Aug. 15 MLB Picks — San Francisco at Arizona

These are the condensed versions of picks for Wednesday’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.

(Eduardo Escobar photo courtesy Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

Writer’s Note: I did not get a chance to do a full set of picks for Seattle and Detroit, so I ask you take my word that I had the Mariners on the ML.

San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Giants +1.5 runs (-145) — 3/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 9.5 runs (-115) — 3/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Diamondbacks UNDER 5 runs (-110) — 4/5 — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Diamondbacks 3-way ML (-121) — 5/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 5.5 runs (-125) — 3/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 0.5 runs/NO 1st inning run (Even) — 3/5 — LOSS!

Day’s Record: 5-2-0 (.714)
Previous Day’s Record: 10-2-0 (.833)
August Record: 85-67-4 (.558)

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: 728-725-41 (.501)

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)          (0-1-0 (.000) in August)      (0-1-0 (.000) overall)
3-Star Pick Record: 4-1 (.800)          (53-36-2 (.593) in August)   (420-435-28 (.492) overall)
4-Star Pick Record: 1-0 (1.00)          (20-16-2 (.553) in August)   (185-175-7 (.514) overall)
5-Star Pick Record: 0-1 (.000)          (12-14-0 (.462) in August)   (126-116-7 (.520) 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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Chris Altruda

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