MLB Picks — Sept. 3 (Min @ Hou; NYY @ Oak)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Monday’s MLB games between the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros, and the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics for Winners and Whiners. Link to the full previews are below, and confidence rating is in parentheses.

Game 1: Minnesota at Houston

Side Prediction/Full Game: Astros -245 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 7.5 runs -105 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 25.5 R+H+E -115 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Astros -0.5 runs -175 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -140 (5/5)

Game 2: New York Yankees at Oakland

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -124 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs -120 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -1.5 runs +160 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics -0.5 runs +105 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs -125 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -125 (4/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 4-8
September Record: 8-16
Season Record: 85-101

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0           (0-0 in September)
2-Star Pick Record: 1-1           (1-0 in September)
3-Star Pick Record: 49-64      (5-8 in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 24-26      (2-6 in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 11-10      (0-2 in September)

Author: Chris Altruda

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