Top MLB Parlays of the Week (Aug 22-28)

Top MLB Parlays of the Week

Written by on August 29, 2016

Parlays can make your sports betting even more exciting — and lucrative. Take a look at our research on some of the best pairs of games in MLB action this week, and take advantage of the bigger payoff that comes when you put down your money on both games at the same time.

Take a Look at the Top MLB Parlays of the Week (Aug 22-28)

Tuesday: Washington over Philadelphia / Texas over Seattle

The time when the Phillies pulled off a sweep at Washington to take over the National League East lead was just a few months ago, but it seems like ancient history. The Nationals are well on their way to winning the division, while the Phillies are still looking for ways to add some offense next season. This game features Max Scherzer on the hill for the Nats. He held the Baltimore Orioles scoreless (with just a pair of hits) for eight innings his last time out, fanning 10 batters and walking none. He was a little more human the two starts before that, permitting eight earned runs in 10 1/3 innings, but dominating the big bats of the Orioles like that showed that he is back on his game. Philadelphia starts Jerad Eickhoff, who has been serviceable his last four starts (23 2/3 innings, 13 ER), but that’s not good enough against an ace like Scherzer. I like the Nationals to win this one fairly easily. Down in Texas, the Rangers start Cole Hamels against Seattle, who will send James Paxton to the hill. Hamels went eight scoreless innings in his last start against the Cleveland Indians, while Paxton had to come off after five innings against the White Sox. Hamels is hitting his peak at just the right time as we are just a matter of weeks from the postseason. With the combination of pitching and hitting that the Rangers showed in taking three of four from AL Central-leading Cleveland over the weekend, I like them to win this matchup with the Mariners.

Wednesday: Chicago White Sox over Detroit / San Francisco over Arizona

In the first of these two matinee picks, the White Sox send Chris Sale to the mound against Detroit’s Justin Verlander. Despite some dissatisfaction with the throwback uniforms that the White Sox used earlier in the season, and despite some awful starts in July, Sale has returned to solid form as of late, throwing nine innings against Seattle on Friday (and striking out 14), and posting eight scoreless innings against the Athletics in the start before that, fanning eight Oakland batters. Verlander has shown a lot of his ace stuff lately, going 7 2/3 innings most recently against the Angels and permitting just a pair of earned runs while striking out eight. However, Sale has a higher ceiling — and I see him hitting it in this start. The Giants start Matt Moore against the Diamondbacks in the other matinee in your parlay, having just picked him up from Tampa Bay at the deadline. Moore pitched a gem the last time out, hurling 8 2/3 scoreless innings and permitting just one hit against the Dodgers. Arizona is starting Robbie Ray, who has a great deal of talent but has seen inconsistent control in many of his 12 losses this season. I like Moore to dominate this pitching matchup.