Val’s Big Payday Parlay August 4th
Val’s Big Payday Parlay, pays +1830
Straight up Overall Record for the Big Payday Plays 344-474, 3.45 units
LA Angels -1.5 +178
The Angels host the A’s this afternoon; it will be P. Blackburn and J. Junk on the mound. The Angels look to avenge yesterday’s 3-1; Junk will be making his 2nd career start, the first went well versus the Royals as he shut them down over 5 innings, today he’s gets to face another weak offensive club which will be to his benefit. For the A’s; Blackburn finally pitched well in his last start, however, the end result was still another A’s loss. The A’s have lost 10 of his last 11 starts with 7 of the 10 losses being by multiple runs; I will not buck the trend here and back the Halos by multiple runs as I expect Junk to limit the A’s offensively.
Chicago Cubs +142 (G1)
The Cubs and Cardinals play a doubleheader today after yesterday game was rained out. We have 2 pitchers pitching well as of late in M. Stroman and M. Mikolas facing each other. The Cubs surprisingly didn’t trade either I. Happ or W. Contreras before the trade deadline on Tuesday. This will suit my purpose in this matchup as the Cubs lineup is clearly more potent with both of them in it. Stroman has really pitched well over the last month as he’s allowed only 2 earned runs over his last 20 innings pitched. Mikolas is also pitching well; however, I like the value with the Cubs in a game they can clearly win.
New York Mets -1.5 +172
A big 5 game series begins tonight in Queens between the Braves and Mets. A dominant series by either club could have major ramifications to the standings in the NL East division. Tonight we will see C. Carrasco versus K. Wright on the mound, both pitchers are having great season for their respective clubs. These 2 pitchers faced each other earlier in the year at Citi Field as Carrasco shut down the Braves over 8 innings in a Mets 3-0 win. The Mets are dominant at Citi Field and I expect them to take this game by multiple runs over the Braves.
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