MLB Picks — Sept. 18 (Kansas City @ Pittsburgh; Chicago White Sox @ Cleveland; Tampa Bay @ Texas)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Tuesday’s MLB games between the Kansas City Royals and Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians, and Tampa Bay Rays and Texas Rangers 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: Kansas City at Pittsburgh:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Pirates -200 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Pirates -2.5 adjusted run line +150 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Pirates -0.5 runs -145 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:  No to 1st-inning run -140 (3/5)

Game 2: Chicago White Sox at Cleveland:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Indians -222 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: White Sox under 3 runs -105 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Indians -0.5 runs -150 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs -130 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:  No to 1st inning run -130 (3/5)

Game 3: Tampa Bay at Texas:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rays -200 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9.5 runs -125 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 28.5 runs+hits+errors -115 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Rays -0.5 runs -170 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -125 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:  Rays 1st-inning 3-way win +210 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 2-4 (.333)
September Record: 82-104 (.441)
Season Record: 159-189 (.457)

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: 92-117 (.440)     (48-61 (.440) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 42-47 (.472)    (20-27 (.426) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 24-24 (.500)     (13-16 (.448) in September)

MLB Picks — Sept. 14 (Minnesota @ Kansas City; Seattle @ Los Angeles Angels)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Friday’s MLB games between the Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals, and Seattle Mariners and Los Angeles Angels 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: Minnesota at Kansas City:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Royals +121 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs -115 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27.5 runs+hits+errors -125 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Royals +120 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs -110 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -120 (4/5)

Game 2: Seattle at Los Angeles Angels:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Angels -120 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 9 runs -105 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 27.5 runs+hits+errors -115 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Angels -145 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 5 runs -110 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run -115 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 6-0 (1.000)
September Record: 68-76 (.472)
Season Record: 145-161 (.474)

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: 85-100 (.459)     (41-44 (.482) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 37-41 (.474)    (15-21 (.417) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 22-19 (.537)     (11-11 (.500) in September)

MLB Picks — Sept. 10 — Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

These are the condensed versions of picks for Sunday’s MLB games between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago White Sox, and the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics 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: Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals

Side Prediction/Full Game: White Sox +115 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs -105 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27 R+H+E -105 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: White Sox +115 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run -110 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 5-7 (.417)
September Record: 49-53 (.480)
Season Record: 126-138 (.477)

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: 73-87 (.456)     (29-31 (.483) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 33-35 (.485)    (11-15 (.423) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 19-15 (.559)     (8-7 (.533) in September)

MLB Picks — September 1 (TB @ Cle; Bal @ KC)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Saturday’s MLB games between the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians, and the Baltiore Orioles and Kansas City Royals for Winners and Whiners. Confidence rating is in parentheses.

Game 1: Tampa Bay at Cleveland:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rays -110 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8 runs -115 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 25.5 R+H+E (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Rays -115 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4 runs (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Rays 1st-inning 3-way win (3/5)

Game 2: Baltimore at Kansas City:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Royals -120 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 9.5 runs -115 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 28 R+H+E (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Royals -0.5 runs (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 5 runs (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Royals to score first (4/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 6-6
Season Record: 77-85

1-Star Pick Record: N/A
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1
3-Star Pick Record: 44-56
4-Star Pick Record: 22-20
5-Star Pick Record: 11-8

MLB Picks — August 28 (Oak at Hou; Det at KC)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Monday’s MLB games between the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros, and the Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals for Winners and Whiners. Confidence rating is in parentheses.

Game 1: Oakland at Houston

Side Prediction/Full Game: Astros -210 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27.5 R+H+E -120 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Astros -235 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to first-inning run -110 (5/5)

Game 2: Detroit at Kansas City

Side Prediction/Full Game: Royals -117 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs -125 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27.5 R+H+E -105 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Royals -0.5 runs +105 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to first-inning run -105 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 3-3
Season Record: 54-66

1-Star Pick Record: N/A
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1
3-Star Pick Record: 31-44
4-Star Pick Record: 16-15
5-Star Pick Record: 7-6

MLB Picks — August 22 (KC @ TB, Min @ CHW)

Here is the condensed version for Tuesday’s Tampa Bay-Kansas City and Minnesota-Chicago White Sox gams at WinnersandWhiners.com. Confidence in parentheses.

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rays -155 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 7 runs -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27.5 runs+hits+errors -110 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Rays -0.5 runs -180 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 3.5 runs -Even (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to first-inning run -150 (3/5)

Side Prediction/Full Game: Twins -109 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Twins to score first -160 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Twins -0.5 runs +120 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -130 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to first-inning run -115 (4/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 0-6
Season Record: 28-32

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

This is the link to the Royals-Rays preview.

This is the link to the Twins-White Sox preview.

MLB Picks for August 17

Writer’s Note: In addition to EPL previews, I also do other sports previews for the site WinnersandWhiners.com.

Condensed version (confidence in parentheses):

Game 1 — Kansas City Royals at Chicago White Sox

Side Prediction/Full Game: Royals +118 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs (Even) (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 27.5 runs+hits+errors (-105) (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Royals Money Line (Even) (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs (-130) (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run (-110) (3/5)

Game 2 — Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics +134 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8 runs (-120) (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 25.5 runs+hits+errors (-105) (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics +0.5 runs (-110) (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4 runs (-105) (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run (-135) (4/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 6-6
Season Record: 13-17

1-Star Pick Record: N/A
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1
3-Star Pick Record: 8-11
4-Star Pick Record: 3-4
5-Star Pick Record; 2-1