MLB Monday mega parlay (+820 odds) today 8/15: Don’t mess with Texas

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We are beginning another week in Major League Baseball with a 14-game slate on Monday. We have one businessman’s special, as the Guardians and Tigers are contesting a double-header so the first game is set for 3:10 pm ET. The rest of the schedule will be played at night, headlined by a showdown between the Astros and White Sox at 8:10 pm ET on FS1. Meanwhile, another crucial series in the National League East pits the Mets against the Braves.

I cashed last week’s Monday mega parlay at +937 odds, so let’s get another week started on the right foot!

Twins -1.5 (+100)

Rangers -1.5 (+130)

Mariners ML (+100)

Parlay odds: +820

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.

Minnesota Twins -1.5 over Kansas City Royals (+100)

After facing the league-best Dodgers this past weekend weekend, the Royals – who at least managed to take one of three – certainly wish this was an off day. That is often the case for teams on Mondays, but it isn’t today. Kansas City now heads to Minnesota to face the Twins, who are battling for the AL Central title. Starting for the home team is Joe Ryan, who is the subject of our favorite MLB prop bet of the day. Ryan has already defeated K.C. twice this recent, most recently in a dominant 9-2 Minnesota victory. The right-hander is 8-5 with a 3.95 ERA in 2022. Kris Bubic is toeing the rubber for the Royals, who lost five of his six starts during the month of July.

Check out our Royals vs Twins preview

Texas Rangers -1.5 over Oakland Athletics (+130)

The Rangers may not be playing great baseball right now, but the good news for them is that the Athletics are next up on the schedule. You usually don’t have to be great to beat the Athletics. Oakland is 5-8 in the season series with a -17 run differential and is showing no sign of turning things around. They have lost eight games in a row overall and 11 out of their last 13. Most of that has come against bad opposition, too, with Houston being the one exception. Unsurprisingly, the Rangers’ lineup has better numbers in several statistical categories – including runs, hits, home runs, RBIs, walks, total bases, batting average, slugging percentage, OBP and OPS. Texas’ pitching staff also has better numbers in opponent runs scored, hits, home runs, doubles, RBIs, strikeouts, total bases, batting average, slugging percentage and OBP. Back the Rangers with confidence.

Check out our Athletics vs Rangers preview

Seattle Mariners ML over Los Angeles Angels (+100)

The Mariners may not be on fire and the Angels are starting Shohei Ohtani, but the value on Seattle at plus money is simply too good to pass up. This is just a superior baseball team pretty much regardless of any circumstances. The M’s are in Wild Card position right now, while the lowly Halos are 13 games under .500. Seattle is countering with Luis Castillo, who is 4-4 in 14 starts with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP. He has been effective this month to the tune of a 1.84 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP. That is even more impressive considering both of those August starts came against the Yankees. This is a great price on the Mariners.

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