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Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Reds at Cubs—Hunter Greene to start for Cincinnati. Greene has ten starts in 2023 with an ERA of 4.68 and WHIP of 1.50. The righthander has an elite strikeout rate of 30.8% with 8.9% walks. Ground balls sit at 33.8% with 1.44 home runs per nine innings. Justin Steele to start for Chicago. Steele in ten starts produces an ERA of 2.20 plus WHIP 1.01. The lefthander fans 22.1% with 6.7% walks. Ground balls dished at 49.1% with minimal home run damage. Reds 10-6 against lefthanded starters averaging 5.6 runs per game and hitting .287. Chicago is averaging only 4.2 runs per game against righthanders. Past ten games Chicago is hitting only .204 against righthanders. Play Cincinnati +139.
LA Dodgers vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Dodgers at Rays—Noah Syndergaard to start for LA. Syndergaard in nine starts on the campaign carries an ERA of 5.88 and WHIP of 1.33. The veteran has a K rate of 16.9% with 3.4% walks. Ground balls dealt at 39.4% with 1.31 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 4.43 does suggest a drop in ERA if form holds. Cooper Criswell to start for Tampa Bay. Criswell in three appearances posts an ERA of 7.94 and WHIP of 1.59. The righthander strikes out 24.1% with 5.6% walks. Ground ball rate of 45.7% with 2.38 home runs per nine innings. Syndergaard 9-0 to the over facing teams averaging 1.5 home runs per game. LAD putting up 5.9 runs per game against righthanders and their bullpen an ERA of 5.70 on the road. Rays over in 10 of 12. Play LA and Tampa Bay over 9.
Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
White Sox at Tigers—Lance Lynn to start for Chicago. Lynn in ten starts posts an ERA of 6.28 and WHIP of 1.47. The veteran has a K rate of 26.5% with 7.5% walks. Ground ball rate of 37.6% with 1.88 home runs per nine innings. His FIP is 4.70 suggesting a drop in ERA if his form holds. Joey Wentz to start for Detroit. Wentz has nine starts in 2023 with an ERA of 7.45 and WHIP of 1.63. The lefthander fans 17.6% with 8% walks. Ground ball rate of 39.7% with 2.09 home runs per nine innings. When this series opened the White Sox had won seven of nine getting great work out of their bullpen. Lynn has shown improvement in his past two starts. Wentz has been pounded for the past three starts. Play Chicago -135.
Texas Rangers vs. Baltimore Orioles MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Rangers at Orioles—Jon Gray to start for Texas. Gray in nine starts in 2023 produces an ERA of 3.02 and WHIP of 1.16. The veteran strikes out 18.4% with 8.7% walks. Ground balls sit at 37.9% with 12.4 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 4.81 does suggest a rise in ERA based on his numbers. Grayson Rodriguez to start for Baltimore. Rodriguez has nine stars with an ERA of 6.21 with WHIP of 1.64. The righthander fans 26.2% with 9.4% walks. Ground balls come in at 39% with 2.14 home runs per nine innings. These are the two strong offensive teams. Rangers 21-7 to the over on the road facing a starter who allows 1 or greater home runs per nine innings. Texas puts up 5.9 runs per game on the road as well as a bullpen ERA of 5.32. Play Texas and Baltimore over 8.5.
San Diego Padres vs. New York Yankees MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Padres at Yankees—Joe Musgrove to start for San Diego. Musgrove has five starts on the campaign with an ERA of 6.75 and WHIP of 1.58. The righthander is striking out 22.3% with 8% walks. Ground balls sit at 35.5% with 2.25 home runs per nine innings. Randy Vazquez to start for NYY. Vazquez will make his MLB debut. The righthander was a 2018 draft pick that spent 2022 in Double A posting an ERA of 3.90 and WHIP of 1.28. He has nine starts in Triple A this season with an ERA of 4.85 and WHIP of 1.59 striking out 50 in 42 2/3rd innings. He is backed by a strong bullpen. Past ten games Padres batting .188. Yankees scoring runs at home. Play New York +120.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Cleveland Guardians MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Cardinals at Guardians—Matthew Liberatore to start for St Louis. Liberatore has two appearances allowing two earned runs with seven strikeouts in seven innings. He had eight starts in Triple A with an ERA of 3.13 and WHIP 1.17 striking out 56 strikeouts in 46 innings. He has 11 career appearances, starting eight, posting an ERA of 5.53 and WHIP 1.67 with 35 strikeouts in 40 2/3rd innings. Shane Bieber to start for Cleveland. Bieber in ten starts in 2023 carries an ERA of 3.08 with WHIP of 1.21. The righthander has a K rate of 17.8% with 5.7% walks. Ground balls dealt at 43.7% with 0.98 home runs per nine innings. Guardians 6-12 against lefthanded starters this season. Guardians pushing across only 2.7 runs per game at home and batting .217. Prefer the Cardinals hitting lineup. Bieber’s pitching to higher contact than in previous seasons. Play St Louis +111.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Phillies at Braves—Taijuan Walker to start for Philadelphia. Walker in ten starts posts an ERA of 5.79 and WHIP of 1.44. The righthander fans 21% with 11% walks. Ground balls sit at 51.5% with 1.54 home runs per nine innings. Jared Shuster to start for Atlanta. Shuster has four starts in 2023 with an ERA of 5.49 and WHIP of 1.42. The lefthander has a K rate of 17.6% with 14.1% walks. Grounders served at 31.6% with 0.92 home runs per nine innings. Phillies 5-10 against lefthanded starters pushing across just 2.6 runs per game. Their bullpen has an ERA of 5.71 on the road. Play Atlanta -145.
Washington Nationals vs. Kansas City Royals MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Nationals at Royals—Patrick Corbin to start for Washington. Corbin has ten starts in 2023 with an ERA of 4.47 and WHIP of 1.38. The lefthander pitches to contact with 13.8% strikeouts and 4.1% walks. Ground balls dealt at 48% with 1.28 home runs per nine innings. Jordan Lyles to start for KC. Lyles in ten starts produces an ERA of 7.15 and WHIP of 1.34. The veteran is striking out 17.3% with 8.1% walks. Grounders served at 29.3% with 2.22 home runs per nine innings. Corbin has shown improvement in his past three starts. Lyles has been pounded past three starts and bullpen behind has an ERA of 5.68 at home. Nationals also hitting better at this time. Play Washington +107.
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Blue Jays at Twins—Kevin Gausman to start for Toronto. Gausman in ten starts carries an ERA of 3.14 and WHIP of 1.08. The righthander has an elite K rate of 31.9% with 4.3% walks. Ground balls dished at 46.3% with 0.86 home runs per nine innings. Louie Varland to start for Minnesota. Varland has five starts on the campaign posting an ERA of 4.18 and WHIP of 1.25. The righty is striking out 26.3% with 5.9% walks. Ground ball rate of 40.5% with 2.25 home runs per nine innings. Blue Jays have lost seven of eight. Respect Varland’s K and walk rate. Twins bullpen at home carries an ERA of 3.15 and Blue Jays 4.91 on the road. Twins coming off a day off will have a rested bullpen and are 15-10 at home. Play Minnesota +134.
San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Giants at Brewers—Alex Wood to start for San Francisco. Wood in six appearances has an ERA of 4.05 with WHIP of 1.45. The lefthander fans 22.8% with 8.7% walks. Ground ball rate of 45% with 1.35 home runs per nine innings. Freddy Peralta to start for Milwaukee. Peralta has nine starts in 2023 with an ERA of 4.15 and WHIP of 1.31. The righty has a strikeout rate of 24.3% with 9.9% walks. Ground balls sit at 37.6% with 1.04 home runs per nine innings. Milwaukee hitting only .219 against lefty starters pushing across 2.9 runs per game. SF has won seven of nine when this series started. Past ten games Giants bullpen an ERA of 1.32 and Brewers at 5.65. Play San Francisco +115.
New York Mets vs. Colorado Rockies MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Mets at Rockies—Max Scherzer to start for New York. Scherzer in seven starts carries an ERA of 4.01 with WHIP of 1.19. The veteran has a strikeout rate of 22.6% with 9.5% walks. Ground balls dealt at 28.3% with 1.60 home runs per nine innings. Connor Seabold to start for Colorado. Seabold in eleven appearances produces an ERA of 5.97 with WHIP of 1.64. The righthander fans 16.8% with 7.4% walks. Ground balls dealt at 38.3% with 1.71 home runs per nine innings. NYM 14-4 to the over following an off day. New York goes a good job of scoring runs against righthanders. At home Rockies batting .284 against righthanders pushing across nearly six runs per game. Play New York and Colorado over 11.
Miami Marlins vs. LA Angels MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Marlins at Angels—Jesus Luzardo to start for Miami. Luzardo in ten starts posts an ERA of 3.83 and WHIP of 1.37. The lefthander has a strikeout rate of 26.3% with 7.5% walks. Ground balls dealt at 34.2% with 1.28 home runs per nine innings. Reid Detmers to start for LAA. Detmers has started eight games in 2023 with an ERA of 4.87 and WHIP of 1.43. The lefthander strikes out 29.8% with 9.6% walks. Grounders served at 35.6% with 0.89 home runs per nine innings. Angels bullpen performing well. Marlins average just 3.4 runs per game against lefthanded starters. Luzardo ERA of 5.91 on the road. Angels are hitting lefthanders. Play LA Angels -136.
Boston Red Sox vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Red Sox at Diamondbacks—Chris Sale will start for Boston. Sale in nine starts in 2023 produces an ERA of 5.01 and WHIP of 1.17. The lefthander has a K rate of 29% with 6.1% walks. Ground balls sit at 40.5% with 1.43 home runs per nine innings. Brandon Pfaadt to start for Arizona. Pfaadt has four starts with an ERA of 7.65 and WHIP of 1.55. The righthander strikes out 15.9% with 9.1% walks. Grounders come in at 24.2% with 3.15 home runs per nine innings. Sale has shown improvement past three starts. Pfaadt hard to back. Play Boston +130.
Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Astros at Athletics—Hunter Brown to start for Houston. Brown in nine starts in 2023 has an ERA of 3.20 and WHIP of 1.26. The righthander has a K rate of 26.8% with 8.1% walks. Ground balls dished at 53% with limited home run damage. James Kaprielian will start for Oakland. Kaprielian has eight appearances with an ERA of 8.68 and WHIP of 1.86. The righty strikes out 22.1% with 14% walks. Ground ball rate of 28% with 1.93 home runs per nine innings. As this series began 13 of the Athletics past 15 losses were by two runs or greater. Kaprielian ERA of 8.68 with bullpen behind him an ERA of 6.57. Astros bullpen hs performed well. Play Houston on run line -1.5 runs at -145.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Seattle Mariners MLB Pick Prediction 5/26/2023
Pirates at Mariners—Mitch Keller to start for Pittsburgh. Keller in ten starts has an ERA of 2.44 and WHIP of 0.97. The righthander an elite 30.7% strikeouts and 5.6% walks. Grounders served at 44.9% with 0.72 home runs per nine innings. George Kirby to start for Seattle. Kirby has nine starts in 2023 posting an ERA of 2.62 with WHIP of 1.01. The righty fans 20.4% with 2.2% walks. Ground ball rate of 44.6% with limited home run damage. Pirates bullpen an ERA of 2.69 on the road and Mariners an ERA of 2.93 at home. Mariners batting just .212 against the Nationals League. Pirates hitting just .219 against the American League. Play Pittsburgh and Seattle under 7.