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MLB Parlay for August 18

MLB betting odds are set for every single game set to take place across the league on August 18, and there are plenty of games to choose from.

If you are wanting to score a bigger win when betting on MLB action, then looking at a two-team parlay is the way to go.

There are some great divisional matchups set to take place, and your focus should be on a pair of teams from New York on Thursday night.

Both the Yankees and Mets continue to win games, and that will continue on Thursday.  Here is a MLB Parlay for August 18 that you should consider making. 

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees

AL East Rivals

AL East rivals are set to meet up on Thursday night when the New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays.

This has the potential to be a playoff preview in the American League as both of these teams look like they will reach the postseason.

The Toronto Blue Jays are in a dogfight for a Wild Card spot in the Al, and they have gone just 1-3 in their last four games. Toronto is still 62-54 on the year, and they are a team talented enough to go on a big run.

New York snapped a three-game losing streak on Wednesday night with a walk-off grand slam in extra innings.

The Yankees are still 73-45 on the year, but they are no longer running away with the best record in the AL.  The MLB odds for this game have the New York Yankees as the moneyline betting favorites at -145. 

Blue Jays Analysis

The Toronto Blue Jays have some MLB stats that don’t match up to what the overall record is, especially on offense. Toronto is hitting .262 as a team, and they have also belted 147 home runs this season.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads the way with 25 home runs and 72 RBIs, and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. is hitting .307. Toronto does have some holes in the lineup, but they can also do some serious damage. 

Jose Berrios will be on the mound in this game, and he is 8-5 with a 5.61 ERA this season. Berrios has to find a way to get off to a better start in games to slow down the mighty Yankees lineup. 

Yankees Analysis

Backing the Yankees has been a great strategy to use when making MLB betting picks this season, but that hasn’t always worked out in August.

New York is going through a bit of a rough patch, but the win on Wednesday night might turn things back around. 

Judge Leading

Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 46 home runs and 101 RBIs this season, but he has been slumping a bit of late.

Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off grand slam on Wednesday, and the Yankees have belted 195 home runs this season. 

Frankie Montas is set to start on Thursday night for the Yankees, and he is 4-9 with a 3.59 ERA on the year. Montas has struggled a bit since joining the Yankees, but he is capable of going on a big run. 

MLB Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (+125)

New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves

NL East Race

The NL East race has tightened up considerably over the past few weeks, and the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets will meet up again on Thursday night.

The Mets are still leading the way, but the Braves continue to inch closer. New York leads the division with a 76-42 record this season, and they are 36-23 away from home.

The Mets won on Wednesday night but lost the first two games of this series. Atlanta has improved to 72-47 on the year as they have started to go on a big run in the second half.

The Braves are 39-23 at home, and that has allowed them to get back into the race. The MLB betting odds for this game have the New York Mets as the moneyline betting favorites at -110. 

Mets Analysis

The New York Mets have a big advantage in this game as Jacob deGrom is set to be on the mound. MLB injuries have once again impacted the season for deGrom, but he is still 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA on the year.

Pete Alonso is having a big year for the Mets at the plate as he leads the team with 29 home runs and 99 RBIs.

The Mets also have shown off plenty of power as they have belted 120 home runs and a team batting average of .258. 

Braves Analysis

The Atlanta Braves lead the National League with 183 home runs this season, and they have really started to turn things on at the plate. Atlanta does strike out a ton, but there are some great hitters in this lineup.

Austin Riley leads the team with 30 home runs, and Dansby Swanson is hitting .292 to lead the way. This offense has been terrific, but facing deGrom is not an easy task for anyone.

Atlanta will counter with Max Fried on the mound, and he is 10-4 with a 2.60 ERA this season. The Braves will need a dominant performance from Fried if they are going to be competitive in this game.

Pick: New York Mets (-105)

MLB Parlay Pick

  • New York Yankees -1.5 (+125)
  • New York Mets (-105)

Pick: Two-Legged Parlay (+273)

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