MLB Friday mega parlay (+1136 odds) today 8/26: Freddy Peralta and Justin Steele impress

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Willy Adames (27) celebrates with designated hitter Andrew McCutchen (24) after hitting a solo home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

What better way to wrap up the work week than with a +1136 mega parlay? There is no day baseball on Friday, so the 15-game slate will be packed into the evening. I was 1 run away from cashing my last mega parlay, so I’m hoping this is the one that hits. Let’s get right into it!

Braves -1.5 (+130)

Cubs/Brewers alternate total under 6.5 (+150)

Blue Jays -1.5 (+115)

Best parlay odds: +1136 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Odds available at time of publishing.

Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.

Atlanta Braves -1.5 over St. Louis Cardinals (+130)

It’s slightly surprising to see the Cardinals as underdogs in a game since they have had such a successful August, but it makes sense in this spot. St. Louis recently overtook the Yankees as the best lefty-hitting lineup this season, but not far down the list in 3rd place are the Braves. They faced Jose Quintana in mid-June when he was a Pirate, and the Atlanta offense tagged the lefty for 4 runs and 6 hits including 3 home runs in 5 innings. The Braves lineup rank 3rd in OPS and 4th in wRC+ against left-handed pitching, which means they should be able to give run support to their rookie phenom Spencer Strider. In the second half of the season, the opponents have a .186 batting average against Strider in 26.1 innings. And when he starts on the road, the opponent batting average decreases to .155 which gives me the confidence that he can minimize the Cardinals offense.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals

Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers under 6.5 runs (+150)

Justin Steele has not allowed an earned run in 12 consecutive innings, and he will look to continue that streak against a Brewers offense that struggles to hit him. Steele’s last start was against Milwaukee, and he allowed just 2 hits with 9 strikeouts in 6 innings of work. That was after throwing 6 scoreless innings against the Nationals in his previous start, so the lefty has been excellent in August. Through 4 starts this month, the southpaw has a 0.79 ERA in 22.2 innings. And dating back to the all-star break, Steele has a 0.86 ERA in 6 starts since mid-July. He will take on a Milwaukee offense that ranks 25th in OPS and 26th in wRC+ against left-handed pitching and was just shut out by Steele. The Cubs’ offense will face Freddy Peralta, who has not allowed more than 2 runs in any of his starts this month. Pitching should be on full display today, so back the alternate total for the best value.

Read our full game preview for Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers

Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 over Los Angeles Angels (+115)

The Angels have dropped 9 of their last 10 games after losing their 6th straight game on Thursday. Mike Trout returned to the lineup for Los Angeles last week, and he has had an immediate impact, going 7-for-23 (.304) since then. Yet, even the superstar can’t get the Angels’ offense going, as they have averaged 1.71 runs per game in the 7 games since Trout’s return. Reid Detmers will start for the Angels, and he just had one of his worst starts of his season, giving up 4 runs and 10 hits in 4.1 innings to the lowly Tigers. The Blue Jays’ offense is a completely different beast compared to Detroit’s, as they rank 10th in OBP and 12th in OPS against left-handed pitching. Mitch White has allowed only 2 runs in his last 2 starts, which came against the Guardians and Yankees, so he should be able to handle a faltering Los Angeles lineup.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays

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