May 17 MLB Picks — Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox; Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s Major League Baseball games. There are links to the full preview(s) on the Winners and Whiners website below. The confidence rating on a scale from 1 to 5 is in parentheses.

Note: The 5/5 does NOT represent the best overall pick of the day’s games when there are multiple games, simply the best pick(s) from each individual game.

Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Astros (-135) — 4/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 9.5 runs (-110) — 3/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 28.5 runs+hits+errors (-120) — 5/5 — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Red Sox +0.5 runs (-120) — 3/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 5.5 runs (-120) — 4/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: YES to 1st-inning run (-125) — 3/5 — LOSS!

Milwaukee Brewers at Atlanta Braves:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Brewers -1.5 runs (+180) — 5/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 9.5 runs (-120) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Braves UNDER 4.5 runs (-110) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Brewers +0.5 runs (-135) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 5 runs (Even) — 3/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: Braves to score first (+115) — 3/5 — WIN!

Day’s Record: 7-5-0 (.583)
Previous Day’s Record: 5-1-0 (.833)
May Record: 103-73-2 (.584)

April Record: 159-156-11 (.505)
March Record: 18-35-1 (.343)

Season Record: 280-264-14 (.514)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in May)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in May)
3-Star Pick Record: 4-3 (.571)          (58-45-1 (.563) in May)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          (26-17-1 (.602) in May)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (19-11-0 (.633) in May)

1-Star by month: 0-0-0 (.000) in April; 0-0-0 (.000) in March
2-Star by month: 0-0-0 (.000) in April; 0-0-0 (.000) in March
3-Star by month: 93-95-4 (.495) in April; 7-27-1 (.214) in March
4-Star by month: 35-43-3 (.451) in April; 6-4-0 (.600) in March
5-Star by month: 31-18-4 (.623) in April; 5-4-0 (.556) in March

(Christian Yelich photo courtesy Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

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