MLB Picks — Sept. 9 (L.A. Angels @ Chicago White Sox; Texas @ Oakland)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Sunday’s MLB games between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago White Sox, and the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics 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: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox:

Side Prediction/Full Game: White Sox +125 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 8.5 runs (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: White Sox +2.5 runs -215 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: White Sox +125 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs -125 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: White Sox 3-way 5-inning +155 (3/5)

Game 2: Texas at Oakland:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -210 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -2.5 runs +135 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics -0.5 runs -165 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -120 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Athletics 3-way after 5 innings -155 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 5-7 (.417)
September Record: 44-46 (.489)
Season Record: 121-131 (.480)

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: 70-83 (.458)     (26-27 (.491) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 32-33 (.492)    (10-13 (.435) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 18-14 (.563)     (7-6 (.538) in September)

Author: Chris Altruda

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