Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Friday, April 16 (+1044): NHL, NBA, and MLB picks
A big day of sports is expected, which means it is time to have some fun and look for some of the best bets across all the different sports and pile them into one parlay. We’ve put together a four-pick cross-sport parlay which will take you right through the day, including action from the NHL, NBA, and MLB.
Each pick is taken from each sport with a second pick from the NBA. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1044 with FanDuel — more than 10/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best NBA Pick: Indiana Pacers vs. Utah Jazz Under 234.5 Points (-110), 3:10 p.m ET
It is true that the Pacers will be without Myles Turner, which could soften their defense but no Joe Ingles and Jordan Clarkson for Utah will hurt their scoring. The Jazz have played more unders than overs this season and the early start time makes it likely that this game is sleepy in the first half. That will drag down scoring, too. As a result of some injury problems, we love the under here.
Best NBA Pick: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards ML (+110), 7:10 p.m ET
Washington have won four of their last five games and haven’t lost a home game against the Pelicans since 2011. The Pels are losing their last five games by an average of 3.4 points and have had their fair share of defensive struggles in those losses. The Wizards are shooting 51.4 percent from the field in their last five wins. Take the Wizards to win at home.
Best MLB Pick: New York Mets ML (-300) vs. Colorado Rockies, 8:40 p.m ET
Jacob deGrom went 8.0 innings his last time out, striking out 14 Marlins and giving up his only run of the season on a Jazz Chisholm home run. He now faces a Colorado lineup that’s not hitting at all. The Mets, who are known for providing virtually zero run support whenever he takes the mound, are starting to show signs of life at the plate after sweeping the Phillies earlier in the week. Regardless of who starts for the Rockies, the Mets should be able to score in the cold to help deGrom pick up a win. Because of that, we will back New York to win their fourth straight.
Best NHL Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+114) vs. Anaheim Ducks, 10:08 p.m ET
Anaheim has lost five of their last eight games and is 5-14-4 on home ice this season. In their last eight games they have scored an average of 2.5 goals for and have allowed an average of 36.4 shots against. Four of the Ducks last five losses have been by more than one goal and we like the Knights to add to that stat on Friday.