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Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels rounds the bases on his home run against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels rounds the bases on his home run against the Toronto Blue Jays. Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images via AFP.

Monday’s a light slate for MLB, but we’ve still got a premium matchup on tap that could feature a huge night for Shohei Ohtani when his Los Angeles Angels host the New York Yankees. Check out our Yankees-Angels same-game parlay picks.

The Yankees head to Los Angeles to take on the Angels in a battle that could turn profitable for one of the sport’s biggest stars. We’ve also found the strikeout totals on both starters to be mispriced, leading to a solid +500 same-game parlay opportunity.

Here are my same-game parlay picks for Monday’s matchup between the Yankees and Angels (odds via FanDuel Sportsbook; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Yankees vs. Angels Same-Game Parlay Picks

Same-Game Parlay Predictions For Yankees vs. Angels

Shohei Ohtani Over 1.5 Total Bases (+115)

Ohtani has some impressive career numbers against Frankie Montas from the latter's time with the Oakland Athletics. The two-way superstar is 8-for-21 with three home runs against Montas.

Additionally, Ohtani has slugged six homers in August, boasting a .989 OPS. He's primed for another big night in this matchup on Monday.

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Jose Suarez Over 4.5 Strikeouts (-138)

I view the FanDuel lines on both starting pitchers in Monday’s Yankees-Angels game as exploitable for betting purposes. Suarez has been a pretty stable option to keep the Angels in games recently, but he’s also had some surprising strikeout success during that stretch.

He's met the five-strikeout benchmark in four straight starts, and seven of his last 10 outings snce mid-June. The Yankees have a powerful lineup, but they strikeout at the 14th-highest rate in MLB on the season, so the matchup doesn’t scare me off of Suarez.

His Over/Under sitting at 4.5 wouldn't be especially attractive from a return-on-investment standpoint as a standalone bet, but it’s a great value for a parlay.

Frankie Montas Under 6.5 Strikeouts (-148)

Similar to Suarez’s Over, I like the Under for Montas due to a seemingly mispriced total at 6.5. Montas has not cleared 6.5 strikeouts since June 28 against the Yankees, a month before he was traded to New York.

He’s had several recent games in which he's struggled, giving up six runs twice over his past four starts. However, even when Montas has pitched well, the lack of strikeouts has been noteworthy.

With just 24 strikeouts over his past seven starts, Montas is averaging fewer than four per game in that span. Though the Angels strike out more than any team in baseball on a per-game basis this season, I haven’t seen enough from Montas recently to believe he is in a position to exploit that on Monday.

Combined Odds: Ohtani Over 1.5 total bases (+115) + Suarez Over 4.5 strikeouts (-138) + Montas Under 6.5 strikeouts (-148) = +500

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Yankees-Angels same-game parlay picks made on 8/29/2022 at 12:53 p.m. ET