Last Saturday’s MLB Same Game Parlays ended up 1-2 over at BetRivers Sportsbook mostly due to the Guardians being unable to get to Jack Flaherty and the Angels failing to show up against the Marlins. Tanner Bibee stepped up as expected to exceed his pitching outs prop, but Cleveland ended up losing 2-1 in extras. Though his command continues to ramp up his pitch count, Edward Cabrera was able to wiggle out of every jam forcing the Angels to need extras just to surpass their team total. We did however cash one SGP in with Logan Webb spinning another gem at Milwaukee whom the Giants beat 3-1 to guarantee the series win. Hopefully the baseball gods smile down upon today’s parlay picks – SLAM YOUR MAN!!
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Seattle Mariners vs. Texas Rangers
Much like Jake Irvin of the Washington Nationals, Marco Gonzales is an auto-fade for me whenever he takes to the starting bump; especially when running up an opponent that thumps left-handed pitching! The M’s maligned southpaw enters his eleventh start 4-1 but with a bloated 5.22 ERA and has allowed nearly 10.0 hits per nine innings while registering just 1.89 strikeouts per walk issued. Though Seattle rates out amongst the worst offenses in the game, it’s somehow managed to average 6.6 run in his 10 made starts.
He’ll need every run of support his teammates offer up in this one with the Rangers demolishing LHP to the tune of 7.2 runs per game (No. 1) by way of its league-best .370 on-base percentage and .830 OPS (No. 3). Seattle rates out with one of the worst OPS in the game against lefties (.670), and this will be a revenge spot for Andrew Heaney who took the L after tossing 6.2 innings of four hit and 3 ER ball against the M’s at T-Mobile Park back on May 9. Look for his teammates to give him some run support this time around and put him in position to log win No. 5.
SAME GAME MLB PARLAY: RANGERS OVER TEAM TOTAL + GONZALES UNDER PITCHING OUTS
Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros
You might want to take this SGP with a grain of salt considering how poisonous the Angels have been to my bankroll at BetRivers throughout the first two months of the baseball betting season. I back them, they lose. I fade them, they go off. I haven’t been able to find a happy medium. Regardless, I’m fading Shohei Ohtani and co. in the third game of this crucial AL West series with the Houston Astros. Patrick Sandoval has been an enormous disappointment in my book regardless of his surface stats dictating otherwise. Though his ERA clocks in at 3.42 and he’s proven to be impossible to take yard (0.7 HR/9), absolutely nothing about his repertoire jumps off the page. Only 40 percent of his starts have been of quality, and he’s already been ripped by the Astros for 4 ER on seven hits (1 HR) with only 2 K through 6.1 IP.
Though Cristian Javier will take to his home bump not in the greatest of forms with his slider lacking, one of his best starts of the year occurred back on May 10 when he held the Halos to 2 ER and just three hits while racking up a season-high 11 K. With Texas extending its lead atop the standings recently and the Angels nipping at their toes, I expect Houston’s staff ace to act like it and dominate en route to logging his seventh dub of the year.
SAME GAME MLB PARLAY: ASTROS MONEYLINE + JAVIER OVER PITCHING OUTS
New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
All eyes will be on Chavez Ravine through the weekend with the Yankees and Dodgers squaring off in a potential foreshadowing of the upcoming Fall Classic. The pitching matchups for Friday and Saturday could go either way, but this is the one the Bronx Bombers must take with staff ace Gerrit Cole squaring off against Michael Grove who will be called up to make this spot start due to all the injuries within LA’s starting rotation. We faded the young right-hander earlier this season and he didn’t disappoint granting us a pair of easy ticket cashes.
I’ll test fate here once again against Aaron Judge and his mates who’ve punished his mostly used arsenal to some of the highest run values I’ve seen at Baseball Savant to date. Though we’re going to need NY to win this game comfortably by backing the 1-run line, I have no issue doing as such with Cole likely to bring his “A” game to the yard knowing full well many an eyeball will be on him with this one of the FOX Games of the Week. Do yourself a favor and bet the moneyline and -1.5 run-line to make more money than lazily backing the -1 run-line. Please and thank you!
SAME GAME MLB PARLAY: YANKEES -1 RUN-LINE + YANKEES OVER TEAM TOTAL