MLB Same Game Parlay Picks, Odds & Predictions – Friday, June 2

By Mike Rose

Last Friday’s MLB Same Game Parlays were nothing short of a disaster over at PointsBet Sportsbook. I made two horrendous handicaps on the Baltimore Orioles and the under in Seattle. Grayson Rodriguez got bent over by the Texas Rangers for 8 ER through 3.1 innings which subsequently saw him get sent back down to Triple-A. We hit the under of 7 in the pitching matchup between Mitch Keller and George Kirby and also touted the over of both hurler’s pitching outs prop. Eleven runs were put on the board through five before Pittsburgh ended up winning 11-6. Though Noah Syndergaard gave up 6 ER which allowed Tampa Bay to cruise past its team total, Thor still managed to go six to topple his pitching outs prop. It was just one of those days. Let’s kick off the weekend right with some winning parlay picks on a Friday night – SLAM YOUR MAN!!


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Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals


In getting shutout by the Mets on Tuesday night, the Phillies stood four-games under .500 and 7-games out of first place in the NL East. Even so, I still don’t think last year’s NL World Series rep should be counted out. There’s simply just too much talent littered up and down the roster for me to believe it won’t have a say in how the division pennant race ultimately pans out. That being said, games against teams like the Washington Nationals must be won at all costs with it likely to be challenged for division supremacy by the Braves and Mets the remainder of the season.


While it might not dictate as such when going by the W/L record (4-4), Zack Wheeler has been bringing it with the righty logging 5.07 strikeouts per walk and just 0.6 HR/9. His 2.67 FIP is nearly a full run lower than his 3.60 ERA which paints a picture of positive regression paying him a visit in the not too distant future. Coming off his best start of the MLB betting season after throwing eight shutout innings at Atlanta with a season-high 12 K, it might’ve already taken up shop in his locker! While the Nats have been tough to punch out via the strikeout evidenced by their league-best K rate, I think Wheeler’s in too big a groove to bet against in this spot.




Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers


Many an MLB bettor continues to wait for the other shoe to drop for the Texas Rangers. It hasn’t happened! I’m guilty of doing as such and learned my lesson this past week after the ‘Gers blew the doors off Baltimore and then proceeded to hand me losses against the Pirates and Tigers as well. Bruce Bochy has got this team playing at an optimum level right now and it shows with it owners of the best offense in the league paired with a defense that limits errors and is anchored by one of the best starting staffs in the game.


The same can’t and won’t be said of the Mariners who’ve grossly underperformed to this point sitting a single game over .500 mostly due to an underachieving offense that’s failed to find any sort of consistency. While Jon Gray doesn’t have overpowering stuff, his slider has been otherworldly thus far and Seattle struggles against that pitch type per Baseball Savant. He already has 7 innings of 1 ER ball with 8 K thrown at the Mariners this season. The M’s have failed to win any of Luis Castillo’s three road starts where the righty has been at his worst in allowing 18 hits (4 HR) through 16.0 IP while accruing a 15:6 K/BB ratio. Though Gray’s proven to be a bit more susceptible at home (4.09 ERA), he’s logged 21 or more outs in three of his last four starts. He and his teammates are beasting right now to the point that I’m blindly backing this team until the play on the field dictates otherwise.




Atlanta Braves vs. Arizona Diamondbacks


So what are we to make of the Arizona Diamondbacks to this point of the baseball betting season? Torey Lovullo’s squad has been a surprise entrant atop of the NL West with it nine-games over .500 and clocking in as the third most lucrative bet ($975) in the game behind the Rangers and Orioles. It’s gotten to this point by massacring the baseball (No. 6) and playing a sound brand of defensive baseball (No. 3). While the pitching staff has left a bit to be desired (No. 20), that hasn’t been the case with Merrill Kelly whose built off last year’s surprise campaign in going 6-3 with a 2.83 ERA and allowing just 6.1 hits per nine innings. Though the defense has played a major role in his BABIP clocking in at an absurd .252, the righty is the owner of a 26 percent K rate and is only allowing hard contact at a 23.4 percent clip; league average is 27.9.


While still potent (22-18), Atlanta isn’t as nasty against RHP (No. 10). Zona on the other hand has won 22 of 35 games when matched up against a righty, and the offense has proven to be one of the tougher unit’s to send down via the K (No. 4 overall & No. 1 vs. RHP). Charlie Morton has logged 24 punch outs in his last 17 innings over three starts against teams with poor K rates, but he’ll have his work cut out for him tonight with the Snakes having prior success against the 4-seamer, curve, and change.




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