Tuesday could have gone better, but it could have been a lot worse. With how that day started, a 2-3 mark is something I’ll take, especially after the cushion that Monday provided. There isn’t a ton of action available for parlay bets today, but with two football games and a few baseball options, there’s still some value here. Here are my plays for September 16.
FOOTBALL PARLAY: LOKOMOTIVA MOSCOW-MARSEILLE O2.5, GIANTS-WFT U41.5, OHIO-LOUISIANA U57.5, +560
This Ohio-Louisiana number is moving exactly the way I want it: the opposite direction of what I’m thinking. Tropical Storm Nicholas is still hanging around in Louisiana, and I don’t think these teams will get ideal conditions for this contest. The number has already jumped three points, and it might get even better. The Giants are all about the defense, and the Football Team is down its starting quarterback, which screams under to me.
As for the Europa League match, Marseille have scored at least twice in every match they’ve played this year, and they’ve gone 11 straight European matches without a shutout. That tells me three goals is very possible.
EARLY BASEBALL PARLAY: ANGELS U4.5, GIANTS -1.5, ATHLETICS-ROYALS O9.5, +355
The Angels just aren’t scoring at the moment. Anaheim managed a win against the inconsistent White Sox, but they only scored three runs in the contest, their eighth time in 10 games scoring four runs or less. Conversely, the Royals are putting up a lot of runs at the moment, having scored 20 in their past two games against the Athletics. With two subpar pitchers on the mound, there’s a good chance this one gets over the number.
Finally, when it comes to Giants-Padres, we don’t waste our time with the moneyline. Six of the past seven meetings between these teams have been decided by at least two runs, and I like that trend to continue here.
LATE BASEBALL PARLAY: YANKEES-ORIOLES U10.5, TIGERS-RAYS O8.5, ASTROS-RANGERS O8.5, +570
Bullpen games just are not working for Tampa Bay right now. The Rays have seen the over cash in six of the past seven games that Louis Head has started, with one push. With Detroit still playing for something, the Tigers should do their share of scoring. The Yankees, meanwhile, have reverted to their old hitless selves, and Chris Ellis has already shown he can handle the New York lineup in a 4-3 win over the Yankees two weeks ago. Finally, Framber Valdez isn’t pitching all that well, but the Astros aren’t likely to hang him out to dry against a weak Rangers pitching staff. This game should see runs.