Top MLB Parlay Odds & Picks for Thursday, May 12 (2022)

May 12, 2022 - 1:27 PM

The dogs were apparently barking yesterday. The Brewers scored 11 runs and didn’t defeat the Reds. Meanwhile, the Mariners allowed one massive hit that ruined everything, a grand slam by Rhys Hoskins.

So that gives us one more chance this week to hit a parlay. With a limited selection of games, it was easy to narrow down which games I’d be choosing.

(Odds courtesy DraftKings)


Oakland Athletics vs. Detroit Tigers

The Tigers and Athletics have been awful offensively. But I’m going to back the Athletics, knowing they’ll have James Kaprielian on the mound going up against Beau Brieske.

Kaprielian’s earning nearly 26% strikeouts on the season, and Brieske simply allows more balls in play. Throughout the order, the Tigers and their lineup consist of complete garbage against righties. Only Austin Meadows and maybe Robbie Grossman is a threat to Kaprielian. But both of those batters have struggled so far this season.

Kaprielian showed signs of potential last season and at this point, I just trust him to shut things down more than Brieske, who has an xFIP above 6.00.

Bet: Athletics (+100 at DraftKings) 

Kansas City Royals vs. Texas Rangers

This is an exciting rubber match between two teams that won’t be in the playoffs when it’s all said and done. But with Jon Heasley on the mound for the Royals, I’ll fade Kansas City and take the Rangers.

The middle of the Rangers lineup is starting to catch fire with high ISO numbers and legitimate power. Heasley only struck out 10% of batters last season and will make his season debut this year. If he’s not going to earn strikeouts, he will allow plenty of hard hit-line drives against the Rangers. In the Rangers’ projected order, seven of the nine batters are hitting 20% line drives or more in the last 30 days.

I’ll take my chances with the Rangers at home. This offense could explode today.

Bet: Rangers (-130 at DraftKings) 

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

After a pathetic series against the Pirates, are the Dodgers really that big of a threat anymore? I see Zack Wheeler as an underdog going up against Tyler Anderson of the Dodgers.

I know Wheeler is coming off a bout with COVID, but he made a quick return, so I’m sure things weren’t so bad for him. Meanwhile, Anderson has an XFIP nearing 5.

The Phillies haven’t dominated lefties this season, but the lineup is more than capable of putting together some big hits against Anderson in this game.

I’m going to back Wheeler and the Phillies with plus money in my parlay.

Bet: Phillies (+125 at DraftKings)

Parlay: (+696 at DraftKings)


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