MLB Friday parlay at mega (+915 odds) today 9/16: Braves keep rolling

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After a quieter Thursday around Major League Baseball, Friday has a much larger slate. With that comes plenty of opportunities on the card to create a 3-team mega parlay. This parlay could pay out at over 9/1 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, so be sure to check this out.

But before we dive in, be sure to check out our MLB picks for every MLB side and total today.

Let’s get into our mega parlay for Friday and break down each of the legs one by one.

Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+115) over Philadelphia Phillies

To start off this mega parlay, we’re going with the Braves on the run line. There’s no denying that the Phillies are playing well right now. In fact, before Thursday’s series finale against the Marlins, they had won 5 straight games and 7-of-9. However, those victories came against the Marlins and Nationals, two of the worst teams in baseball. This is a major step-up in class and it won’t be easy for Philadelphia to break through against Max Fried. Following a first half in which he pitched to a 2.64 ERA, Fried has posted a 2.16 ERA since the all-star break. In September, the Braves ace has allowed 5 hits and just 2 runs with 12 strikeouts in 11 innings pitched. Needless to say, he’s been dominant, and I’m expecting a similar effort on Friday. Back the Braves in a bounce-back spot at home.

Read our full Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves predictions

Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 (+110) over San Francisco Giants

For the second leg of our parlay, we’re going with the Dodgers on the run line. Los Angeles recently clinched the NL West for the 9th time in 10 seasons, a run of dominance not seen over the past 20 years. However, don’t think the Dodgers will suddenly take their foot off the gas against a hated rival. The Giants do have Logan Webb on the hill, but his performance against Los Angeles this season has varied greatly. Webb has surrendered 9 runs in his last 2 starts against the Dodgers, and their familiarity with him should be an advantage for Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and company. On the other side, Dustin May has yet to face the Giants this season. This is an already weak San Francisco lineup and May’s electric stuff should play well in a pitcher’s park. Take the Dodgers on the run line.

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Texans Rangers ML (+125) over Tampa Bay Rays

The final leg of this parlay sees us backing the Rangers on the money line. This is a great spot for the Rangers, who are the more well-rested and less-stressed team. Tampa Bay just played a grueling 5-game series against the Blue Jays up in Toronto, in an important series for playoff positioning. Now, the Rays have to travel back to Tampa, only to immediately start up this weekend series against Texas. To make matters worse, Tampa Bay will start Corey Kluber, who just got shelled in his last start. Kluber was yanked from the game in less than 1 inning after letting up 6 runs in his most recent outing. Kluber is no match for Texas lefty Martin Perez on the other side, who should shut down a Rays lineup that struggles with left-handed pitching. Judging by the spot and pitching matchup, all signs point to backing the Rangers.  

Read our full Texas Rangers vs Tampa Bay Rays predictions

Today’s MLB mega parlay

Atlanta Braves -1.5 (+115)

LA Dodgers -1.5 (+110)

Texas Rangers ML (+125)

Best parlay odds: +915 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Odds available at time of publishing.

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