MLB Parlay Picks for June 01, 2023
The 2023 MLB season is here, and the talented content and handicapping team at VegasInsider will have their favorite MLB Parlay Picks available on a daily basis for you to bet and win!
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Best MLB Parlay for Thursday, June 1
- Guardians-Twins Over 8 (-114)
- Los Angeles Angels ML (+184) @ HOU
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Guardians vs. Twins Picks
It is hot in the Midwest this week and the ball should be flying well in Minneapolis Thursday night to start a big AL Central series. Cleveland and Minnesota aren't known as elite offensive teams but in the past five games both teams have hit quality right-handed pitching with success. Cleveland is hitting .268 with 4.6 runs per nine while Minnesota is hitting .272 with 4.7 runs per nine.
Minnesota won 8-2 last night in Houston and the Twins have scored seven or more runs four times in the past seven games. Cleveland won 12-8 in a see-saw contest with Baltimore last night, now scoring 26 runs in the past four games.
Luis Arraez is hitting .381 for Miami but the Twins seem to be happy with acquiring and being able to extend Pablo Lopez. His 11.1 K/9 dazzles but his ERA is up to 4.11 and he has displayed much of the inconsistency he had in Miami last season.
Lopez has allowed four or more runs four times in his last seven starts and walks have been a recent problem with 10 walks surrendered in his past four starts, a potential problem vs. a Cleveland lineup known for a patient approach.
Rookie Tanner Bibee has excellent numbers in six starts with a 2.88 ERA but his very low home run rate seems likely to climb. He lacks an elite fastball and has worse numbers on the road where only two of his six starts have taken place.
Both bullpens have good potential but neither group will likely be in ideal form today as Cleveland used five relievers yesterday including all the top options with Sam Hentges and Emmanuel Clase each pitching Tuesday and Wednesday to have questionable availability tonight.
Caleb Thielbar recently hit the IL while Emilio Pagan is questionable tonight for the Twins and the team still used three relievers in a lopsided win last night. All three games in Cleveland in May between these teams stayed 'under' but the conditions will be much different tonight to likely shift that trend.
Angels vs. Astros Picks
The Angels enter this series off an impressive victory yesterday and this is a great chance for them to keep things going as a heavy underdog.
Los Angeles defeated the White Sox Wednesday, 12-5. The Angels are 8-1 since June 22 when they scored 10+ runs last game.
They won by 7 but led by as many as 10 runs in that game. The Angels are 6-0 since August 27 coming off a 6+ run win. Also, teams that led by at least eight runs in their last game are a play on.
Jamie Barria worked five innings starting that game and Tucker Davidson saved the bullpen working 3 innings to close things. Teams coming off a game where their starter worked just 3-5 innings but they had a second pitcher work at least three innings are +0.5% playing on.
While the Angeles played yesterday afternoon, Houston played last night. In the first game a of a series a team coming off a day game while the opponent played last night are +1.3% playing on.
Houston's pitching struggled in an 8-2 loss to the Twins yesterday. Teams that were allowing at least 1 runs per game fewer than league average heading into last game where they allowed at least eight runs are +10.7% playing against.
Both of Houston's runs in that game came on solo homers. Teams that scored at least 2 runs last game with all their runs coming on solo home runs. are +0.6% playing against.
What is an MLB Parlay?
A parlay bet is a single bet where you combine multiple bets to form a bigger bet where you have to hit all of the included bets to win, but the potential payout is much greater than on a single bet, and you can risk smaller amounts as well.
Like NHL spread lines, MLB run lines are typically just a +/- 1.5 number that stays at 1.5, while the odds of the run line may change. Not having a point spread differs from sports like the NFL or NBA.
There are many opportunities to make MLB parlays as well, as there are typically many games on any given day and this is a great way to boost the potential payout of your parlay.
The most commonly bet markets for MLB parlays are run lines and money line plays, and both can be used to help get more favorable odds in your parlays.
How Do I Bet On MLB Parlays?
It's a pretty simple process to bet on an MLB parlay bet. All you need to do is load your selections into the bet-slip of whichever online sportsbook that you have chosen to place your bets on, provided that it is legal in your state.
Another great strategy to use for betting MLB parlays is odds shopping!
Odds Shopping Techniques
Odds shopping is when you take a look at multiple betting locations to see what betting site offers the best odds for your potential payout on your MLB parlay.
For example, take an MLB parlay where you bet 3 favorites on the money line at -150 odds each at one sportsbook. If you wager $100 on this parlay bet, your payout is $362, per our VegasInsider Parlay Calculator. If you find the same games on a different online sportsbook but at a -140 number, your payout on a $100 parlay bet would be $404, over a $40 increase.
Are you looking for the best online sportsbooks to take your MLB parlay wagers at? Have no fear, because we have a ton of amazing offers on our sportsbooks page for you to check out.
What Kind of MLB Parlay Bets Are There?
In this section, we'll break down the different types of MLB parlay bets that you can make, because there are quite a few! All of these options have their quirks that make them worth placing wagers on.
2+ Team Parlays
2+ team MLB parlays have already been briefly covered in the above content, and are the most common form of parlay betting. To make one of these, just put two or more teams into the bet slip of your online sportsbooks and click the parlay option, and the book will automatically multiply the odds of the plays that you've entered.
If you're looking for the best daily picks to put in your MLB parlays, check out both our Free Picks and Consensus Picks pages for picks that will be updated every day!
MLB Same-Game Parlays are very similar to regular MLB parlays. The main difference is that unlike regular parlays being a multi-team bet, as you may surmise, same-game parlays involve multiple bets from the same game inside one parlay.
The main positive of an MLB same-game parlay is that by combining multiple bets you can shoot for a bigger win on the game you’re watching or the team you root for, as with all parlays, the odds of your MLB same-game parlay increase with each bet you add.
The cool thing about these SGPs, as they are usually stylized, is that you can be very creative in shaping the parlay to the way you think the game will go.
Like any parlay, the more bets that you add to the same-game parlay, the more difficult the overall MLB parlay is to hit, but your odds will also start to exponentially increase as well, so if you believe you have a firm handle on what may happen, you can swing for the fences! The most recommended size of a same-game MLB parlay is 3-4 picks, which can usually boost the odds to a comfortable point.
Bankroll management is one of the most important techniques you can learn as a sportsbettor. It's very important to never bet more than you can afford to lose, and knowing the typical amount per bet that you should make is key.
A good betting limit would be 1% of your net worth. Take what you have and set limits that you can manage. Do not chase bets or bet beyond your means.
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