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Swings and Misses MLB Parlay: Cortes, Ohtani Deliver at Plus-Odds

Prepare for a lucrative Wednesday parlay featuring Nestor Cortes of the New York and the sensational Shohei Ohtani. Cortes, set to face the strikeout-prone Seattle Mariners, has all the right stats to surpass 6.5 strikeouts. Meanwhile, Ohtani, crushing right-handed pitching at an astonishing .370 average, is primed to rack up 3+ total bases against Ryne Nelson’s fastballs.

With Cortes’ home ERA and Ohtani’s MVP-caliber performance, this parlay promises excitement and profit.

Swings & Misses MLB Parlay: Cortes, Ohtani Deliver at Plus-Odds
Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Dodgers | Harry How/Getty Images/AFP


Yankees SP Nestor Cortes Over 6.5 Strikeouts (+120)

Nestor Cortes will surpass 6.5 strikeouts at +120 MLB odds against the Seattle Mariners. It’s bold, brassy and has all the makings of a savvy pick. Let’s dive into the numbers and make some cash on hump day.

First, the Mariners’ lineup is striking out more than your average Tinder user on a bad night. This season, they have a 25.4% K-rate against left-handed pitching, which translates to about 9.5 strikeouts per game. If you’re imagining Cortes rubbing his hands together in anticipation like a fat kid in a buffet line, you’re probably not far off.

Cortes has been a reliable innings-eater, going seven innings or more four times this season. The Yankees are desperate to avoid a sweep, so you can bet they’ll lean on Cortes. Plus, his home ERA of 1.27 is shinier than a new penny.

In his 10 starts this season, Cortes has racked up five quality starts and has gone five or more innings in six consecutive games. He’s also managed to blank opponents in three of those starts, showing that he’s got the stuff to dominate.


While Cortes’ overall stats are solid – a 3.56 ERA (44th in MLB), a 1.055 WHIP (20th), and 8.5 K/9 (41st) – it’s his performance at home that stands out. With the Yankees needing a solid outing to dodge the broom, Cortes will likely bring his A-game.

So, here’s the pitch (pun intended): Bet on Cortes to go over 6.5 strikeouts. With the Mariners swinging and missing like they’re trying to cool off the crowd and Cortes’ impressive home stats, this bet has the makings of a winner. At +120 Vegas betting odds, it’s not just smart – it’s downright tempting.



Dodgers DH Shohei Ohtani 3+ Total Bases From Hits (+129)

Let’s talk about why Shohei Ohtani is about to turn Ryne Nelson’s night into a nightmare and why you should bet on Ohtani to earn 3+ total bases at +129 odds.

First, what Ohtani is doing to right-handed pitching this season should come with a warning label. He’s hitting a scorching .370 with a triple, 12 doubles, 10 home runs and 24 RBIs against righties. Those are video game numbers, folks. No wonder he’s second in the NL MVP race on the MLB odds board. Tonight, he gets to face the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Nelson, whose pitch arsenal of a four-seam fastball and a sweeper make up the majority of his tools. Those are pitches Ohtani on which has been feasting.

Ohtani’s overall stats are a thing of beauty: 69 hits, 17 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs, 24 walks and 34 RBIs. Oh, and he’s swiped 13 bases just for good measure. His slash line? A jaw-dropping .356/.425/.655. It’s like he’s playing a different sport than everyone else.

In his last five games, Ohtani is batting .316 with a double, a home run, a walk and four RBIs. He’s on a hitting streak, picking up at least one hit in his last three games. Tonight, facing a righty who’s throwing pitches that Ohtani loves to hammer, it’s a perfect storm.

So, why bet on Ohtani to get 3+ total bases from hits? Because he’s been treating right-handed pitchers like they owe him money. With Nelson’s pitch distribution fitting perfectly into Ohtani’s wheelhouse, it’s hard not to see Ohtani racking up those bases.

Place that bet online and enjoy watching Ohtani do what he does best: dominate.



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