MLB Picks for August 17

Writer’s Note: In addition to EPL previews, I also do other sports previews for the site

Condensed version (confidence in parentheses):

Game 1 — Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox

Side Prediction/Full Game: Royals +118 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs (Even) (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27.5 runs+hits+errors (-105) (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Royals Money Line (Even) (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs (-130) (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run (-110) (3/5)

Game 2 — Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics +134 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8 runs (-120) (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 25.5 runs+hits+errors (-105) (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics +0.5 runs (-110) (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4 runs (-105) (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run (-135) (4/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 6-6
Season Record: 13-17

1-Star Pick Record: N/A
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1
3-Star Pick Record: 8-11
4-Star Pick Record: 3-4
5-Star Pick Record; 2-1

Author: Chris Altruda

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