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Top MLB Parlay Odds & Picks for Friday May 6 (2022)

It’s the first full weekend in May, and we have a good slate of MLB games. Let’s start the weekend in a New York state of mind as we’ll feature both teams who have the most wins in the league. We’ll also feature two other big market teams with big aspirations going into 2022 but that have yet to live up to the hype.

(Odds courtesy of FanDuel)

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New York Mets (-142) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (+120) O/U 7

(First Pitch: 7:06 p.m. ET)

The Mets continue to dominate in the first few weeks of the season as they have the biggest divisional lead going into Thursday. They are a well-balanced team with a powerful lineup and an incredible starting rotation.

They are coming into this matchup with momentum as their seven-run ninth helped them win 8-7 and complete their greatest comeback in 25 years.

They get the $40-million man Max Scherzer on the mound, who is living up to the hype at 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA. His previous start was against these Phillies, and it was also his only non-quality start as he gave up four runs in six innings and three home runs.

With Scherzer spending most of his time in the NL East since 2015, there are many players with tons of at-bats against him with success, including Odubel Herrera (.286 & 2 HRs),  Jean Segura (.333 & 1 HRs), Kyle Schwarber (.333 2 HRs), with J.T. Realmuto and Bryce Harper also homering twice.

Philadelphia, as we know, is a hitter’s ballpark, so we could so more long balls by the Phils against Mad Max.

The Phillies will have Kyle Gibson on the mound, who only allowed one unearned run in his last start against the Mets, but he had to work for it. He finished that start with one clean inning, five walks, and the Mets stranded eight runners. Gibson won’t get that lucky again.

If you look at the pitching matchup, you want to go with the under. After Scherzer and Gibson leave, it will be up to the Phillies with the sixth-worse bullpen and Mets’ 12th-worse to finish the game in the stadium that has seen the seventh-most home runs so far this year. The over is the best bet.

Leg 1: Over 8

Chicago White Sox (+152) vs. Boston Red Sox (-180) O/U 8

(First Pitch: 7:11 p.m.)

The Red Sox and White Sox have a bunch of talent on their rosters, but they have played well under expectations this season.

Chicago is 11-13 and has lost 11 out of their last 16 in what was considered one of the weaker divisions coming into this season. In a much tougher division, the Red Sox are 10-15 and 0-6-1 in their last seven series.

The hitting on both sides has been awful as each lineup is in the bottom 10 in on-base percentage, slugging, and runs per game.

The Red Sox have a good top of the rotation led by Nathan Eovaldi, who’s having another great year with a 2.51 ERA, an 0.942 WHIP, and  10.0 K’s per 9.

The White Sox will counter with Vince Velasquez, who’s coming off his best start pitching 5.2 scoreless innings against the powerful Angels lineup.

With how much these two teams are struggling at the plate with two quality pitchers going, the total of eight is way too high.

Leg 2: Under 8

Texas Rangers (+200) vs. vs. New York Yankees (-245) O/U 7

(First Pitch; 7:06 p.m.)

The Yankees are one of the hottest teams in baseball as their 11-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday.

The offense has been incredible as they are second in runs (4.76), slugging (.424), and OPS (.746). The power numbers are there with Anthony Rizzo’s and Aaron Judge’s nine home runs apiece, and their 18 together is more than six team’s total (Tigers, Royals, Orioles, Pirates, Red Sox, Nationals).

They have their ace Gerrit Cole, who after a shaky start to the season, has found his groove. At the beginning of the season, he was throwing the cutter a little more, and that pitch was getting rocked along with the four-seam that was getting the late bite over the plate. He’s now mixing the four-seam with the slider more, and it’s worked well.

He’ll face a former rival during his time in Houston and has a good history against the Rangers. The current roster is batting .194 with a K% of 30.4 in 79 at-bats.

This is sort of a revenge game for Glenn Otto as he’ll face the team that drafted him in 2017 with the 152nd overall pick. After a rough 2021 with a 9.26 ERA, he’s pitched well in his sophomore season, allowing just three earned in 9.1 innings and ten strikeouts.

The Yankees have been tough to beat at home. They’re currently 10-2 on the moneyline and 8-5 ATS in the Bronx this year. They will get the win to start this homestand.

Leg 3: Yankees ML

Total parlay odds on FanDuel: +402

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Author: Micheal May