Free MLB Picks For Today 6/5/2023
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox MLB Pick Prediction 6/5/2023
Rays at Red Sox—Shane McClanahan to start for Tampa Bay. McClanahan in twelve starts has an ERA of 2.07 and WHIP of 1.15. The lefthander has a strikeout rate of 29.1% with 9.6% walks. Ground balls dealt at 42.1% with 0.90 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 3.40 suggests a rise in ERA based on his form. Brayan Bello to start for Boston. Bello has eight starts in 2023 producing an ERA of 3.89 and WHIP of 1.47. The righthander has a K rate of 23.2% with 7.9% walks. Grounders served at 59.7% with 1.60 home runs per nine innings. Rays pounded Bello in 2022 for nine runs over eight innings. Rays pitching has performed well on this trip. Red Sox have dropped five of seven. The Rays are 28-5 as a favorite of -150 or greater on the season. Play Tampa Bay -155.
Detroit Tigers vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Pick Prediction 6/5/2023
Tigers at Phillies—Joey Wentz to start for Detroit. Wentz in eleven starts has an ERA of 7.28 and WHIP of 1.68. The lefthander fans 18.4% with 7.8% walks. Grounders come in at 38.4% with 1.72 home runs per nine innings. Aaron Nola to start for Philadelphia. Nola has twelve starts on the season producing an ERA of 4.70 and WHIP of 1.13. The righthander is striking out 21.5% with 6% walks. Ground ball rate of 37.3% with 1.45 home runs per nine innings. Tigers have scored a total of three runs in their three games at the White Sox. Past ten games Phillies are hitting .315 against lefthanders and Tigers only .195 against righty’s. Play Philadelphia on run line -1.5 runs at -120.
Kansas City Royals vs. Miami Marlins MLB Pick Prediction 6/5/2023
Royals at Marlins—Mike Mayers to start for KC. Mayers in three appearances produces an ERA of 1.35 and WHIP of 1.13. The righthander fans 26.4% with 9.4% walks. Ground balls sit at 45.5% with limited home run damage. Braxton Garrett to start for Miami. Garrett has eleven appearances in 2023 with an ERA of 4.22 and WHIP of 1.31. The lefthander has a K rate of 23.8% with 5.3% walks. Grounders dished at 48.4% with 1.35 home runs per nine innings. Two starters with good strikeout rates facing poor run scoring teams. Garrett past four starts has allowed four earned runs total in 21 2/33rd innings. Play Kansas City and Miami under 8.5.
Oakland Athletics vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Pick Prediction 6/5/2023
Athletics at Pirates—JP Sears to start for Oakland. Sears in eleven starts on the campaign carries an ERA of 4.37 and WHIP of 1.07. The lefthander strikes out 22.2% with 4.5% walks. Grounders served at 27.9% with 1.96 home runs per nine innings. Johan Oviedo will start for Pittsburgh. Oviedo has eleven starts posting an ERA of 4.50 and WHIP of 1.55. The righthander deals 19.8% strikeouts and 11.2% walks. Ground ball rate of 49.5% with 0.78 home runs per nine innings. Pirates do a good job of hitting lefthanders pushing across 5.3 runs per game. Athletics have lost seven of nine with those seven losses by two or greater runs. Sears an ERA of 5.97 on the road with the bullpen behind him an ERA of 6.61 on the road. Play Pittsburgh on the run line -1.5 runs at +100.
Houston Astros vs. Toronto Blue Jays MLB Pick Prediction 6/5/2023
Astros at Blue Jays—Brandon Bielak to start for Houston. Bielak in six appearances has an ERA of 3.19 and WHIP of 1.45. The righthander has a strikeout rate of 21.2% with 9.1% walks. Ground balls dealt at 47.8% with 1.74 home runs per nine innings. A FIP of 5.15 suggests a rise in ERA if form holds. Alek Manoah to start for Toronto. Manoah has 12 starts in 2023 producing an ERA of 5.46 and WHIP of 1.77. The righty has struggled at home with an ERA of 6.83 and WHIP of 2.10. He does not miss many points with an 8.8% swinging strike out rate. Manoah with a 17.6% K rate with 15% walks. Ground balls dished at 38.8% with 1.56 home runs per nine innings. Team record behind Manoah 0-7 against winning teams. Astros are 17-10 on the road holding opponents to 3.3 runs per game. Play Houston +120.
Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Pick Prediction 6/5/2023
Brewers at Reds—Julio Teheran to start for Milwaukee. Teheran has two starts in his MLB return allowing one earned run with five strikeouts in 11 innings of work. He spent times in the low minors and Mexican League the past few seasons. The righthander has 242 career appearances, 238 starts, with an ERA of 3.78 and WHIP of 1.22 striking out nearly one per inning. Andrew Abbott to make his MLB debut on Monday. Abbott was a second round pick in 2021 out of Virginia. The lefthander spent 2022 in two levels in the minors with average numbers. He had ten starts in Double A and Triple A combined producing great numbers with 90 K’s in 54 innings. Brewers bat only .209 against lefthanders averaging 2.88 runs per game. Abbott’s K rate impressive this year in Triple A. Play Milwaukee and Cincinnati under 10.
St Louis Cardinals vs. Texas Rangers MLB Pick Prediction 6/5/2023
Cardinals at Rangers—Adam Wainwright to start for St Louis. Wainwright in five starts in 2023 has an ERA of 6.15 and WHIP of 1.71. The veteran has seen his strikeouts plummet to 12.9% with 6.5% walks. Grounders served at 36.4% with 1.03 home runs per nine innings. Martin Perez to start for Texas. Perez in eleven starts produces an ERA of 4.43 and WHIP of 1.54. The lefthander fans 16.3% with 7.4% walks. Ground balls dished at 41.1% with 1.48 home runs per nine innings. Texas top scoring and hitting team in baseball. Team record behind Perez 15-3 against losing teams. Wainwright was pounded in his two road starts and his high contact a massive concern. Play Texas -123.
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres MLB Pick Prediction 6/5/2023
Cubs at Padres—Kyle Hendricks to start for Chicago. Hendricks in two starts in 2023 allowed four earned runs with eight strikeouts in 9 1/3rd innings. He missed two months of the season with a shoulder strain. Last year the veteran posted an ERA of 4.80 and WHIP of 1.29 in sixteen starts. He tallied 18.5% strikeouts with 6.7% walks. Ground balls were 36.2% with 1.60 home runs per nine innings. Blake Snell to start for San Diego. Snell has eleven starts with an ERA of 4.50 and WHIP of 1.50. The lefthander has seen his strikeouts dip to 24.6% with 13.7% walks. Ground balls served at 37.5% with 1.45 home runs per nine innings. Past ten games Padres batting .205 and Cubs at .181. Snell 14-5 to the under facing an NL team batting .255 or worse. San Diego 38-19 to the under this season. Chicago 27-12 to the under on the road against the NL West. Play Chicago and San Diego under 8.5.