The Parlay Kid
New York Yankees to Win
In the two years of watching Gerrit Cole pitch for the Yankees, he always backs up a rare poor start with an exceptional one. Tonight should be no different especially with what’s on the line for the Yankees (playoffs) and Cole himself (Cy Young). Put up or shut up time for the Yankees. Get it done!
Boston Red Sox to Win
I hope I’m wrong here, but I think the Red Sox should be favored in this one. Boston has won 7 in a row and is 6-1 at Fenway this season vs. the Yankees. Cole has been struggling recently and lost both outings in Fenway this season. I trust the Red Sox lineup more right now. Red Sox +100.
2-Team Parlay: Fresno St. -30.5, Wake Forest/Virginia over 68.5
Wake Forest is averaging 39 points a game this season. The Cavs are a bit higher at 41 a game and they just gave up 59 last week to Sam Howell and the Tar Heels. Let's get a shootout in Charlottesville. The Bulldogs are averaging 43 points per game and the Rebels are beyond bad on defense and have given up 1500 yards and are giving up 40 points per contest through three games (that includes losing and giving up 35 points to I-AA school Eastern Washington).
Houston Texans +10.5
Houston has been better than expected (2-0 vs spread) and is actually 6th in the AFC running the ball with the law team of M Ingram, P Lindsay, and D. Johnson. The Panthers have looked good so far but on the road, this squad has not won a road game by more than 7 points in 14 straight games (last win of this sort was exactly 2 years ago on 9/22/2019. Let's give the Texans a shot and force the Panthers to win by double digits on Thursday night football.
The Parlay Kid
Mark Ingram Over 9.5 Rushing Attempts
Ingram has gone for 40 carries in his first two games so this number seems suspiciously low. If I believed in fishy lines I would question this, but I don’t. So let’s jump on because the Texans will run often to slow the Panthers pass rush and take the pressure off young QB Davis Mills.
Brittney Griner Over 22.5 Points
It seems like it’s been a while, but the WNBA playoffs are finally starting tonight. I can’t believe Harry is not on this one. The Liberty come into these playoffs struggling, and they are going to have a hard time dealing with Griner. In the regular season, they struggled to deal with her size and she dropped 29 and 26 on them. Expect another huge night from Griner. O22.5 Points!
Giancarlo Stanton to Hit a Home Run
Nothing like playing the Rangers to cure your ills. The Yankees have hit significantly better against lefties all year. Stanton has homered in 3 of his last 5 games, and Hearn has given up 2 home runs in 3 of his last 5 starts. Stanton Homer +250!
Manchester United/West Ham Over 2.5 Goals
These two rivals met on the 19th of this month with Man U pulling out a 2-1 victory. In Man U's last 3 matches at least 3 goals were scored. C Ronaldo scored on Sunday against "The Hammers" and I fully expect him and West Ham's Said Benrahma (also scored on Sunday) to put the pressure on when it comes to manufacturing goals in their rematch on Wednesday.
The Parlay Kid
2-Team Parlay: Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers to Win
Zack Wheeler is on the mound for the Phillies and he has an ERA of four runs less per game than his counterpart, Keegan Akin of the Baltimore Orioles. On the West Coast, Walker Buehler needs to be on top of his game to help keep the Dodgers out of the wild card game and cannot afford a loss to the Rockies. Both faves win here and so do I.