Four-pick cross-sport parlay for today 7/4 (+858 odds): MLB and MLS

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Matthew Lowrimore

MLB · 1 month ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will put in the research to try and achieve this.

We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Monday, including picks from the MLB and MLS. Two picks each are taken from the MLS and MLB and a winning ticket would give us a nice payout with odds of +858 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Let’s break down each of these plays.

MLB: San Francisco Giants ML (-190) over Arizona Diamondbacks, 6:10 pm ET

The projected starters for Monday evening are Carlos Rodon for the Giants and Madison Bumgarner for the Diamondbacks. Rodon has been solid all year, going 7-4 in 15 starts with an ERA of 2.62. His June was even better, posting an ERA of 1.25. Bumgarner has been much less effective, going 3-8 in 16 starts with an ERA of 3.63. His June was a nightmare, however, posting an ERA of 4.06.

Offensively, both teams rank in the bottom 10 in team average and OPS in the last 15 days, so because Rodon has been the much more effective starter throughout the season, backing the Giants will be the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for San Francisco Giants vs Arizona Diamondbacks

MLS: Austin FC vs Colorado Rapids – Under 2.5 goals (+110), 9:00 pm ET

The main problem with the Colorado Rapids is that they cannot keep up when teams are scoring freely. They have yet to win a match when their opponents have scored, so their defense should be well organized.

The Rapids give up just 0.5 goals per contest at home, and there have been 2 or fewer goals in 4 of their last 5 home matches. Both of Austin’s last 2 road wins were by 1-0 scorelines, and a similar score could be in store today, so backing the under will be the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Austin FC vs Colorado Rapids

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 (-145) over Oakland Athletics, 9:07 pm ET

Poor relief pitching is one of many flaws for the A’s, and theirs is the 6th-worst in the league. However, that’s incredible compared to their lineup, which is dead last in terms of team OPS. They’ve been shut out more than any team in baseball, including back-to-back games against the Royals.

Toronto starter Alek Manoah has a record of 9-2 this season and has posted an ERA of 2.09 over 94.2 innings. He’s already led the team to a win over the A’s and that was before the Blue Jays lineup found its swing. For that reason, backing the Blue Jays on the run line looks to be worth a play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics

MLS: CF Montreal vs Los Angeles Galaxy – Both teams to score and over 2.5 total goals (-130), 10:00 pm ET

To wrap up the Fourth of July MLS slate, the Los Angeles Galaxy will host CF Montreal at Dignity Health Sports Park. Montreal often plays in high-scoring games, while Los Angeles has played in 7 matches in which over 2.5 goals has hit this season, netting 12 goals in 9 home matches. Montreal games have gone over 2.5 goals 71% of the time this year, so backing both teams to score plus a third goal by either team to cash this bet looks to be worth a play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for CF Montreal vs Los Angeles Galaxy

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