MLB Picks — Sept. 16 (Oakland @ Tampa Bay; Detroit @ Cleveland)

These are the condensed versions of picks for Sunday’s MLB games between the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Rays, and Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians 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: Oakland at Tampa Bay:

Side Prediction/Full Game: Athletics -106 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Under 8 runs -120 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Under 26 RHE -115 (5/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Athletics -0.5 runs +135 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Under 4 runs -110 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time:  No to 1st inning run -130 (3/5)

Game 2: Detroit at Cleveland

Side Prediction/Full Game: Indians -260 (3/5)
Total Prediction/Full Game: Over 8.5 runs -110 (3/5)
Prop Prediction/Full Game: Over 27.5 RHE -115 (4/5)
Side Prediction/Half Time: Indians -0.5 runs -130 (5/5)
Total Prediction/Half Time: Over 4.5 runs -115 (4/5)
Prop Prediction/Half Time: Yes to 1st-inning run (3/5)

Previous Day’s Record: 5-7 (.417)
September Record: 74-94 (.440)
Season Record: 151-179 (.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: 89-109 (.449)     (45-53 (.459) in September)
4-Star Pick Record: 38-47 (.447)    (16-27 (.372) in September)
5-Star Pick Record: 23-22 (.511)     (12-14 (.462) in September)

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