Free MLB Picks For Today 4/9/2023
Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Reds at Phillies—Connor Overton will start for Cincinnati. Overton had six appearances in 2022 posting an ERA 2.73 with WHIP 0.97. The righthander opened the season against the Cubs allowing five earned runs in four innings.
Taijuan Walker to start for Philadelphia. Walker had 29 starts in 2022 for New York Mets finishing with an ERA 3.49 with WHIP 1.19. The righty faced the Yankees on the road in his 2023 opener allowing four earned runs with three walks in 4 1/3rd innings. Walker’s form and Phillies bullpen tough to lay this huge number. Play Cincinnati +157.
Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Red Sox at Tigers—Kutter Crawford to start for Boston. Crawford in 21 appearances last season posted an ERA 5.47 with WHIP 1.42. The righthander faced the Pirates at home allowing seven earned runs with three homers in four innings.
Matthew Boyd to start for Detroit. Boyd appeared in ten games for Seattle last season with an ERA 1.35 with WHIP 0.98. In his 2023 opener the lefty allowed two earned runs with three walks in 4 1/3rd innings at Houston.
Elbow injuries limited Boyd’s work last season. Both bullpen in poor form and Crawford getting hammered again to start this season. Play Boston and Detroit over 8.5.
Oakland Athletics vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Athletics at Rays—James Kaprielian will start for Oakland. Kaprielian in 26 starts carried an ERA 4.23 with WHIP 1.34. The righthander faced the Guardians at home in his season opener allowing five earned runs in five innings.
Drew Rasmussen to start for Tampa Bay. Rasmussen has 28 starts with an ERA 2.84 with WHIP 1.04. The righthander faced the Nationals on the road in his season opener allowing no runs with seven strikeouts in six innings. All eight wins for the Rays have been by the run line. Play Tampa Bay on run line -1.5 runs at -140.
New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Yankees at Orioles—Nestor Cortes to start for NYY. Cortes in 28 starts in 2022 posted an ERA 2.44 with WHIP 0.92. The lefty faced the Phillies at home to open the season allowing one earned run with three strikeouts in five innings.
Tyler Wells to start for Baltimore. Wells in 23 starts a season ago held an ERA 4.25 with WHIP 1.14. The righty pitched against Texas to open 2023 allowing no runs with two strikeouts in five innings. Orioles are pounding lefty’s to start this season. Wells opening day start promising. Play Baltimore +145.
Chicago White Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
White Sox at Pirates—Michael Kopech to start for Chicago. Kopech in 25 starts last year had an ERA 3.54 with WHIP 1.19. The righthander faced the Giants at home to open the year allowing seven earned runs with five homers in 4 2/3rd innings.
Johan Oviedo to start for Pittsburgh. The righthander made 21 appearances in 2022 with an ERA 3.21 plus WHIP 1.29. Oviedo opened at Boston allowing three earned runs with four walks in 4 2/3rd innings.
White Sox bullpen getting thrashed with an ERA near ten. Chicago is hitting. Not confident backing any starter here. Play Chicago and Pittsburgh over 8.5.
Seattle Mariners vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Mariners at Guardians—George Kirby to start for Seattle. The righthander started 25 games in 2022 with an ERA 3.39 with WHIP 1.21. The righthander faced the Angels at home in his season opener allowing four earned runs and nine hits in 4 1/3rd innings.
Zach Plesac to start for Cleveland. Plesac made 25 appearances in 2022 posting an ERA 4.31 with WHIP 1.32. The righty pitched at Oakland to open 2023 allowing six earned runs in one inning. Mariners getting good starting and relief pitching early this season. Not confident in Plesac. Play Seattle -123.
Miami Marlins vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Marlins at Mets—Braxton Garrett to start for Miami. Garrett in 17 starts last season posted an ERA 3.58 with WHIP 1.25. The lefthander faced the Mets at home allowing two earned runs in three innings.
Carlos Carrasco to start for NYM. Carrasco made 29 starts in 2022 with an ERA 3.97 with WHIP 1.33. The righty faced the Brewers in his season opener allowing five earned runs with four walks in four innings.
New York doing a better job hitting lefthanders. Marlins struggling to hit righthanders and their bullpen has performed poorly. Play New York -138.
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Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Astros at Twins—Hunter Brown to start for Houston. Brown made seven appearances last year for Houston with an ERA 0.89 with WHIP 1.08. The righty in his season opener allowed four earned runs with three walks in 4 2/3rd innings at home to Detroit.
Tyler Mahle will start for Minnesota. Mahle made 23 starts in 2022 with an ERA 4.40 with WHIP 1.22. The veteran faced Miami on the road to open the season allowing one earned run with seven strikeouts in five innings.
Twins starters and bullpen performing well to start the season. Mahle away from Cincinnati has pitched well in other ballparks. Play Minnesota -102.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Cardinals at Brewers—Jake Woodford to start for St Louis. Woodford in 27 appearances last season posted an ERA 2.23 with WHIP 1.12. The righthander faced Atlanta at home in his 2023 opener allowing six earned runs, three homers and three walks in 4 1/3rd innings.
Freddy Peralta will be the starter for Milwaukee. Peralta had eighteen appearances last season and had an ERA of 3.58 plus WHIP 1.04. The righty opened 2023 at home to the Mets allowing no runs and seven strikeouts in six innings. Both lineups hitting. Cardinals have hit Peralta well. Play St Louis and Milwaukee over nine.
Texas Rangers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Rangers at Cubs—Jon Gray to start for Texas. Gray started 30 games in 2022 with an ERA 3.96 and WHIP 1.13. The veteran debuted this season at home to the Orioles allowing two earned runs, two homers and seven strikeouts in 6 1/3rd innings.
Jameson Taillon to start for Chicago. Taillon starts in 32 games produced an ERA 3.91 plus WHIP 1.13. The veteran faced Milwaukee at home in his 2023 opener allowing three earned runs in four innings. Rangers scoring output concerning. But Gray and Rangers bullpen strong. Play Texas -103.
Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Nationals at Rockies—Chad Kuhl to start for Washington. Kuhl made 27 starts in 2022 for Colorado with an ERA 5.72 with WHIP 1.55. The righthander opened at home against Tampa Bay allowing four earned runs in five innings.
Ryan Feltner will start for Colorado. Feltner had 20 appearances in 2022 posting an ERA 5.83 with WHIP 1.41. The righty in his season opener allowed five earned runs with five walks in 4 2/3rd innings. Both starters and bullpens are concerning. Play Washington and Colorado over 11.5.
Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Royals at Giants—Kris Bubic to start for KC. Bubic in 28 appearances last season produced an ERA 3.60 with WHIP 1.60. The lefthander opened at home to Toronto allowing two earned runs in five innings.
Anthony Desclafani to start for San Francisco. Desclafani started five games in 2022 with an ERA 6.63 with WHIP 2.00. The righty faced the White Sox in his 2023 opener allowing no earned runs in six innings. The veteran missed much of the season with ankle surgery.
Giants batting .120 against lefthanders. KC is not good against righthanders at .171. Play Kansas City and San Francisco under 8.5.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Blue Jays at Angels—Yusei Kikuchi to start for Toronto. Kikuchi in 32 appearances last season posted an ERA 5.19 with WHIP 1.50. The lefthander faced the Royals on the road in his 2023 opener allowing one earned run in five innings.
Reid Detmers to start for LAA. Detmers in 25 starts posted an ERA 3.77 with WHIP 1.21. The lefthander opened the campaign at Seattle allowing two earned runs with three walks in 4 2/3rd innings. Angels are hitting lefthanders. Blue Jays hitting both left and right handers. Play Toronto and LA Angels over 9.5.
LA Dodgers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Dodgers at Diamondbacks—Michael Grove to start for LAD. Grove made seven appearances in 2022 with an ERA 4.60 plus WHIP 1.43. The righthander faced the Rockies at home to open 2023 allowing three earned runs in four innings.
Ryne Nelson will start for Arizona. Nelson started three games for Arizona last season posting an ERA 1.47 with WHIP 0.82. The righthander spent much of his time last season in Triple A compiling an ERA 5.43 with WHIP 1.39.
Nelson in his season opener faced San Diego on the road giving up three earned runs with three walks in five innings. Dodgers bullpen getting hammered. Not impressed by either starter here. Play LA and Arizona over 9.5.
San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 4/9/2022
Padres at Braves—Seth Lugo to start for San Diego. Lugo made 62 bullpen appearances for the Mets in 2022 posting an ERA 3.60 with WHIP 1.17. The righty faced the Rockies at home in his opener allowing one earned run with seven strikeouts in seven innings.
Dylan Dodd to start for Atlanta. Dodd was on the fast track to the Majors drafted in 2021 spending time in Single, Double and Triple A last season. The lefty is in the rotation due to injuries to Fried and Wright.
Dodd faced the Cardinals in his MLB opener allowing one earned run with three strikeouts in five innings. Tough lineup for Dodd to face here. Lugo is solid. Play San Diego +104.
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