starts an ERA of 2.99 and WHIP 1.01. The veteran registers 31.8% strikeouts with 6.6% walks. Ground balls dealt at 44.4% with 1.24 home runs per nine innings.
Aaron Civale to start for Cleveland. Civale in nine starts has an ERA of 7.20 with WHIP 1.60. He has a strikeout rate of 20.9% with 7% walks. Ground balls dished at 34.1% with 1.35 home runs per nine innings. His FIP is 4.48 which could lead a significant drop in his ERA.
Yankees four game win streak snapped in a 2-1 loss at Houston. Guardians win three of five at home to Minnesota rallying in the final two innings for four runs. Civale has pitched better in his past three starts and backed by a good bullpen. Cole has pitched well against the Guardians in his career. Play New York and Cleveland under eight.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Orioles at Twins—Jordan Lyles to start for the Orioles. Lyles has fifteen starts with an ERA of 4.94 with WHIP 1.46. The righty is striking out 18.5% with 7.4% walks. Ground balls dealt at 42.3% with 1.16 home runs per nine innings.
Sonny Gray to start for Minnesota. Gray has ten starts with an ERA of 2.17 with WHIP 0.97. A strikeout mark of 25.3% with 5.7% walks. He dishes 45.5% ground balls with 0.72 home runs per nine innings.
Twins take the opener of this series 3-2. Orioles bullpen has been outstanding this season. But their offense has been struggling to generate runs. Play Baltimore and Minnesota under 9.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Cardinals at Phillies—Matthew Liberatore to start for St Louis. Liberatore in four starts has an ERA of 4.00 with WHIP 1.61.
In ten Triple A starts an ERA of 4.03 with WHIP 1.26 with 61 strikeouts and 17 walks in 58 innings. In his short MLB sample a strikeout rate of 18.3% with 12.2% walks. Ground ball rate of 30.4% with 2.00 home runs per nine innings.
Kyle Gibson in fifteen starts with the Phillies has an ERA of 4.48 with WHIP 1.26. A strikeout mark of 20.2% with 6.8% walks. Ground balls sit at 48.9% with 1.01 home runs per nine innings.
Philadelphia wins the opener of this series 5-3. Two straight losses for the Cardinals. Home run ball has hurt Liberatore as well as control. Play Philadelphia -130.
Chicago White Sox vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
White Sox at Giants—Dylan Cease to start for the White Sox. Cease in fifteen starts carries an ERA of 2.56 with WHIP 1.23. He has an elite strikeout rate of 35.5% with 10.9% walks. Ground balls recorded at 44.8% with limited home runs.
Logan Webb the starter for San Francisco. Webb in fifteen starts posts an ERA of 3.04 with WHIP 1.12. The righthander deals 21.9% strikeouts with 5.9% walks. Ground ball rate of 56.3% with limited home runs.
White Sox take the opener of this series 1-0. Giants have lost six of eight and have struggled to score runs on this home stand. Play Chicago +120.
Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Marlins at Nationals—Daniel Castano to start for Miami. Castano in six appearances an ERA of 2.57 with WHIP 1.38. The lefty pitches to high contact with 13.2% with 7.7% walks. Ground balls served at 45.6% with 0.86 home runs per nine innings.
Jackson Tetreault to start for the Nationals. Tetreault has three starts with an ERA of 4.24 and WHIP 1.41. In twelve Triple A starts an ERA of 4.19 with WHIP 1.29 striking out 52 with 24 walks in 58 innings. His short sample with the Nationals a strikeout rate of 10.7% with 6.7% walks. Ground balls at 40.3% with 1.59 home runs per nine innings.
A FIP of 5.36 signals an increasing ERA if these numbers don’t improve. Marlins take the opener of this series 6-3 for their second straight win. Walks hurt Tetraoult in the minors and pitching to extremely high contact in the Majors. He also has been hurt by the home run ball. Play Miami -118.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Brewers at Pirates—Aaron Ashby to start for Milwaukee. Ashby in fourteen appearances an ERA of 4.25 with WHIP 1.45. The lefty pitches to 27.5% strikeouts with 10.7% walk rate. Ground balls dished at 62.2% with 0.98 home runs per nine innings.
Bryse Wilson to start for Pittsburgh. Wilson has worked nine games posting an ERA of 8.29 with WHIP 1.84. A strikeout mark of 16.6% with 9.2% walks. He records 40.3% ground balls with 1.60 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 5.27 which suggests and improving ERA if these numbers hold.
Brewers evened this series with the 19-2 win on Friday for their fifth win in six games. Pirates have dropped five of seven. Very tough to back Wilson here. Play Milwaukee.
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Athletics at Mariners—Paul Blackburn to start for Oakland. Blackburn in fifteen starts has an ERA of 3.12 with WHIP 1.19. His strikeouts have improved to 18.6% with 6.3% walks. Ground balls served at 49.6% with 0.78 home runs per nine innings.
George Kirby to throw for Seattle. Kirby in ten starts posts an ERA of 4.08 with WHIP 1.23. The righty is striking out 21.8% with 3.1% walks. A ground ball rate of 42.8% with 2.04 home runs per nine innings.
Oakland evened this series with the 3-1 win. Athletics hitting only .208 against righthanders. Play Oakland and Seattle under 7.5.
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Texas Rangers vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Rangers at Mets—Martin Perez to start for Texas. Perez has started fifteen games with an ERA of 2.22 and WHIP 1.16. The veteran records 20.2% strikeouts with 6% walks. Ground balls dealt at 52% with minimal home run damage.
R.J. Alvarez the starter for New York. Alvarez makes his 2022 MLB debut. He worked 20 games in Triple A compiling an ERA of 2.49 and WHIP 1.43 with 29 strikeouts in 25 1/3rd innings. He did walk eighteen batters. He has a career ERA of 7.39 with WHIP 1.71 in 28 MLB innings.
Mets win the opener of this series 4-3. Both bullpens have put in good numbers on the season. Mets broke their three game losing streak by taking the opener of this series 4-3. Rangers bullpen has performed well on the season. Play Texas.
Atlanta Braves vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Braves at Reds—Spencer Strider to start for Atlanta. Strider in seventeen appearances has an ERA of 3.02 with WHIP 1.08. The righthander is striking out 36.2% with 10.1% walks. Ground balls recorded at 39.7% with limited home run damage.
Tyler Mahle to start for Cincinnati. Mahle has started sixteen games with an ERA of 4.53 and WHIP 1.27. The veteran a strikeout rate of 26.1% with 8.6% walks. Ground balls sit at 34.2% with 0.93 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 3.38 suggests an improvement to his ERA if these numbers hold.
Braves win the opener of this series 9-1 and have won six of nine. Three straight losses for Cincinnati as they have given up 32 runs total in these games. Reds bullpen has performed poorly at home with an ERA of 5.68. Play Atlanta on run line -1.5 runs at -105.
LA Angels vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Angels at Astros—Patrick Sandoval to start for LAA. Sandoval in twelve starts carries an ERA of 2.63 with WHIP of 1.37. The lefthander a strikeout mark of 22.8% with 10.5% walks. Ground balls dished at 47.3% with limited home run damage.
Jose Urquidy the starter for Houston. Urquidy in fourteen starts has an ERA of 4.36 with WHIP 1.37. The righthander deals 17% strikeouts with 4.9% walks. Ground ball rate of 36.5% with 1.70 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 4.82 suggests a possible rise in his ERA.
Houston takes the opener of this series 8-1 for their sixth win in seven games. Astros pitching has allowed one run or fewer in six of seven. Urquidy allowed one run over seven innings in his last start facing the Yankees. Play Houston -137.
Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Royals at Tigers—Brady Singer to start for Kansas City. Singer in eleven appearances has an ERA of 4.33 with WHIP 1.15. The righthander pitches to 22.1% strikeouts with 4.5% walks. Ground balls dealt at 47.5% with 1.50 home runs per nine innings.
Beau Brieske to start for Detroit. Brieske in twelve starts has an ERA of 4.55 with WHIP 1.26. The righthander is striking out 16.2% with 7.5% walks. Ground balls come in at 39.6% with 1.99 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 5.59 suggesting a higher ERA if these numbers hold.
KC wins the opener of this series 3-1. Tigers have dropped three of four. High FIP a concern for Brieske as well as the Detroit hitting. Play KC -120.
San Diego Padres vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Padres at Dodgers—Yu Darvish to start for San Diego. Darvish in fourteen starts has an ERA of 3.26 with WHIP 0.98. The veteran has seen his strikeout rate drop to 21.3% with 5.1% walks. A ground ball rate of 39.4% with limited home run damage.
Tyler Anderson to start for LAD. Anderson has fourteen appearances with an ERA of 3.23 with WHIP 1.04. The lefty is striking out 21.4% with 4.2% walks. He dishes 36.3% ground balls with 0.92 home runs per nine innings.
Dodgers have won both games of this series after their 5-1 win on Friday. Both bullpens in great form past ten games. Play San Diego and LAD under 7.5.
Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Red Sox at Cubs—Josh Winckowski to start for Boston. Winckowski in four starts posts an ERA of 3.60 with WHIP 1.45. The righthander had nine starts in Triple A compiling an ERA of 3.38 with WHIP 0.97. With his short MLB sample, he strikes out 15.1% with 7% walks. Ground balls are 53.7% with limited home run damage.
Alec Mills the starter for Chicago. Mills in six appearances has an ERA of 9.87 with WHIP 1.73. The righty pitches to high contact with 12.2% strikeouts with 3.7% walks. Ground balls served at 34.8% with 3.63 home runs per nine innings.
Chicago wins the opener of this series 6-5 overcoming a 4-0 deficit after one inning. Tough to back Mills here along with the Cubs bullpen. Play Boston -135.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 7/2/2022
Diamondbacks at Rockies—Dallas Keuchel to start for Arizona. Keuchel in nine starts carries an ERA of 7.93 with WHIP 2.15. The veteran pitches to high contact with 14.5% strikeouts along with 12.4% walks. Ground balls dished at 50.7% with 1.49 home runs per nine innings.
Austin Gomber to start for Colorado. Gomber in fourteen appearances has an ERA of 6.55 with WHIP 1.49. Strikeout rate of 17.8% with 7.5% walks. Ground balls sit at 43% with 1.47 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 4.73 suggesting a lowering of his ERA if these numbers hold.
Arizona wins the opener of this series 9-3. Both starters and bullpens shaky. Play Colorado and Arizona over 12.
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