MLB Picks - MLB Same Game Parlay: Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox (+1557)

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The MLB season is officially in full swing, and it’s that special time of year when every team’s dreams are still alive. We’ve got a nice big slate on Saturday, and one of the best games is this American League clash between the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox. The Cubs enter at 4-5, while the Brewers sit at 5-4.

What better way to celebrate the baseball weekend than by betting a same game parlay? We’ve also got thoughts on the side and total, which you can find out in our full game preview.

Boston Red Sox -2.5 (+270)

Yermin Mercedes to record 2+ hits (+230)

Parlay odds: +1557

Keeping things simple with a two-leg parlay here, one which pays out just north of 15/1 with FanDuel Sportsbook. We get a huge odds boost by combining a big Red Sox win with a big game from Mercedes, when I don’t think it conflicts at all. Let me explain:

Boston Red Sox -2.5 (+270)

The Red Sox have been one of the league’s pleasant surprises so far, racing out to a 9-4 record. They’ve got a three-game lead in the AL East, and I don’t think this is a fluke. I suggested last month sprinkling some money on them at 20/1 to win the division, and now I’m feeling vindicated. Impressively, five of their nine wins this season have come by at least four runs, and that’s why I like them on this alternate run line.

Chicago’s offense has been a disappointment without Eloy Jimenez in the lineup, and they’ve scored more than four runs only once in their past five games. Dylan Cease will start for the White Sox here, and although his 3.86 ERA looks respectable, he also has a 1.61 WHIP and has struggled with control through his first two starts. He has a career 4.93 ERA in 140 and 2/3 innings, so I think the Red Sox will be able to get to him.

Yermin Mercedes to record 2+ hits (+230)

One member of the White Sox who hasn’t been a disappointment is Mercedes. On the contrary, he’s been tearing the cover off the ball. Mercedes is one of the league’s hottest hitters at the moment, entering this one with an insane .476 batting average. He’s had multiple hits in five of his 11 games this season, so I think getting +230 has some value while he’s this hot. He even had a five-hit game at the beginning of the year, and has three games with three hits already. In other words, when he has a good day, he tends to have a great day. Even if the Red Sox win big, Mercedes can still do his thing.

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