UNU Baseball Experiment: 9/2

It’s game time! Below you will find the UNU Baseball Swarm’s Picks for September 2nd…

Thanks as always to everyone who joined us for last night’s UNU Baseball prediction Swarm! As you might have guessed, we have almost doubled in size over the past week. It’s great to see new people in the Swarm every time.

The games below are sorted first by the Swarm’s prediction for how competitive they would be, and then by how confidence and decisive the Swarm was in their prediction.

The results are also sorted by Brainpower, although I would encourage you to watch each games replay for insight into how the Swarm arrived at its prediction. For example, lower brainpower could reflect a toss-up between the two teams, or it could mean that the Swarm couldn’t decide whether a particular team would win by “a lot” or “a little.”

We continue to fine-tune our understanding of Brainpower, and so for this week, you’ll notice that we’re again recommending Moneyline bets in places where the Swarm may have landed on “by a lot” in addition to steering clear of any Moneyline game below 75% Brainpower. In other words:

.    *  any BY A LOT pick that is not 80% or higher, is not worth betting ATS.

.    * any BY A LITTLE pick that is not 75% or higher, is not worth betting at all

Finally, that O’s game replay has me spooked a little.  Just not enough clarity. And so, even despite being born and raised in Charm City, I’m sitting that one out.

Here’s a look at the replay from last night’s most confident Swarm. In fact, while I’m sure this is a bad idea, I will point out that this is the only ATS game above 80% Brainpower. Do with that info what you will.

Bos by a lot

This should go without saying, but if you’re going to bet on baseball – or anything else, for that matter – be smart about it. UNU has a pretty good track record, but baseball is notoriously difficult to predict.

Without further ado, here are the Swarm’s picks for all 15 games to be played on September 2nd…

——— BY A LOT HIGH BP ———–
BOS: D Price (L) 13-8, 3.97 at OAK: A Triggs (R) 1-1, 4.39
Boston Red Sox by a lot – Brainpower 86%

——– BY A LOT LOW BP ———

CHW: C Rodon (L) 5-8, 3.91 at MIN: K Gibson (R) 5-8, 5.17
Chicago White Sox by a lot – Brainpower 79%

TOR: F Liriano (L) 7-12, 5.22 at TB: A Cobb (R)
Toronto Blue Jays by a lot – Brainpower 77%

SF: M Cain (R) 4-8, 5.81 at CHC: J Lester (L) 14-4, 2.70
Chicago Cubs by a lot – Brainpower 73%

SD: C Richard (L) 1-3, 3.51 at LAD: J Urias (L) 5-2, 3.71
LA Dodgers by a lot – Brainpower – 73%

———- BY A LITTLE BP ABOVE 75% ————–

WSH: A Cole (R) 0-1, 4.97 at NYM: N Syndergaard (R) 12-7, 2.55
New York Mets by a little – Brainpower 83%

LAA: B Olberholtzer (L) 3-2, 5.16 at SEA: A Miranda (L) 1-1, 5.70
Seattle Mariners by a little – Brainpower 83%

DET: A Sanchez (R) 7-13, 5.92 at KC: D Duffy (L) 11-2, 3.01
Kansas City Royals by a little – 78%

—– BY A LITTLE BP AT 75% ——-

ATL: J De La Cruz (R) 0-7, 4.66 at PHI: J Hellickson (R) 10-8, 3.80
Philadelphia Phillies by a little – Brainpower 75%

MIA: A Cashner (R) 4-10, 4.73 at CLE: C Carrasco (R) 9-7, 3.23
Cleveland Indians by a little – Brainpower 75%

NYY: C Green (R) 2-3, 4.09 at BAL: D Bundy (R) 7-5, 3.71
Baltimore Orioles by a little – Brainpower 75%

——- BY A LITTLE BP BELOW 75% ——–

STL: A Reyes (R) 1-0, 0.64 at CIN: A DeSclafani (R) 8-2, 2.96
St. Louis Cardinals by a little – Brainpower 69%


ARI: R Ray (L) 7-12, 4.28 at COL: J De La Rosa (L) 8-7, 5.09
Too close to call – Brainpower 69%

HOU: D Fister (L) 12-9, 3.60 at TEX: A Griffin (R) 6-3, 4.39
Too close to call – Brainpower 67%

MIL: J Guerra (R) 7-3, 2.93 at PIT: J Taillon (R) 3-3, 3.39
Too close to call – Brainpower 64%

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