Aug. 11 MLB Picks — Houston at Baltimore; N.Y. Yankees at Toronto; Kansas City at Detroit

These are the condensed versions of picks for Saturday’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.

(Justin Verlander photo courtesy Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Royals (-131) — 3/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 9 runs (-110) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Tigers UNDER 4 runs (-125) — 3/5 — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Royals -0.5 runs (+105) — 3/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 4.5 runs (-110) — 5/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 3 runs first 3 innings (-145) — 3/5 — LOSS!

New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Yankees -1.5 runs (-125) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 11 runs (-105) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Yankees OVER 6 runs (-121) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Yankees -0.5 runs (-140) — 3/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: OVER 6 runs (-105) — 5/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 0.5 runs/NO to 1st inning (+111) — 3/5 — WIN!

Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Astros -3.5 runs (-115) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 10 runs (-110) — 3/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Astros Bregman to hit HR (+270) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Astros -2.5 runs (Even) — 5/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 5.5 runs (-121) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: Astros 3-way ML 1st inning (+171) — 3/5 — LOSS!

Day’s Record: 6-12-0 (.333)
Previous Day’s Record: 6-12-0 (.333)
August Record: 56-60-3 (.483)

July Record: 143-163-15 (.469)
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: 699-718-40 (.493)

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in August)      (0-0-0 (.000) overall)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0-0 (.000) in August)      (0-0-0 (.000) overall)
3-Star Pick Record: 6-6 (.500)          (37-32-1 (.536) in August)   (404-431-27 (.484) overall)
4-Star Pick Record: 0-3 (.000)          (11-16-2 (.414) in August)   (176-175-7 (.501) overall)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-3 (.000)          (8-12-0 (.400) in August)     (122-114-7 (.516) overall)

1-Star by month: 0-0-0 (.000) in July; 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 July; 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: 83-106-14 (.443) in July; 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: 39-40-1 (.494) in July; 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: 25-31-0 (.446) in July; 21-28-1 (.430) in June; 33-21-2 (.596) in May; 30-18-4 (.615) in April; 5-4-0 (.556) in March

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