The 2022 MLB season is really starting to heat up as most teams are right around just 100 games left to play, which is the optimal time to place a MLB betting parlay.
Now is the time of the year in which the playoff races start to shake out a bit more. And some teams start to begin accepting calls on trades.
Betting on MLB continues to be challenging at times, but looking at starting pitching matchups and recent trends can help. With that in mind, here are four MLB games set to take place this weekend that you should consider including in a parlay.
Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers (Friday)
The Cleveland Guardians have been surprising in a good way this season, while the Los Angeles Dodgers have been a bit disappointing. These two teams will meet up on Friday to begin a weekend series, and the pitching matchup in this game looks like a mismatch.
Even though Los Angeles hasn’t been as dominant as expected, they are still one of the best teams in baseball. The Dodgers will also have Clayton Kershaw on the mound on Friday night, and he has gone 4-1 with a 2.12 ERA this season.
Jose Ramirez leads the Guardians with 16 home runs and 62 RBIs. But there are some other holes in that lineup. Zach Plesac will start on Friday night for Cleveland, and he could have a rough night.
The Dodgers are winning behind Kershaw on Friday night and are a perfect addition to your parlay.
Atlanta Braves at Chicago Cubs (Saturday)
The Chicago Cubs are now in an absolute free fall, and they are taking on a red-hot Atlanta Braves team this weekend. Chicago is going to struggle to beat Atlanta at all this weekend, but that’s especially true on Saturday.
The Braves will send Kyle Wright to the mound, and he is 7-3 with a 2.57 ERA this season. Atlanta is also mashing the baseball this season as they are closing in on 100 home runs.
Justin Steele will pitch for the Cubs, and things have not gone well for the young left hander. Christopher Morel and Willson Contreras are having a big year for the Cubs, but that’s about it.
Wright and the Braves are winning on Saturday, so add them to your betting MLB parlays.
Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros (Saturday)
The Chicago White Sox and Houston Astros have developed a rivalry in the American League, and they will meet up this weekend. You can expect some fireworks in this series, and it should be extremely competitive.
The pitching matchup on Saturday is fun as Johnny Cueto will start for Chicago against Justin Verlander for the Astros. As sharp as Cueto has been for the White Sox this season, Verlander has been one of the best pitchers in baseball.
Both teams have solid lineups, but it will be the Astros that back up Verlander and win this game, so add them to your parlay. Stay up to date with the latest sporting news with the BParlay.com Sports betting news blog.
San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies (Sunday)
NL West rivals will meet up this weekend in Colorado as the Rockies will host the San Diego Padres. Colorado is always a tough team to deal with at Coors Field. But the Padres are on an absolute roll coming into this series.
Yu Darvish is ready to start for San Diego on Sunday, and he has been tremendous this year. Darvish just went eight innings in his last start, and he will have a red-hot lineup to support him.
The Rockies will have Antonio Senzatela on the mound on Sunday. And he is just 2-3 with a 4.79 ERA this season. Colorado does have some big hitters in that lineup, but it’s hard to see them doing much damage against Darvish.
The Rockies won’t get swept this weekend, but they won’t be able to win on Sunday.