MLB Thursday mega parlay (+1545 odds): Count on the Cards

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The MLB season is officially in full swing and we have another great slate on Thursday with a bunch of interesting matchups. And what better way to celebrate than by going for a big payday? That’s right, we’re back with another mega parlay.

We’re going big and bold again, so let’s not waste any more time. But before we dive in, don’t forget to check out our free picks on the side and total for every MLB game today.

Kansas City Royals ML (+104)

Oakland Athletics -1.5 (+180)

St. Louis Cardinals -1.5 (+188)

Parlay odds: +1545

Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.

Kansas City Royals ML (+104) over Minnesota Twins

To start this mega parlay off, we’ve got the Royals on the money line. Kansas City is starting to pick up a bit of steam as they’ve won three in a row entering this one, including the first two games of this series. With Zack Greinke on the mound, I like their chances of completing the sweep. After signing back with his old team this offseason, Greinke has given up only three runs across his first two starts of 2022.

The Twins have once again been a big disappointment, entering this one with a 4-8 record. Their offense has been truly anemic, and in 4 of their past 7 games, they’ve scored either 1 or no runs. Minnesota starter Joe Ryan has shown a lot of promise, but he’s still only made seven career big league starts and is going on the road here. The Twins’ prizes offseason acquisition, Carlos Correa, is hitting just .190 through the first 12 games.

Oakland Athletics -1.5 (+180) over Baltimore Orioles

I’ve got Oakland on the run line for our next parlay leg. Everyone assumed that just because the A’s traded away Matt Olson and made some other cost-saving moves that they’d be terrible this season. But they’ve been cheaping out for many years, and somehow always manage to defy expectations. This is still a team that was 10 games above .500 last year. They’re 7-4 in their last 11 games, while Baltimore is just 4-8 overall and 1-5 on the road.

The Orioles have now scored exactly 1 run in each of their past 3 games, so we might not need too many from the A’s here to cover the -1.5. Oakland starter Paul Blackburn has been fantastic so far, giving up only 2 runs and 1 walk across his first 2 starts this year. On the flip side, the O’s will start Tyler Wells, who has a 6.35 ERA and 1.76 WHIP through 2 starts of his own. Wells pitched well out of the bullpen last year but these were the first 2 starts of his big league career, and it appears the rotation might not be the best spot for him.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Baltimore Orioles vs Oakland Athletics

St. Louis Cardinals -1.5 (+188) over Miami Marlins

To wrap this mega parlay up and hopefully bring us the home we’ve got the Cardinals on the -1.5 run line. I was higher than most on this St. Louis team coming into the season, as everyone seemed to just forget that they won 19 of their final 22 games to close last year. So far they’ve picked up where they left off with a 7-3 record out of the gates, but they still can’t get much respect from oddsmakers.

Jordan Hicks, normally a reliever, will be making his first start for the Cards here. He’s got great stuff, and has only given up one hit through four innings so far this year. Miami’s offense is as anemic as they come, and they’ve mustered only one total run across the first two games of this series, so I think Hicks will be just fine. Look for St. Louis to complete the sweep with ease on Thursday.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for St. Louis Cardinals vs Miami Marlins

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