MLB Same Game Parlay: Detroit Tigers vs. Los Angeles Angels (+1001)

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The MLB season is officially in full swing, and it’s been long enough for us to more or less know where things stand. We have a nice big slate on Saturday, and we’ve got a fun AL clash here between the Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Angels. It should be a great one, broadcasted by FS1.

What better way to celebrate a nationally televised game 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.

Los Angeles Angels -3.5 (+200)

Patrick Sandoval to record 8+ strikeouts (+280)

Parlay odds: +1001

We have a simple two-leg parlay here, one which pays out just north of 10/1 with FanDuel Sportsbook. Let’s break it down:

Los Angeles Angels -3.5 (+200)

The Angels dominated with an 11-3 win on Friday, I don’t see why they won’t do it again on Saturday. Their offense has been incredibly consistent, scoring at least four runs in 13 straight games. They’ve scored at least six in nine of those. That kind of offensive upside is exactly what we’re looking for when backing a team on an alt run line. Six of the Angels’ past nine wins have come by at least four runs, so this certainly isn’t some sort of long-shot.

Especially against a team like the Tigers. Detroit has one of the worst offenses in the league, and they’re starting Wily Peralta here. Peralta has made one appearance over the past two seasons, and hasn’t started a game in the big leagues since 2017. In that 2017 season he had a 7.85 ERA in 57 and 1/3 innings. In 42 relief appearances with the Royals in 2019, he had a 5.80 ERA. Detroit’s bullpen has the third-worst ERA in the league, so things could get even uglier after Peralta leaves the game. The Angels should cruise to victory again here.

Patrick Sandoval to record 8+ strikeouts (+280)

Sandoval has been used in a hybrid starter/relief role the past few years when in the majors. The 24-year-old lefty wasn’t allowed to pitch too much when he first debuted due to his youth, but when he goes even somewhat deep into a game he has real strikeout upside. He’s been allowed to go six innings in each of his last two starts now, and in one of them he racked up 10 strikeouts.

In most of his nine appearances last year, he only pitched four innings or less. Back in 2019 he made 10 appearances for the Angels, and was only allowed to go five innings twice. In each of those five-inning outings, he struck out at least eight. Now that he’s pitching six innings regularly, oddsmakers haven’t caught up yet. When you throw in the fact that the Tigers have the second-most strikeouts of any team in the league, there’s a lot to like about this prop at +280.

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