MLB Friday three-team mega parlay (+803 odds): Rays to take advantage of Reds

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Ricky Dimon

MLB · 1 month ago

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Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports--just about any and all you can think of!--and coaching tennis in Atlanta, Ga. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

We are getting the weekend in Major League Baseball started with a full 15-game slate on Friday, with every contest being played in the evening or at night. Tampa Bay and Cincinnati are opening the proceedings at 6:40 pm ET on ESPN+, while a couple of Apple TV+ games feature Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Toronto and Seattle.

The Rays-Reds showdown is part of today’s mega parlay. On Wednesday we cashed both a three-team parlay and a same game parlay, so let’s keep the momentum going!

Rays -1.5 (-102)

Orioles ML (+100)

White Sox -1.5 (+128)

Parlay odds: +803

For this parlay we are going with two favorites on the run line and one underdog on the money line. Let’s break down each of the three legs one by one.

Read our picks and predictions for EVERY MLB game tonight

Tampa Bay Rays -1.5 over Cincinnati Reds (-102)

The Rays picked up some huge wins in Boston earlier in the week. Now the competition level gets much weaker and Tampa Bay has a great chance to earn another victory with Shane McClanahan on the mound. McClanahan has been dominant this season and has established himself as an early frontrunner for the Cy Young Award. The left-hander is sporting a 9-3 record on the season to go along with a 1.74 ERA, ranking toward the top of the league in nearly every important metric. His ability to rack up strikeouts is perhaps his most impressive skill, as he uses four elite pitches to sit batters down. Luis Castillo is a solid starter, but the Reds have the worst bullpen in baseball. The Rays have the edge in every aspect, as many teams do against the Reds.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Tampa Bay Rays vs Cincinnati Reds

Baltimore Orioles ML over Los Angeles Angels (+100)

The Angels’ overall team pitching hasn’t been great, specifically their bullpen. As for the O’s, that has been one of their strong points. Shohei Ohtani is not pitching for Los Angeles today, which is generally bad news for this underachieving club. Look for the O’s to enjoy plenty of success at the plate. Cedric Mullins is near the top of the American League in hits; both he and Austin Hays have at least 20 doubles. They also have plenty of power, with several hitters in the double-digit department in home runs. Baltimore has been especially productive at home in 2022 and that should continue.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Los Angeles Angels vs Baltimore Orioles

Chicago White Sox -1.5 over Detroit Tigers (+128)

While Lucas Giolito has not been dominant this year, Chicago should still be able to support him well enough for a win. The White Sox have been riddled with injuries all season but are slowly piecing themselves back together. The most recent piece of that puzzle to return was Eloy Jimenez on Wednesday. He wasted no time proving he is 100 percent, hitting a home run and recording three RBIs in his first game back. Tim Anderson has remained healthy since his return, and Luis Robert and Jose Abreu continue to show off their power. They are facing Detroit’s Tarik Skubal. Early this season Skubal gave up five runs to the White Sox, who rolled 10-1. Count on Chicago earning another multi-run victory.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox

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