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MLB Same Game Parlay Bets to Target: Tuesday 5/14/24

Skyler Carlin
Skyler Carlin@skyler_carlin
MLB Same Game Parlay Bets to Target: Tuesday 5/14/24

Looking for a new way to bet on Major League Baseball this summer? A Same Game Parlay (SGP) at FanDuel Sportsbook might be the answer!

SGPs allow you to combine two or more selections from the same game for a higher potential payout. For more information about parlays, SGP, and SGP+, head over to FanDuel.

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 Tuesday 5/14/24

Oakland Athletics at Houston Astros

Ronel Blanco to Record 6+ Strikeouts (-170)
Kyle Tucker to Record 2+ Total Bases (+115)

Combined Odds: +236

Ronel Blanco has been a major bright spot for the Houston Astros this season, and he gets a fantastic matchup against a strikeout-prone Oakland Athletics squad on Tuesday. While Blanco has given up multiple earned runs in four consecutive starts, he is still in the 84th percentile in xERA (2.84) and 88th percentile in xBA (.195).

When it comes to getting the ball past batters, Blanco is in the 67th percentile in whiff rate (28.1%) and 56th percentile in strikeout rate (23.3%). Across his first seven starts this year, Blanco has tallied six-plus Ks in four of them -- including in three of his last four.

Meanwhile, the Athletics own the fourth-highest strikeout rate (25.9%) against right-handed pitching. Even though Oakland has the ninth-highest ISO (.157), 14th-highest wOBA (.306), and 11th-highest wRC+ (102) versus right-handed pitchers, Blanco is also in the 74th percentile in barrel rate (5.3%) and 70th percentile in hard-hit rate (35.4%), so he should have plenty of success.

With JP Sears slated to take the mound for the Athletics, we'll continue to back Kyle Tucker amid his recent stretch of success at the plate. Tucker has posted two-plus bases in six of his last seven contests, hitting five homers and a double in that span.

Sears is recording career reverse splits as a left-handed starter, permitting a .350 wOBA and .456 SLG to lefties, compared to a .320 wOBA and .437 SLG to righties. As for Tucker, the talented left-handed hitter is registering a .454 wOBA, .352 ISO, and 199 wRC+ when going up against southpaws this season.

Given the matchup and Tucker's recent performances, it's worth noting that he has +400 odds to hit a home run on this Dinger Tuesday.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres

Dylan Cease to Record 8+ Strikeouts (-230)
Jake Cronenworth to Record an RBI (+140)

Combined Odds: +228

The Colorado Rockies are seemingly going to be a team we target with strikeouts throughout the season. Against right-handed pitching, the Rockies have the third-highest strikeout rate (26.7%), and they are logging the second-highest swing rate on pitches outside of the zone (35.8%) regardless of the handedness of the opposing hurler.

Dylan Cease of the San Diego Padres will be the next starter to get a chance to face the free-swinging Rockies. Cease has been tremendous since being traded to the Padres, producing a career-best 3.03 SIERA and 3.32 xFIP in his first eight starts.

In the strikeout department, Cease is sitting in the 64th percentile in chase rate (29.5%), 95th percentile in whiff rate (34.1%), and 93rd percentile in strikeout rate (32.4%). With Cease posting eight-plus strikeouts in three of his last four starts -- and pitching at least six innings in four consecutive outings -- we'll back him to reach that number again in a positive matchup.

On the other side, the Rockies will be trotting out Cal Quantrill on the bump. Quantrill doesn't miss bats while being in the 12th percentile in chase rate (23.2%), sixth percentile in whiff rate (17.7%), and 13th percentile in strikeout rate (16.1%).

The experienced right-hander for the Rockies is also in the 44th percentile in barrel rate (7.7%) and 37th percentile in hard-hit rate (40.8%), and he's struggling to get left-handed bats out. Through his first eight starts, Quantrill is allowing a .321 wOBA and .416 SLG versus left-handed hitters.

Provided those numbers, Jake Cronenworth is primed for a noteworthy performance. Aside from having at least one hit in 12 of his last 14 outings, Cronenworth boasts a .414 wOBA, .271 ISO, and 174 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers, and he has the second-most RBIs (27) on the Padres.

Additionally, Cronenworth has +600 odds to hit a home run against Quantrill or the Colorado's dismal bullpen.

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants

Freddie Freeman to Record 2+ Total Bases (-110)
Mookie Betts to Record a Run (-175)
Los Angeles Dodgers Over 4.5 Total Runs (-113)

Combined Odds: +268

The Los Angeles Dodgers are set to take on Keaton Winn for the second time this season as Winn is coming off back-to-back starts of allowing five-plus earned runs for the San Francisco Giants. The metrics aren't favorable for Winn, who is in the 20th percentile in xERA (4.91), second percentile in average exit velocity (92.5 MPH), and sixth percentile in hard-hit rate (48.2%).

Being that Winn has sputtered in recent starts, we'll take Freddie Freeman to record two-plus bases. In his last 21 games, Freeman has seven multi-hit performances and 11 extra-base hits.

On top of that, Freeman is sporting a .440 wOBA, .242 ISO, and 189 wRC+ when going up against right-handed pitching this year. Ahead of Tuesday's Dodgers-Giants showdown, Freeman is being given +750 odds to hit a home run.

Besides placing confidence in Freeman, I will also back Mookie Betts to record a run. Betts unsurprisingly leads Los Angeles in runs scored (35) from the leadoff spot while sporting a .437 wOBA, .441 OBP, .238 ISO, and 188 wRC+ versus right-handed pitchers.

A combination of Winn's recent woes on the mound and the Dodgers' lethal lineup makes it viable that Los Angeles plates five-plus runs. The Dodgers accrued six runs in the series opener against the Giants last night, and they have recorded five-plus runs in seven of their 11 games in May.


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