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Thursday MLB Betting Parlay – Rays vs. Blue Jays, Red Sox vs. Angels

MLB Betting Previews- Thursday, August 30 Parlay

The MLB regular season continues to grind-on through the stretch-run towards the postseason. Looking ahead to this Thursday’s slate of games, we have carefully analyzed all the pitching matchups to uncover a golden opportunity for the following two-team parlay.

Game 1: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Money Line: Tampa Bay +105 Toronto -115
Total Line: 7.5

Matchup | Preview 

Tampa Bay will send Matt Moore to the mound on Thursday night to kick-off this crucial four-game weekend series against the Blue Jays. The left-hander is 10-7 this season with a 3.60 ERA. Last Friday against Oakland, he gave-up three runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings but did not get the decision. Moore has not lost a decision in his last six starts.

Toronto is out of the playoff race but will look to play the role of spoiler with Carlos Villanueva getting the start in the series opener. Last Friday he gave-up four earned runs for the just the second time in his last 10 starts. Overall, the right-hander is 6-4 with a 3.30 ERA.

The Rays are just 3-7 in Moore’s last 10 starts on the road, while the Blue Jays are 6-1 in Villanueva’s last seven starts at home. Tampa Bay has dominated this series with a 9-1 record in the last 10 meetings, but comes up short on Thursday night to give Toronto the early edge in this series. 


Game 2: Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels

Money Line: Boston +115 Loa Angeles -125
Total Line: 8.5

Matchup | Preview

Boston lost the series opener 6-5 on Tuesday night as a 186 road dog, but feels good about its chances to close things out with a win with Jon Lester on the mound. Despite an overall record of 8-10 with a 4.98 ERA, the left-hander has won his last three starts after giving-up a total of five earned runs. He is 4-1 against LA with a 4.20 ERA.

The Angels playoff hopes are staring to fade, but they will try and squeeze-out a win on Thursday night with Zack Greinke on the mound. The right-hander only gave-up one earned run in his last start after yielding a total of 20 earned runs in his previous four outings. Overall, he is 11-5 with an ERA of 3.87. Lifetime against Boston, Greinke is 1-4 with a 2.88 ERA.

The Red Sox are 5-1 in Lester’s last six starts on the road, while the Angels are 0-5 in their last five home games against a left-handed starter. Boston is 7-1 in its last eight games in LA and 5-1 in Lester’s last six starts against the Angels. Stick with the trends for the back-end of this parlay as the Red Sox close this series out with a win.

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