July 4 MLB Picks — Detroit at Chicago White Sox; Minnesota at Oakland

These are the condensed versions of picks for Thursday’s Major League Baseball game(s). There are links to the full preview(s) on the Winners and Whiners and Stat Salt websites 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.

Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox:

Side Prediction/Full Game: White Sox (-115) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 9.5 runs (-115) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Abreu to hit HR (+290) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: White Sox (Even) — 5/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 5 runs (-115) — 3/5 — PUSH!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings:  Tigers UNDER 2.5 runs (-136) — 3/5 — LOSS!

Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Twins -1.5 runs (+105) — 5/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 9.5 runs (-105) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Twins OVER 5 runs (-110) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Twins 3-way money line (-110) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: OVER 5 runs (-125) — 3/5 — PUSH!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: Twins OVER 2.5 runs (-115) — 3/5 — LOSS!

Day’s Record: 0-10-2 (.083)
Previous Day’s Record: 1-4-1 (.250)
July Record: 1-19-4 (.125)

June Record: 147-149-6 (.497)
May Record: 178-146-5 (.549)
April Record: 156-153-11 (.505)
March Record: 18-35-1 (.343)

Season Record: 500-502-26 (.499)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in July)      (0-0-0 (.000) overall)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in July)      (0-0-0 (.000) overall)
3-Star Pick Record: 0-5-2 (.143)       (0-10-4 (.143) in July)    (284-303-16 (.484) overall)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-3 (.000)          (1-5-0 (.167) in July)      (127-123-4 (.508) overall)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-2 (.000)          (0-4-0 (.000) in July)      (89-75-7 (.541) overall)

1-Star by month: 0-0-0 (.000) in June; 0-0-0 (.000) in May; 0-0-0 (.000) in April; 0-0-0 (.000) in March

2-Star by month: 0-0-0 (.000) in June; 0-0-0 (.000) in May; 0-0-0 (.000) in April; 0-0-0 (.000) in March

3-Star by month: 88-80-5 (.523) in June; 99-92-2 (.518) in May; 90-94-4 (.489) in April; 7-27-1 (.214) in March

4-Star by month: 38-41-0 (.481) in June; 46-33-1 (.581) in May; 36-41-3 (.469) in April; 6-4-0 (.600) in March

5-Star by month: 21-28-1 (.430) in June; 33-21-2 (.596) in May; 30-18-4 (.615) in April; 5-4-0 (.556) in March

(James McCann photo courtesy Greg M. Cooper/USA TODAY Sports)

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