August 31 MLB picks (Boston @ Chicago White Sox; L.A. Angels @ Houston)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s MLB games between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, and the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros for Winners and Whiners. Confidence rating is in parentheses.

Game 1: Boston at Chicago White Sox:

Side Prediction/Full Game: White Sox +151 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 9 runs Even (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: White Sox over 3.5 runs -120 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: White Sox +130 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs -125 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -120 (3/5)

Game 2: Los Angeles Angels at Houston:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Astros -190 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs +105 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27.5 R+H+E -115 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Astros -0.5 runs (-155) 5/5
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Astros 1st-inning win 3-way (+215) 3/5

Previous Day’s Record: 2-4
Season Record: 71-79

1-Star Pick Record: N/A
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1
3-Star Pick Record: 40-53
4-Star Pick Record: 21-18
5-Star Pick Record: 10-7

Author: Chris Altruda

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