Free MLB Picks For Today 4/8/2023
Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Astros at Twins—Luis Garcia to start for Houston. Garcia in 28 starts in 2022 had an ERA 3.72 with WHIP 1.13. The righthander faced the White Sox to open the season allowing three earned runs, seven hits and two walks in five innings. Joe Ryan to start for Minnesota.
Ryan had 27 starts last son posting an ERA 3.55 plus WHIP 1.10 The righthander started the season facing the Royals on the road giving up one earned run with six strikeouts in six innings. Astros struggling at the plate. Twins getting great starting and relief pitching. Play Minnesota -111.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Reds at Phillies—Nick Lodolo to start for Cincinnati. Lodolo made 19 starts in 2022 with an ERA 3.66 and WHIP 1.25. The lefty faced the Pirates at home in his opener allowing two earned runs with nine strikeouts in five innings.
Bailey Falter will start for Philadelphia. Falter appeared in 20 games in 2022 producing an ERA 3.86 with WHIP 1.21.
The lefthander faced the Rangers on the road to open his 2023 campaign allowing two earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings. Phillies are hitting lefthanders but both bullpens struggling early on. Play Cincinnati and Philadelphia over eight.
Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Royals at Giants—Brady Singer will start for KC. Singer made 27 appearances last season with an ERA 3.23 with WHIP 1.14. The righty faced Toronto at home in his season opener allowing one earned run in five innings. Sean Manaea will start for San Francisco.
Manaea in 30 appearances in 2022 had an ERA 4.96 with WHIP 1.30. The lefty opened his 2023 season at the White Sox allowing three earned runs in two innings. KC lack of hitting makes it tough to back at a short underdog price. Giants are hitting righthanders. Play San Francisco -127.
Texas Rangers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Rangers at Cubs—Martin Perez will start for Texas. Perez made 32 starts last year with an ERA 2.89 plus WHIP 1.26. The veteran started his 2023 season home to Philadelphia allowing one earned run with seven strikeouts in 5 2/3rd innings. Justin Steele to start for Chicago.
Steele had 24 starts in 2022 with an ERA 3.18 and WHIP 1.35. The lefthander faced Milwaukee at home in his season opener allowing no runs with eight strikeouts in six innings. Rangers offense struggling held to two runs or fewer in four of five games. Chicago hitting lefthanders well early on. Play Chicago -111.
Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Athletics at Rays—Shintaro Fujinami to start for Oakland. Fujinami spent ten years pitching for Hanshin Tigers in Japan. The 29 year old opened at home to the Angels allowing eight earned runs with three walks in 2 1/3rd innings. Jeffrey Springs to start for Tampa Bay.
Springs had 33 appearances in his 2022 campaign posting an ERA 2.46 with WHIP 1.07. The lefty faced the Tigers at home to open his season allowing no runs with 12 strikeouts in 6 innings of work.
Rays have covered the run line in all seven wins. Ray batting .280 as a team and getting great work from their pen. Play Tampa Bay on run line -1.5 runs at -140.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Marlins at Mets—Trevor Rogers to start for Miami. Rogers had 23 starts in 2022 posting an ERA 5.47 with WHIIP 1.50. The lefthander opened this new season at home to the Mets allowing three earned runs in 4 1/3rd innings.
Kodai Senga will start for NYM. The 30 year old signed a five year $75 million dollar contract with the Mets. In Japan last year the righthander posted an ERA of 1.94 and has a career ERA of 2.59. He opened 2023 facing Miami on the road allowing one earned run with eight strikeouts in 5 1/3rd innings.
Mets have started hitting past two games. Senga impressive in his first outing. New York hitting .181 against lefthanded starters. Play Miami and New York under 8.
Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Red Sox at Tigers—Tanner Houck will start for Boston. Houck appeared in 32 games last season producing an ERA 3.15 with WHIP 1.18. The righthander made his 2023 debut at home to Baltimore allowing three earned runs, two homers in five innings.
Joey Wentz to start for Detroit. Wentz starts in seven games in 2022 carries an ERA 3.03 with WHIP 1.10. The lefty in his 2023 debut faced the Rays on the road allowing three earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings.
Both teams trending over with struggles on the mound from starting pitching and the Tigers with their bullpen as well. Play Boston and Detroit over 8.5.
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Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Mariners at Guardians—Marco Gonzales to start for Seattle. Gonzales starts in 32 games in 2022 posted an ERA 4.13 with WHIP 1.33. The lefty faced the Guardians in his opener allowing four earned runs in five innings. Cal Quantrill will start for Cleveland.
Quantrill started 32 games last season producing an ERA 3.38 plus WHIP 1.21. The righty in his 2023 debut allowed four earned runs in 4 2/3rd innings against the Mariners. Guardians are hitting lefthanders early this season. Play Cleveland -133.
Chicago White Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
White Sox at Pirates—Mike Clevinger will start for Chicago. Clevinger appeared in 23 games last season with an ERA 4.33 with WHIP 1.20 with the Padres. In his debut with the White Sox the righthander allowed no runs with eight strikeouts in five innings.
Vince Velasquez will start for Pittsburgh. Velasquez appeared in 27 games for the White Sox in 2022 posted an ERA 4.78 with WHIP 1.23. The righty in his season opener allowed three earned runs with two homers in 4 2/3rd innings at Cincinnati.
Both lineups hitting and White Sox bullpen has been miserable to start the season. Play Chicago and Pittsburgh over 8.5.
New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Yankees at Orioles—Jhony Brito to start for NYY. Brito spent 2022 in Double and Triple A posting good numbers. Drafted in 2015 Brito had spent the past six seasons in the minors. The righthander faced the Giants at home in his MLB debut allowed no earned runs with six strikeouts in five innings.
Cole Irvin to start for Baltimore. Irvin started 30 games for Oakland in 2022 posting an ERA 3.98 with WHIP 1.16. The lefty in his 2023 allowed six earned runs with eight hits in four innings at Boston.
Irvin put up some good numbers pitching in Oakland the past few seasons. Outside of Oakland he gets hit. Yankees bullpen performing better. Brito impressive in his first outing. Play New York Yankees -125.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Cardinals at Brewers—Jordan Montgomery to start for St Louis. Montgomery in 32 starts last season posted an ERA 3.48 with WHIP 1.09. The lefty opened at home to Toronto allowing three earned runs in five innings. Erick Lauer to start for Milwaukee.
Lauer had 29 starts in 2022 producing an ERA 3.69 with WHIP 1.22. The lefty in his 2023 debut at the Cubs allowed two earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings. St Louis has pounded lefthanders this season. Brewers hitting exceptionally well early. Play St Louis and Milwaukee over 8.5.
San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Padres at Braves—Michael Wacha to start for San Diego. Wacha made 23 starts for Boston in 2022 with an ERA 3.32 with WHIP 1.12. The veteran opened this season at home to Colorado allowing four earned runs with three walks in six innings.
Charlie Morton to start for Atlanta. Morton started 31 games last season posting an ERA 4.34 with WHIP 1.23. The veteran faced the Cardinals on the road to begin his 2023 campaign allowing three earned runs in 5 1/3rd innings.
Padres are pushing across runs in this series. Team record behind Wacha 11-4 in his past fifteen against winning teams. Play San Diego +143.
LA Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Dodgers at Diamondbacks—Noah Syndergaard to start for LA. Syndergaard appeared in 25 games last year posted an ERA 3.94 with WHIP 0.67. The veteran faced the Diamondbacks at home in his season debut by allowing one earned run in six innings.
Zach Davies to start for Arizona. Davies started 27 games with an ERA 4.09 plus WHIP 1.30. The righthander in his 2023 debut faced the Dodgers on the road allowing one earned run in five innings.
Tough to ignore that .173 batting average for Arizona against righthanders. Plus, LA has the better bullpen. LAD has won 50 of 65 favored by -125 to -175. Play Dodgers -153.
Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Nationals at Rockies—Trevor Williams to start for Washington. Williams appeared in 30 games for the Mets last year with an ERA 3.21 with WHIP 1.23. The righthander faced the Rays in his 2023 opener allowing three earned runs in five innings of work.
Austin Gomber to start for Colorado. Gomber in 33 appearances last season produced an ERA 4.50 with WHIP 0.83. The lefthander opened in San Diego this season allowing three earned runs in six innings. Nationals are pounding lefthanded pitching. Rockies bullpen has struggled. Play Washington +123.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 4/8/2022
Blue Jays at Angels—Jose Berrios to start for Toronto. Berrios in 32 starts in 2022 posted an ERA 5.23 with WHIP 1.42. The righthander in his season debut allowed eight earned runs in 5 2/3rd innings at KC. Tyler Anderson starts for the Angels.
Anderson in 30 appearances last season posted an ERA 2.57 with WHIP 1.00 with the LA Dodgers. The lefthander in his season opener allowed no runs in six innings at Oakland. Tough to back Berrios based on his performance past two seasons. Blue Jays 13-22 facing left handed starters past two seasons. Play LA Angels -112.
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