Free MLB Picks For Today 8/13/2022
Atlanta Braves vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Braves at Marlins—Kyle Muller to start for the Braves. Muller, a lefthander, has one start allowing seven earned runs in 2 2/3rd innings. He started 17 games in Triple A compiling an ERA 3.27 and WHIP 1.10. He worked 36 2/3rd innings with the Braves in 2021 posting an ERA 4.17 and WHIP 1.25 striking out 37 in 36 2/3rd innings. Jesus Luzardo the starter for the Marlins. Luzardo has eight starts carrying an ERA 3.29 and WHIP 0.95. The lefthander is striking out 32.1% with 10.5% walks. Ground balls served at 41.9% with 0.88 home runs per nine innings. Braves win the opener of this series 4-3. Marlins held to three runs or fewer in ten straight. Past ten games Marlins hitting .207 against lefthanders. Play Atlanta in Game 1 at -125.
Game 2 starter for Atlanta will be Ian Anderson to start for the Braves in Game 1. Anderson in 21 starts posts an ERA 5.11 with WHIP 1.54. The righthander has a strikeout rate of 19.8% with 11.3% walks. Ground balls sit at 47.4% with 0.94 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 4.24 suggests a decrease in ERA if these numbers hold. Nick Neidert to throw for Miami. Neidhert has one start and allowed two earned runs with three strikeouts over five innings. The righthander has logged 46 innings in Triple A compiling an ERA 1.96 with WHIP 1.04 striking out 48. In thirteen MLB appearances a career ERA of 4.59 with WHIP 1.45. Marlins have lost 13 of their past 17 at home averaging 1.8 runs per game. Anderson returns from the minors for this start after getting demoted. Play Atlanta in Game 2.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Guardians at Blue Jays—Triston Mckenzie will start for Cleveland. McKenzie in 21 appearances an ERA 3.16 and WHIP 0.96. The righthander a strikeout mark of 24.4% with 6.7% walks. Ground ball rate of 32.5% with 1.27 home runs per nine innings. Mitch While to start for Toronto. White logged sixteen appearances posting an ERA 3.86 with WHIP 1.27. The traded righty strikes out 19% with 7.8% walks. Ground ball sit at 40.9% with 0.89 home runs per nine innings. Guardians win streak six straight after their 8-0 win in the opener. Blue Jays have lost five of six with their pithing staff getting crushed. McKenzie 1.53 home runs per nine innings on the road. Blue Jays have bounced back well after a poor offensive showing winning 26 of 36 after being held to one run or fewer. Play Toronto -125.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Orioles at Rays—DJ Hall starts for Baltimore. Hall makes his MLB debut. He started 18 games in Triple A compiling an ERA 4.76 and WHIP 1.49. A first round pick in 2017. Walk rate 13.9% this season in Triple A. Shane McClanahan to start for Tampa Bay. McClanahan in 21 starts records an ERA 2.24 and WHIP 0.93. The lefty a strikeout mark of 33.3% with 4.8% walks. Ground balls dished at 49.8% with 0.98 home runs per nine innings. Orioles win the opener of this series 10-3. Past ten games Orioles batting .293. Play Baltimore and Tampa Bay over 7.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Cubs at Reds—Adrian Sampson the starter for Chicago. Sampson has appeared in eight games with an ERA 3.83 and WHIP 1.20. The righty strikes out 17.6% with 5.4% walks. Ground balls dished at 37.8% with 0.91 home runs per nine innings. Graham Ashcraft the starter for the Reds. Ashcraft in fourteen starts produces an ERA 3.94 with WHIP 1.31. The righthander pitches to contact with 15% strikeouts and 5.5% walks. Ground ball rate of 52.6% with 0.90 home runs per nine innings. Cubs have won five of seven as they take the first game of this series 4-2 in Iowa. Reds have lost six of eight. Team record behind Ashcraft this season is 7-2 in night games. Cincinnati averages 5.28 runs per game in their home stadium. Play Cincinnati -115.
San Diego Padres vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Padres at Nationals—Yu Darvish will start for San Diego. Darvish has 21 starts with an ERA 3.28 and WHIP 1.00. The righthander a strikeout mark of 24.5% with 4.8% walks. Ground balls sit at 38.5% with 0.94 home runs per nine innings. Anibal Sanchez the starter for the Nationals. Sanchez in five starts posts an ERA 7.56 with WHIP 1.56. The veteran strikes out 16.2% with 9.9% walks. Grounders at 38.3% with 2.88 home runs per nine innings. Padres win the opener of this series 10-5 for their third straight win. They have scored 30 wins total in this streak. Nationals have lost eight of nine losing on the run line in eight of those games. Past ten games Padres hitting .292 against righthanders and Nationals bullpen an ERA 5.91. Washington in this period hitting .272. Padres over in 19 of 26 against NL Teams hitting at least .250. Nationals over in 39 of 60 against good teams with a win percentage of .540 to .620. Play San Diego and Washington over 8.5.
LA Dodgers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Dodgers at Royals—Andrew Heaney to get the start for LAD. Heaney in six starts carries an ERA 0.64 with WHIP 1.00. The lefthander a strikeout rate of 31.6% with 8.5% walks. Ground balls served at 36.4% with minimal home run damage. Brad Keller the starter for LAD. Keller has 21 starts posting an ERA 4.45 and WHIP 1.37. The righty pitches to contact with 15.7% strikeouts and 8.6% walks. Ground ball rate of 51.6% with 0.98 home runs per nine innings. LAD win and run line cover streak has reached ten straight with the 8-3 win in the opener. Past ten games Dodgers batting .291 with bullpen ERA 1.98. Royals pen in this period an ERA 5.87. LAD has covered the run line in 13 of 17 against an AL team batting .255 or worse. Play LA Dodgers on run line -1.5 runs at -150.
Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Athletics at Astros—Zach Logue to start for Oakland. Logue in eight appearances an ERA 4.79 with WHIP 1.37. The lefty a strikeout rate of 17.2% with 7.6% walks. Ground balls sit at 25.2% with 1.77 home runs per nine innings. Lance McCullers the starter for Houston. McCullers makes his 2022 debut her recovering from a forearm injury. The righthander has a career ERA of 3.57 with WHIP 1.25. His FIP is 3.26 with 0.71 home runs per nine innings. Astros have won seven of nine as they take the opener of this series 7-5. Athletics have lost six straight. Houston bullpen at home an ERA 2.15. Play Houston on run line -1.5 runs at -135.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Phillies at Mets—Aaron Nola to start for Philadelphia. Nola in 22 starts carries an ERA 3.17 and WHIP 0.95. The righthander strikes out 27.9% with 3.6% walks. Ground balls served at 43.4% with 0.93 home runs per nine innings. Jacob deGrom will start for NYM. deGrom in his two starts allowed three earned runs with 18 strikeouts in 10 2/3rd innings of work. A WHIP of 0.47. Phillies have won eight of nine by winning the opener of this series 2-1. Underdogs of +100 or greater are 168-64 with pitchers with a good WHIP of 1.25 or better. Phillies have won 15 of 23 when an underdog of +125 to +175 this season. Play Philadelphia +175.
Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Tigers at White Sox—Matt Manning the starter for Detroit. Manning in his four starts posts an ERA 2.25 and WHIP 1.10 in 20 innings. Under this short sample a strikeout rate of 15.2% with 8.9% walks. Ground balls served at 40% for the righthander with 0.90 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 4.27 suggests an increase in ERA with these numbers. Lucas Giolito the starter for the White Sox. Giolito in 20 starts an ERA 4.91 with WHIP 1.50. The righty strikes out 25.9% with 9.1% walks. Ground balls check in at 36.5% with 1.52 home runs per nine innings. Tigers have lost eight of nine with their 2-0 loss in the opener. Past ten games Tigers batting .195 against righthanders. Tigers under in 33 of 48 when an underdog of +150 or greater on the season. White Sox under in 24 of 35 as a -200 favorite or greater. Play Detroit and Chicago under 8.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Yankees at Red Sox—Frankie Montas the starter for NYY. Montas has twenty starts with an ERA 3.59 and WHIP 1.18. The righthander registers 25.2% strikeouts with 7% walks. Ground balls sit at 45.9% with 1.09 home runs per nine innings. Kutter Crawford to start for Boston. Crawford has appeared in seventeen games registering an ERA 4.30 and WHIP 1.24. The righty a strikeout mark of 24.5% with 7.8% walks. Ground balls dealt at 32.5% with 1.07 home runs per nine innings. Yankees have lost eight of nine losing the opener of this series 3-2. Two straight wins for the Red Sox. Montas under in 8 of 9 facing losing teams and 13 of 17 to the under against teams that strike out 7 or greater a game. Play New York and Boston under 9.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Brewers at Cardinals—Corbin Burnes to start for Milwaukee. Burnes in twenty two starts has an ERA 2.45 with WHIP 0.93. The righthander an elite 32.6% strikeout rate with 7.1% walks. Ground balls sit at 44.6% with 1.06 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 3.13 signals a rise in ERA if these numbers hold. Adam Wainwright the starter for St Louis. Wainwright has 22 starts posting an ERA 3.42 and WHIP 1.24. The veteran is striking out 19.4% with 6.8% walks. Ground ball rate of 45.5% with 0.87 home runs per nine innings. Cardinals have won eight of ten winning the opener of this series 3-1. Brewers have dropped seven of ten. Past ten games Cardinals hitting .293 against righthanders. But St Louis has lost 15 of 18 against starting pitchers with an ERA of 2.70 or better. Play Milwaukee -142.
Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Mariners at Rangers—Marco Gonzales to start for Seattle. Gonzales in 22 starts an ERA 3.98 and WHIP 1.39. The lefthander pitches to high contact with 13.4% strikeouts and 7.4% walks. Ground balls sit at 44.3% with 1.45 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 5.11 suggests an increase in ERA if these numbers hold. Dane Dunning the starter for the Rangers. Dunning has 21 starts posting an ERA 4.04 with WHIP 1.36. The righthander a strikeout mark of 20.1% with 9% walks. Ground balls sit at 53.9% with 0.95 home runs per nine innings. Mariners have won three straight and seven of ten with their 6-2 win in the opener. Rangers have lost seven of ten struggling for runs in defeats. Past ten games Rangers batting .189 against lefthanders with Mariners bullpen an ERA 1.59. Team record behind Dunning 0-8 when his team is lined between -100 to -150 this season. Play Seattle -105.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Diamondbacks at Rockies—Zac Gallen to start for Arizona. Gallen in 21 starts an ERA 3.12 and WHIP 1.02. The righthander is striking out 23.9% with 7.1% walks. Ground balls come in at 47.6% with 0.84 home runs per nine innings. Jose Urena will start for Colorado. Urena has eleven appearances with an ERA 4.63 with WHIP 1.61. The righty pitches to high contact with 10.9% strikeouts and 11.9% walks. Ground balls served at 51.6% with 1.01 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 5.34 indicates a rise in ERA is coming with these numbers. Colorado has won three of four on this homestand winning the opener of this series 5-3. Past ten games Rockies hitting .302 against righthanders. On the road Gallen is allowing 1.14 home runs per nine innings. Diamondbacks have lost 61 of 80 against NL teams that average 4.5 runs per game the past three seasons. Rockies have won 41 of 59 against losing teams at home. Diamondbacks hit only .216 on the road. Play Colorado +126.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Pirates at Giants—Tyler Beede the starter for Pittsburgh. Beede has 25 appearances registering an ERA 3.57 and WHIP 1.43. The righthander a high contact pitcher with 13.4% strikeouts and 10% walks. Ground balls dealt at 48.7% with limited home run damage. Logan Webb to start for San Francisco. Webb in 23 starts carries an ERA 3.17 with WHIP 1.15. The righty a strikeout mark of 19.9% with 6.4% walks. Ground balls at 57.6% with limited home run damage. Giants have won four of six with their 5-3 win in the opener. Pirates have lost six of eight losing against the run line in five of those games. Pittsburgh has failed to cover the run line on the road in 26 of 38 against a starting pitcher that averages at least five strikeouts per start. Team record behind Webb on the run line 26-11 when facing a hitting lineup of .250 or worse. Play San Francisco on run line -1.5 runs at -118.
Minnesota Twins vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 8/13/2022
Twins at Angels—Dylan Bundy to start for Minnesota. Bundy in nineteen starts has an ERA 5.01 and WHIP 1.30. The veteran is striking out 18.6% with 5% walks. Ground balls dealt at 37% with 1.45 home runs per nine innings. Reid Detmers to start for LAA. Detmers has seventeen starts posting an ERA 3.44 with WHIP 1.04. The lefthander strikes out 23.2% with 8.8% walks. Ground ball rate of 37% with 1.21 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 4.24 suggests an increase in ERA if this form holds. Twins win the opener of this series 4-0. Past ten games Angels batting .201 against righthanders. LAA has lost 29 of 39 against winning teams. Play Minnesota -112.