Free MLB Picks For Today 10/23/2023
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies MLB Betting Pick Prediction 10/23/2023
Diamondbacks at Phillies—Merrill Kelly to start for Arizona. Kelly had 30 starts in 2023 dealing an ERA of 3.29 with WHIP of 1.19. The righthander strikes out 25.9% with 9.6% walks. Ground balls dished at 45.2% with 1.01 home runs per nine innings. Aaron Nola to start for Philadelphia. Nola has 32 starts with an ERA of 4.46 and WHIP of 1.15. The veteran fans 25.5% with 5.7% walks. Grounders sit at 42.6% with 1.49 home runs per nine innings. Kelly faced the Phillies in Game 2 in Philadelphia giving up four earned runs with three homers in 5 2/3rd innings. In two starts against the Phillies this year he has allowed seven earned runs with four homers in 11 2/3rd innings. Nola in the playoffs has allowed two earned runs in 18 2/3rd innings resulting in all three wins by six or greater runs. Play Philadelphia on run line -1.5 runs at +112.
Texas Rangers vs. Houston Astros MLB Betting Pick Prediction 10/23/2023
Rangers at Astros—Max Scherzer to start for Texas. Scherzer in 27 starts to the year carries an ERA of 3.77 with WHIP of 1.12. The veteran has a K rate of 28% with 7.2% walks. Ground balls sit at 33.2% with 1.65 home runs per nine innings. Cristian Javier will start for Houston. Javier has 31 starts with an ERA of 4.56 and WHIP of 1.27. The righthander saw his strikeout rate drop 10% points in 2023 to 23.3% with 9% walks. Ground ball rate of 25.9% with 1.39 home runs per nine innings. Houston at home this year has lost -32.4 units where they have averaged just 4.4 runs per game and bat .248. Texas is 7-0 on the road in the playoffs. Second start for Scherzer after the injury layoff. Javier in two starts against the Rangers this season allowed ten earned runs with three homers in ten innings. Play Texas +115.