MLB Betting Previews – Tuesday, September 4 Parlay
The MLB regular season enters its final month with several teams still jockeying for a spot in the postseason.
After carefully analyzing all the stats and betting trends for the pitching matchups on Tuesday’s slate of games, we have uncovered two games that set-up as the perfect two-team parlay.
Game 1: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Money Line: New York +115 Tampa Bay -120
Total Line: 8.5
New York will go with Freddy Garcia in second game of this AL East showdown. The right-hander has not got past the fifth inning in his last two starts; giving-up a total of seven earned runs.
Overall, he is 7-5 with a 4.90 ERA in 15 previous starts.
Garcia is 9-2 against the Rays with an ERA of 3.28.
Tampa Bay will counter with Alex Cobb on the mound. This right-hander is 8-8 on the year with a 4.39 ERA. He has gone at least seven innings in five of his last seven starts and has held his opponents to three or less earned runs in nine of his last 10 outings.
Cobb was tagged with a loss in his only other appearance against New York this year.
The Yankees are 2-9 in their last 11 road games against a team with a winning record, while Tampa Bay is a perfect 6-0 in Cobb’s last six starts. New York comes into this series with just one win in its last 10 games in Tampa Bay and will be hard-pressed to squeeze-out a victory on Tuesday night.
Game 2: Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics
Money Line: Los Angeles +105 Oakland -115
Run Line: 7.5
The Angels will turn to Zach Greinke to try and secure a much needed win on Tuesday night. The right-hander has finally settled down in his last two outings after a rough start with his new team. He gave-up a total of three earned runs in those two games after getting tagged with 20 earned runs in his previous four starts.
Greinke is 5-1 against the A’s with a 3.31 ERA.
Jarrod Parker is expected to get the start for Oakland. He is 9-7 on the year with a 3.72 ERA. The right-hander gave-up five runs on eight hits this past Thursday against Cleveland after posting a 1.93 ERA in his previous two starts.
Los Angeles is just 1-8 in its last nine games against a team with a winning record verse Oakland’s 18-8 record against a winning team in its last 26 games.
These two teams have split the last six games in Oakland 3-3 heading into this series, but stick with the Athletics on Tuesday night to lock-up the back-end of this parlay with a win.