MLB Monday same game parlay (+960 odds): Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox

Chris Sale Rays vs Red Sox
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John Hyslop

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You can't win if you don't bet. That's a fact. I've been betting games for over 20 years and writing about it for the past 10. If there's a game, there's an angle. We just have to find it.

If we turn our televisions to ESPN at 1:10pm ET today, we will see the Tampa Bay Rays taking on the Boston Red Sox. That’s just how televisions work. And time. Anytime there’s a nationally televised game, I like to think about a same game parlay. Personally I like to crank up a 2-legger that approaches +1000. That way I can bet both legs straight for .1 unit and if I hit 1 leg, it pretty much pays for the parlay. That’s just free entertainment right there. Here’s what I am doing today.

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Chris Sale over 7.5 strikeouts (+138)

Tampa Bay Rays -2.5 (+260) *alt line

Parlay odds: +960

Chris Sale over 7.5 strikeouts (+138)

This one is the “crazy” one of this parlay but is it? We’re talking Chris Sale here. I know he whiffed only 3 of these guys in his last start but he’s hit this number twice in 4 starts since coming back. I am willing to forgive him for last time. The Rays are still a team that has struck out the second-most times in MLB this season. They didn’t just learn how to not whiff even though over the last week they are sitting down at only an 18% clip. That’s what happens when you are face Griffin Jax, Andrew Albers and Randy Dobnak. The Red Sox are missing some bullpen pieces due to Covid-19 and Sale just went 90+ pitches in his last start. He could easily go 10+ today in a 100+ pitch effort.

For more on this one, check out our full game preview for Tampa Bay Rays vs Boston Red Sox.

Tampa Bay Rays -2.5 (+260) *alt line

Rays vs Red Sox

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We get a gigantic boost when we plug in the Rays at -2.5 but why not? I get that Sale has not lost a start since returning but the Red Sox bullpen is not the only part of the team being hit by Covid. Xander Bogaerts, Enrique Hernandez, and Jarren Duran are all out with the virus and their offense is suffering big time. Even with a strong effort from Sale, the Rays could easily run away with this game late. The Rays have won each of Ryan Yarbrough’s last 5 starts by at least 3 runs including 2 over these same Red Sox. I feel like we’re getting a good price on this parlay at +960.

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