Free MLB Picks For Today 10/16/2023
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Betting Pick Prediction 10/16/2023
Rangers at Astros—Nathan Eovaldi to start for Texas. Eovaldi in 25 starts has an ERA of 3.63 with WHIP of 1.14. The righthander is striking out 22.9% with 8.1% walks. Ground balls dished at 51% with 0.94 home runs per nine innings. Framber Valdez to start for Houston. Valdez has 31 starts carrying an ERA of 3.45 and WHIP of 1.13. The lefthander has a K rate of 24.8% with 7.1% walks. Grounders dealt at 54.2% with 0.86 home runs per nine innings. Astros have won seven of nine against the Rangers. Eovaldi in great playoff form allowing two earned runs with fifteen strikeouts in 13 2/3rd innings. Valdez in his past three starts allowed fifteen runs with 11 strikeouts in 14 2/3rd innings. Texas is averaging six runs per game this year against lefthanded pitchers. In their five playoff games the Rangers are hitting .282. Play Texas +109.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Betting Pick Prediction 10/16/2023
Diamondbacks at Phillies—Zac Gallen to start for Arizona. Gallen in 34 starts in 2023 deals an ERA of 3.47 with WHIP of 1.12. The righthander fans 26% with 5.6% walks. Ground ball rate of 41.8% with 0.94 home runs per nine innings. Zack Wheeler to start for Philadelphia. Wheeler has 32 starts with an ERA of 3.61 and WHIP of 1.08. The righthander strikes out 26.9% with 5% walks. Grounders sit at 41.2% with 0.94 home runs per nine innings. Gallen in his two playoff starts allowed four earned runs in 11 1/3rd innings. Wheeler has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four of his past five starts. He faced the Diamondbacks twice this year allowing five runs in 12 innings. Gallen faced the Phillies once in late May allowing two earned runs in 5 2/3rd innings. Team record behind Gallen 16-11 with a +9.2 unit return as an underdog of +100 or higher. Diamondbacks bullpen in their past ten games have an ERA of 1.91. They are hitting .262 in the playoffs, averaging 6 runs per game and a perfect 6-0. Play Arizona +151.