Free MLB Picks For Today 10/20/2023
Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers MLB Betting Pick Prediction 10/20/2023
Astros at Rangers— Justin Verlander to start for Houston. Verlander in 27 starts in 2023 delivers an ERA of 3.22 with WHIP of 1.13. The veteran strikes out 21.5% with 6.7% walks. Ground balls dealt at 35.5% with 1.00 home runs per nine innings. Jordon Montgomery to start for Texas. Montgomery has 32 starts with an ERA of 3.20 with WHIP of 1.19. The lefthander fans 21.4% with 6.2% walks. Grounders served at 42.9% with 0.86 home runs per nine innings. Verlander in his past four starts allowed three earned runs in 25 2/3rd innings. Montgomery has allowed one earned run or fewer in four of five starts. He faced the Astros twice this season allowing two earned runs in 13 innings. Verlander in two starts against the Rangers this year allowed three earned runs in 13 2/3rd innings. Both bullpens in their past ten games have a good form. Play Houston and Texas under 8.5.
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks MLB Betting Pick Prediction 10/20/2023
Phillies at Diamondbacks—Cristopher Sanchez to start for Philadelphia. Sanchez has nineteen appearances in 2023 carrying an ERA of 3.44 with WHIP of 1.05. The lefthander has a strikeout rate of 24.2% with 4% walks. Ground balls served at 47% with 1.45 home runs per nine innings. Arizona goes with a bullpen game on Friday. Slade Cecconi is the primary pitcher. Cecconi in seven appearances delivers an ERA of 4.33 and WHIP of 1.15. The rookie righthander is striking out 18% with 3.6% walks. Ground balls come in at 38.1% with 1.33 home runs per nine innings. Joe Mantiply will open. Mantiply has an ERA of 4.62 and WHIP of 1.13 in 35 appearances. He worked in relief against the Phillies in Game 2, allowing three earned runs with two walks in 1/3rd inning. Ryne Nelson is a candidate to also see work. Nelson has pitched one inning since September 26th. He has been ineffective this season with an ERA of 5.31 and WHIP of 1.42. Prefer the Phillies bats against the Diamondbacks bullpen for nine innings. Philadelphia has hit well in the postseason. Their pitching staff has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of their nine playoff games. In one of those games they allowed three runs. Play Philadelphia -130.