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. 9 (L.A. Angels @ Chicago White Sox; Texas @ Oakland)

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: Los Angeles Angels at Chicago White Sox:

Side Prediction/Full Game: White Sox +125 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 8.5 runs (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: White Sox +2.5 runs -215 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: White Sox +125 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs -125 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: White Sox 3-way 5-inning +155 (3/5)

Game 2: Texas at Oakland:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -210 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -2.5 runs +135 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics -0.5 runs -165 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -120 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Athletics 3-way after 5 innings -155 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 5-7 (.417)
September Record: 44-46 (.489)
Season Record: 121-131 (.480)

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: 70-83 (.458)     (26-27 (.491) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 32-33 (.492)    (10-13 (.435) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 18-14 (.563)     (7-6 (.538) in September)

MLB Picks — Sept. 2 (Min @ Tex, Sea @ Oak)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Sunday’s MLB games between the Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers, and the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics for Winners and Whiners. Confidence rating is in parentheses.

Game 1: Minnesota at Texas

Side Prediction/Full Game: Twins -118 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 12 -105 (2/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 34 R+H+E -125 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Twins -115 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 6.5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run +165 (3/5)

Game 2: Seattle at Oakland

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -150 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 28 R+H+E -125 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics -0.5 runs Even (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: A’s 1st-inning 3-way win +237 (4/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 4-8
September Record: 4-8
Season Record: 81-93

1-Star Pick Record: 0-0           (0-0 in September)
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1           (0-0 in September)
3-Star Pick Record: 46-59      (2-3 in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 24-23      (2-3 in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 11-10      (0-2 in September)

MLB Picks — August 24 (Cin vs. ChC, Wash vs. NYM, Tex vs. SF)

Here is the condensed versions for Friday’s games between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals and New York Mets, and Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants at WinnersandWhiners.com. Confidence in parentheses.

Game 1 — Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Cubs -170 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 12.5 runs -105 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Cubs to score first +115 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Cubs -0.5 runs -125 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 7 runs -115 (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Cubs 1st-inning 3-way winner (+180) 3/5

Game 2 — Washington vs. New York Mets:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Nationals -150 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9 runs +105 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 27.5 runs+hits+errors -125 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Nationals -0.5 runs -110 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -110 (3/5)

Game 3 — Texas vs. San Francisco

Side Prediction/Full Game: Giants -155 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8 runs (5/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: SFO/SFO double result +105 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Giants -0.5 runs -125 (4/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to 1st-inning run -130 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 2-4
Season Record: 39-39

1-Star Pick Record: N/A
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1
3-Star Pick Record: 23-26
4-Star Pick Record: 11-9
5-Star Pick Record: 5-3

MLB Picks for August 18

Condensed version (confidence in parentheses)

Game 1 — Detroit at Minnesota

Side Prediction/Full Game: Twins -174 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 9.5 runs -115 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 28.5 runs+hits+errors -115 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Twins -0.5 runs -120 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 5.5 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run -125 (3/5)

Game 2 — Los Angeles Angels at Texas Rangers

Side Prediction/Full Game: Angels -117 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 10.5 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 31 runs+hits+errors -115 (3/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Angels -0.5 runs +115 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 6 runs -105 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Angels to score first -170 (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 7-5
Season Record: 20-22

1-Star Pick Record: N/A
2-Star Pick Record: 0-1
3-Star Pick Record: 12-15
4-Star Pick Record: 5-5
5-Star Pick Record; 3-1

Note: Picks can be found at WinnersandWhiners.com

2018 MLB Pick — Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Texas Rangers (Aug. 13)

Writer’s Note: In addition to EPL previews, I also do other sports previews for the site WinnersandWhiners.com. The preview for this game can be seen here.

For the condensed version, here are my picks:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Diamondbacks -180 (5-star confidence/5 stars)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 9.5 runs (+105) (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 29 Runs+Hits+Errors (-115) 3/5
Side Prediction/Half Time: Diamondbacks -0.5 runs (-135) 4/5
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 5.5 runs (-110) 2/5
Prop Prediction/Half Time: No to first-inning run scored (-105) 4/5

Record: 0-0
Day Record: 0-0
Season Record: 0-0

1-Star Pick Record: X-X
2-Star Pick Record: X-X
3-Star Pick Record: X-X
4-Star Pick Record: X-X
5-Star Pick Record; X-X