Well, I mean, yesterday couldn’t have gone much worse for us from a betting perspective.
Yesterday, we built our same-game parlay around the favored AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays defeating perennial NL Central Division cellar-dweller Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Tuesday.
Yet, even at -200 odds and with a .684 winning percentage, the Tampa Bay Rays are cold in the Windy City, dropping a second-straight game to the lowly Cubs 2-1.
Of course, this happens to the Parlay Blog, right? We are tremendous at picking very good and favored teams on off nights. See our season-long struggle with the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers for proof.
We went a solid 0-3 on individual picks, dropping our record to 2-7, while we are now 0-3 on parlays.
But much like the Boys of Summer, we’re undeterred and back at the plate, hacking away, hoping to make contact and break out of our funk. With the NBA Finals and NHL finals taking the majority of our focus in the upcoming days, here’s our latest attempt at an all MLB mult-game parlay.
And no, we’re not speaking to the Tampa Bay Rays for a while. See you in July, Rays.
Atlanta Braves versus Oakland Athletics Over 9.0 (-120)
The Braves and A’s have combined for an 0-1-1 over/under record so far in their series, with Oakland unexpectedly winning both games.
The Braves have a 31-22-2 over/under record, while the A’s have a 30-25-2 over/under record.
Historically, the under is 5-2-1 in the previous eight meetings in Oakland. More importantly, the under is 3-0-1 in Jared Shusters last four starts against teams with losing records.
However, both starting pitchers’ stats this season do not inspire confidence they’ll keep this one from hitting the under.
We’re taking the over, but we won’t be surprised if this game hits the under.
Los Angeles Dodgers -1.5 over Washington Nationals (-120)
This pick is simple: the Dodgers are the better team and have won the first two games of this series, easily covering the spread in both games.
We’re taking the Dodgers to extend their ATS winning streak to five on Wednesday night.
San Diego Padres over Miami Marlins (-125)
The Dads of San Diego won the first game of this series 9-4 and have a 13-14 road record.
Miami has a 14-12 home record. Both teams are 5-5 in the last ten games.
While the statistical pitching advantage leans toward the Marlins, we’re siding with the Padres to break the streak of going 0-8 in the second game of a series.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.