Top MLB Parlay Odds & Picks for Sunday May 1 (2022)

May 1, 2022 - 1:18 PM

Here are my top MLB parlay odds and picks for Sunday, May 1.


(Odds courtesy DraftKings)

Boston Red Sox (-150) vs. Baltimore Orioles (+130) O/U 8.5

(First Pitch 1:05 p.m. ET)

The Red Sox were thought in the preseason to be a contender in this tough American League East, but they’re in fourth and a loss would tie them in the loss column with the last-place Orioles.

The pitching that struggled most of last year has been its strong point. They are currently 11th in ERA (3.43) and the Bullpen that finished 26th in ERA last year (5.23) is now tenth (3.20).

It’s the offense that is struggling for this team as they’re 23rd in runs per game (3.57).  The newer Red Sox are not doing so well as a big free agent signing Trevor Story is hitting just .210 and Jackie Bradley Jr. in his second tenure in Boston is at .167.

While I did mention how well the Red Sox are pitching, we can’t say that about Nick Pivetta. He currently does not have any control over his pitches and is either walking someone (7.2 BB per 9) or they’re crushing it off of him (51 hard hit%).

Baltimore will need any kind of advantage with Jordan Lyles on the mound. Lyles has struggled not just this year, but his 5.59 ERA is 12th worse amongst pitchers with at least 119 innings pitched. His stuff is flat and getting hit hard as he’s allowing a league-leading 25 hits this season and a hard-hit percentage of 43.

Both of these pitchers have not found their stuff so far this season. Pivetta is going to give up free bases and great opportunities for the O’s to grab some runs. This is still a great Boston lineup that can hit bad pitching, and Lyles is in that boat right now.

Leg 1: Over 8.5 (-105)

Chicago Cubs (+170) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (-200) O/U 7 

(First Pitch: 2:10 p.m. ET)

The Cubs have hit a tough patch as they’ve lost nine of their last 11 including three straight. The hitting has been absolutely abysmal lately as they’ve managed to score one run in three consecutive games and four in their last five.

The bats will need to come alive as send up Marcus Stroman. His Cubs tenure has not started off well as he’s yet to get a win but had a much better start last time out allowing just two runs in six innings.

He’ll need to pitch much better against one of the league’s best pitchers in Corbin Burnes. In the National Leagues as he’s seventh in ERA (1.75), fourth in K’s per 9 (11.6), and second in WHIP (0.74). He comes in with a success against the Cubs as the current roster is hitting just .210 off of him.

The Brewers are trending in the opposite direction of the Cubs. They have won 13 of their previous 17 games and 10 have been by at least two runs.

It’s impossible to not believe with Burnes on the mound at home, with how these teams are trending, Milwaukee can’t win this one.

Leg 2: Brewers -1.5

Cincinnati Reds (+130) vs. Colorado Rockies (-120) O/U 10.5 

(First Pitch: 3:10 p.m.)

The Reds continue to struggle this season as they will try to avoid the sweep in Denver.

It was just another tough day for the Reds as they could not string together much offense and the third-worse bullpen in the league blew a two-run lead and a win for Connor Overton.

Avoiding the brooms will tough be tough with Reiver Sanmartin on the mound whose last two starts have been horrendous by allowing 14 earned runs in 8.1 innings with opposing batters hitting .400.

Colorado gets the benefit of playing in the Mile High where they always hit well, but this lineup is one of the best against southpaws. The Rockies are fourth in batting average at home against lefties (.277) and on-base percentage (.368).

Like Sanmartin, Rockies starter Kyle Freeland is also 0-3, but he’s on the uptrend. After allowing five runs in 5.1 innings in his first start, he’s allowed just three in 10 innings over his last two.

While Colorado is hitting well against lefties, Cincy is the complete opposite. They are 28th in batting average against lefties on the road (.183), and 29th in on-base percentage (.262), and slugging (.256).

Pull out the brooms because they’ll be sweeping in Denver.

Leg 3: Rockies ML

Total parlay odds on DraftKings: +567


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