MLB Same Game Parlay | Picks, Odds for White Sox vs Reds
Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images. Pictured: Hunter Greene (Reds)
- As part of Interleague play on Friday, the White Sox face off against the Reds in Cincinnati.
- Nick Shlain is putting together a same-game parlay that includes both pitchers and a run line.
- Expect a lot of strikeouts in this matchup.
Chicago White Sox vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
|Chicago White Sox Odds|
-110 / -110
|Cincinnati Reds Odds|
-110 / -110
Interleague play used to be a fun rarity in baseball, but now with 15 teams in the American and National League, there’s Interleague play every day of the season.
That’s what we have here in a matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago White Sox.
Both teams currently occupy fourth place in their respective divisions, so this isn’t exactly a matchup with playoff implications, though it’s still early in the season.
The White Sox certainly had higher preseason expectations compared to the rebuilding Reds, but they find themselves in an even more precarious position in the standings at 10-22, eight games out of first place in the AL Central.
Will they be able to get the job done against the Reds in this one?
The Parlay (+442):
- Lance Lynn Over 6.5 Strikeouts
- Hunter Greene Over 6.5 Strikeouts
- Reds +1.5
Same-Game Parlay – Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds
Lance Lynn Over 6.5 Strikeouts
Lance Lynn has a career 23.9% strikeout percentage. This year, his strikeout percentage is even higher at 28%.
My projections have Lynn for a 24% strikeout percentage for the rest of the season, but I think we can ride his hot hand here against the Reds.
Lynn has gone over this number in three of his last four starts, a stretch that includes two double-digit strikeout games.
Cincinnati’s projected lineup has a combined 25% strikeout percentage against right-handed pitchers this season. The right-handed hitters in the Reds’ projected lineup are even worse, with a combined 30% strikeout percentage against right-handed pitching this season.
Lynn also has a 32% strikeout percentage against left-handed hitters this season.
He should cruise to the over here.
Hunter Greene Over 6.5 Strikeouts
Hunter Greene is a big time strikeout pitcher with electric stuff.
Greene, who debuted as a rookie last season, has a career 31% strikeout percentage at the major league level.
In the minor leagues, he struck out over a batter per inning at every level before his call to the majors.
This season, Greene has a 32% strikeout percentage.
Like Lynn, he has two double-digit strikeout performances in his last four games.
The White Sox aren’t a strikeout-heavy lineup, as their projected order has just a 19.8% strikeout percentage combined against right-handed pitching this season.
Still, Greene brings strikeout stuff to every matchup, and I expect him to keep up with Lynn in that column here.
It’s no secret the White Sox are having a miserable season so far. I don’t expect it turn around against Greene, who has a 2.89 ERA this year in addition to his high strikeout totals.
While I expect Lynn to be effective on the mound for Chicago, he’s still 0-4 with a 7.16 ERA on the season.
The White Sox also have the second-worst bullpen ERA in the entire league (6.47 ERA) entering play Friday.
With their best pitcher on the mound, the Reds are well positioned to win this contest, or at least keep it close enough to cover the run line. That’s all we’ll need to finish off the Same Game Parlay.
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