Free MLB Picks For Today 5/22/2023
Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
White Sox at Guardians—Jesse Sholtens to start for Chicago. Sholtens has two appearances allowing one earned runs with four strikeouts in three innings. A 2016 draft pick in the ninth round out of Wright St. The righthander had seven starts in Triple A this season with an ERA of 3.99 and WHIP of 1.13 striking out 42 in 38 1/3rd innings.
Hunter Gaddis to start for Cleveland. Gaddis in five appearances produces an ERA of 6.86 plus WHIP of 1.42. The righthander fans 14.6% with 6.7% walks. Ground balls dealt at 29.9% with limited home run damage.
Media reports have Gaddis being recalled from Triple A after getting send down due to ineffectiveness. Guardians at home averaging just 2.9 runs per game and hitting .222. Gaddis MLB form a concern. Play Chicago +108.
Texas Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Rangers at Pirates—Dane Dunning will start for Texas. Dunning has eleven appearances posting an ERA of 1.69 and WHIP of 0.88. The righthander us striking out 16% with 4.9% walks. Ground balls dished at 50.5% with no homers allowed.
Luis Ortiz to start for Pittsburgh. Ortiz has two starts in 2023 allowing five earned runs with four strikeouts and five walks in eight innings. A draft pick in 2018 had seven starts in Triple A on the season with an ERA of 2.23 and WHIP of 0.97 striking out 29 in 32 1/3rd innings.
Rangers top offensive team in the Majors and has the better starter on the hill here. Past ten games Pittsburgh hitting only .199 against righthanders. Play Texas -131.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Diamondbacks at Phillies—Tommy Henry to start for Arizona. Henry in five starts produces an ERA of 5.00 and WHIP of 1.48. The lefthander is fanning 11.3% with 10.4% walks. Grounders served at 38.6% with 1.33 home runs per nine innings.
Zack Wheeler will start for Philadelphia. Wheeler has nine starts in 2023 posting an ERA of 4.06 with WHIP of 1.20. The veteran has a K rate of 28% with 6% walks. Ground ball rate of 39.6% with limited home run damage. A FIP of 2.41 suggests a drop in ERA if form holds.
Henry’s high contact a massive concern in this ballpark and against this team. Diamondbacks are averaging 5.2 runs per game against righthanded starters. Play Arizona and Philadelphia over 8.5.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Cardinals at Reds—Jordan Montgomery will start for St Louis. Montgomery in nine starts posts an ERA of 4.21 plus WHIP of 1.34. The lefthander fans 21.3% with 5.8% walks. Grounders dealt at 45.3% with 1.05 home runs per nine innings.
Brandon Williamson will start for Cincinnati. Williamson in his MLB debut allowed one earned run with six strikeouts in 5 2/3rd innings at Colorado. A second round draft pick out of TCU. The lefthander had eight starts in Triple A with an ERA of 6.62 and WHIP of 1.88 striking out 27 in 34 innings.
Reds are 7-0 against lefthanders and team record behind Montgomery is 2-7 this year. Cincinnati is batting .277 against left handed starters pushing across 5.3 runs per game. Play Cincinnati +170.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Blue Jays at Rays—Chris Bassitt to start for Tampa Bay. Bassitt in nine starts produces an ERA of 3.05 with WHIP of 1.02. The veteran has a K rate of 21.3% with 10.2% walks. Ground balls dished at 43.2% with 0.96 home runs per nine innings.
Josh Fleming to start for Tampa Bay. Fleming has nine appearances on the campaign with an ERA of 3.68 plus WHIP of 1.36. The lefthander pitches to contact with 12.4% strikeouts and 10.5% walks. Ground ball rate of 61.5% with limited home run damage.
Blue Jays have lost six of seven. Their pitching staff was pounded at home to the Orioles. Blue Jays 5-12 against the division scoring just 3.9 runs per game. Play Tampa Bay -115.
LA Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Dodgers at Braves—Gavin Stone will start for LAD. Stone in his MLB debut allowing four earned runs with one strikeout in four innings at home to Philadelphia.
A fifth round draft pick in 2020 out of Central Arkansas with strong minor league numbers the past two seasons. He has eight starts in Triple A this season with an ERA of 4.04 and WHIP of 1.28 striking out 41 in 35 2/3rd innings. Charlie Morton to start for Atlanta.
Morton in eight starts posts an ERA of 2.85 and WHIP of 1.37. The veteran deals 23.8% strikeouts and 8.7% walks. Ground balls sit at 49.3% with 0.76 home runs per nine innings. Stone doesn’t figure to go deep here and LAD bullpen an ERA of 5.94 on the road. Play Atlanta -137.
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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Tigers at Royals—Michael Lorenzen to start for Detroit. Lorenzen has six starts in 2023 with an ERA of 3.44 and WHIP of 1.21. The
Brady Singer to start for KC. Singer in nine starts carries an ERA of 7.09 and WHIP of 1.53. The righty has a K rate of 19.4% with 7.8% walks. Ground balls dealt at 41.4% with 1.38 home runs per nine innings.
First home game for KC after a nine game road trip. They are 6-17 at home. Singers poor form and the KC bullpen with an ERA of 5.92 puts the check mark on the visitor. Play Detroit +104.
San Francisco Giants vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Giants at Twins—John Brebbia to start for San Francisco. Brebbia has 20 appearances in 2023 with an ERA of 4.42 and WHIP of 1.15. The righthander fans 36.8% with 9.2% walks. Ground balls dished at 31.7% with 0.49 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 2.09 suggests a drop in ERA based on his numbers.
Bailey Ober will start for Minnesota. Ober in five starts produces an ERA of 1.78 and WHIP of 0.96. The righty is striking out 24.1% with 6% walks. Ground balls sit at 23.8% with limited home run damage.
Giants hit the road after a 5-1 home stand. Twins lose four of six at the Angels and Twins. Minnesota past five games hitting just .218 against righthanders. Play San Francisco +137.
Houston Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Astros at Brewers—Cristian Javier will start for Houston. Javier in nine starts has an ERA of 3.25 and WHIP of 0.97. The righthander deals 28.5% strikeouts with 58% walks. Grounders sit at 30.4% with 1.20 home runs per nine innings.
Corbin Burnes to start for Milwaukee. Burnes has nine starts in 2023 with an ERA of 3.48 and WHIP of 1.16. The veteran fans 21.6% with 8.9% walks. Grounders dealt at 47.6% with 0.87 home runs per nine innings.
Run production weak on both sides. Brewers bullpen has been outstanding at home. Play Houston and Milwaukee under 8.
Miami Marlins vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Marlins at Rockies—Edward Cabrera will start for Miami. Cabrera in nine starts on the season produces an ERA of 5.13 and WHIP of 1.59. The righthander fans 30.1% strikeouts and 16.4% walks. Ground balls dished at 53.6% with 1.34 home runs per nine innings.
Chase Anderson to start for Colorado. Anderson has three appearances allowing no runs and five strikeouts in ten innings. A career ERA of 4.21 with WHIP of 1.28 in 202 appearances.
Marlins last in run production the Majors. Anderson has looked good in his time with the Rockies. Cabrera’s control a concern as well. Play Colorado +100.
Boston Red Sox vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Red Sox at Angels—Tanner Houck to start for Boston. Houck in eight starts posts an ERA of 5.48 with WHIP of 1.31. The righthander is striking out 21% with 8.3% walks. Ground balls dealt at 49.6% with 1.05 home runs per nine innings.
Jaime Barria will start for LAA. Barria in ten bullpen appearances carries an ERA of 1.96 and WHIP of 0.96. The righthander fans 23.3% with 6.7% walks. Ground balls sit at 44.3% with 0.78 home runs per nine innings. Red Sox are 17-6 facing an AL team hitting .265 or worse.
Red Sox have been crushing righthanded starters and pushing across 5.5 runs per game against them. Boston bullpen has performed well on the road. Play Red Sox -110.
Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/22/2023
Athletics at Mariners—Kyle Muller will start for Oakland. Muller in nine appearances produces an ERA of 7.71 and WHIP of 1.95. The lefty pitches to contact with a 14.6% K rate and 10.2% walks. Grounders dished at 47.7% with 1.50 home runs per nine innings.
Luis Castillo to start for Seattle. Castillo in nine starts has an ERA of 3.31 with WHIP of 1.05. The righthander fans 27.8% with 5.3% walks. Ground balls sit at 41.3% with 1.05 home runs per nine innings.
Eleven of the past twelve losses by the Athletics has been by two runs or greater. Muller ERA of 7.71 and his bullpen an ERA of 6.75 on the road. Play Seattle on run line -1.5 runs at -150.
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