Aug. 23 MLB Picks — L.A. Angels at Houston Astros; Toronto at Seattle

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’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.

(Zack Greinke photo courtesy Darren Yamashita/USA TODAY Sports)

Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Astros -1.5 runs (-136) — 5/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 9 runs (-121) — 3/5 — PUSH!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Astros OVER 5.5 runs (-115) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Astros -1.5 runs (Even) — 4/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: OVER 5 runs (-121) — 4/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: Astros OVER 3 runs (-110) — 3/5 — WIN!

Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Blue Jays ML (-110) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 9.5 runs (-105) — 3/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Blue Jays OVER 4.5 runs (-115) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Blue Jays -0.5 runs (+115) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: OVER 5.5 runs (Even) — 5/5 — WIN! — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: Mariners OVER 1 run first 3 innings (-140) — 3/5 — WIN!

Day’s Record: 6-5-1 (.542)
Previous Day’s Record: 7-5-0 (.583)
August Record: 148-99-11 (.595)

July Record: 147-177-15 (.456)
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: 794-759-49 (.511)

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: 3-3-1 (.500)       (84-58-7 (.587) in August)   (451-457-33 (.497) overall)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          (38-23-3 (.617) in August)   (203-182-8 (.527) overall)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (26-17-1 (.602) in August)   (140-119-8 (.539) 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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