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Seattle center fielder Julio Rodriguez has one more opportunity to prove that he is deserving of the American League Rookie of the Month award when the Mariners host Oakland on Thursday night. Rodriguez hit a two-run home run in a 9-3 win over Baltimore on Wednesday afternoon, helping the Mariners to their seventh win in nine games. He is batting .279 with six home runs and 15 RBI this month, leading AL rookies in homers, total bases and hits in June.

Rodriguez is facing an Oakland squad that has only won five games this month. The Mariners are -235 favorites in the latest MLB odds at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Athletics are +192 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 59-51 run on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 12 weeks. This is the same model that pegged the 2021 Atlanta Braves at 10-1 as one of three best bets to win it all last season. Anybody who has followed it has seen profitable returns.

Now, the model has locked in four confident MLB best bets for Thursday. They all involve games at 6:05 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 14-1. 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 Los Angeles to beat San Diego as a -135 favorite at 10:10 p.m. ET (see tickets at StubHub). Padres starting pitcher Joe Musgrove has been one of the best starters in the MLB this season, but he has not been able to solve the hard-hitting Dodgers during his career. The right-hander is 0-4 with a 4.26 ERA in six career starts against Los Angeles, and he will be on the mound again on Thursday night.

Los Angeles is returning home after a successful road trip, going 6-3 in those nine games. The Dodgers have dominated the Padres over the past year, going 11-1 in the last 12 meetings. They have also won six straight games against San Diego at Dodger Stadium, which is one reason why the model likes them on Thursday. 

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How to make MLB picks and parlays for Thursday

The model also locked in three other best bets for Thursday, including two underdog selections. 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 14-1? And which underdogs is the model backing on Thursday? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets for Thursday from a model that has a 59-51 record on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 12 weeks, and find out.