We’re approaching the home stretch of the 2021 MLB season, and we now know more or less where things stand. We’ve got another great slate of games this weekend, so why not celebrate by going for a big payday on Saturday? That’s right; we’re back with another MLB mega parlay, this time a three-teamer with a payout north of 13/1, and we’re counting on the Yankees to stay hot.
We’re going big and bold, so let’s not waste any more time. But before we dive in, don’t forget to check out our picks for the side and total on every MLB game, with our team of experts in red-hot form.
Cleveland Indians ML (+130)
New York Yankees -1.5 (+145)
Cincinnati Reds -1.5 (+150)
Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.
Cleveland Indians ML (+130) over Boston Red Sox
The Indians lost the first game of this series, but right before that they had won five of six. Now with Cal Quantrill back on the mound, getting them as this significant of a home underdog has a lot of value. Quantrill has been truly phenomenal lately. Across his past eight starts, he’s given up only eight total earned runs.
In six of his past eight outings he’s given up one or zero earned runs. His last time out he threw seven shutout innings against the Angels while only allowing two hits. It’s hard to see how the Indians could be this big of an underdog at home with Quantrill starting. The Red Sox will start Nathan Eovaldi, and they’re 2-6 the last 8 times he’s toed the rubber.
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New York Yankees -1.5 (+145) over Oakland Athletics
The Yankees simply refuse to lose. New York has now won 13 in a row, and I don’t think the train will slow down here. They just beat Oakland 8-2 on Friday, and will start promising young lefty Nestor Cortes Jr here. Cortes has a 2.56 ERA through 15 appearances and 7 starts this year. Over his past two starts he’s given up only three total runs across 13 innings against very tough Twins and White Sox lineups. Oakland is quietly starting to circle the drain, as they’ve now lost 10 of their past 12 games. Over their past 5 contests, they’ve produced just 13 total runs. The Yankees should win this one easily.
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Cincinnati Reds -1.5 (+150) over Miami Marlins
Cincinnati has gone 20-10 in their past 30 games, but they still aren’t getting enough respect from oddsmakers here. The Reds just beat the Marlins 6-0 in the opener of this series, and Miami is exactly the kind of team you want to fade on the run line with their anemic offense. Miami has lost 9 of their last 11, and they’ve scored 0 or 1 run in 3 of their past 5. Reds starter Vladimir Gutierrez has been lights out recently, as he has a 1.67 ERA in five August starts. His most recent outing was against this same Marlins offense, and he gave up only three hits and one run across seven innings.
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