Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Friday (+830 odds): NBA and NHL

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

Two picks are taken from each sport and a winning ticket would give us a nice payout with odds of +830 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Let’s break down each of these plays.

NHL: St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers ML (-160), 9:05 pm ET

Offensively, the edge in this game goes to the Oilers. Even though both teams rank in the top 7 of the NHL in goals per game, the Oilers do a better job of applying pressure, ranking 6th in expected goals while the Blues are 15th. Since March 1, the Oilers rank 3rd in expected goals with the Blues 24th.

Defensively, there is also a small advantage to the Oilers. The Blues are just outside of the top 10 in goals against per game, but that is all due to goaltending. The Blues leave their goalies on an island, allowing a lot of pressure and ranking 25th in expected goals against. Look for the Oilers’ offense to be too much for the Blues’ defense and back them to win their 9th straight at home.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers

NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves +2.5 (-110) vs Denver Nuggets, 9:10 pm ET

The Nuggets are 14-23 against the spread at home this season, while the Timberwolves have gone 10-5-1 ATS over their last 16 games. All 5 of those ATS losses were also straight up losses. It’s hard to bet against Nikola Jokic at home, but the Minnesota offense is deeper and healthier. For that reason, backing the Timberwolves is the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Minnesota Timberwolves vs Denver Nuggets

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights ML (-175) vs Seattle Kraken, 10:05 pm ET

The Knights have been hot lately, and it looks like they are in full playoff mode. They are riding a 3-game winning streak, and while their playoff chances aren’t the greatest they are still very much alive. Taking down the Kraken is their next order of business, and there is no reason why they can’t get that done. Their goaltending is at a weak point with Robin Lehner out, but their team is the better one in this matchup. Vegas has owned the Kraken in their inaugural year, holding a 3-0 series lead and outscoring them 11-5. Expect the power of the Vegas offense to be too much for Seattle to overcome.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Vegas Golden Knights vs Seattle Kraken

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers +2.5 (-110), 10:40 pm ET

This is the moment of truth for the Lakers, with just 6 games left they have to string together a solid run in order to get into the Play-In Tournament again. Anthony Davis returns to the lineup after a lengthy layoff, and LeBron James is also expected back, so the Lakers could be at full strength for the first time in a while.

Getting AD back makes all the difference for the Lakers. LeBron should also be fully fresh after missing the last 2 games. Expect more out of them at home tonight.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers

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