MLB Picks — Sept. 5 (Bos @ Atl; Bal @ Sea)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Wednesday’s MLB games between the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves, and the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners for Winners and Whiners. Link to the full previews are below, and confidence rating is in parentheses.

PS: You’re going to have to take my word on the Red Sox-Braves game since it started at 12:15 pm EDT.

Game 1: Boston at Atlanta

Side Prediction/Full Game: Red Sox (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 8.5 runs (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Red Sox -1.5 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Red Sox -0.5 runs (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run (3/5)

Game 2: Baltimore at Seattle

Side Prediction/Full Game: Mariners -220 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 8 runs  (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Mariners over 4.5 runs -120 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Mariners -0.5 runs -155 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Mariners to score first -130 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 7-5
September Record: 19-29
Season Record: 92-114

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0           (0-0 in September)
2-Star Pick Record: 1-1           (1-0 in September)
3-Star Pick Record: 56-70      (12-14 in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 26-31      (4-11 in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 13-12      (2-4 in September)

Author: Chris Altruda

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