MLB Picks — Sept. 22 (Seattle at Texas; Minnesota at Oakland)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Saturday’s MLB games between the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers, and Minnesota Twins 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: Seattle at Texas:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rangers -115 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 9.5 runs Even (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 28.5 runs+hits+errors -115 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Rangers -0.5 runs +120 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run -125 (3/5)

Game 2: Minnesota at Oakland:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -230 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs Even (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Athletics Over 5 runs -110 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics -0.5 runs -170 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -120 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 11-7 (.611)
September Record: 114-126 (.475)
Season Record: 191-211 (.475)

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: 110-131 (.456)     (66-75 (.468) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 50-50 (.500)    (28-30 (.483) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 28-29 (.491)     (17-21 (.447) in September)

Author: Chris Altruda

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