Free MLB Picks For Today 10/19/2023
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Pick Prediction 10/19/2023
Phillies at Diamondbacks—Ranger Suarez to start for Philadelphia. Suarez has 22 starts in 2023 deals an ERA of 4.18 with WHIP of 1.42. The lefthander is striking out 22% with 8.9% walks. Ground balls dealt at 48.5% with 0.94 home runs per nine innings. Brandon Pfaadt will start for Arizona. Pfaadt appeared in nineteen games dealing an ERA of 5.72 with WHIP of 1.41. The rookie righthander fans 22.3% with 6.2% walks. Ground balls sit at 32.3% with 2.06 home runs per nine innings. Phillies 21-5 facing an NL pitcher with an ERA of 5.40 or worse the past two seasons. The team record behind Suarez 8-0 in the playoffs the past two seasons. Suarez in his two playoff starts allowed one earned run in 8 2/3rd innings facing the Braves. In the playoffs the Phillies are hitting .284 and their pitching staff allowing 1.6 runs per game and .174 hitting. Play Philadelphia -126.
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Betting Pick Prediction 10/19/2023
Astros at Rangers— Jose Urquidy to start for Houston. Urquidy appeared in sixteen games on the year posting an ERA of 5.29 with WHIP of 1.43. The righthander struck out 16.4% with 9.1% walks. Ground balls served at 36.5% with 1.57 home runs per nine innings. Andrew Heaney to start for Texas. Heaney has 34 appearances with an ERA of 4.15 and WHIP of 1.38. The lefthander has a strikeout mark of 23.6% with 9.4% walks. Grounders come in at 40% with 1.40 home runs per nine innings. Houston 54-30 on the road this year with a +22.6-unit return. They are hitting .275 against lefthanded starters averaging 6 runs per game. Heaney in the past 21 days has pitched only 3 2/3rd innings. Urquidy past two starts allowed two earned runs in 11 2/3rd innings. Heaney at home this year had an ERA of 4.38. Play Houston at +102.