Thursday MLB three-team mega parlay (+1424 odds): Oakland bounces back

Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano (22) on second base ahead of Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) after hitting a double during the seventh inning at RingCentral Coliseum
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I'm an NFL handicapper here at Pickswise who was raised in a household full of sports fanatics. Since I unfortunately never had LeBron James' jumping ability I wasn't able to make it to the NBA, and chose writing about sports as the next best thing. An avid sports bettor myself, I'm excited to get to write about the industry as it gets set to take off across the country. Buckle up.

The 2021 MLB season kicked off over a month and a half ago now, and the action has been jam-packed. Why not make the action even more exciting by going for a big payday on Thursday? That’s right, we’re back with another MLB mega parlay, this time a three-teamer with a payout just shy of 15/1, where we’re counting on Oakland to bounce back strong.

We’ve been cashing these left and right. We cashed our MLB mega parlay at +1488 odds last night, and also cashed our MLB mega parlay last Wednesday at +1618 odds. That’s twice in seven days (and two out of five that I’ve written personally). Let’s make it two days in a row on Thursday.

We’re going big and bold, so let’s not waste any more time. We’re diving in, but don’t forget to check out our picks for the side and total on every MLB game, with our team of experts in red-hot form to start the season.

New York Yankees -1.5 (+125)

Oakland Athletics -1.5 (+215)

Boston Red Sox ML (+125)

Parlay odds: +1424

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

New York Yankees -1.5 (+125)

To start this mega parlay off we’re going with the Yankees. The Rangers way overachieved their talent in the first six weeks, and their offense was still mediocre at best. It was only a matter of time before things regressed to the mean, and Texas got no-hit on Wednesday. The Rangers have now lost eight of their last nine games, and will start Dane Dunning here.

Dunning has been middling, with a 4.34 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. He’s given up at least four earned runs in three of his past five starts. Dunning’s last time out, he gave up ten baserunners and four earned runs in only four innings. He’s only made 15 career big league starts, and Yankees starter Domingo German has been very strong his past four outings. New York has won each of German’s last five starts, with four of those wins coming by at least three runs.

Be sure to check out our full game preview.

Oakland Athletics -1.5 (+215)

We faded Oakland in Wednesday’s winning parlay, now it’s time to back them on Thursday. The A’s will start Cole Irvin here, who has been fantastic. Over his last six starts, he’s given up only eight total earned runs. His ceiling is very high, like when he tossed eight innings while only giving up one run and four baserunners against a strong Blue Jays lineup two weeks ago.

The Astros are starting Luis Garcia, who has made all of seven big league starts. Any player this inexperienced is always going to have a low floor, which is what we’re looking for when fading a team on the run line. Oakland’s lineup was struggling on Wednesday, but they had scored at least six runs in each of their previous two games, so I’m not too concerned about their offensive upside. Getting Oakland at better than 2/1 here is too good to pass up.

Be sure to check out our full game preview.

Boston Red Sox ML (+125)

The Red Sox came through for us as part of Wednesday’s mega parlay, why not go right back to the well? Boston shouldn’t be underdogs on Thursday. The Red Sox got blanked on Tuesday, but that was only because they faced Hyun-jin Ryu. Ryu is still one of the best pitchers in the league. Outside of that game, their offense has been pretty awesome over the last week.

The Blue Jays will start Steven Matz, who has regressed sharply after a hot start. Matz has given up at least three earned runs in four of his past five starts, and his ERA has ballooned from 1.47 to 4.29 in that span. He’s allowed at least seven baserunners in all five of those outings. The Red Sox will send Nick Pivetta to the mound. Pivetta has been very solid through his eight starts, entering with a 3.16 ERA.

Be sure to check out our full game preview.

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