Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Friday (+844 odds): College basketball, NHL, College Football, and NBA

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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, including action from college basketball, college football, the NHL, and NBA.

One pick is taken from each sport and a winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +844 with DraftKings — that’s more than 8/1! Let’s break down each of these plays.

College Football: Northern Illinois Huskies +11 (-110) vs Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, 6pm ET

Coastal Carolina has the advantage on defense, but Northern Illinois can slow the game down with their rushing attack. The Huskies average 234 yards per game on the ground. Running Back Jay Ducker is averaging 5.4 yards per carry on the season. The Chanticleers get it done with their efficient passing attack and QB Grayson McCall. He has completed 73 percent of his passes on the year and has thrown for 23 touchdowns. In the MAC Championship, Northern Illinois faced a very similar offense when it went up against Kent State’s high-powered attack and held the Golden Flashes to 23 points and limited possessions throughout the game. I look for them to do the same thing here and cover the double-digit spread.

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NBA: Denver Nuggets vs Atlanta Hawks -3.5 (-110), 7:40pm ET

I don’t like this spot for Denver, as Hawks center Clint Capela is mobile enough to make Nikola Jokic work and most of the rest of the spots on the floor are advantages for Atlanta. The Hawks can try and turn this one into a bit of a track meet, too, which will also create advantages. Take Atlanta at home.

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College Basketball: Villanova Wildcats vs Creighton Bluejays +6.5 (-110), 8pm ET

Villanova fell to 7-3 on the season after getting dominated by Baylor 57-36 in its last game. Baylor looked like the best team in the country, holding the 6th-ranked Wildcats to just 36 points and forcing them to shoot just 22.2 percent from the field.

Creighton sits at 8-3 on the season after being upset at home by Arizona State on Tuesday night. The Bluejays could not keep their positive momentum going following their massive win at home on Saturday against the 24th-ranked BYU Cougars. This game however, should be very slow paced and low scoring as both teams have been great on defense. I think Creighton keeps this one close at home.

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NHL: Arizona Coyotes vs Anaheim Ducks ML (-280), 10:08pm ET

Offensively, the Coyotes are about as bad as it gets. They rank last in expected goals for per 60 minutes, goals for and goals for per game. The Ducks are top 13 in those same categories. Defensively, things are a little better for the Coyotes. They rank 14th in expected goals against per 60 minutes and are actually ranked higher than the Ducks, who rank 16th.

However, when you look at actual production, the Coyotes fall off quickly.  They rank 31st in both goals allowed and goals against per game. Compare that with the Ducks, who rank 6th in goals against per game. If the Ducks want to keep pace with the top teams in the Western Conference, then they have to beat the bad teams. They did that on Wednesday with a convincing win against the Kraken and expect more of the same on Friday. Place your bet on Ducks money line.

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