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Best MLB Parlay Picks Today: Look for Favorites to Win on Monday

Written by: Tanner Kern
Published May 13, 2024
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Best MLB Parlay Picks Today 2024 05 13

The Monday slate has a lot of favorites with value. The Houston Astros are the backbone of our parlay as they host the Athletics. We’re also adding the Red Sox against the underperforming Rays, and the Padres, who are heavy favorites over the Rockies.

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Let’s talk about our 3-leg MLB parlay that you can get at +331 for Monday’s MLB games.

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MLB Parlay Picks Today: Rays vs. Red Sox (7:10 PM, EST)

Red Sox Moneyline (-120) at FanDuel

The Boston Red Sox will face the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday. The Rays are 21-20 compared to the Red Sox at 21-19. This is a massive series with wild card implications, even this early in the season. 

Boston and Tampa Bay will be two of the teams fighting for a playoff spot, so head-to-head wins are critical. We believe the Red Sox will pick up the victory because of their pitching advantage. 

Kutter Crawford will throw for the Red Sox and he has been sensational this season. Crawford is 2-1 with a 1.75 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP. He has struck out 46 batters in 46 innings.

He will pitch against Zach Eflin who is 2-4 with a 3.75 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. While Eflin hasn’t been bad, the team doesn’t play well when he is on the mound. 

Boston and Tampa Bay have a similar offensive team. The Red Sox have a power advantage, but the differentiating factor is that Boston tends to deliver with Crawford on the bump. 

The Red Sox are also at home in this contest, while the Rays are traveling up the East Coast. 

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MLB Parlay Picks Today: Athletics vs. Astros (8:10 PM, EST)

Astros Moneyline (-172) at FanDuel

Astros moneyline is the leg we’re building around on Monday. While the Oakland Athletics have outperformed what they were expected to do to start the year, they’re still not on Houston’s level. 

The Athletics are 2-6 in their past eight games and they have only covered in one of their losses. The team is cooling off, and the Astros are starting to shift the momentum in their favor.

Houston was terrible to start the year, and they’re still just 15-25, but they have won three of their past four games.

Ross Stripling and Spencer Arrighetti will pitch for their respective teams, and both players aren’t ace-caliber wings. Keeping this in mind, we’re going with the team that is better with runners in scoring position and this is the Astros. 

Oakland is one of the best home run hitting teams in the league, but they don’t generate a lot of offense. The team deserves respect, but we will trust a hot Astros club on Monday. 

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

Padres Moneyline (-205) at FanDuel

The biggest favorite on the ticket is the San Diego Padres. San Diego will face Colorado, who is one of the worst teams in the league. The Rockies are 3-16 on the road this season and 12-28 overall.

They get a nice boost at their home stadium thanks to the altitude, but Petco Park shouldn’t play to their strength. San Diego has scored 50 more runs than Colorado this season and they have totaled 42 more hits. 

Fernando Tatis Jr. leads the team in homers with eight, but the star of the show has been Jurickson Profar. He is batting .319 with a .400 OBP and a .500 SLUG. Profar has been the catalyst for the team’s offensive success.

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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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