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New York Mets (79-46) ace Jacob deGrom will try to continue his dominance on the mound when he faces the Colorado Rockies (54-71) on Thursday in Queens. Since making his delayed 2022 season debut on Aug. 2, deGrom is 2-1 with a 2.31 ERA and has struck out 37 batters while giving up only one walk in 23.1 innings. On Thursday, he squares off against the Rockies' Ryan Feltner. New York is a -455 favorite in the latest Mets vs. Rockies odds from Caesars Sportsbook while Colorado is a +345 underdog.

First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. ET from Citi Field. The game is one of nine on the MLB schedule for Thursday. Elsewhere in the majors, the Astros look to sweep the Twins, and the Orioles host the White Sox in a key game in the American League wild card chase. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to see the predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times, and it is a 305-263 on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of the 2021 season. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win the World Series. Anybody who has followed the model 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 13-1. You can only see the model's MLB picks at SportsLine

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The model, which ran 10,000 simulations on each of Thursday's games, likes Boston (+150) to knock off Toronto. Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers is on a roll at the plate. Over his last four games, he has gone 6-of-16 (.375 batting average) to push his season average to .299, which leads the team.

Devers isn't the only Boston player who has been hitting. Leftfielder Alex Verdugo is 14-for-41 (.341 batting average) with four RBI over his last 10 games, raising his batting average to .280. In Wednesday's game against Toronto, he went 2-for-5. See who else to back right here.

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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 play on an enormous underdog. You can see the model's MLB Thursday best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.

What MLB picks should you target for a payout of more than 13-1? And what underdog does the model like on Thursday? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets from an advanced model that is on a 305-263 run on top-rated MLB money-line picks since the start of 2021.