Tuesday’s Major League Baseball schedule has drawn the interest of a big bettor at Caesars Sportsbook, with a five-figure wager on a seven-leg parlay that could bring in more than $650,000 if all seven legs come through.
A lot will have to go right for this to cash, but the parlay includes four significant favorites, one small favorite, one moderate underdog, and one longshot underdog.
Naturally, the underdogs are the ones that might appear to threaten this parlay from cashing. But if hitting seven-leg parlays was easy, anyone could do it.
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Here is a look at each of these picks in this blockbuster parlay:
Tyler Mahle is on the mound for Cincinnati, facing Marcus Stroman and the Chicago Cubs. After a tough start to the season, Mahle has a 2.60 ERA across his past three starts, all of which have been wins for the Reds.
The Marlins are underdogs facing the Tampa Bay Rays with Shane McClanahan on the mound. Miami has Pablo Lopez going and Lopez has been outstanding this season, posting a 1.57 ERA and 0.91 WHIP in eight starts.
Naturally, the Dodgers are heavily favored in Tuesday’s matchup with the Washington Nationals. Los Angeles sends Walker Buehler against Josiah Gray for the Nats. In the past five seasons, Buehler has started 102 games and suffered just 14 losses.
It is hard to imagine the Diamondbacks as such heavy favorites. But Zac Gallen is on the bump for Arizona and he has returned to fine form this season, delivering a 1.14 ERA and 0.71 WHIP in seven starts. He faces Jonathan Heasley of the Kansas City Royals, who will be making only his sixth career start.
This is the longshot of the parlay, with Bruce Zimmermann taking the mound for the Orioles against Jordan Montgomery and the New York Yankees. Zimmermann has a 3.48 ERA and 1.26 WHIP this season and has already started against the Yankees three times, with the Orioles winning twice including his last start on May 19.
Sonny Gray and the Twins are heavily favored at home against Beau Brieske and the Detroit Tigers. Brieske is making his sixth career start and looking for his first career win. He has a 5.13 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP.
White Sox (-170)
Dylan Cease is on the mound for the White Sox at home against Nick Pivetta and the Boston Red Sox. Cease has allowed two runs or less in six of his eight starts this season and can miss bats, leading qualified American League starters with 13.8 strikeouts per nine innings. Pivetta is not an easy touch, though, as he has surrendered two runs in 22 innings across his past three starts.