MLB Same Game Parlays – Wednesday, May 24

By Mike Rose

Last Wednesday’s MLB Same Game Parlays ended up 1-2 and we nailed the Best Bet to turn in a solid profit over at PointsBet Sportsbook. The day started off terribly with the Detroit Tigers getting shutout and Eduardo Rodriguez failing to exceed his pitching outs prop. We did however bounce back nicely by cashing the best bet on the over of MacKenzie Gore’s K prop and followed it up with a same game parlay cash that paired the Red Sox moneyline with the over of their team total. Here’s to reeling in some more green with Wednesday’s edition of MLB Same Game Parlays and Best Bets – SLAM YOUR MAN!!


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Texas Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates


After fading Rich Hill and the Pirates with a same game parlay last night, I’ll reverse course in the series concluder and attach my wagon to the Johan Oviedo led Buccos. For many of the same reasons I faded Pittsburgh’s left-hander last night, I’ll do the same this afternoon with Martin Perez scheduled to toe the bump for the visiting Rangers. While 5-1 overall and helping lead Texas to wins in six of nine made starts, the lefty’s counting stats leave much to be desired. For starters, his ERA is north of 4.00 and he’s serving up better than 11.0 hits per nine innings.


On top of that, Perez’s swinging strike percentage ranks in the 156th percentile per Pitcher’s List! His control has been the lone saving grace, but his 2.6 BB/9 will be tested mightily by Andrew McCutchen and co. who owns the league’s third-best walk rate (9.9%). We went all-in on Johan Oviedo in his last turn at home against Arizona, and he granted us with six innings of 1 ER ball to lead the Pirates to the dominant 13-3 win. Pittsburgh’s 8-4 ($720) versus lefties and average 5.6 runs per game (No. 7), so the run support should be there for the righty to snag win No. 4! Pirates over their team total is my best bet!




Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies


Had Pittsburgh not returned home to PNC looking to make up for its prior showing in front of the hometown faithful, Zac Gallen would’ve likely had a much better showing last Friday night. But he didn’t and got massacred in allowing eight hits and eight runs (5 ER) en route to taking his first loss since getting pounded by the Dodgers in the season opener. The 3.2 innings also proved to be a season-low, and that will have me eager to grab a piece of him at a reduced price in his next start at Philadelphia.


Though the Phillies offense erupted for 12 runs this past Saturday against the Cubs and a struggling Jameson Taillon, they only combined to score 13 runs in their other six games played since May 14. Even with Bryce Harper back in the mix, offense for Philly remains a struggle. Enter Gallen and his impeccable K Rate (29.9%), BB rate (5%), called + swing strike percentage (31.4%), and swinging strike percentage (14%). In three starts under the sun, Gallen has conceded 13 hits (2 HR) and 4 ER with a 22:1 K/BB ratio. While the preferred platoon split of the Phillies, in Gallen I trust with him set to run up against BP arm Ranger Suarez. D’backs moneyline is my best bet on the MLB odds!




New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs


Marcus Stroman finally got back into the win column last time out in Philadelphia after hurling six innings of 1 ER ball at the Phillies. He’ll run up against another familiar NL East opponent in the Mets in the second game of this three-game set on Hump Day night in front of what’s certain to be a jam-packed and highly intoxicated Wrigley Field. The righty clocks in 2-3 with a solid 2.79 ERA at home and has been incredibly tough to get a handle on at night evidenced by his 1.78 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and .189 batting average against.


It’s extremely unfortunate that the veteran has only gotten into the win column three times considering 80 percent of his 10 made starts have been of quality. You can blame that all on horrendous run support with Chicago only averaging 2.8 runs per game before erupting for 10 against the Phillies over the weekend. Runs should however be there for the taking considering Tylor Megill is averaging just 1.52 strikeouts per walk and the Cubs sport one of the better walk rates in the game (No. 5). The Mets’ righty has served up more hits (23) than innings pitched (19.0) on the road where his BAA clocks in at .291. Look for Cody Bellinger and co. to give Stroman ample run support to put him in a position to log back-to-back wins making the Cubs my best bet!




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