Best MLB Parlay Picks Today: Paul Skenes Day in Pittsburgh

Written by: Tanner Kern
Published July 5, 2024
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Best MLB Parlay Picks Today 2024 07 05 Pirates Paul Skenes

For our parlay on Friday we’re backing Paul Skenes and the Pirates against the Mets.

We’re also taking the Cardinals and Orioles who have both been playing great baseball as of late.

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Let’s get into our three-team parlay that you can get at +341.

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MLB Parlay Picks Today: Mets vs. Pirates (6:40 PM, EST)

Pirates Moneyline (-120) at FanDuel

The Mets take on the Pirates in PNC Park on Friday. New York is 42-43 in third place in the NL East. Pittsburgh is 41-44 trailing Milwaukee by ten games in the NL Central

The Mets are going with Luis Severino who is 5-2 with a 3.42 ERA. He has struck out 74 batters in 97.1 innings and has a WHIP of 1.16. In Severino’s last three starts he has gone 19.1 innings allowing ten runs on 19 hits. 

Paul Skenes toes the rubber for the Pirates and he is 4-0 with a 2.06 ERA. He has fanned 70 batters in 52.1 innings and has a 1.03 WHIP. 

In Skene’s last three starts he has thrown 19 innings allowing just three runs while striking out 24. 

Skenes is showing us why he is one of the best pitchers in baseball and the reason he went first overall in the 2023 MLB Draft. 

We expect Skenes to go deep into this game and shut down the Mets offense who scored no runs in yesterday’s contest against the Nationals.

Bet on Pirates ML (-120) at FanDuel 

MLB Parlay Picks Today: Cardinals vs. Nationals (6:45 PM, EST)

Cardinals Moneyline (-184) at FanDuel

The red-hot Cardinals take on the Nationals in the first game of the series. St. Louis is 44-41 in second place in the NL Central. Washington is 41-46 trailing Philadelphia by 16.5 games in the NL East.

The Cardinals are going with ace Sonny Gray who has been outstanding in 2024. He is 9-5 with a 2.98 ERA and has struck out 109 batters in 87.2 innings. He has a 0.99 WHIP and has allowed six runs in his last 19 innings. 

The Nationals are starting Patrick Corbin who is 1-8 with a 5.45 ERA. He has 65 strikeouts in 95 innings and has a 1.53 WHIP. 

The Cardinals have the best record in the National League since May 12th, going 29-17 and getting themselves back in the division race. 

We expect Gray to have another dominant start in this matchup.

Bet on Cardinals ML (-184) at FanDuel 

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

Orioles Moneyline (-178) at FanDuel

To close out our parlay we’re focusing on a matchup between the Orioles and Athletics. Baltimore is 55-31 in first place in the AL East with a two game lead. Oakland is 32-56 in last place in the AL West

The Orioles are going with Albert Suarez who is 4-2 with a 2.43 ERA. He has struck out 45 batters in 59.1 innings and is coming off a scoreless six inning game against Texas. 

Hogan Harris takes the mound for the Athletics who is 1-2 with a 3.18 ERA. He has a WHIP of 1.31 and has struck out 31 batters in 39.2 innings. In his last start he went 3.1 innings allowing three runs on ten hits.

Baltimore has been one of the best teams in 2024. They are hitting .254 as a team which is the seventh best. 

They have gotten most of their production from Adley Rutschman and Gunnar Henderson. We expect Baltimore to score many runs off Harris and coast to a victory in this matchup.

Bet on Orioles ML (-178) at FanDuel 

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