MLB Saturday mega parlay today 8/6 (+1012 odds): New-look Padres to end 2-game skid

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Ricky Dimon

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Since graduating from Davidson (The College That Stephen Curry Built), I have been writing about sports--just about any and all you can think of!--and coaching tennis in Atlanta, Ga. Beyond the four major sports, I am an avid tennis fan and cover the ATP Tour on a daily basis. If I'm not busy writing, you can generally find me on a tennis court or traveling the world wherever a sporting event takes me.

We are continuing the weekend in Major League Baseball with a massive 17-game slate on Saturday. There are a pair of doubleheaders – Braves at Mets and Angels at Mariners. Meanwhile, Miami is visiting the Cubs at 2:20 pm ET on FS1 and two regionally televised games on FOX at 7:15 pm ET feature the Reds, Brewers, Yankees and Cardinals.

It’s time to take a look at the three components of Saturday’s mega parlay.

Blue Jays -1.5 (+115)

Diamondbacks -1.5 (+120)

Padres ML (+135)

Parlay odds: +1012

For this parlay we are going with two favorites on the run line and one underdog on the money line. Let’s break down each of the three legs one by one.

We have MLB picks for all 17 of today’s games. Check ’em out!

Toronto Blue Jays -1.5 (+115) over Minnesota Twins

Good news for the Twins: they’ll have a full roster available against the Blue Jays this weekend. Unfortunately for the hosts, that’s about all they have going for them. They are still undermanned with Max Kepler sidelined, and that is especially unfortunate because starter Dylan Bundy will likely require a lot of run support on Saturday if Minnesota wants to win. Bundy is coming off back-to-back losses and his worst start of the season has come against none other than the Blue Jays (back in early June). Mitch White is making his Toronto debut and he should get off to a strong start with his new team.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins

Arizona Diamondbacks -1.5 (+120) over Colorado Rockies

With both teams firmly out of playoff contention, games like this turn into what teams potentially have for themselves moving forward. However, what they have right now also has to be factored into the equation – especially when it comes to the pitching matchup. That favors the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Arizona is starting Merrill Kelly, while Antonio Senzatala is toeing the rubber for the Rockies. Kelly is 10-5 with a 2.87 ERA and 1.13 WHIP. He is coming off an awesome July in which he compiled a 1.31 ERA and a 0.77 WHIP while throwing 7.0 innings of one-run baseball during one start against Colorado. Senzatela is 3-6 with a 4.87 ERA and 1.71 WHIP of 1.71. He missed the majority of July because of an injury, so he does not inspire any confidence at the moment. Back the Snakes to win by multiple runs.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Colorado Rockies vs Arizona Diamondbacks

San Diego Padres ML (+135) over Los Angeles Dodgers

The Padres have dropped two in a row, but it’s only a matter of time before they get going following their haul of acquisitions at the trade deadline. With Manny Machado hitting in front of Juan Soto and Josh Bell right behind, pitchers can no longer maneuver around the generational talent. Unsurprisingly, he has already delivered a multiple extra-base hit game for his new team. Brandon Drury is also on board and all he did was hit a grand slam in his first at-bat for San Diego.

The best news for the Padres today is that they get to face Andrew Heaney, which is a better option than most Los Angeles starters. San Diego is countering with Mike Clevinger, who in his last 20.0 innings has allowed just four total runs. Let’s go with the upset at a favorable price.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for San Diego Padres vs Los Angeles Dodgers

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