MLB Saturday mega parlay (+1312 odds): Back ‘Nasty Nestor’ and the Yankees
The MLB season is heating up and we have another loaded slate on Saturday with a number of interesting matchups. And what better way to celebrate a packed day of baseball than by going for a big payday? That’s right; we’re back with another mega parlay for a payout of over 13/1.
Before we dive in, don’t forget to check out our free picks on the side and total for every MLB game today. Let’s get into our mega parlay for Saturday.
New York Yankees -1.5 (+122)
Houston Astros ML (+105)
Baltimore Orioles ML (+215)
Parlay odds: +1312
Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.
Odds available at FanDuel Sportsbook at time of publishing.
New York Yankees -1.5 (+122) over Cleveland Guardians
To start off this mega parlay we have the Yankees on the run line. It’s a bit of a square play but I am skeptical of this Cleveland lineup. Additionally, the Yankees are due for some positive regression on the hitting front. It’s been a slow start to the season for Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton and company but the New York lineup should have an edge on Saturday.
Kirk McCarty will take the mound for the Guardians in his MLB debut. McCarty posted stellar numbers in Triple-A Columbus, but this is a different ballgame. Any early nerves from the rookie could be exactly what the struggling Yankee bats need to get going. And New York decidedly holds the advantage on the mound with Nestor Cortes Jr. getting Saturday’s start. Cortes is living up to the “Nasty Nestor” moniker this season, striking out 17 batters through 9.0 innings pitched. With Cortes pitching at this level, the Yankees shouldn’t need many runs to win this game comfortably.
Houston Astros ML (+105) over Toronto Blue Jays
This is the sort of series in which backing the underdog in each game is the best option. Both teams have aspirations of making deep runs in October, and each game of this weekend series should be close. In this instance, we’re getting a bit of value with the Houston Astros at home against the trendy Blue Jays.
Jose Urquidy gets the start for Houston following a rough outing last weekend, but the righty is typically strong at home. Toronto undoubtedly has a terrific lineup, but Urquidy has the stuff to stymie their bats for 5-6 innings. On the other side, Alex Manoah has been lights out for the Blue Jays through 2 starts. But after giving up just a combined 2 runs against the A’s and Yankees, regression could be coming against a deep Astros lineup. Take the plus money with Houston.
Baltimore Orioles ML (+215) over Los Angeles Angels
Anytime you get a chance to bet on the Orioles on the road, you have to take it. In all seriousness, Baltimore has shown real signs of improvement this April. Sure the O’s are just 5-9, but their starting pitching is holding up even after losing John Means to the IL. The real problem is Baltimore can’t score runs consistently. The Orioles’ offense is near the bottom of MLB in nearly every meaningful metric, but this line is still mis-priced.
Even after falling on Friday, the Angels are still laying -250 in this one. That doesn’t make much sense to me. Noah Syndergaard gets the call for Los Angeles and while he has produced 2 quality starts thus far, the right-hander hasn’t put together a consistent season since 2018. I’m equally nonplussed by the Angels’ lineup, which has serious problems of their own. Outside of Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, this is another slow spring for the Halos at the plate. In what should be a low-scoring game, Baltimore is worth a look at this price.
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