MLB Picks — Sept. 7 (Bal @ TB; Hou @ Bos)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s MLB games between the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays, and the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below, and confidence rating is in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Game 1: Baltimore at Tampa Bay

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rays -240 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 7 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Rays Over 4 runs -120 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Rays -0.5 runs -170 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 3.5 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Rays to win 1st-inning 3-way +240 (3/5)

Game 2: Houston at Boston

Side Prediction/Full Game: Red Sox +104 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs Even (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27 Runs+Hits+Errors -105 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Red Sox +105 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -120 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 5-1
September Record: 33-33
Season Record: 110-118

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in September)
2-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (1-0 (1.000) in September)
3-Star Pick Record: 65-74 (.468)     (21-18 (.538) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 28-31 (.475)     (6-11 (.353) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 16-12 (.571)     (5-4 (.556) in September)

Author: Chris Altruda

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