Best MLB Parlay Picks Today (Tigers, Rays, Mets Help Create a Monster Payday)

The Mets offense hopes to stay hot against the Nationals today
The Mets offense hopes to stay hot against the Nationals today / Mike Stobe/GettyImages

When I was a kid, I simulated a season on MLB 2000 on PlayStation. I was tired of the Royals being terrible and was only five, so I didn't understand loyalty yet. The Red Sox finished my simulated season with the best record, so for the next 10 years I became a passionate Boston fan.

After all my years of youthful fandom, the Red Sox repay me by costing us a six-team, +3921 parlay?

I'm disgusted.

In any case, we came so, so close to cashing a massive parlay and I'm ready to seal the deal today. It's a new month, and I won't let Boston's ungrateful ways bring me down.

Let's get into it. I've analyzed the odds at WynnBET Sportsbook and am pleased to present you with my best MLB parlay picks to kick off June:

Best MLB Parlay Picks

Mets -1.5 (-125) vs Nationals

The Mets have won five straight behind the hottest offense in baseball and now face a mistake-prone rookie making the first big league start of his career in Evan Lee. He had a 4.35 ERA in May in Double-A and gave up 10 hits and five runs to the Altoona Curve in his last outing. With all due respect to the fine folks in Altoona, New York has a much more potent lineup.

Lee struggles with command and lost three straight starts in the minors before being called up. He's in over his head against a Mets squad that's won seven straight at home. Carlos Carrasco has shut the Nationals down twice already this year and has a 3-0 record at home with a 3.23 ERA.

Back New York to push Washington to 3-11 in their last 14 on the road.

Astros vs Athletics Under 7.0 (+100)

What, you thought I'd leave off the surest bet in MLB? Think again! Justin Verlander got banged up in his last outing but hadn't allowed a run in three straight starts prior to that. With the league's best bullpen and defense backing him up, Verlander should bounce back against an Oakland lineup that finished May with the worst OPS in the league against right-handed pitchers.

Cole Irvin has been fantastic too, especially at home. He has a 1.64 ERA in four starts at the Coliseum and the Astros rank 22nd in OPS against lefty's over the last two weeks.

The under is 38-12 in Houston games this season and on a 12-1 run. Don't think twice, roll with the best trend in the sport.

Twins vs Tigers Under 7.5 (-110) / Tigers (+108)

Tarik Skubal has real value at +5000 over at WynnBET to win the American League Cy Young. Over his last four starts, Skubal has a 1.08 ERA and the under has hit each time. He's in the 87th percentile in expected ERA and 90th in walk rate, so he's displayed tremendous command and an ability to limit hard contact.

That is elite company. You mean what Skubal is doing has only been replicated four times in the last 20 years and each time the pitcher finished in the top-four in Cy Young voting? Oh, well okay then.

Detroit has won four of six as a home underdog and three of Skubal's last four starts. Bailey Ober is a difficult opponent, but he's due for some regression as he ranks in just the 16th percentile in expected batting average and 19th in expected ERA. Trust MLB's newest breakout pitcher, it's Tarik Skubal day.

Yankees (-168) vs Angels

Speaking of Cy Young contenders, Nestor Cortes has been incredible this year. He's in the 94th percentile in expected batting average and 96th in expected ERA and the Yankees are 6-1 in his last seven starts.

With an absurd 1.70 ERA, Cortes puts the Yankees in great position to improve to 15-4 in their last 19 as a home favorite. Reid Detmers has a ton of potential for Los Angeles, but he's surrendered four home runs in his last two outings and will be overmatched against a Yankees lineup that averages the most long balls per game in MLB.

The Angels have lost six straight and Cortes makes it seven tonight.

Rays First Five Innings (-125) vs Rangers

This is about as lopsided a pitching matchup as you'll see. Jeffrey Springs has a 1.62 ERA this year and has been fantastic since transitioning to a start for Tampa Bay. He displays tremendous control, and his MLB Statcast Pitching Profile is a thing of beauty:

Springs' breakout is a revelation for the Rays, and they should be bigger favorites against Rangers' starter Jon Gray. In his last outing, Gray surrendered five runs to one of the league's worst lineups in Oakland and has a 6.35 ERA at home. He's overmatched, plain and simple. Though the Rangers offense worries me later in the game, the value is overwhelming in the first five to back Springs.


The "BOOM, It's June!" Parlay (+4005)

  • Mets -1.5 (-125) vs Nationals
  • Astros vs Athletics Under 7.0 (+100)
  • Tigers vs Twins Under 7.5 (-110)
  • Tigers (+108) vs Twins
  • Yankees (-168) vs Angels
  • Rays First Five Innings (-125) vs Rangers

There we have it! No better way to kick June off then with a massive MLB parlay cash. I encourage you to pick your favorites or mix-and-match over at WynnBET Sportsbook as you fill out your bet slip.

With six-team parlays, I never expect to hit them all. So bet wisely. But if we can have a day like yesterday and go 5-1? That's a beautiful day, my friends.

Boston may not have repaid my fandom, but if we cash this whopper today you better believe I'll have a new group of squads I'm loyal to.

Follow all of Joe Summers' betting picks here.