Best MLB Parlay Picks Today (Spicy Sunday Special Includes Astros, Pirates, Rockies)

Tarik Skubal highlights one of the best on our spicy Sunday special parlay
Tarik Skubal highlights one of the best on our spicy Sunday special parlay / Duane Burleson/GettyImages

Happy Sunday! We're roughly 1/5 of the way through the MLB season already and we're starting to get a handle on who these teams really are.

We've got a plethora of games on the slate today and the team here at BetSided has you covered with previews for each one. I love the value on today's slate, but there's a few games calling my name for a spicy Sunday parlay.

What better way to enter the work week than with a fresh wad of cash in your pocket? Money makes the Monday blues momentary, after all.

Thanks to the odds from WynnBET, let's check out my favorite MLB parlay picks to send us into the office smiling tomorrow:

Best MLB Parlay Picks

Astros -1.5 (-110) vs Nationals

Houston saw its nine-game winning streak snapped yesterday, but that's just creating screaming value in today's matchup. The Astros have a gigantic starting pitching advantage, as Justin Verlander has been one of the league's best pitchers in his age-39 season. He has a 1.55 ERA through six starts and has a quality start in five straight outings.

Nationals' starter Patrick Corbin, meanwhile, is still a disaster. He's been better in recent weeks, but he's 0-5 with a 6.06 ERA and ranks in the 11th percentile in expected batting average. Houston will be out for revenge and they'll get it behind another gem from Verlander.

Pirates (-142) vs Reds

Hunter Greene has been one of the worst starters in baseball this year. He has a 9.00 ERA in four road starts and has walked at least four batters in three of his last four outings. The Reds' league-worst bullpen is backing him up and the Pirates rank 13th in OPS in May.

On the other end, Pirates' starter Jose Quintana has a 1.69 ERA in his last three starts and is coming off six scoreless innings against the Dodgers. Los Angeles' offense is much more dangerous than Cincinnati's, and I expect another strong performance from Quintana.

Orioles vs Tigers Under 7.5 (+100)

The under is 6-1 in Baltimore's last seven games and 9-1-1 in Detroit's previous 11. Tyler Wells has a 2.25 ERA in his last three starts and faces a Tigers lineup that ranks 29th in OPS against right-handed pitchers.

He'll be opposed by Tarik Skubal, who has a 2.16 ERA in his last five outings and is coming off seven scoreless innings against Oakland. The Orioles are 27th in OPS against lefty's and I see no reason to believe in either offense. Give me the under until one of these teams proves they can hit.

Rockies -1.5 (+125) vs Royals

I got into the specifics in my preview here, but the case is simple: the Rockies are the best lineup in MLB against left-handed pitchers and lefty Daniel Lynch has really struggled on the road. This is his first time pitching at Coors Field, and that tends to go poorly.

Aaron Gomber has thrown a quality start in three of his last four outings and has historically had success at Coors Field. Colorado is 12-6 at home and we're getting a discount on them because of the Royals' win in the first game of the series.


Spicy Sunday Special Parlay (+1356)

  • Astros -1.5 (-110) vs Nationals
  • Pirates (-142) vs Reds
  • Orioles vs Tigers Under 7.5 (+100)
  • Rockies -1.5 (+125) vs Royals

There we have it! A spicy Sunday special parlay to send us into our work weeks with a pocket full of cash. Head on over to WynnBET to get it locked in before the games get going, though feel free to add your own twist if you're feeling extra spicy.

Follow all of Joe Summers' betting picks here.