MLB Best Parlays of Week 6

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MLB Week 6

After being successful in previous parlays, I want to stay hot at the dish. This week, I choose a team to win straight up between Boston and Baltimore. Between the Twins and Tigers, I am banking on high ERA’s adding even more runs to their already inflated categories. Lastly, I look for runs in the early half between Colorado and St. Louis.

Kicking things off for this week, I just need the Red Sox to win.

Matt Harvey is off to a hot start this season, but I am hoping his high ERA helps Boston secure enough runs to relieve Eduardo Rodriguez. Harvey has an ERA of 4.06, which should be inflated for the high-scoring Boston squad. 

The Red Sox have averaged 6.33 runs per game over their last three contests. They are also one of the highest-scoring teams in the MLB. Harvey has been good this season, but I think Boston’s offense will have a hitting spree on Friday. 

Baltimore took advantage of the early-season jitters against the Red Sox this season, but I think Boston’s offense is the equalizer in this game. The Red Sox are swinging a hot bat, and I think they can take Baltimore at home straight up -170.

I was originally going to look at the Moneyline bet for this game. I think the Twins can take down the Tigers, which shouldn’t surprise anyone. With that being said, I love the value of the over/under. Listed at 8.5, I think taking the over will be your best MLB bet for this game. 

Before I even begin with the atrocious bullpens, I want to look at starting pitching. 

Matt Shoemaker is getting the start for the visiting Twins. This season, Shoemaker has an ERA of 7.83 and has 3 losses on the season. Shoemaker has been particularly bad at the start of the season, so I think we need to take advantage of Shoemaker’s ability to allow runs. 

The cherry on top is Detroit sending out Tarik Skubal to the mound. With a 6.14 ERA, Skubal has helped opposing teams’ inflate their statistics. The longball has been an issue for Skubal, as was proven against the New York Yankees. 

Overall, the pitching match-up screams over. Shoemaker and Skubal have been knocked all over the park this season.

Minnesota averages 4.72 runs per game, while the Tigers average 2.97. However, in their last 3 games, the Tigers have scored 4.33 runs per game. 

Detroit and Minnesota’s offense can be sketchy, but I think with these two on the mound, runs will be plentiful. Let’s add the over 8.5 runs (-117) to this slip.

Lastly, we head to St. Louis as the Cardinals take on the Colorado Rockies. What I love about this certain contest is the pitching match-up. Now, that opening statement may imply that this will be a duel on the mound. Instead, I think we’ll see the opposite. 

Austin Gomber gets the nod for Colorado. Gomber is 2-3 on the season with an unimpressive 5.90 ERA. On the road, he is even worse with a 7.20 ERA. 

Cardinals’ RHP Jack Flaherty is 5-0 on the year with a 3.41 ERA. What I love about Flaherty’s stats is that he is dominant, but runs are being scored against him. This leads me to my pick for this game.

For this BetPicks Prediction, I want to look at a betting line for the first 4 innings. I think there is great value listed for two teams that do early damage. Gomber has been abysmal on the road, while Flaherty has a relatively high ERA. I think with these two on the mound, runs will come early.  

I expect 75% of the runs to be scored against Colorado, but I think the Cardinals’ offense can carry this wager. I believe Colorado could snag a run in the first four innings. From there, I am banking on St. Louis doing the heavy lifting for this bet to cash.  

Let’s add the total runs over 4 (first 4 innings) to this parlay slip at +100.

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