MLB Same Game Parlay Bets to Target: Friday 6/7/24

Skyler Carlin
Skyler Carlin@skyler_carlin
MLB Same Game Parlay Bets to Target: Friday 6/7/24

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Here at FanDuel Research, we're going to provide some SGPs builds to consider based on the games and props available for today, but there are plenty more popular parlay ideas available at FanDuel's Parlay Hub, too!

Which correlated bets stand out for today's MLB slate? Let's dig in.

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MLB Same Game Parlay Bets for Friday 6/7/24

Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays

Gunnar Henderson to Record 2+ Total Bases (-115)
Baltimore Orioles Over 4.5 Total Runs (+110)

Combined Odds: +205

Aaron Civale is set to make his 13th start of the season for the Tampa Bay Rays, and the veteran righty is struggling versus left-handed hitters. Entering Friday's contest against the Baltimore Orioles, Civale is permitting a .360 wOBA, 1.54 WHIP, and 1.88 HR/9 to lefties, compared to a .314 wOBA, 1.21 WHIP, and 1.42 HR/9 to righties.

Taking those metrics into account, Gunnar Henderson is a left-handed bat we can target from the Orioles. Out of the leadoff spot, Henderson is sporting a .391 wOBA, .327 ISO, and 159 wRC+ when facing right-handed pitchers this season.

Henderson is also in fantastic form, accruing multiple bases in four of his last five games. With Civale giving up the long ball to lefties often and Henderson doing damage against righties, it's worth mentioning that the talented infielder is being given +360 odds to hit a home run on Friday.

Along with taking Henderson to have success at the plate, we'll back the Orioles to score five-plus runs on the road. Civale has given up two-plus earned runs in nine of his last 10 starts, and he's in the 43rd percentile in xERA (4.00) and 31st percentile in xBA (.261).

Also, when Civale exits the contest, Tampa Bay's bullpen is logging the seventh-worst SIERA (4.01), ninth-worst WHIP (1.34), and third-worst HR/9 (1.21). Meanwhile, Baltimore has the eighth-lowest strikeout rate (20.0%), eighth-highest wOBA (.318), sixth-highest wRC+ (109), and second-highest ISO (.195) versus right-handed pitching.

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Yankees

Yoshinobu Yamamoto to Record 6+ Strikeouts (-170)
Cody Poteet Over 3.5 Strikeouts (-150)
Anthony Volpe to Record a Hit (-230)

Combined Odds: +282

On Friday, the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees will begin a series that is highly anticipated due to it being a potential World Series preview. Some of the excitement surrounding the series has dissipated a bit with Juan Soto suffering an injury on Thursday, but we'll be primarily targeting the pitchers in this matchup.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto will take the mound for the Dodgers to make his 13th start of the campaign. Through his first 12 starts, Yamamoto ranks in the 77th percentile in chase rate (31.3%), 64th percentile in whiff rate (27.0%), and 83rd percentile in strikeout rate (28.4%) with six-plus Ks in eight of his 12 outings -- including each of his last four.

While the Yankees boast the seventh-lowest strikeout rate (20.0%) versus right-handed pitchers, they are a more strikeout-prone team without Soto in the lineup. With Soto sidelined, New York currently has four players in their projected lineup for Friday with a strikeout rate of 23.6% or higher against righties.

On the other hand, Cody Poteet will be making just his third start in pinstripes this year. Across his first two starts, Poteet has a modest 23.8% strikeout rate, logging four-plus Ks against the San Francisco Giants and Cleveland Guardians.

Being that the Yankees used five of their relief pitchers on Thursday, they could need Poteet -- who has gone five-plus innings in both of his starts -- to pitch somewhat deep into the game. Pitching five-plus innings against a Dodgers squad that is striking out at a 22.7% rate versus right-handed pitching should be enough for Poteet to achieve four-plus strikeouts again.

Lastly, we'll take Anthony Volpe to record a hit for New York. Volpe has amazingly tallied at least one hit in 26 of his last 27 appearances, and Yamamoto is showing reverse splits with a .336 wOBA and 1.30 WHIP allowed to right-handed hitters, compared to a .240 wOBA and 0.96 WHIP surrendered to left-handed hitters.

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres

Michael King Over 5.5 Strikeouts (-134)
Luis Arraez to Record a Run (+115)

Combined Odds: +274

As part of the trade that sent Soto to the Yankees, Michael King has flashed potential as a solid starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres. After giving up multiple earned runs in five of his first seven starts this season, King has allowed one or fewer earned runs in four of his last six appearances on the bump.

Even though King is in just the 52nd percentile in chase rate (28.2%), he is in the 67th percentile in whiff rate (27.6%) and 70th percentile in strikeout rate (25.4%) with a formidable 11.3% swinging strike rate. King has also racked up six-plus strikeouts in five of his last seven starts.

At the same time, the Arizona Diamondbacks have become more of a strikeout-prone team than they were a season ago. Arizona is around league average with the 17th-highest strikeout rate (21.7%) against right-handed pitching, and they have the eighth-highest strikeout rate (23.4%) in the last 30 days.

Brandon Pfaadt is expected to draw the start for the Diamondbacks, and he's permitting a .334 wOBA, 1.34 WHIP, and just a 19.0% strikeout rate to left-handed bats, compared to a .236 wOBA, 0.84 WHIP, and 28.8% strikeout rate to right-handed bats.

Provided those numbers, Luis Arraez is an intriguing choice to record a run for the Padres. Arraez doesn't hit for power out of the leadoff spot, but he's elite at getting on base with a .381 wOBA, 152 wRC+ and just a 2.4% strikeout rate against right-handed pitchers.

On top of that, Arraez has scored a run in six of his last eight contests -- which includes each of his last three outings.

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