After a very light three days that felt more like the All-Star break, it’s back to normal in the sports betting world. Not only do we have football, but there’s playoff baseball and an international matchday for soccer on the docket today. With that in mind, here are my parlay plays for the day.
SOCCER PARLAY: UNITED STATES WIN TO NIL, BRAZIL WIN TO NIL, EL SALVADOR TO GET SHUT OUT, +710
There are times to be conservative and times to go for it, and this is the latter. The United States has won its past three competitive matches with Jamaica on American soil to nil, Brazil has blanked Venezuela in four consecutive meetings and El Salvador has yet to score a goal in CONCACAF qualifying’s final round. Add them all together and you’ve got an impressive number for a parlay. If you’re just looking for a win, taking the USMNT and Brazil to win and adding an Under 2.5 for El Salvador-Panama will serve you well at +140. But if you’re in a mood to be aggressive, there’s a good chance this pays off.
BASEBALL PARLAY: ASTROS ML, RED SOX-RAYS O8, BREWERS F5 ML, +460
I’m going to cheat a little bit here because there are only two games on the docket Thursday and I want a playoff baseball parlay. The White Sox have been the product of a weak division more than they have been a great team, and the AL Central champion has lost 11 consecutive playoff games in large part because their winner never gets tested. The Red Sox and Rays have been no strangers to high scores, as the over has cashed in 12 of 19 meetings this year. For Friday’s game, Milwaukee should be just fine through five with Corbin Burnes, and this allows you to avoid the Brewers’ questionable bullpen.
FOOTBALL PARLAY: HOUSTON -6.5, COASTAL CAROLINA -20, RAMS -3, +600
The line has been moving toward Houston all week, and I think it’s still too low. Tulane has played one good half of football against a relaxing Oklahoma, and otherwise, there’s been nothing from the Green Wave. Last year, Houston spotted Tulane a 24-7 lead and still rolled to a comfortable win. Coastal should have no problems with Arkansas State as long as it’s focused on the game, and the Rams have looked much stronger on both sides of the ball than the Seahawks. It’s hard to play three favorites on a Thursday night, but that’s the hand dealt with these matchups.