MLB Friday parlay at mega +1071 odds today 5/17: Guardians go off against Twins

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The weekend kicks off in style today with a full MLB slate on Friday. We have worked through all the different matchups and have come up with our 3 best value plays and pieced them together in the form of an MLB parlay at +1071 for today.

Let’s get into our MLB parlay for Friday, May 17, while you can also find out our experts’ MLB picks for each of today’s biggest games.

Blue Jays -1.5 (+125)

Guardians -1.5 (+168)

Tigers vs Diamondbacks Under 8 (-106)

MLB parlay odds: +1071

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Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 over Tampa Bay Rays (+125)

Tampa just took 3 of 4 games against Boston to push its record over .500 but has very much struggled for consistency. Jose Caballero ranks 2nd in the league in steals while Randy Arozarena is hitting just .159. What has really been harming Tampa though has been their pitching, which ranks in the bottom 3rd in MLB. That could be perfect for the Blue Jays’ offense, which has plenty of potential. Toronto prefers hitting against lefties and we should see them flourish. On the mound for the Blue Jays will be Chris Bassitt, who has a good break since his last start due to off days and rainouts. Additionally, the bullpen should be fully rested and ready to go. All things considered, Toronto will likely have too much for Tampa Bay and can win by multiple runs.

Read our full Tampa Bay Rays vs Toronto Blue Jays predictions

Cleveland Guardians -1.5 over Minnesota Twins (+168)

Minnesota enters this game with the Guardians in rough form, having managed just 1 run across its 3 games against the Yankees. The Twins may not get much respite against the Guardians, who have already beaten them twice this season and rank 8th in the league in scoring. Simeon Woods Richardson will take the mound for the Twins and has shown signs of being a good prospect, but it’s hard to see him completely silencing this hot Cleveland offense. The Guardians should still have a pitching advantage with Triston McKenzie toeing the rubber and look a good addition to our MLB parlay on the run line at +168 odds.

Read our full Minnesota Twins vs Cleveland Guardians predictions

Detroit Tigers vs Arizona Diamondbacks Under 8 (-106)

We have 2 great pitchers doing battle in this Tigers vs Diamondbacks matchup and that makes under 8 runs to be scored an enticing play for our MLB parlay. Tigers starter Tarik Skubal boasts a 2.02 ERA over 49 innings this season, allowing just 2 earned runs across his last 3 starts. He has also only issued 8 walks this season and will be unlikely to give the Diamondbacks any free passes. Toeing the rubber for Arizona will be Ryne Nelson, whose ERA is higher at 5.33 but he did just put in a solid effort against the Orioles. That could be enough against a Detroit team that has been held scoreless in its last 2 games. Expect runs to be at a premium in this one and go with under 8 runs to wrap up our MLB parlay.

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