Free MLB Picks For Today 5/18/2023
LA Angels vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2023
Angels vs. Orioles—Tyler Anderson to start for LAA. Anderson in seven starts has an ERA of 5.26 with WHIP 1.62. The lefthander has seen his strikeouts drop to 14.4% with 10.9% walks. Ground balls sit at 35.5% with 1.43 home runs per nine innings.
Tyler Wells to start for Baltimore. Wells has eight appearances in 2023 with an ERA of 2.68 and WHIP 0.72. The righthander a strikeout mark of 22.4% with 5.2% walks.
Ground balls dealt at 34.4% with 1.53 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 4.49 suggests a rise in ERA if form holds. Orioles are 19-3 when favored by -110 or greater. Their bullpen at home sits with an ERA of 2.22. Play Baltimore -148.
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Mets MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2023
Rays at Mets—Taj Bradley will start for Tampa Bay. Bradley in three starts carries an ERA of 3.52 with WHIP 0.91. The righthander has a K rate of 38.3% with 3.3% walks. Ground balls sit at 26.5% with 1.17 home runs per nine innings.
Tylor Megill to start for NYM. Megill has eight starts in 2023 with an ERA of 4.02 plus WHIP 1.51. The righty has a K rate of 17.3% with 12.3% walks. Grounders dealt at 43.4% with 1.12 home runs per nine innings. Megill walk rate the concern. Prefer the Rays starter and hitting. Play Tampa Bay -103.
Washington Nationals vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2023
Nationals at Marlins—Trevor Williams to start for Washington. Williams in eight starts produces an ERA of 4.23 plus WHIP 1.30. The righthander has a strikeout rate of 16.5% with 5.5% walks. Grounders sit at 36.3% with 1.41 home runs per nine innings.
Eury Perez to start for Miami. Perez in his MLB debut allowed two earned runs, all homers with seven strikeouts in 4 2/3rd innings at home to Cincinnati. The righthander was drafted in 2019. He had six starts in 2023 posting an ERA of 2.32 with WHIP of 0.81 striking out 42 in 31 innings.
Nationals have struggled to score on righthanders averaging just 3.6 runs per game. Marlins 30th in runs scored. Play Washington and Miami under 8.
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Cleveland Guardians vs. Chicago White Sox MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2023
Guardians at White Sox—Logan Allen to start for Cleveland. Allen in four starts carries an ERA of 3.43 with WHIP 1.48. The lefthander is dealing 25.3% K’s with 7.4% walks. Ground ball rate of 34.9% with 0.86 home runs per nine innings.
Dylan Cease to start for Chicago. Cease has nine starts in 2023 with an ERA of 4.86 and WHIP 1.45. The righthander fans 25.5% with 10.4% walks. Ground ball rate of 38.5% with 0.97 home runs per nine innings.
Guardians offensive struggles continue in their 7-2 loss on Wednesday. They are averaging just 1.9 runs per game against their division in 11 games batting only .191. Play White Sox -133.
New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2023
Yankees at Blue Jays—Nestor Cortes to start for NYY. Cortes in eight starts produces an ERA of 5.53 with WHIP 1.32. The lefthander is striking out 23.2% with 7.2% walks. Ground ball dished at 23.6% with 1.49 home runs per nine innings.
Jose Berrios to start for Toronto. Berrios has eight starts in 2023 with an ERA of 4.70 plus WHIP 1.28. The veteran has a strikeout rate of 22.8% with 5.7% walks. Ground balls sit at 51.1% with 0.98 home runs per nine innings. Team record behind Berrios 16-1 at home when favored by -110 or higher.
Blue Jays do a good job of hitting and scoring against lefthanded starters. Blue Jays bullpen an ERA of 2.24 at home. Play Toronto -125.
LA Dodgers vs. St Louis Cardinals MLB Pick Prediction 5/18/2023
Dodgers at Cardinals—Julio Urias to start for LAD. Urias in nine starts posts an ERA of 3.61 and WHIP 1.07. The lefthander has a K rate of 24.8% with 4.3% walks. Ground balls dealt at 40.3% with 1.72 home runs per nine innings.
Adam Wainwright to start for St Louis. Wainwright has two starts this season with an ERA of 7.20 and WHIP of 1.70. The veteran opened the season on the injury list with a groin injury.
In 2022 the righthander had an ERA of 3.71 and WHIP 1.28 in 32 starts. Team record behind Urias 18-4 when favored on the road between -100 and -150. Wainwright form a concern. Play LA -148.
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