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There's nothing quite like a sense of urgency to hunt down a 2.5-game deficit for home-field advantage in a one-game Wild Card plus one of the best starting pitchers in baseball taking the mound at home when you're trying to bundle an MLB parlay. 


Oh wait, will you look at that? As fate has it, that's exactly what we have on deck for tonight. 


Game 1: Atlanta Braves (+150) @ New York Mets (-170), 7:10 p.m. EST

Even though the Mets don't have anything left to play for in October as the Oakland Athletics do in our second game in tonight's two-way parlay, Jacob deGrom (9-9, 1.77 ERA) remains one of the best looks in the MLB anytime he takes the mound. 

​​Both deGrom's recent and career numbers suggest he must love facing the Braves too, with an astounding 0.00 ERA against Atlanta this season and a 1.83 ERA against the Braves on his career. 


He's going for the NL Cy Young and this is his last start of the season, so you know he wants to solidify his spot in that conversation. 

Game 2: Oakland Athletics (+100) @ Seattle Mariners (-112), 10:10 p.m. EST

With the Athletics dropping one against Seattle on 10 runs allowed and the Houston Astros clinching the AL West in the same night, expect the Athletics to be playing with a flame lit underneath them tonight. Don't forget they're still chasing the New York Yankees for home-field advantage in the AL Wild Card game. 

Oakland's Edwin Jackson has been insane against the Mariners on their home turf, with a 3-0 record secured through a 1.74 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 20 2/3 innings pitched. Not to mention a perfect 5-0 record on five starts against Seattle on his career overall.


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