Supremacy in the National League will be on the line when the top two teams in the league -- the rival Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants -- open a massively important three-game series at Oracle Park in San Francisco. The Dodgers and Giants enter Friday's game tied for the best record (85-49) in the league and are battling each other for the NL West crown and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. First pitch is at 9:45 p.m. ET. The Dodgers are -115 money-line favorites (risk $115 to win $100) in the latest Dodgers vs. Giants odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the Giants are +105 underdogs.
The game is one of 15 on Friday's packed MLB schedule. Other intriguing matchups include the AL West-leading Astros taking on the Padres and AL MVP favorite Shohei Ohtani taking the mound against the Rangers. Before making any MLB picks on Friday, you need to see what the SportsLine Projection Model has to say.
This model, which simulates every pitch of every game 10,000 times, is 176-142 on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 22 weeks in the 2021 season, returning almost $1,000. It also had a banner 2019 season, the league's last full schedule, returning more than $1,400 on its top-rated money-line and run-line picks. Anyone following it has seen some huge returns.
Now, the model has crunched the numbers for Friday's MLB schedule and posted its best bets. Parlaying these four MLB picks will pay over 24-1. Head to SportsLine now to see the model's top MLB picks.
Top MLB picks for Friday, Sept. 3
The model likes the Royals (-105) to beat the White Sox at 8:10 p.m. ET. Kansas City (59-74) has lost four in a row and sits in fourth place in the AL Central. Meanwhile, the White Sox (78-56) lead the division and are in a dogfight with the Astros for the No. 2 seed in the AL playoff chase.
However, White Sox starter Dallas Keuchel has struggled recently. In fact, Keuchel has allowed 11 earned runs on 16 hits in just 6.0 innings of work over his last two starts. Since the All-Star break, he is 1-4 with a 6.86 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP.
How to make MLB predictions, parlays
The model has locked in three other MLB best bets, including two with plus-money payouts. You can see its MLB best bets only at SportsLine.
So which MLB picks should you parlay on Friday for more than a 24-1 return? And which underdogs should you be all over? Visit SportsLine now to see Friday's MLB picks, all from the projection model that's 176-142 in 2021, and find out.