Best MLB Parlay Picks Today (Marlins, Astros Highlight Top Plays)

Sandy Alcantara has a 1.80 ERA at home this year as the Marlins host the Angels tonight
Sandy Alcantara has a 1.80 ERA at home this year as the Marlins host the Angels tonight / Michael B. Thomas/GettyImages

I hope everyone had a swell holiday weekend full of delicious food and devoid of wayward fireworks.

It's time to jump back into the normal world again. What better way to do that than with a whopping MLB parlay?

The BetSided team has you covered with previews for each of the 15 games on today's slate, so be sure to check those out. As you're filling out your bet slip at WynnBET Sportsbook though, I've got a parlay for ya to consider.

Using odds from WynnBET, here are my favorite MLB parlay picks of the day:

Best MLB Parlay Picks Today

Marlins (-143) vs Angels

It's Sandy Alcantara day at home, so Matt De Saro is right that the Marlins are an easy bet. He's the favorite at WynnBET Sportsbook to win the NL Cy Young at +150 and has a 1.80 ERA at home this season.

He's been spectacular, and I don't see the Angels' struggling lineup knocking him off his dominant course. Los Angeles is 29th in OPS against right-handed pitchers over the last three weeks and are 1-12 in their last 13 as road underdogs.

Noah Syndergaard has been good, but his 4.18 expected ERA implies negative regression is coming. I'll trust Alcantara and a Marlins squad that's won nine of 10 as home favorites.

Astros -1.5 (-125) vs Royals/Over 8.0 (-120)

The Astros have won seven straight as home favorites and I think they win a high-scoring affair over Zack Greinke and the Royals tonight. Greinke has looked great in his two starts since returning from the Injured List, but those games came against the Athletics and Rangers, two lineups who struggle against right-handed pitching.

Houston ranks fourth in OPS against right-handed pitchers this year and Greinke's got a terrible 6.90 ERA on the road. As a result, the over is 5-1 in his last six starts away from home.

Luis Garcia has a 4.70 home ERA so the Royals should be able to score as well. But with a huge bullpen advantage in Houston's favor, I expect them to emerge victorious once again. Trust the Astros to improve to 16-3 since mid-June and the over to improve to 7-2-2 in their last 11 as home favorites.

Guardians (-159) vs Tigers

I like the Guardians to snap their slide behind Cal Quantrill tonight. He's thrown a quality start in nine of his last 12 outings and has a clear advantage over converted reliver Drew Hutchison, whose MLB Statcast Pitching Profile is discouraging:

Hutchison hasn't made it through the fifth inning in either of his starts while Quantrill is an innings-eater, so the Tigers' bullpen will have a lot of pressure on it to keep Detroit in it.

Look for Cleveland to improve to 11-4 in their last 15 as road favorites.

MLB Parlay for July 5, 2022

The "Jump Back to Reality" Parlay (+813)

  • Marlins (-143) vs Angels
  • Astros -1.5 (-125) vs Royals
  • Astros vs Royals Over 8.0 (-120)
  • Guardians (-159) vs Tigers

What a perfect way to ease back into the work week! I encourage you to pick and choose your favorite plays from the BetSided previews to create your own parlay, but these are the four wagers I'm rolling with.

Whichever direction you choose, I wish you luck over at WynnBET Sportsbook. Let's get after it and keep the bangs coming well after the fireworks end!

Follow all of Joe Summers' betting picks here.