Best MLB Parlay Picks Today (It's a Great Day to Back Sensational Pitchers)

Shane McClanahan has a 1.40 ERA since the start of May
Shane McClanahan has a 1.40 ERA since the start of May / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

I'm camping this weekend and let me tell you, a little ecotherapy does wonders for the soul.

Yet while I've been cooking over a nice campfire, taking the pups for a swim, and enjoying the beautiful sounds of nature nature'ing, I've been itching to get this parlay cracking today. Perhaps it's the bug bites, but I tend to think it's an itch of desire, instead.

That's right, we've got the strength of the wilderness behind us today and it's time to tackle a stellar 15-game slate. The crew at BetSided has previews for each contest, but I'm ready for my magnum opus.

Using odds from WynnBET, here are my favorite MLB parlay picks of the day, brought to you by the lovely morning chirp of birds and clicking howl of cicadas.

Best MLB Parlay Picks Today

Phillies (-173) vs Pirates

Ben Heisler let us know why Aaron Nola was a value to win the Cy Young last week. Now, we're getting great odds on him to continue his incredible season against a miserable Pirates club that ranks 29th in OPS against right-handed pitchers this month.

Nola has a remarkable 2.30 road ERA, while JT Brubaker has a bloated 4.38 ERA at home. The Phillies' ace should bounce back nicely here, and Philadelphia has four straight wins as road favorites. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, has four straight losses as a home underdog.

Look for Philly to finish off the sweep thanks to a sterling performance from Nola.

Brewers (-133) vs Red Sox

All signs point to a convincing win for Milwaukee. The Brewers are 9-3 in their last 12 as road favorites and send Aaron Ashby to the mound, who is much better than his numbers indicate. Ashby has a 4.38 actual ERA, but his 3.52 expected ERA is an excellent mark.

He just threw seven strong innings with nine strikeouts against the Rockies, who smash left-handed pitching, and now faces a collapsing Boston club that's lost 13 of 16.

Red Sox starter Josh Winckowski is 0-4 with a 6.75 ERA this month and Milwaukee ranks second in OPS against right-handed pitchers in July. Look at Winckowski's MLB Statcast Pitching Profile and tell me you don't want to throw the mortgage on the Brewers:

The vibes of nature are telling me Milwaukee is the play. Don't question the birds.

Rays (-230) vs Guardians

Hello, it's me, your resident 2022 Cleveland Guardians supporter, here begrudgingly telling you that we have to fade my squad today. Why? Because Shane friggin' McClanahan is pitching.

The AL Cy Young-favorite hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in a start since April. He's got a 1.40 ERA since the start of May and my beloved Guardians are one of the worst lineups in MLB against left-handed pitching.

Cleveland starts Brian Shaw in what will be a bullpen day, but the Rays are 12-4 in their last 16 as home favorites and should generate enough offense to support McClanahan.

White Sox (-270) vs Athletics

For my money, the only pitcher that's more dominant than McClanahan right now is Dylan Cease. He's allowed three earned runs total in his last 11 starts as he's making a push for Cy Young votes over the Rays' star.

Cease has a 1.19 ERA in day games and should continue his exceptional stretch against a pathetic Athletics lineup. Adam Oller has an 8.07 ERA, and frankly this matchup seems like cruel and unusual punishment for Oakland.

Trust in Cease to give Chicago a convincing win.

MLB Parlay for July 31, 2022

The "Nature's Best" Parlay (+444)

  • Phillies (-173) vs Pirates
  • Brewers (-133) vs Red Sox
  • Rays (-230) vs Guardians
  • White Sox (-270) vs Athletics

You smell that firewood? You hear that nature? You feel those dollars in your pocket after we cash this bad boy?

I hope so, because this is the parlay that's going to end July with a bang and send us off to August feeling refreshed, wealthy, and wise. Be sure to check out the MLB previews from the BetSided team as you craft your perfect parlay over at WynnBET. We only get one chance at glory today - we better make it count.

Best of luck, and let's get after it.

Follow all of Joe Summers' betting picks here.