Free MLB Picks For Today 5/8/2023
Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Tigers at Guardians—Michael Lorenzen to start for Detroit. Lorenzen in four starts has an ERA of 5.14 with WHIP 1.38. The righthander has a strikeout mark of 17.6% with 7.7% walks. Ground balls dealt at 50% with 1.29 home runs per nine innings.
Tanner Bibee to start for Cleveland. Bibee was drafted in the fifth round by Cleveland from Cal St Fullerton in 2021. A fast track to the Majors in two levels on the minors in 2022 with great numbers. The righthander has two starts this season allowing three earned runs with thirteen strikeouts in 11 innings.
Detroit showing improvement scoring runs of late. Guardians hitting only .210 and scoring 2.8 runs per game at home. Play Detroit on run line +1.5 runs at -125.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Rays at Orioles—Shane McClanahan to start for Tampa Bay. McClanahan in seven starts posts an ERA 2.03 with WHIP 1.10. The lefthander an elite K rate of 31.7% with 9.9% walks. Ground balls dished at 48.4% with 0.90 home runs per nine innings.
Kyle Gibson to start for Baltimore. Gibson has seven starts in 2023 with an ERA 4.61 and WHIP 1.34. The veteran has a seven year low 16% strikeouts with 6.5% walks. Ground balls sit at 45.3% with 1.10 home runs per nine innings.
Orioles 11-4 to the over when an underdog of +100 or greater. Rays averaging 6.5 runs and Orioles 5.5 runs per game. Play Tampa Bay and Baltimore over 7.5.
Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Rockies at Pirates—Kyle Freeland to start for Colorado. Freeland in seven starts produces an ERA 3.76 with WHIP 1.10. The lefthander is striking out 17.2% with 5.3% walks. Ground balls dealt at 41.4% with 1.64 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 5.00 suggests a rise in ERA based on his numbers.
Mitch Keller to start for Pittsburgh. Keller has seven starts in 2023 with an ERA 3.32 and WHIP 1.20. The righty fans 27.9% with 7.6% walks. Ground balls come in at 41.8% with 0.89 home runs per nine innings.
Rockies scoring runs and Pirates are struggling in that category. Freeland has put up good numbers on the road. Play Colorado +154.
Oakland Athletics vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Athletics at Yankees—JP Sears to start for Oakland. Sears in six starts has an ERA of 5.06 with WHIP 1.19. The lefthander has 34 strikeouts and eight walks in his 32 innings of work. He has been hurt by the home run ball allowing seven on the season.
Nestor Cortes to start for NYY. Cortes has six starts in 2023 posting an ERA 4.91 with WHIP 1.18. The lefty fans 25.4% with 6.5% walks. Ground balls served at 19.8% with 1.64 home runs per nine innings.
Athletics bullpen a concern here with an ERA of 6.60. Yankees bullpen at home an ERA of 2.45. Play NYY on run line -1.5 runs at +100.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Cardinals at Cubs—Miles Mikolas to start for St Louis. Mikolas in seven starts has an ERA 5.79 with WHIP 1.66. The righthander is striking out 19.4% with 5.1% walks. Ground balls dished at 34.4% with 1.69 home runs per nine innings.
Marcus Stroman to start for Chicago. Stroman has seven starts in 2023 with an ERA 2.18 plus WHIP 1.09. The veteran fans 23.3% with 9.8% walks. Ground ball rate of 60.2% with limited home run damage.
Cardinals 1-9 facing teams outscoring opponents by ½ run per game or greater on the season. They are also 4-19 when facing a pitching with an ERA of 2.70 or greater. Play Chicago -137.
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Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
White Sox at Royals—Dylan Cease to start for Chicago. Cease in seven stars posts an ERA of 4.58 plus WHIP 1.44. The righthander has a K rate of 26.2% with 11.6% walks. Ground ball dealt at 40.2% with 1.02 home runs per nine innings.
Zack Greinke to start for KC. Greinke has seven starts in 2023 with an ERA 5.25 with WHIP 1.33. The righty is striking out 16.4% with 3.9% walks. Ground ball rate of 40.5% with 1.75 home runs per nine innings. KC 3-16 at home this season. Cease form has been good on the road and has pitched well against KC. Play White Sox -136.
LA Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Dodgers at Brewers—Tony Gonsolin to start for LAD. Gonsolin in 2022 posted an ERA 2.14 plus WHIP 0.87. The righthander in his two starts this season allowed three earned runs with four strikeouts in eight innings. He missed the first month of the season with an ankle injury.
Freddy Peralta to start for Milwaukee. Peralta has six starts on the campaign producing an ERA 3.63 and WHIP 1.27. The righty is fanning 27.9% with 8.2% walks. Grounders sit at 32.2% with 1.04 home runs per nine innings. Past ten games Milwaukee hitting only .207 against righthanders with a bullpen ERA of 5.04. Play Dodgers -110.
Houston Astros vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Astros at Angels—Hunter Brown to start for Houston. Brown in six starts carries an ERA 2.60 with WHIP 1.
18. The righty has a strikeout mark of 25.7% with 10.7% walks. Grounders served at 51.2% with no homers allowed. Patrick Sandoval will start for LAA. Sandoval has six starts in 2023 posting an ERA 2.93 and WHIP 1.27. The lefthander fans 17.9% with 11.2% walks. Ground ball dealt at 43.8% with limited home run damage.
LAA 6-19 when facing a starting pitcher with an ERA of 2.90 or better. Angels pitching giving up a lot of runs of late. Sandoval contact and walks concerning. Astros have won 26 of the past 38 against the Angels. Play Houston -121.
Miami Marlins vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Marlins at Diamondbacks—Braxton Garrett to start for Miami. Garrett in six appearances has an ERA 5.81 with WHIP 1.67. The lefthander fans 18.2% with 4.1% walks. Ground balls sit at 47.3% with 1.71 home runs per nine innings.
Zac Gallen to start for Arizona. Gallen has seven starts in 2023 posting an ERA 2.53 with WHIP 0.84. The righthander an elite strikeout mark of 35.2% with 3.1% walks. Grounders come in at 42.4% with limited home run damage.
Marlins batting only .215 against righthanders on the run and Diamondbacks hitting .283 at home. Play Arizona on run line -1.5 runs at -105.
Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Rangers at Mariners—Jon Gray to start for Texas. Gray in six starts posts an ERA 4.40 plus WHIP 1.40. The veteran has seen his strikeout rate plummet to 14.5% with 10.7% walks. Ground balls come in at 41.5% with 1.76 home runs per nine innings. A FIP 6.23 suggests a rise in ERA with his form.
Logan Gilbert to start for Seattle. Gilbert has made six starts on the campaign with an ERA 4.01 plus WHIP 1.07. The righthander is striking out 29.6% with 5.2% walks. Grounders come in at 47.1% with 1.07 home runs per nine innings.
Mariners 45-25 to the over facing teams outscoring opponents by 1 or greater runs per game on the season. Texas bullpen an ERA of 5.40 on the road. Play Texas and Seattle over 8.
Washington Nationals vs. San Francisco Giants MLB Pick Prediction 5/8/2023
Nationals at Giants—Jake Irvin the starter for Washington. Irvin in his MLB debut allowed one earned run with four walks in 4 1/3rd innings at home to the Cubs. A fourth round draft pick in 2018 the righthander spent 2022 in Single and Double A with mixed results. He had five starts in Triple A this season posting an ERA 5.64 with WHIP 1.54.
Anthony DeSclafani to start for San Francisco. DeSclafani in six starts this season posts an ERA 2.13 with WHIP 0.82. The veteran fans 20.8% with 2.1% walks. Grounders sit at 47.7% with 0.95 home runs per nine innings.
SF 26-11 to the under at home with the total lined at 8.5 to 10. Past five games Giants bullpen an ERA of 1.46. Play Washington and San Francisco under 8.5.
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