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Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2023
Twins at Red Sox—Kenta Maeda to start for Minnesota. Maeda missed 2022 with Tommy John surgery. In two starts the season the righthander has allowed five earned runs with twelve strikeouts in 11 innings. A career ERA 3.88 with WHIP 1.13 in 171 MLB appearances with 1.21 home runs per nine innings. Tanner Houck to start for Boston. Houck in three starts on the season an ERA 4.50 with WHIP 1.36. The righthander is striking out 25.9% with 12.1% walks. Ground balls 66.7% with 1.29 home runs per nine innings. Extra rest for Maeda missing his scheduled start on Saturday after having missed the season in 2022. Gallo back in lineup for Twins. Play Minnesota +107.
LA Angels vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2023
Angels at Yankees—Patrick Sandoval to start for LAA. Sandoval has three starts on the campaign with an ERA 1.23 and WHIP 1.16. The lefthander has seen his strikeout plummet to 15.9% with 9.5% walks. Ground balls 50% with limited home runs damage. A FIP 4.06 suggests a rice in ERA with his form. Nestor Cortes to start for NYY. Cortes in three starts in 2023 an ERA 2.60 plus WHIP 1.04. The lefty a K rate of 22.1% with 2.9% walks. Ground balls 22.4% with 1.04 home runs per nine innings. Angels crushing lefthanders this year and Yankees batting only .101 against lefty’s. LAA bullpen also performing well on the season. Play LA Angels +146.
Cincinnati Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2023
Reds at Pirates—Luke Weaver to start for Cincinnati. Weaver makes his season debut after being sidelined with a tendon strain. He appeared in 26 games in 2022 with one start posting an ERA 6.56 with WHIP 1.82. His strikeout mark was 21.8% with 7.5% walks. Ground balls served at 40% with minimal home run damage. Roansy Contreras to start for Pittsburgh. Contreras in three starts on the campaign carries an ERA 6.00 with WHIP 1.73. The righty a strikeout mark of 15.9% with 11.6% walks. Ground balls are 41.7% with no homers allowed. A FIP 3.64 suggests a lowering of his ERA based on this form. Contreras pitched well against the Reds last season. Reds are batting .225 on the road. Play Cincinnati and Pittsburgh under nine runs.
Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2023
Rockies at Phillies—Ryan Feltner to start for Colorado. Feltner in three starts in 2023 has an ERA 8.78 with WHIP 1.95. The righthander fans 23.1% with 16.9% walks. Ground balls dished at 48.7% with 1.35 home runs per nine innings. Matt Strahm will start for Philadelphia. Strahm appeared in four games on the year with an ERA 2.13 and WHIP 0.95. The lefty has a strikeout mark of 32% with 10% walks. Ground balls 37.9% with limited home run damage. Eight straight losses for the Rockies. They are batting just .216 on the road. Phillies hitting .319 at home against righthanders. Play Philadelphia on the run line -1.5 runs at -115.
LA Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2023
Dodgers at Cubs—Michael Grove to start for LAD. Grove has four starts on the season with an ERA 9.00 with WHIP 1.62. The righthander a strikeout rate of 24.1% with 8.6% walks. Ground balls 38.5% with limited home run damage. A FIP 3.31 suggests a huge drop in ERA if form holds. Jameson Taillon to start for Chicago. Taillon in three starts produces an ERA 4.50 with WHIP 1.36. The righty has a strikeout mark of 25.8% with 6.5% walks. Ground balls dealt at 33.3% with no homers allowed. Dodgers quiet at the plate with bullpen struggles. Cubs are pounding the baseball and getting good work from their pen. Play Chicago -115.
San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2023
Padres at Diamondbacks—Michael Wacha to start for San Diego. Wacha in three starts on the season an ERA 6.06 with WHIP 1.47. The veteran a strikeout rate of 1.4% with 7.1% walks. Ground balls 36% with 1.65 home runs per nine innings. Ryne Nelson to start for Arizona. Nelson has three starts in 2023 has an ERA 3.71 with WHIP 1.18. The righthander strikes out only 14.3% with 7.1% walks. Ground balls served at 43.4% with 1.06 home runs per nine innings. Padres struggling to hit right handers. Diamondbacks hitting .295 at home. Play Arizona +128.
New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 4/20/2023
Mets at Giants—Kodai Senga to start for NYM. Senga in three starts carries an ERA 3.38 with WHIP 1.44. The righthander a 30% strikeout rate with 14.3% walks. Ground balls 50% with 1.69 home runs per nine innings. Sean Manaea to start for San Francisco. Manaea in three appearances produces an ERA 4.76 with WHIP 1.15. The lefthander is striking out 27.7% with 8.5% walks. Ground balls served at 31% with 1.59 home runs per nine innings. NYM has won five of six on this trip. Giants bullpen struggling. Play New York Mets -133.