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Best MLB Parlay Picks Today: Build Around the Dodgers on Monday

Written by: Tanner Kern
Published April 8, 2024
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Best Parlay Picks Today 04 08 2024

The Los Angeles Dodgers are rarely priced reasonably on the moneyline. They’re usually a heavy favorite because of their extensive talent. However, this isn’t the case on Monday. 

We’re building around the Dodgers for our Monday parlay and adding the Cubs +1.5 with the Diamondbacks on the moneyline.

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Here, we will break down our three-leg parlay with +314 odds.

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MLB Parlay Picks Today: Dodgers vs. Twins (7:40 PM, EST)

Dodgers Moneyline (-176) at FanDuel

The Dodgers are off to a great start in the National League West. Although they struggled on the road against the Cubs, they have beaten nearly every team in their path. 

Los Angeles has one of the deepest lineups in Major League Baseball and a reliable starter pitching on Monday in James Paxton. Paxton had a tremendous season for the Red Sox last year and is a valuable fit for the Los Angeles rotation. 

Paxton will pitch against Bailey Ober, who is much better than he showed in his first start. Ober allowed nine hits and three homers in 1.1 innings. He currently has a 54 ERA, which is very difficult to do, even though it will inevitably come down to an average mark. 

Paxton had a walk issue in his first start but still fanned five batters in five innings. The Dodgers' most significant necessity is for Mookie Betts to get back on track. 

Betts had a tough series against the Cubs. Yet, he is still batting .415 on the season with five homers and 11 RBI.

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MLB Parlay Picks Today: Cubs vs. Padres (9:40 PM, EST)

Cubs Moneyline (-178) at FanDuel

The Cubs played like a World Series contender against the Dodgers over the weekend. Their offense showed up in the most significant way, and pitchers confused Los Angeles all weekend. 

The Cubs took two of three games from Los Angeles, a rarity in Major League Baseball. Chicago is the first team to win a series against Los Angeles. 

Yu Darvish will pitch for San Diego, and he has been outstanding. However, Javier Assad has also been vital for the Cubs, so we expect a low-scoring defensive battle. 

Assad is 1-0 and allowed no runs in six innings. He also had five strikeouts and one walk over this span. 

The Cubs offense also gets on-base at a very high rate. Chicago has a .370 OBP compared to the Padres at .327. The run line price on the Cubs is fair, considering they have an equal offensive and pitching matchup.

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MLB Parlay Picks Today: Diamondbacks vs. Rockies (8:40 PM, EST)

Diamondbacks Moneyline (-174) at FanDuel

The Colorado Rockies are one of the worst teams in the league. Colorado and Oakland will likely lose well over 100 games in 2024. It’s a good idea to fade them every time we see value. 

The Diamondbacks moneyline price is set at -174 against the Rockies. This will rise as the game approaches. 

Arizona has hit a tough patch. They’re 4-6 and 0-3 on the road this season, but they have exactly what they need to get back on track facing the Rockies. 

Arizona is 3-1 against Colorado this season, including a 16-1 win. The Diamondbacks also have Zac Gallen on the mound. 

He is 2-0 with a 0.82 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP. Gallen has 11 strong innings on the mound, and we expect it to continue against the Rockies.

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Tanner Kern has been working in the betting industry since 2020. He currently is a social media content creator at DraftKings and contributes to multiple sites in addition to WSN, including Forbes and VSiN. He is also the cohost of the podcast Ride the Line at WSN.

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