MLB Picks — Sept. 7 (Bal @ TB; Hou @ Bos)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s MLB games between the Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays, and the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox for Winners and Whiners. Links to the full previews are below, and confidence rating is in parentheses. Note: The 5/5 does not represent the best overall pick of the day’s games, simply the best pick of each individual game.

Game 1: Baltimore at Tampa Bay

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rays -240 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 7 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Rays Over 4 runs -120 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Rays -0.5 runs -170 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 3.5 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Rays to win 1st-inning 3-way +240 (3/5)

Game 2: Houston at Boston

Side Prediction/Full Game: Red Sox +104 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs Even (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27 Runs+Hits+Errors -105 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Red Sox +105 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -120 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 5-1
September Record: 33-33
Season Record: 110-118

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0 (.000)          (0-0 (.000) in September)
2-Star Pick Record: 1-1 (.500)          (1-0 (1.000) in September)
3-Star Pick Record: 65-74 (.468)     (21-18 (.538) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 28-31 (.475)     (6-11 (.353) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 16-12 (.571)     (5-4 (.556) in September)

MLB Picks — Sept. 4 (Min @ Hou; Det @ CWS)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Tuesday’s MLB games between the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros, and the Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox for Winners and Whiners. Link to the full previews are below, and confidence rating is in parentheses.

Game 1: Minnesota vs. Houston

Side Prediction/Full Game: Astros -310 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 7.5 runs -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Astros -2.5 runs -110 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Astros -0.5 runs -190 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -135 (3/5)

Game 2: Detroit at Chicago White Sox

Side Prediction/Full Game: White Sox -162 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 8.5 runs -120 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 27 R+H+E -125 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: White Sox -170 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs -130 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st inning run -110 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 4-8
September Record: 12-24
Season Record: 85-101

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0           (0-0 in September)
2-Star Pick Record: 1-1           (1-0 in September)
3-Star Pick Record: 53-67      (9-11 in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 24-29      (2-9 in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 11-12      (0-4 in September)

MLB Picks — Sept. 3 (Min @ Hou; NYY @ Oak)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Monday’s MLB games between the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros, and the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics for Winners and Whiners. Link to the full previews are below, and confidence rating is in parentheses.

Game 1: Minnesota at Houston

Side Prediction/Full Game: Astros -245 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 7.5 runs -105 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 25.5 R+H+E -115 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Astros -0.5 runs -175 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -140 (5/5)

Game 2: New York Yankees at Oakland

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -124 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs -120 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -1.5 runs +160 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics -0.5 runs +105 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs -125 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -125 (4/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 4-8
September Record: 8-16
Season Record: 85-101

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0           (0-0 in September)
2-Star Pick Record: 1-1           (1-0 in September)
3-Star Pick Record: 49-64      (5-8 in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 24-26      (2-6 in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 11-10      (0-2 in September)

August 31 MLB picks (Boston @ Chicago White Sox; L.A. Angels @ Houston)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s MLB games between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox, and the Los Angeles Angels and Houston Astros for Winners and Whiners. Confidence rating is in parentheses.

Game 1: Boston at Chicago White Sox:

Side Prediction/Full Game: White Sox +151 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 9 runs Even (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: White Sox over 3.5 runs -120 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: White Sox +130 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs -125 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -120 (3/5)

Game 2: Los Angeles Angels at Houston:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Astros -190 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs +105 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27.5 R+H+E -115 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Astros -0.5 runs (-155) 5/5
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Astros 1st-inning win 3-way (+215) 3/5

Previous Day’s Record: 2-4
Season Record: 71-79

1-Star Pick Record: N/A
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1
3-Star Pick Record: 40-53
4-Star Pick Record: 21-18
5-Star Pick Record: 10-7