MLB Picks — Sept. 2 (Min @ Tex, Sea @ Oak)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Sunday’s MLB games between the Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers, and the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics for Winners and Whiners. Confidence rating is in parentheses.

Game 1: Minnesota at Texas

Side Prediction/Full Game: Twins -118 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 12 -105 (2/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 34 R+H+E -125 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Twins -115 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 6.5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run +165 (3/5)

Game 2: Seattle at Oakland

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -150 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 28 R+H+E -125 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics -0.5 runs Even (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: A’s 1st-inning 3-way win +237 (4/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 4-8
September Record: 4-8
Season Record: 81-93

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0           (0-0 in September)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1           (0-0 in September)
3-Star Pick Record: 46-59      (2-3 in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 24-23      (2-3 in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 11-10      (0-2 in September)

Author: Chris Altruda

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