Top MLB Parlay Picks of the Week (Aug 22-28)

Posted by Aaron . on August 22, 2016 in

Amp up your returns from your MLB betting wins by putting down some parlay wagers on pairs of games that you feel especially confident about winning. You can boost your payoff considerably by accepting the risk of the double bet — and if you take a look at our tips, you’ll see the research we put into recommending these pairings for you.

Here are the Top MLB Parlay Picks of the Week (Aug 22-28)

Monday, August 22nd: Cleveland over Oakland / Chicago Cubs over San Diego

The Tribe sits at 71-51, atop the AL Central, while the Oakland A’s are 53-71 and have featured an offense that is fairly anemic all season long. Cleveland starts Carlos Carrasco, who has struck out 19 men in his last two starts (13.2 IP total). While he permitted four earned runs against the White Sox in his last start, the Oakland attack is a lot less potent. The A’s will start converted reliever Andrew Triggs, who pitched reasonably well against the Rangers in a losing effort his last time out but has only made it past the fourth inning in one start all year, and behind him is a shaky bullpen.

The Cubs (78-45) have the best record in the NL Central and will start Jon Lester on Monday night. His 13-4 record includes a seven-game winning streak, including a 6 inning outing last Wednesday, in which he held the Brewers to a run on three hits and struck out seven. He has permitted just five earned runs in his last 25  innings, a streak going back four starts. The Padres (53-71) start Edwin Jackson, who got shelled for eight earned runs in four innings last Tuesday by the Tampa Bay Rays. Jackson did throw seven shutout innings the start before that, but I like the Cubs to send Jackson to the showers relatively early and take the win.

Thursday, August 25th: Texas over Cleveland / Seattle over Chicago White Sox

The Indians open a four-game weekend series against the Rangers by seeing Texas ace Cole Hamels on the mound. Hamels is 13-4 on the season and threw 7 innings of three-hit ball against Tampa Bay on Friday, striking out ten. He has only permitted five earned runs over his last 20 innings, three starts all told. The Indians will start Josh Tomlin, who has given up nine combined runs in his last two starts, including a 4  inning shelling against the Blue Jays last time out, in which he gave up six earned runs and three homers. I like Hamels to outduel Tomlin for this win.

Seattle starts Felix Hernandez against the White Sox on Thursday. Hernandez has won four straight decisions and threw eight innings against Milwaukee on Saturday, permitting just two earned runs while fanning eight. Chicago will start James Shields, whom they signed because of his ace stuff but who has posted a 7.62 ERA as a member of the White Sox. He has only lasted a total of 7 innings in his last two starts, allowing 13 total runs and five homers. I like Hernandez to outduel Shields for this win.