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Best MLB Parlay Picks Today: Look for Shota Imanaga to Stay Perfect on Friday

Written by: Tanner Kern
Published May 24, 2024
4 min read
Best MLB Parlay Picks Today 2024 05 24 Shota Imanaga

Shota Imanaga has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season which is why the Chicago Cubs are the backbone of our parlay. We are combining the Diamondbacks and the Astros moneyline with Chicago on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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Let’s get into our three-team parlay that you can get at +326.

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MLB Parlay Picks Today: Cubs vs. Cardinals (8:15 PM, EST)

Cubs Moneyline (-144) at FanDuel

Chicago and St. Louis play in a key divisional matchup as both teams are looking to gain ground in the NL Central. The Cubs are 27-24 trailing the Brewers by two games for first place. 

The Cardinals looked like they had no chance of making a run in this division until the last two weeks winning eight of their past ten games. They are 23-26 in third place trailing the Brewers by five games. 

Chicago is starting Shota Imanaga, who has been one of the most electric starting pitchers to watch in 2024. He is 5-0 with a 0.84 ERA making a strong push at capturing the NL CY Young Award

St. Louis is starting Miles Mikolas who is 3-5 on the year with a 5.77 ERA. The starting pitchers in St. Louis have felt a lot of pressure in 2024 with the offense struggling until two weeks ago. 

Expect Imanaga to dominate this matchup and remain undefeated. This St. Louis hot streak is going to end shortly, and this is a terrible matchup for the Cardinal’s bats.

Bet on Cubs ML (-144) at FanDuel 

MLB Parlay Picks Today: Marlins vs. Diamondbacks (9:40 PM, EST)

Diamondbacks Moneyline (-178) at FanDuel

Arizona hosts Miami with their ace, Zac Gallen starting in this matchup. It has been a bad season for the Marlins as they are 17-34 sitting in last place in the NL East. The Diamondbacks are 24-26 in 2024 sitting eight games behind the Dodgers in the NL West

Miami is starting Braxton Garrett who has a 10.24 ERA along with a 1.55 WHIP. Garrett is coming off a 4.1 inning performance in which he allowed six runs off seven hits. It has been a very disappointing season in Miami especially coming off one of their best years in franchise history in 2023. 

The Diamondbacks are starting Zac Gallen who has made a name for himself in Arizona. Gallen has been the team’s ace for the last couple of years and is 5-3 with a 3.02 ERA in 2024.

We expect Gallen to dominate this matchup against a struggling Marlins team. Look for the Arizona bats to hit Garrett hard and score many runs.

Bet on Diamondbacks ML (-178) at FanDuel 

MLB Parlay Picks Today: Astros vs. Athletics (9:40 PM, EST)

Astros (-156) at FanDuel

To close out our parlay we are focusing on the Houston and Oakland game. The Astros are 22-28 on this young season putting them 4.5 games out of first place in the AL West. The Athletics are in last place in this division at 20-31. 

Houston is starting Justin Verlander who is 2-2 with a 3.97 ERA. He has struck out 26 batters in 34 innings. In his last 11.2 innings, he has given up six hits and four runs. 

Oakland is starting Ross Stripling who is 1-8 with a 5.19 ERA. He has given up 11 earned runs in his last 11.2 innings. 

Despite the Astros’ slow start to the season, expect their bats to explode on Friday against Stripling and the Athletics. Astros moneyline at -156 is a great price to close out our parlay.

Bet on Astros (-156) at FanDuel 


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Tanner Kern

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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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