I already have looked at three straight-up Major League Baseball picks for the holiday weekend. But picking a straight up winner isn’t all that tough. You can make more money doing a parlay and here are three options on online sports betting lines for game totals.
A Look at the Top MLB Parlay Betting Picks for the Weekend (May 27-29)
St. Louis at Washington (Sunday, May 29th)
The total here likely will be 7.5, and I’d lean under. For the Cardinals, it’s struggling Michael Wacha, but he’s too good to keep pitching like he has. Wacha (2-5) allowed eight runs on eight hits and four walks with four strikeouts over four innings in a loss Tuesday against the Cubs. Wacha is in a rut, as he has allowed at least four runs in each of his last four starts and at least six earned runs in each of his last two. His last quality start came May 3 against the Phillies; since then, his ERA has jumped from 2.65 to 5.04. The big problem has been control: 13 of his 22 walks have come in his past four starts. Going under here is more about Washington’s Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg (8-0, 2.79 ERA) won a second consecutive decision against the Mets on Tuesday, striking out 11 in 6.2 innings while allowing a pair of runs on four hits and two walks. The Nationals have won 14 consecutive starts made by Strasburg, extending his own franchise record. Since he returned from the DL last June, only Jake Arrieta and Clayton Kershaw own a better ERA than Strasburg. He beat the Cardinals in St. Louis earlier this year, allowing just two runs in seven innings, striking out nine.
RECAP: Diaz hits his 7th HR of the season but the #STLCards fall to the Nationals. https://t.co/KGrjVXvcIz pic.twitter.com/jF6TGj4m5r— #VoteSTL (@Cardinals) May 27, 2016