Aug. 24 MLB Picks — Washington at Chicago Cubs; Philadelphia at Miami

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.

(Javy Baez photo courtesy Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports)

Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Cubs -1.5 runs (+121) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Total Prediction/Full Game: UNDER 9 runs (-110) — 5/5 — PUSH!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Quintana OVER 5.5 strikeouts (+115) — 3/5 — LOSS!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Nationals +0.5 runs (-106) — 3/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: UNDER 5.5 runs (-152) — 4/5 — LOSS!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: Draw 3-way ML first inning (-108) — 3/5 — LOSS!

Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Phillies ML (-125) — 4/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/Full Game: OVER 9 runs (Even) — 5/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Phillies OVER 4.5 runs (-110) — 3/5 — WIN!
Side Prediction/1st 5 innings: Phillies -0.5 runs (Even) — 3/5 — WIN!
Total Prediction/1st 5 innings: OVER 4.5 runs (-121) — 4/5 — WIN!
Prop Prediction/1st 5 innings: Phillies OVER 2.5 runs (+111) — 3/5 — WIN!

Day’s Record: 7-4-1 (.625)
Previous Day’s Record: 6-5-1 (.542)
August Record: 155-103-12 (.596)

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: 801-763-50 (.512)

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: 4-3 (.571)          (88-61-7 (.587) in August)   (455-460-33 (.497) overall)
4-Star Pick Record: 2-1 (.667)          (40-24-3 (.619) in August)   (205-183-8 (.528) overall)
5-Star Pick Record: 1-0-1 (.750)       (27-17-2 (.609) in August)   (141-119-9 (.541) 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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