Back again with picks for a full slate of Major League Baseball! The run line bets haven’t been breaking my way as of late, so I’m going to deviate today to something that’s had a little success: favorites parlays. I’ll get to the reasoning shortly, but we have heavy favorites with some pitching matchups that certainly lead one way. So let’s get to those and the rest of the bets. I’m back on FanDuel today for my plays. If you haven’t signed up with them yet, you can do so below and get a No Sweat First Bet up to $1,000 when you make your initial deposit on FanDuel. Onto the picks.
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4-Team Favorites ML Parlay: Astros, Giants, Dodgers, Rays (+410)
Yes, I know all four of these teams lost their series openers yesterday. But that’s part of the reason I’m on that today, in addition to some pitching matchups I like. First off the Astros and the A’s. Frankie Montas throws for Oakland, he’s been really good this season but Luis Garcia throws for Houston and he’s been outstanding on the road thus far in 2022. The A’s got the better of Houston yesterday and I don’t think Houston loses the series, so I’ll back them to win today. Next, the Rays. They have the Orioles today who have been on fire since before the All-Star break, but they also have A.L. Cy Young front-runner Shane McClanahan throwing. In a bounceback spot coming off a loss, I’ll back one of the best aces in the AL. Next, to the N.L. West. The Giants have struggled since the All-Star break winless since that point, but they have a massive advantage in the pitching matchup today. Carlos Rodon is near the top of the NL in strikeouts and owns a 2.95 ERA. He throws against Tyler Gilbert who’s sporting an ERA in the mid 5.50s. Lastly, the Dodgers. They lost to the Nats yesterday. The Dodgers are much better than the Nats. Mitch White is on the mound, he’s been solid in his last few starts. I think they find a way to win that series at home. Risk a little, (hopefully) win a lot.
White Sox vs Rockies o10.5 (-110)
It’s a lot of runs, but totals are always higher in Colorado. The pitching matchup here really seems to favor the longball. The Sox bats have been better over the last few weeks and they go against German Marquez on the mound for Colorado who’s been really bad thus far in 2022. Michael Kopech is on the mound for Chicago, he was electric to start the season but seems to be tiring out a little bit. The All-Star break was likely helpful, but that fastball has dipped from 97-98mph to 93-94mph and while he hasn’t been bad during this tired arm stretch, he’s been susceptible to the long ball.