The hunt for October baseball is peaking as we usher in the month of September, the Pittsburgh Pirates own the best winning streak (at 4 games) entering Monday, and the Chicago Cubs are still the best team in the MLB. What’s more to know? We have our free MLB parlay picks for the week specially prepared for you below.
In Depth Analysis On The Top MLB Parlay Picks Of The Week
Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies, Monday, Aug. 29
Pick: Dodgers (Moneyline)
The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the last six straight games started by Kenta Maeda, with the Japan-born flamethrower winning 5 of the 6 decisions in that span. Additionally, Maeda has been splendid in his two starts at Coors Field so far this season, allowing two earned runs with a 13:1 K:BB in 12 innings. Add the Los Angeles motivation from winning the series against the Giants and Cubs over the past week, you’ll be hard-done to find a better road winning option than the Dodgers on Monday against the middling Rockies (2-4 last week). Plus, Colorado’s starting pitcher for Monday is Jon Gray, a player with no winning decision in his last four starts, with the Rockies losing three of those four games.
Miami Marlins at New York Mets, Wednesday, Aug. 31
Pick: UNDER 7.5 (Total)
The Mets were pretty decent on the offensive side of things last week against the Cardinals and Phillies, but don’t be too quick to trust that offensive explosion to continue this week, especially in Wednesday’s game vs. Miami. I mean, this is a Mets team that ranks dismally at No. 26 in runs scored per game in the second half (at 3.90). In addition, three of New York’s top attacking performers in Yoenis Cespedes, Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera are all dealing with injuries and are listed as day-to-day this week. As if that is not enough, the Mets will be having one of their best arms starting in this game in veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon (3.44 ERA this season, 1.80 ERA vs. Miami this season), while Miami will also be countering with the in-form David Phelps (1.31 ERA and 32.5 percent strikeout rate through his first four starts). You add up all that, you get a game that is highly likely to be a low-scoring affair.
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians, Wednesday, Aug. 31
Pick: Indians (Run Line)
The Indians have won each of Corey Kluber’s last six starts, with the Cleveland ace racking up five winning decisions in those six games. With a 4-0 record with a 1.89 ERA and 49 strikeouts over 47.2 innings since the All-star break, the former Cy Young winner is definitely a trusty name, and the fact that he’ll be playing at home vs. a terrible Minnesota team—that is pathetically 0-10 in its last 10 overall games—should make things even easier for Kluber and the Indians. Put simply, take Kluber and the Indians for the easy run line value over Pat Dean (1-4, 6.24 ERA) and the Twins on Wednesday.
Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays, Friday, Sept. 2
Pick: Blue Jays (Run Line)
Marcus Stroman has been far from his best stuff this season, but he still sports a decent 9-5 record with a 4.58 ERA this season. That’s plenty of value when you consider that his opponent on Friday will be Alex Cobb, a player that will be getting his first major league action since 2014 after undergoing a lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery. In his rehab games, Cobb has struggled, posting a 6.60 ERA over four starts at Triple-A and a 6.75 ERA in four starts at High-A, as reported by EPSN. Oh, and don’t check now, but Toronto has been solid on the road this season (34-28) while Tampa Bay has pretty much sucked at home (32-37), so winning this game should be well within Toronto’s potential.