Free MLB Picks For Today 8/19/2022
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Brewers at Cubs—Aaron Ashby will start for Milwaukee. Ashby in 22 appearances an ERA 4.24 with WHIP 1.42. The lefthander a strikeout mark of 26.7% with 10.6% walks. Ground balls dealt at 55.3% with 1.28 home runs per nine innings.
Keegan Thompson to start for Chicago. Thompson has worked 24 games posting an ERA 3.67 and WHIP 1.27. The righthander strikes out 20.8% with 8% walks. Ground ball rate of 39.9% with 1.07 home runs per nine innings.
Cubs had to face the Orioles in a make up game on Wednesday after taking two of three at Washington. Brewers concluded a four game series with the Dodgers. Brewers bats ice cold hitting .180 past ten games. Team record 1-9 in Ashby’s past ten starts. Play Chicago +125.
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Red Sox at Orioles—Kutter Crawford to start for Boston. Crawford in eighteen appearances an ERA 4.18 and WHIP 1.22. The righty strikes out 24.3% with 8.6% walks. Ground balls dished at 31.6% with 1.11 home runs per nine innings.
Jordan Lyles to start for Baltimore. Lyles has 24 starts with an ERA 4.48 with WHIP 1.45. The righthander a 19.2% strikeout rate with 7.6% walks. Ground balls served at 38.4% with 1.27 home runs per nine innings.
Both teams in action Thursday. Past ten games Red Sox bullpen an ERA 5.82. Red Sox have lost 15 of 45 against the AL East averaging 3.7 runs per game while giving up 5.6 per game. Play Baltimore.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Reds at Pirates—Graham Ashcraft to start for Cincinnati. Ashcraft in fifteen starts carries an ERA 3.96 with WHIP 1.32. The righthander pitches to contact with 14.9% strikeouts and 5.9% walks. Ground balls sit at 54.1% with 0.94 home runs per nine innings.
Bryse Wilson will start for Pittsburgh. Wilson has appeared in sixteen games with an ERA of 5.93 plus WHIP 1.51. The righthander is striking out 15% with 6.2% walks. Ground ball rate of 43.1% with 1.64 home runs per nine innings.
Reds hit the road after losing two of three at home to Philadelphia. They have dropped seven of nine overall. Pirates had lost eight of nine prior to closing their series with the Red Sox.
Past ten games Pirates hitting only .197 against righthanders with a bullpen ERA 4.91. Team record behind Ashcraft 10-5 against a team that strikes out at least seven times per game. Team record behind Ashcraft 6-1 on the road. Play Cincinnati.
New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Mets at Phillies—Chris Bassitt starts for NYM. Bassitt in 22 starts an ERA 3.27 with WHIP 1.13. The veteran a strikeout mark of 24.2% with 6.5% walks. Ground balls dished at 49.3% with 1.00 home runs per nine innings.
Aaron Nola starts for the Phillies. Nola in 23 starts produces an ERA 3.07 and WHIP 0.93. The righthander strikes out 27.9% with 3.6% walks. Ground balls dealt at 43.1% with 0.88 home runs per nine innings.
Mets were in action Thursday with the Phillies on an off day. Philadelphia returns home after winning two of three at home to Cincinnati.
In their three road games at the Mets the Phillies scored a total of two runs. Past ten games Mets hitting .266 against righthanders.
Team record behind Nola 1-10 against good offenses teams that outscore opponents by an average of 0.5 runs per game. New York 52-26 against righthanded starters this season. Play NY Mets +110.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Blue Jays at Yankees—Kevin Gausman starts for Toronto. Gausman started 22 games with an ERA 3.16 with WHIP 1.27. The veteran a strikeout rate of 27.7% with 4.1% walks. Ground balls sit at 38.6% with limited home run damage. A FIP of 2.07 suggests a drop in ERA if these numbers hold.
Jameson Taillon the starter for NYY. Taillon has 23 starts posting an ERA 3.95 and WHIP 1.13. The righthander strikes out 20.6% with 4.6% walks. Ground ball rate of 40.7% with 1.34 home runs per nine innings.
Past ten games NYY hitting .200 against righthanders with a bullpen ERA 4.09. Team record for Gausman 11-3 on the road against winning teams. Play Toronto +115.
Kansas City Royals vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Royals at Rays—Brady Singer to start for KC. Singer appeared in nineteen games dealing an ERA 3.29 with WHIP 1.13. The righthander strikes out 25.5% with 6% walks. Ground balls at 45.5% with 1.13 home runs per nine innings.
Shane McClanahan the starter for Tampa Bay. McClanahan has 22 starts carrying an ERA 2.28 and WHIP 0.87. The lefthander a strikeout rate of 32.2% with 5.1% walks. Ground balls dealt at 50.6% with 0.94 home runs per nine innings.
KC offense struggled when this series started also a bullpen ERA 6.16 past ten games. As this series opened the Royals past five losses by two runs or greater. Play Tampa Bay on run line -1.5 runs at +125.
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
White Sox at Guardians—Lance Lynn to start for Chicago. Lynn in twelve starts an ERA 5.62 with WHIP 1.25. The veteran is striking out 24.4% with 3.9% walks. Ground ball rate of 42.4% with 1.78 home runs per nine innings. His FIP 4.27 suggests a drop in ERA with these numbers.
Tristan McKenzie to start for Cleveland. McKenzie has 22 appearances posting an ERA 3.14 and WHIP 0.97. The righthander strikes out 23.8% with 6.7% walks. Ground balls served at 32.4% with 1.34 home runs per nine innings.
Cleveland an off day on Thursday with the White Sox closing a four game home series against the Astros. Guardians split a four game home series with the Tigers. Past ten games Cleveland hitting .274 against righthanders with bullpen ERA 2.43. Play Cleveland -140.
LA Angels vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Angels at Tigers—Patrick Sandoval the starter for LAA. Sandoval in nineteen starts an ERA 3.42 with WHIP 1.49. The lefty strikes out 23.8% with 11% walks. Ground balls dished at 45.4% with 0.45 home runs per nine innings.
Matt Manning the starter for the Tigers. Manning started five games posting an ERA 3.24 plus WHIP 1.32. The righthander a strikeout rate of 16.2% with 7.6% walks. Ground balls dealt at 35% with 0.72 home runs per nine innings. Both teams coming off a day off Thursday so rest for each bullpen.
Angels are swept in a three game series at home to the Mariners. Tigers have dropped eight of ten but hitting .286 against lefthanders in this period. In this span the Angels hitting only .213 against righthanders. Detroit bullpen has been good at home. Play Detroit +105.
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Houston Astros vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Astros at Braves—Lance McCullers to start for Houston. McCullers in his season debut allowed no earned runs with two hits and five strikeouts in six innings. A career ERA of 3.54, WHIP 1.25, striking out 10.0 per nine innings and allows limited home run damage.
Atlanta sends to the mound Kyle Wright on Friday. Wright in 22 starts an ERA 3.14 with WHIP 1.17. The righthander a strikeout rate of 23.4% with 7.1% walks. Ground ball rate of 54% with 1.00 home runs per nine innings.
Both teams in action on Thursday. Past ten games Astros batting .209 against righthanders with bullpen ERA 5.55. Braves hitters and bullpen in the better form. Play Atlanta.
Texas Rangers vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Rangers at Twins—Martin Perez the starter for Texas. Perez in 23 starts posting an ERA 2.79 plus WHIP 1.20. The lefthander strikes out 21.2% with 7.8% walks. Ground balls served at 51.7% with 0.57 home runs per nine innings.
Dylan Bundy to start for Minnesota. Bundy has 20 starts with an ERA 476 and WHIP 1.26. The veteran is striking out 18% with 5% walks. Ground ball rate of 36.5% with 1.37 home runs per nine innings.
Texas was in action Thursday and the Twins off. Minnesota swept the Royals in a three game series at home allowing a total of two runs. Team record behind Perez 10-1 on the road. Play Texas.
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Giants at Rockies—Alex Wood to start for San Francisco. Wood in 23 starts carries an ERA 4.18 with WHIP 1.19. The lefty strikes out 24% with 5.5% walks. His ground balls are 49.9% with 0.91 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 3.33 suggests a drop in ERA if this form holds.
Jose Urena to start for Colorado. Urena appeared in twelve games an ERA 4.80 and WHIP 1.60. The righthander pitches to high contact with 11.9% strikeouts with 11.5% walks. Ground balls at 49.7% with 1.42 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 5.78 suggests a rise in ERA with these numbers.
Both teams in action Thursday. Past ten games Rockies hitting .283 against lefthanders. Both bullpens in poor form. Play San Francisco and Colorado over 11.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Cardinals at Diamondbacks—Miles Mikolas to start for St Louis. Mikolas in 24 starts an ERA 3.44 plus WHIP 1.06. The veteran a strikeout mark of 19% with 4.5% walks. He records 44.3% ground balls with 1.02 home runs per nine innings.
Arizona to start Tommy Henry in the series opener. Henry in three starts an ERA 4.15 and WHIP 1.21. The lefty a contact pitcher at 12.3% strikeouts and 11% walks. Ground balls at 46.3% with 1.04 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 5.13 indicates a possible rise in these numbers based on performance.
Both teams were closing series on Thursday. Diamondbacks struggled to score in their first three in San Francisco. Past ten games St Louis batting .282 against lefthanders. Play St Louis run line -1.5 runs.
Washington Nationals vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Nationals at Padres—Paolo Espino to start for Washington. Espino appeared in 23 games posting an ERA 4.20 with WHIP 1.29. The righthander strikes out 17.7% with 4.3% walks. Ground ball rate of 37.1% with 1.77 home runs per nine innings.
Blake Snell the starter for San Diego. Snell has fifteen starts with an ERA 3.66 and WHIP 1.27. The lefthander an elite strikeout mark of 31.4% with 10.8% walks. Ground balls sit at 38.9% with limited home run damage.
Past ten games Padres batting .285 against righthanders. Nationals bullpen an ERA 5.51 on the road. Play Washington and San Diego over 7.5.
Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Mariners at Athletics—Marco Gonzales to start for Seattle. Gonzales in 23 starts an ERA 4.18 with WHIP 1.41. The lefthander pitches to high contact with 13.2% strikeouts and 7.1% walks. Ground balls dished at 43.6% with 1.46 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 5.10 indicates a rise in ERA if this form holds.
Cole Irvin the starter for Oakland. Irvin started 21 games posting an ERA 3.13 and WHIP 1.05. The lefty is striking out 16.5% with 4.7% walks. Ground balls are 38.4% with 1.04 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 3.91 indicates a possible rise in ERA based on this performance.
Oakland in action Thursday and the Mariners off. Past ten games Mariners hitting .218 against lefthanders and Athletics .211 as a team. Gonzales under 23-11 against teams that bat .255 or worse. Irvin under in 14 of 19 facing teams that strike out seven or greater times per game. Play Seattle and Oakland under.
Miami Marlins vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 8/19/2022
Marlins at Dodgers—Jesus Luzardo the starter for the Marlins. Luzardo in nine starts carries an ERA 3.72 plus WHIP 1.07. The lefthander an elite strikeout mark of 31.4% with 10.3% walks. Ground balls dished at 38.9% with 0.98 home runs per nine innings.
Tyler Anderson the starter for LAD. Anderson appeared in 22 games posting an ERA 2.18 and WHIP 1.01. The lefty strikes out 19.9% with 4.9% walks. Ground balls dealt at 38.6% with 0.70 home runs per nine innings. Past ten games Miami hitting .143 against lefthanders and Dodgers .147.
LAD bullpen in this period an ERA 2.31. As this series opened the Marlins under in 12 of 13 and 17-8 to the under against a lefthanded starter. Play Miami and LA Dodgers under the total.
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