MLB parlay bets are a fun and easy way to get involved in sports betting. Since the sportsbooks know what they’re doing, single moneyline bets don’t often offer great value on, let’s say, the New York Yankees getting a win over the Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles will pick up a few wins over the Yankees during the 2022 season, but more often than not, the better team is going to win.
However, when included in a parlay, heavy favorites can add up to big wins. For example, playing three games in a moneyline parlay drastically increases your payout — from -180 on a single leg (risking $180 to win $100) to plus odds once we include legs two and three. In fact, it can be a great idea to take the juice on two or three games in a parlay, because you’re likely to get plus money at the end of the day by backing multiple favorites.
With that in mind, here’s our Parlay of the Day for April 8.
MLB Parlay of the Day
3-Team Moneyline Parlay: Phillies, Mets, Braves
Philadelphia Phillies (-190) vs. Oakland Athletics, 3:05 p.m.
The Phillies might not get on the board early in this contest, facing Athletics’ ace Frankie Montas, but they should be able to get a win here. While Montas is one of the best pitchers in the American League, behind him is a bullpen full of question marks. I expect that to be when the Phillies make their move.
Philadelphia has built one of the most fearsome lineups in the National League, and the Phillies should be able to simply outslug the Athletics in this matchup — at least in the latter part of the game. I like the Phils and am including them as the largest favorite, at -190, in this 3-leg parlay.
New York Mets (-155) vs. Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m.
This is Max Scherzer’s return to Washington, and the lineup he’s facing doesn’t look very much like the one he was a part of when he donned a Nationals jersey. The Mets looked the part of a World Series contender on Opening Day against the Nats, and Scherzer should be able to shut down his former team in this matchup.
The Mets’ offense didn’t get going until the fifth inning yesterday, but once the Nationals’ relievers got in the game, New York took over. And given how deep the Mets got into the Nats’ bullpen — Washington used five relievers on Opening Day — the runs could be even more plentiful in support of Scherzer. With Mad Max on the mound, I’m loving the Mets (-155) as the second-leg of this parlay.
Atlanta Braves (-185) vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:20 p.m.
Baseball is a game where the worst team is going to beat the best team about once in six tries. So when a favorite loses a game to a lesser opponent, like the Braves did to the Reds on Opening Day, it’s often a good idea to back them to come out strong the next day, especially when they’ve got an edge in the pitching matchup. Charlie Morton gives the Braves just that edge.
Morton dominated on the road last season, going 8-3 with a 3.06 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP in 15 starts away from Atlanta in 2021, while Cincinnati’s starter Reiver Sanmartin has only two career starts in his MLB career. Atlanta also didn’t use key pieces of its bullpen on Opening Day, so the Braves should be able to bounce back here to close out this three-leg parlay with a win.
MLB Parlay Bet Odds Today: +287
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