Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Friday (+1236): College Football, NHL, and MLB Playoffs

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Matthew Lowrimore

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will do everything he can to make his readers money.

We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Friday night including action from the NHL, MLB Playoffs and College Football.

One pick is taken from each sport with a second pick coming from college football. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1236 with DraftKings; that’s more than 12/1! Let’s break down each of these plays.

NHL: Chicago Blackhawks vs New Jersey Devils – Over 6 goals (-120), 7pm ET

While some might say giving up 4 goals to a team like the Colorado Avalanche isn’t something to worry about, it is concerning just how easy it was for Colorado to maintain possession and have their way in the offensive zone against the Blackhawks.

On the other side, New Jersey doesn’t have a defense capable of stopping players like Alex DeBrincat and veteran Jonathan Toews. The over has hit in 9 of the last 10 games for the Blackhawks dating back to last season. With deficient defenses and 2 goalies with major question marks to start the year, back the over and enjoy what should be a wild, high-scoring affair in New Jersey.

Be sure to check out our full game preview  for this matchup. 

College Football: Clemson Tigers vs Syracuse Orange +13.5 (-110), 7pm ET

Syracuse is flat-out desperate for an ACC win, and the Orange have come extremely close to pulling out a victory in each of their last 2 contests. On the other hand, Clemson still hasn’t figured out its issues on offense, and the team hardly resembles the national championship finalists from 2 years ago. The Tigers are also 0-6 against the spread in their last 6 games. Syracuse may not win the game, but it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility to see the Orange keeping this one fairly close at home. Take the points with Syracuse.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. 

MLB: Boston Red Sox vs Houston Astros – Over 8.5 runs (+100), 8:07pm ET

There is some risk to the over in any playoff game, due to the possibility that managers get extremely aggressive with their bullpen usage. Playing favorable matchups could keep this game relatively low-scoring, but it is doubtful that either manager wants to burn through their bullpen in Game 1 of a 7-game series. Expect the starters to get an extended run tonight and for both offenses to take advantage. The over makes sense.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our MLB picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and MLB Best Bets.

College Football: California Golden Bears +13.5 (-110) vs Oregon Ducks, 10:30pm ET

Oregon is just 1-4 ATS this season and the Ducks have won by double digits only against Stony Brook and Arizona, who are a combined 0-11. Additionally, Cal is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games as a road underdog and lost by double digits for the first time this season in their last game against Washington State. Although this California defense is not as strong as previous seasons, Chase Garbers should be able to move the ball on a banged-up Oregon secondary and the Golden Bears can keep this game within double digits.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. 

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