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. 17 (Seattle at Houston)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Monday’s MLB game between the Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros 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: Seattle at Houston:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Mariners +160 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 8.5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Mariners over 3.5 runs -130 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Mariners +150 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs -125 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:  Mariners 5-inning win 3-way +185 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 6-6 (.500)
September Record: 80-100 (.444)
Season Record: 157-185 (.458)

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: 91-114 (.444)     (47-58 (.448) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 41-47 (.466)    (19-27 (.413) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 24-23 (.511)     (13-15 (.464) in September)

MLB Picks — Sept. 15 (Oakland @ Tampa Bay; Chicago White Sox @ Baltimore)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Saturday’s MLB games between the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays, and Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles 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.

Writer’s Note for Sept. 15 — The A’s-Rays game will feature two “openers” facing each other for the first time since Tampa Bay started the trend earlier this season. Thus, there is admittedly some guesswork involved in picks specific to this game.

Game 1: Oakland at Tampa Bay:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Rays -111 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8.5 runs (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Uner 26.5 runs+hits+errors (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Rays -0.5 runs (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4.5 runs (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run (4/5)

Game 2: Chicago White Sox at Baltimore:

Side Prediction/Full Game: White Sox -115 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: White Sox over 4.5 runs (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: White Sox -0.5 runs +110 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 1-11 (.083)
September Record: 69-87 (.442)
Season Record: 146-172 (.459)

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: 86-106 (.448)     (42-50 (.457) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 37-44 (.457)    (15-24 (.385) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 22-21 (.512)     (11-13 (.458) 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. 13 (Toronto at Boston)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Thursday’s MLB game between Toronto Blue Jays 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: Toronto at Boston:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Red Sox -270 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Rodriguez over 5.5 strikeouts -120 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Red Sox -0.5 runs -160 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -120 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run +105 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 6-12 (.333)
September Record: 62-76 (.449)
Season Record: 139-161 (.463)

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: 81-100 (.448)     (37-44 (.457) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 36-41 (.468)    (14-21 (.400) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 21-19 (.525)     (10-11 (.476) in September)

MLB Picks — Sept. 12 (San Diego @ Seattle; Toronto @ Boston; N.Y. Yankees @ Minnesota)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Wednesday’s MLB games between the San Diego Padres and Seattle Mariners, Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins 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: San Diego at Seattle:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Mariners -160 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 7.5 runs -115 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 25.5 runs+hits+errors -115 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Mariners -0.5 runs -110 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4 runs -115 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -140 (3/5)

Game 2: Toronto at Boston:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Red Sox -240 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Red Sox adjusted run line -2.5 +125 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Red Sox -0.5 runs -170 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -115 (3/5)

Game 3: New York Yankees at Minnesota:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Yankees -215 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 8.5 runs -125 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 27.5 runs+hits+errors -115 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Yankees -220 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 5 runs -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run -110 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 3-9 (.250)
September Record: 56-64 (.467)
Season Record: 133-149 (.481)

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: 77-94 (.450)     (33-38 (.465) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 35-37 (.486)    (13-17 (.433) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 20-17 (.541)     (9-9 (.500) in September)

MLB Picks — Sept. 11 (Toronto at Boston; N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Tuesday’s MLB games between the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox, and the New York Yankees and Minnesota Twins 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: Toronto at Boston:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Red Sox -300 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 8.5 runs -105 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Blue Jays +2.5 adjusted run line -115 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Red Sox -0.5 runs -210 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 5 runs -115 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run -110 (3/5)

Game 2: New York Yankees at Minnesota:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Yankees -181 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9.5 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Twins under 3.5 runs +105 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Yankees -0.5 runs -125 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -105 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 4-2 (.667)
September Record: 53-55 (.491)
Season Record: 130-140 (.481)

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: 76-88 (.456)     (32-32 (.500) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 33-36 (.485)    (11-16 (.407) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 20-15 (.571)     (9-7 (.563) in September)