The Philadelphia Phillies were without superstar Bryce Harper when they played host to the San Diego Padres in the middle of May. They have the hot-hitting Harper back in the lineup as they get set for Thursday night’s series opener at Petco Park. Philadelphia won 15 out of 17 games prior to its current three-game losing skid, allowing the Phillies to get back into playoff contention. Meanwhile, San Diego is tied with Los Angeles atop the National League West standings after sweeping Arizona earlier this week.
Left-handed pitcher Ranger Suarez (5-4, 4.43 ERA) will start for Philadelphia, while right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove (8-0, 1.59 ERA) is on the bump for San Diego. The Padres are -150 favorites in the latest MLB odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Phillies are +130 underdogs. Before you make your MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 56-47 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 11 weeks. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has locked in three confident MLB best bets for Thursday. They all involve games at 7:05 p.m. ET or later, so there’s still time to get these MLB picks in. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of more than 5-1. You can see the model’s MLB picks for Thursday only at SportsLine.
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After simulating every game 10,000 times, one pick the model likes for Thursday is Chicago to beat Baltimore as a -160 favorite at 8:10 p.m. ET (see tickets at StubHub). The White Sox took two out of three against Toronto earlier this week, marking their second series win in their last three sets. They cannot afford to let up against one of the worst teams in the American League, as they are still one game under the .500 mark.
Center fielder Luis Robert left Wednesday night’s game due to sore legs, but he could play on Thursday night. Robert has been red-hot, extending his hitting streak to 13 games on Wednesday. He is 20 of 57 with three doubles, one home run, 16 RBI and 10 runs scored during that stretch. Andrew Vaughn has also been playing well for Chicago, batting .455 over his last seven games.
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How to make MLB picks and parlays for Thursday
The model also locked in two other best bets for Thursday, including a selection on an underdog. You can only see the model’s MLB parlay picks and best bets for Thursday at SportsLine.
What MLB picks should you target for a payout of more than 5-1? And what underdog is the model backing on Thursday? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets for Thursday from a model that has a 56-47 record on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 11 weeks, and find out.