Today’s Plays Include a (+498) MLB Parlay

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Today’s baseball card is a large one. Let’s take advantage of a parlay. Top sportsbooks have released their odds for today’s baseball action.

Three games, in particular, interest me as worth investing in the Mets vs. Marlins, Astros vs. Yankees, and the Rockies vs. Twins.

For reasons that I will explain, you should play the moneyline for all three games. Feel free to parlay these bets at an online sports betting site.

New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins

Friday, June 24, 2022- 06:40 PM EDT at loanDepot Park 

Who Starts for the Mets?

New York starts Taijuan Walker today. He is in a terrible spot for today's game because he tends to perform terribly when facing the same team consecutive times.

One exception happened this year. We should discount this exception because 19 days elapsed between these two starts.

But he faced the Marlins six days ago. Plus, he faced the Phillies a second straight time within a week.

Walker Against Phillies Recap

This start was on May 5, and, in it, the Phillies amassed six earned runs in four innings. Last year, he faced the Marlins a second straight time and allowed three earned runs in 4.2 innings.

Later, he faced the Pirates consecutive times. In the second start, he allowed five earned runs in a third of an inning.

Again, he faced the Dodgers twice. In that second start, he conceded four earned runs in six innings.

Who Starts for Miami?

Miami starts the elite and regularly superb Sandy Alcantara. While I dislike his Met counterpart anyways today, Alcantara rarely needs much run support.

He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in all nine of his last nine starts. Plus, he allowed one earned run or fewer in six of those starts.

Alcantara's Great Spot

Likewise impressively, he endured at least seven innings in each of those starts. Unlike Walker, Alcantara is in a great spot today because he enjoys superb form, and he is comfortable facing the same lineup consecutive times.

The excellent variety in his four primary pitch arsenal, his high-level velocity, and his strong command evidenced in low walk and home run rates among other stats, make him hard for even the most familiar lineup to deal with.

MLB Pick: Marlins (-134) with BetOnline

Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees

Friday, June 24, 2022- 07:05 PM EDT at Yankee Stadium

Who Starts for Houston?

Houston starts Justin Verlander. That's right, you can get an elite pitcher at plus money today. Plus, Verlander is in an excellent spot since he is coming off a start in which he collected the loss.

Since 2019, Verlander is 7-0 in eight starts off a loss. His success has persisted even against teams that match up excellently against him.

Who Starts for the Yankees?

The Yankees start Luis Severino today. Severino has succeeded when he got to face lowly teams like the Orioles and Tigers -- he faced both of these teams twice.

Astros Batters Against Severino

But Houston is obviously a different animal. Also, the Astros match up well against him.

Primarily, Severino throws a:

  • fastball
  • changeup
  • slider

These pitches make up 89.9 percent of his arsenal. Houston ranks second in slugging against these pitches from righties.

Batters Severino Have Faced

Look out for each of the three batters that have faced Severino at least 10 times.

Those three guys are:

  • Jose Altuve
  • Yuli Gurriel
  • Michael Brantley

Altuve is batting .308 against Severino while Gurriel slugs .500 against him and Brantley slugs .636 against him.

MLB Pick: Astros (+106) with BetOnline

Colorado Rockies vs. Minnesota Twins

Friday, June 24, 2022 - 08:10 PM EDT at Target Field

Who Starts for Colorado?

Colorado starts German Marquez tonight. Marquez has done a lot of work over the years to alter his pitching repertoire by injecting more variety into it.

While he throws his fastball less often than he used to, he is struggling to be effective with the other pitches that he throws more often.

Marquez Analysis

For example, opponents are slugging .563 against his slider, which is his second-most frequent pitch.

They are, moreover, slugging .500 against the sinker, which is his third-favorite pitch in terms of frequency.

Twins Batters Against Marquez 

Marquez looks particularly unreliable today because he matches up terribly with Twin batters.

They rank seventh in slugging against his favorite pitches, which also include his extremely vulnerable fastball and his curveball, from righties.

Who Starts for Minnesota?

The Twins start Dylan Bundy who has been consistently excellent against weaker tests except for Baltimore, which was uniquely familiar with him already because he was a long-time Oriole.

With certainty, Colorado counts as a weak test. It ranks third-to-last in runs per game in away games.

Rockies vs. Bundy Matchup

The Rockies also match up terribly with Bundy. Overall, they rank 24th in slugging .369 against his favorite pitches from righties.

Colorado ranks 29th in slugging .307 against these pitches from righties away from their extremely hitters-friendly ballpark.

MLB Pick: Twins (-151) with BetOnline

Parlay Verdict 

With your MLB picks, expect strong wins from the Marlins, Astros, and Twins today. For the above reasons, parlay all three teams on the money-line.

Be sure to use our trusty parlay calculator for your parlay betting needs.

Parlay Pick

  • Marlins (-134)
  • Astros (+106)
  • Twins (-151)

MLB Pick: Three-Legged Parlay (+498) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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