MLB Monday mega parlay (+1156 odds): Reds keep rallying

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The MLB season is officially in full swing and we have another great slate on Monday with a bunch of interesting matchups. And what better way to celebrate the start of a new month than by going for a big payday? That’s right, we’re back with another mega parlay.

We’re going big and bold again, so let’s not waste any more time. But before we dive in, don’t forget to check out our free picks on the side and total for every MLB game today.

Cincinnati Reds ML (+156)

Cleveland Guardians ML (+154)

San Francisco Giants -1.5 (-108)

Parlay odds: +1156

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

Cincinnati Reds ML (+156) over Milwaukee Brewers

Call me crazy, but I’m taking the Reds on the money line to start off this mega parlay. We’re likely all well aware of their abysmal start at this point, but Cincy did at least just win 2 of 3 games over the weekend. Not only that, but they scored at least 7 runs in both of those victories. They were never as bad as their early numbers looked, as they’ve dealt with a bunch of injuries and bad luck. One of those injuries was to Luis Castillo.

Fortunately for them they’ll have Castillo back on the mound for this one as he gets ready to make his 2022 debut. Castillo is one of their best players, and in 6 starts against the Brewers last year he had a 2.80 ERA while giving up only 21 hits in 35 and 1/3 innings. Milwaukee is coming off a 9-2 loss to Atlanta, and starter Brandon Woodruff has a 5.18 ERA through his first 5 outings this season. That’s despite the fact that he’s already faced the Pirates twice and the Reds once, so he’s got no excuse.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Milwaukee Brewers vs Cincinnati Reds

Cleveland Guardians ML (+154) over Chicago White Sox

The Guardians are a streaky team, and it appears they’re on one of their hot streaks again so we’re rolling with them for our next parlay leg. Cleveland has won 4 of 5, with 3 of those wins coming against a very good Blue Jays team. The White Sox are on a 6-game win streak, but it hasn’t been nearly as impressive as that sounds. They haven’t topped 4 runs in any of those wins, and their offense is becoming a major concern.

Chicago ranks just 23rd in team OPS, while the Guardians are 4th. It might surprise you to learn that Cleveland is tied for the league lead in batting average. Guardians starter Zach Plesac has had a tough last couple of starts, but in his previous 3 outings he had given up only 3 total earned runs. One of those starts was against this same White Sox team in a game that Cleveland won 6-3. In his last start at Guaranteed Rate Field last season, Plesac gave up only 3 hits and no runs across 5 and 2/3 innings.

San Francisco Giants -1.5 (-108) over Colorado Rockies

To wrap up this mega parlay and hopefully bring us home, we’ve got the Giants on the run line. San Francisco is determined to prove that its 2021 campaign wasn’t a fluke, and outside of a one recent tough week the Giants have looked great. They are coming off back-to-back wins over the Cardinals, and they put up 13 runs in one of those games. Most importantly, they’ll have Carlos Rodon toeing the rubber here, who has been borderline untouchable in 2022. Through 5 starts, Rodon has a 1.55 ERA and minuscule 0.83 WHIP.

Through 29 innings, he’s struck out a whopping 41 batters. He’s yet to give up more than 3 hits in a start, and his worst outing of the year was when he gave up 2 runs and 3 hits across 6 innings against an elite Dodgers lineup. Now he’s getting to face a Colorado team that has scored only 5 total runs across their last 3 games. Austin Gomber will start for the Rockies, and he’s been up and down. Once he leaves the game they’ll be in trouble, since Colorado’s bullpen ERA of 5.00 is tied for the highest mark in MLB.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Colorado Rockies vs San Francisco Giants

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