MLB Monday same game parlay (+996): Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins

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We have an 11-game slate in Major League Baseball on Monday. It is headlined by one nationally televised showdown on ESPN between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Angels. This showdown between the Chicago White Sox and Minnesota Twins is getting same game parlay treatment, as well. Let’s take a look at the plays for White Sox-Twins, and be sure to check out our full game preview for picks on the side and total.

White Sox ML (-116)

Dylan Cease Over 5.5 strikeouts (+122)

Yasmani Grandal to record 2+ hits (+280)

Parlay odds: +996

Part of the value in same game parlays, of course, is that all of its components can be correlated if you so choose. That is the entire plan here, as Dylan Cease mowing down a handful of hitters and Yasmani Grandal delivering a multi-hit performance would obviously go well with a Chicago win. Let’s break down each of the three legs one by one.

White Sox ML (-116)

Dylan Cease and Bailey Ober faced off five days ago, with Cease leading the White Sox to a blowout win with 6.0 innings of two-run ball. In his third season as a big-league starter, Cease is finally becoming the pitcher the White Sox hoped he would be following subpar results in his first two years. It also doesn’t hurt that Chicago boasts one of the best, most diverse lineups from top to bottom in the American League. That has helped them start pulling away in the AL Central as the all-star break nears. Ober hasn’t been what the Twins hoped he would be through his first six starts. The 6’9’’ right-hander is averaging barely more than 4.0 innings per start, pitching to an ERA of 5.84. While he wasn’t responsible for the majority of Chicago’s runs last week, he also didn’t pitch well. Ober surrendered five runs and has now given up nine in just 7.1 innings over the two times he has faced the White Sox.

Dylan Cease Over 5.5 strikeouts (+122)

This is not a big number at all for Cease. He has faced Minnesota twice this season and has mowed down seven batters on both occasions. The right-hander has also struck out at least seven in four of his last five starts—including 10 against Detroit a month ago. Overall, Cease has fanned 103 hitters in 16 appearances this year and despite some control issues has managed to improve his command enough to compiled a solid 3.75 ERA. The Twins have four guys who have struck out more than 50 times in 2021, including Miguel Sano with a ridiculous 89 Ks. It’s hard to believe you can get Cease at plus money on this low of a strikeout total.

Yasmani Grandal to record 2+ hits (+280)

Grandal is hitting .190 this season, which is you why you can get a multi-hit effort all the way up at +280. But really it isn’t so far out of the question. The 32-year-old catcher is rounding into form by hitting safely in 10 of his last 11 games (and in 12 of his last 14). He just knocked out two hits last Wednesday against the Twins.

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