We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Wednesday night and Thursday morning, including action from the MLB and KBO.
Three picks are taken from MLB with one from the KBO on Thursday morning. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1266 with DraftKings; that’s more than 12/1! Let’s break down each of these plays.
MLB: Toronto Blue Jays ML (+100) vs New York Yankees, 7:05pm ET
Toronto is a perfect 6-0 in September and, better still, with 9 wins in their last 10 games, they are hot on the heels of Boston and New York for a Wild Card spot. The Jays’ bats are booming again. They scored 8 runs against New York on Monday, which was the 4th straight game that they had reached that total.
The Yankees have lost 4 in a row to fall to only 2.5 games ahead of the Jays. The bullpen is missing a couple of key arms and that group has struggled lately. It was an early strength of the team, so not being able to rely on the relievers puts a lot more pressure on the starting staff and lineup. All season long the Yankees have not hit the way they were expected and other than Gerrit Cole and maybe Jordan Montgomery the rotation has been iffy.
The Jays are definitely in better form right now and Alex Manoah has shown he is a winner. The lineup he is facing is better and deeper than it was in his first start against them but the Jays are still good value in this road spot.
MLB: Tampa Bay Rays ML (-110) vs Boston Red Sox, 7:10pm ET
Lefty Shane McClanahan is having a very nice debut season for the Rays and has been a big part of their success. He had won 5 in a row before Boston beat him in his last start.
Tampa is one of the best road teams in the league at 43-25. They are even with the Red Sox in terms of odds for this one and McClanahan has already have proved to be more reliable than Eovaldi. I am totally comfortable leaning on a strong first-place team like Tampa, even on the road. They don’t have the same urgency as Boston, but they play like they do. Take Tampa Bay.
MLB: Washington Nationals vs Atlanta Braves -1.5 (-105), 7:20pm ET
Lefty Sean Nolin will be making his 5th start for the Nats in this spot. Washington has lost all four so far but he has not been a disaster. His road splits are not very good with the small sample size we have and Atlanta has a powerful lineup.
Touki Toussaint is not pitching great for Atlanta right now. The Braves just keep winning when he starts though. They have won his last 6 starts helping them stay ahead of Philadelphia and New York.
The Braves are much bigger favorites than we would have expected with Toussaint on the hill. In fact, these odds are higher than they have been with him all season but that is still not enough to take the other side. Washington has nothing going for them in this matchup. You just have to take the run line.
KBO Pick: Hanwha Eagles +1.5 (-120) vs LG Twins, 5:30am ET (Thursday morning)
The Hanwha Eagles managed to pick up a win on Wednesday morning, beating the NC Dinos by a score of 3-1. Even with a win, the Eagles are well outside the playoffs and would need a historic run if they are even going to get close. The Eagles will start Ryan Carpenter to open the series against the Twins. He has actually been pretty solid, posting a record of 5-9, though his ERA is 3.21.
The LG Twins lost on Wednesday morning to the SSG Landers, losing 5-3. This hurt their chances of catching the 1st placed KT Wiz, as they now trail by 4.5 games. The Twins will counter with Casey Kelly, who has a record of 8-5 with an ERA of 3.16. Even with a decent ERA, Kelly has had plenty of struggles against the Eagles.
This matchup is much more even than most might think, considering that Carpenter has been solid. The Twins have lost 4 games in a row, so backing them at a huge price is not appealing. We are still talking about Hanwha, so just backing them to cover the run line will be the play.