Free MLB Picks For Today 4/4/2023
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Diamondbacks at Padres—Zac Gallen to start for Arizona. Gallen in 2022 started 31 games posting an ERA 2.54 with WHIP 0.91. In his opener the righthander allowed five earned runs with three walks in 4 2/3rd innings against the Dodgers.
Yu Darvish to start for San Diego. Darvish in 30 starts in 2022 posted an ERA of 3.10 with WHIP 0.95. The righthander had a strikeout rate of 25.6% with 4.8% walks. Ground balls dished at 36.9% with 1.02 home runs per nine innings.
San Diego takes the opener of this series 5-4. Gallen past three starts against San Diego, all last season, allowed ten earned runs in 16 1/3rd innings. Darvish home numbers have been outstanding past two seasons. Play San Diego -143.
Minnesota Twins vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Twins at Marlins—Kenta Maeda to start for Minnesota. Maeda missed the last half of 2021 and all of 2022 with Tommy John surgery. A lifetime ERA of 3.97 with WHIP 1.14 in 169 appearances. In his career the righthander allowed 1.20 home runs per nine innings with 3.79 walks per nine innings.
Sandy Alcantara will start for Miami. Alcantra started 32 games a season ago posting an ERA of 2.28 and WHIP 0.98. In his opener against the Mets the righthander allowed three earned runs, four walks and only three strikeouts in 5 2/3rd innings.
Twins move to 4-0 with their 11-1 win in the opener. Marlins fell to 1-4. Minnesota offense started to get going now and getting great work from their pen. Miami pen and offense the concern. Play Minnesota +130.
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Cubs at Reds—Hayden Wesneski to start for Chicago. Wesneski worked six games for the big club in 2022 posting an ERA of 2.18 with WHIP 0.94 in 33 innings. He spent back to back productive seasons in Triple A. The righthander in his short time in the Majors carries a 25% strikeout mark.
Luis Cessa to start for Cincinnati. Cessa appeared in 46 games a season ago with an ERA 4.57 with WHIP 1.28. The righty struck out 17.6% with 8.3% walks. Ground balls dealt at 48.8% with 1.56 home runs per nine innings. Reds win the opener of this series 7-6.
Chicago bullpen has been hammered to start the season and the Reds have gotten good work from their unit. Cessa faced the Cubs twice last season allowing three earned runs in 10 2/3rd innings. Play Cincinnati +116.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Phillies at Yankees—Matt Strahm to start for Philadelphia. Strahm in appeared in fifty games for Boston last year in relief posting an ERA 3.83 with WHIP 1.23. He worked one inning out of relief this season and will take the place of Ranger Suarez in the rotation while injured.
Strahm struck out 26.9% in 2022 with an 8.8% walk rate. Ground balls served at 36.8% with 1.01 home runs per nine innings. Domingo German to start for NYY. German had fifteen appearances last year posting an ERA 3.61 with WHIP 1.16.
The righthander fanned 19.5% with 6.4% walks. Ground balls 39.85 with 1.37 home runs per nine innings. Four straight losses for Philadelphia as they drop the opener of this series 8-1. New York hitting and pitching well. Phillies pitching staff has been hammered. Play New York -140.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Rays at Nationals—Josh Fleming to start for Tampa Bay or work be primary pitching in relief. Fleming in had twelve appearances in 2022 posting an ERA of 6.43 and WHIP 1.89 in 35 innings of work. He did spend time in Triple A last season. A lifetime ERA of 4.93 with WHIP 1.41 and 1.10 home runs per nine innings.
Chad Kuhl to start for Washington. Kuhl in 27 starts with Colorado last season posted an ERA 5.72 with WHIP 1.55. The righty saw his strikeout rate drop to 17.8% with 9.4% walks. Ground balls 36.6% with 1.64 home runs per nine innings.
Rays win the opener of this series 6-2 for their fourth straight win. The are hitting righthanders and getting great work out of their bullpen. Play Tampa Bay on run line -1.5 runs at +120.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Pirates at Red Sox—Roansy Contreras to start for Pittsburgh. Contreras in 21 appearances in 2022 posted an ERA 3.79 with WHIP 1.27. The righthander struck out 21.1% with 9.6% walks. Ground balls served at 36.4% with 1.23 home runs per nine innings.
Nick Pivetta the starter for Boston. Pivetta had 33 starts in 2022 with an ERA 4.56 and WHIP 1.38. The veteran a strikeout rate of 22.6% with 9.4% walks. Grounders came in at 38.5% with 1.35 home runs per nine innings.
Pirates win the opener 7-6. Four overs in their four home games for Boston. They are hitting the cover off the baseball and struggling on the mound. Control and home run rate the concern for both starters. Play Pittsburgh and Boston over 9.
New York Mets vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Mets at Brewers—Max Scherzer start for NYM. Scherzer started 23 games last season producing an ERA 2.29 with WHIP 0.91. In his first start against the Marlins the veteran allowed three earned runs with six strikeouts in six innings of work. W
ade Miley to throw for Milwaukee. Miley worked nine games in 2022 with an ERA of 3.16 and WHIP 1.22. The lefty had a strikeout mark of 17.6% with 8.8% walks. Ground balls dealt at 52.6% with 0.73 home runs per nine innings.
Miley dealt with injuries on the Cubs in 2022 and worked just 37 innings. Brewers win the opener 10-0. They are getting good work from their bullpen. Mets early on hitting lefty’s. Play New York and Milwaukee over eight.
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Toronto Blue Jays vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Blue Jays at Royals—Yusei Kikuchi to start for Toronto. Kikuchi appeared in 32 games in 2022 and posted an ERA 5.19 with WHIP 1.50. The lefty struck out 27.3% with 12.8% walks. Ground balls dished at 43.9% with 2.06 home runs per nine innings.
Kris Bubic to start for KC. Bubic in 28 appearances in 2021 had an ERA 5.58 plus WHIP 1.70. The lefty a strikeout mark of 18.7% with 10.7% walks. Ground balls came in at 41% with 1.26 home runs per nine innings.
Royals win the opener 9-5. Blue Jays hitting well and Royals bullpen struggling. KC has hit Kikuchi past two seasons. Play Toronto and Kansas City over ten.
Atlanta Braves vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Braves at Cardinals—Dylan Todd to start for Atlanta. Todd spent 2022 in three Minor League spots receiving promotions to AA from Single A then got a start in Triple A. He was drafted in the third round in 2021 so it has been a fast track to the Majors.
The lefthander in the spring posted an ERA of 2.00 and WHIP 1.06 in 18 innings in the spring to earn this promotion. About 160 minor league innings. Steven Matz will start for St Louis.
Matz had fifteen appearances last season producing an ERA 5.25 with WHIP 1.25. The lefty struck out 26.1% with 4.8% walks. Grounders 38.3% with 1.50 home runs per nine innings. Cardinals hitting with their bullpen struggling. Play Atlanta +123.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Orioles at Rangers—Kyle Gibson expected starter for Baltimore. Gibson in 31 starts in 2022 had an ERA 5.05 with WHIP 1.34. He worked five innings in his first start against the Red Sox and allowed four earned runs in five innings.
Andrew Heaney to start for Texas. Heaney appeared in 16 games in 2021 posting an ERA 3.10 with WHIP 1.09. The lefthander struck out 35.5% with 6.1% walks. Ground balls were 34.5% with 1.73 home runs per nine innings.
Horrible spring for Heaney. His home run rate was very high past two seasons. Orioles won the opener 2-0. Baltimore is crushing lefthanded pitching. Play Baltimore +115.
Detroit Tigers vs. Houston Astros MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Tigers at Astros—Matt Manning starts for Detroit. Manning had 22 starts in 2022 with an ERA 3.43 plus WHIP 1.17. The righty posted a strikeout mark of 18.3% with 7.2% walks. Ground balls 41% with 0.86 home runs per nine innings. His work was limited last season due to injury.
Framber Valdez to start for Houston. Valdez in 31 starts last season posted an ERA 2.82 with WHIP 1.16. The lefty in his first start allowed no earned runs with four strikeouts in five innings. Tigers win the opener 7-6. Early on Tigers struggling hitting lefty’s and bullpen has been poor. Play Detroit and Houston under 7.5.
Cleveland Guardians vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Guardians at Athletics—Shane Bieber will start for Cleveland. Bieber in 31 starts in 2022 posted an ERA 2.88 plus WHIP 1.04. The righty faced the Mariners on the road to open the year allowing no runs in six innings.
JP Sears to start for Oakland. Sears in 17 appearances last year had an ERA 3.86 with WHIP 1.29. He struck out 17.7% with 8% walks. Ground balls 40.5% with 1.03 home runs per nine innings. Guardians outlasted the Athletics 12-11 in the opener of this series. Play Cleveland on run line -1.5 runs at -115.
LA Angels vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Angels at Mariners—Jose Suarez to start for LAA. Suarez in 22 appearances last year had an ERA 3.96 with WHIP 1.25. The lefty a strike out mark of 22.3% with 7.1% walks. Ground balls dished at 22.3% with 7.1% walks. Ground balls were 41.3% with 1.16 home runs per nine innings.
Luis Castillo to start for Seattle. Castillo in 25 starts in 2022 posted an ERA 2.99 with WHIP 1.08. The veteran faced Cleveland in his opening start allowing no earned runs in six innings.
LAA win the opener 7-3. Four straight losses for Seattle. Mariners struggling early hitting lefthanders at .138. Angels bullpen has been outstanding. Play LA Angels +152.
Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers MLB Pick Prediction 4/4/2022
Rockies at Dodgers—German Marquez to start for Colorado. Marquez in 31 starts in 2022 produced an ERA 4.95 with WHIP 1.37. The veteran faced the Padres in his opening start on the road allowing two earned runs in six innings.
Julio Urias will start for LAD. Urias last year had an ERA 2.16 and WHIP 0.96 in 2022. He opened against the Diamondbacks allowing two earned runs with six strikeouts in six innings.
Rockies averaging 4.3 runs per game on this road trip. LAD hitting righthanders and Rockies bullpen getting pounded. Play Colorado and LA over 7.5 runs.
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