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Superstars are Aligned: Load Up on Soto, Ohtani in MLB Parlay

Friday’s MLB action offers a golden opportunity for parlay bettors, with Juan Soto and Shohei Ohtani primed to go over 1.5 total bases from hits.

Soto and the Yankees face Mike Clevinger of the White Sox, a pitcher who has struggled significantly against lefties, making Soto’s +117 odds a steal. On the other side, Ohtani and the Dodgers are up against Frankie Montas and a Reds bullpen that’s been giving up home runs like it’s Halloween candy. With Vegas betting odds at -114, Ohtani’s matchup looks even sweeter, given his historical success against Montas and his current hot streak.

Superstars are Aligned: Load Up on Soto, Ohtani in MLB Parlay
Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers - Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Combining solid stats with excellent value, these bets are set to turn your Friday into a winning one.


Yankees OF Juan Soto Over 1.5 Total Bases (+118)

Mike Clevinger of the White Sox is set to take the mound, and we have a prime opportunity to capitalize on his vulnerabilities. Let’s explain why and what this means for prop betting on Juan Soto.

Clevinger, a right-hander, has faced just 34 batters this season, and it hasn’t been pretty. These batters have lit him up with a .233 ISO (Isolated Power) and a wOBA (Weighted On-Base Average) of .422. Imagine trying to stop a herd of angry bulls with a flimsy red cape — it’s been something like that. His only saving grace? Limiting walks to left-handed hitters. But wait, we want him to restrict those walks because we’re eyeing something sweeter: Soto’s total bases.

Enter the Yankees’ secret weapon. Soto’s got a .229 ISO and a wOBA of .417 against righties this season. He’s been disciplined at the plate, striking out 13.2% of the time and walking 16.7% of the time. But here’s the kicker: Walks don’t help us when we’re betting on Soto to go over 1.5 total bases at +117. We need him to swing that bat like Thor’s hammer.

Clevinger’s struggles don’t end there. He’s struck out lefties a mere 17.6% of the time and has given up a .250 ISO and a wOBA of .344. Plus, he’s serving up fly balls 46.2% of the time and ground balls 30.8% of the time. Basically, he’s giving up more power hits to lefties than a piñata at a party for adults.

Now, let’s talk about Soto’s bat. He’s the Yankees’ best hitter, boasting a .302 average, leading the team with 34 RBIs and smashing nine home runs. Among all MLB hitters, Soto ranks 17th in batting average, eighth in on-base percentage, and 16th in slugging. If this were a video game, he’d be that unbeatable final boss you never see coming. It’s also worth noting that Soto has been in excellent form recently, with a batting average of .350 in his last 10 games.

So, what does all this mean? It’s simple. Clevinger’s been as sturdy as a house of cards against lefties, and Soto’s been smashing righties like he’s got a vendetta. The stars are aligned, the stats are compelling, and the MLB odds are juicy at +118.

Place your bets on Juan Soto to go over 1.5 total bases from hits against the White Sox.



Dodgers DH Shohei Ohtani Over 1.5 Total Bases (-114)

Shohei Ohtani is a one-man highlight reel this season, and whenever he steps into a favorable matchup, you can almost hear the baseball gods whispering, “Bet on him!” Ohtani hasn’t launched a homer in his last two games, so you know he’s about to break out the big stick. With 12 home runs this season and seven at Dodger Stadium, he’s practically a fireworks show in cleats and a helmet. The Dodgers are also in a strong position, leading the league in home runs and boasting a solid bullpen.

Let’s talk numbers: Nine of Ohtani’s 12 homers have come against right-handed pitchers. He’s facing a righty he knows well, and the Reds’ bullpen has been giving up homers like they’re handing out candy on Halloween, ranking eighth worst in the league. If you’re looking for a juicy prop bet, this is like finding gold at the rainbow’s end.

Frankie Montas, the Reds’ starter, has served home runs like a generous bartender to our hero. Shotime is 10-for-24 against Montas with four homers. The Reds also had to dip deep into their bullpen on Thursday after their starter barely lasted a blink, so Ohtani will either face a pitcher he’s crushed before or a weary, overused reliever. It’s also worth noting that the Dodgers have a strong record against the Reds, winning seven out of their last 10 meetings.

So, what does this all mean? It’s simple: Ohtani is ready to explode, Montas is a human heavy bag for lefties, and the Reds’ bullpen is running on fumes.

Place your MLB picks on Shohei Ohtani to go over 1.5 total bases from hits against the Reds. Betting on Ohtani is like betting that the sky is blue and the grass is green — it’s a sure thing with a sprinkle of excitement and a dash of easy money.



Questions Of The Day

Which hitter leads the MLB in hits?

Ohtani leads the league with 63 hits, but his teammate Mookie Betts is right on his tail with 62. Meanwhile, Brewers’ star William Contreras is third with 61.

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