Four-pick cross-sport parlay for today 7/29 (+887 odds): MLB and MLS
We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Friday, including picks from the MLB and MLS. Three picks are taken from the MLB with one from the MLS. A winning ticket would give us a nice payout with odds of +887 at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Let’s break down each of these plays.
MLB: New York Mets ML (-120) over Miami Marlins, 6:35 pm ET
The Marlins are starting ace and NL Cy Young-favorite Sandy Alcantara today. Despite Alcantara’s dominance, he still has 4 losses on the season, 1 of which was against the Mets. His lineup simply doesn’t provide him enough run support, which was perfectly put on display just 2 starts ago. Alcantara pitched 8.0 strong innings, striking out 12 Phillies batters just before the all-star break. However, Miami lost that game 2-1. They even nearly lost his last start to a mediocre Pirates team before barely winning in extra innings. Alcantara has allowed 4 or more runs just twice this season, with the most recent being against the Mets. He may very well win the NL Cy Young, but his team may very well lose this game.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York Mets vs Miami Marlins
MLB: St. Louis Cardinals -1.5 (-115) over Washington Nationals, 7:05 pm ET
Washington starter Anibal Sanchez will be tasked with trying to cool off the Cardinals tonight. The 38-year-old has just 2 starts on the season, as the Nats have become desperate to find starting pitching. He just lost his last start to Paul Goldschmidt’s former team, the Diamondbacks, after losing his first one to the Braves. Even if Sanchez gets off to some miraculous start, the Nationals have the league’s 6th-worst bullpen coming in behind him.
Regardless, a good start for Sanchez is highly unlikely against a Cardinals lineup that is in the top 10 in both OPS and runs scored. St. Louis starter Miles Mikolas may not be an ace himself, but he should be getting plenty of run support. After the upset in Toronto, the Cardinals have an opportunity to gain ground on the Brewers in the NL Central.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals
MLB: Tampa Bay Rays ML (-115) over Cleveland Guardians, 7:10 pm ET
There’s no denying the Rays haven’t been perfect to start the second half of their season, but they can rally behind pitcher Jeffrey Springs. The Guardians have been awful against lefties this season, with a .612 OPS against them. That’s better than only the Marlins, and below teams such as the Athletics. The Rays also have the league’s 8th-best bullpen coming in behind Springs, therefore backing the Rays will be the play tonight.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Cleveland Guardians vs Tampa Bay Rays
MLS: Los Angeles FC ML (-185) over Seattle Sounders, 11:30 pm ET
Gareth Bale scored his first goal for Los Angeles FC in the club’s 2-0 road win against Sporting Kansas City last time out, meaning the Californians have won 5 of their last 6 MLS games. They remain top of the Western Conference and show no sign of slowing down with summer signings Bale and Giorgio Chiellini settling in nicely.
Offensive talents Cristian Arango and Carlos Vela are also in fine form with 15 MLS goals between them this year and LAFC should be too hot for Seattle to handle. The Sounders are battling to make the playoffs in the Western Conference and had to dig deep to edge past the lowly Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Saturday. For that reason, backing LAFC just to win will be the play.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Seattle Sounders vs Los Angeles FC