Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Friday, April 23rd (+915): NHL, NBA, and MLB picks
A big Friday 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 night, including action from the NHL, NBA, and MLB.
Each pick is taken from a different sport with a second pick from the MLB. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +915 with FanDuel — more than 9/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best MLB Pick: Oakland Athletics ML (-130) vs. Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 p.m ET
The A’s have won 12 games in a row, erasing any doubts about whether this team is good enough to compete after a slow start. Baltimore on the other hand, started the season 3-0 but has since gone just 5-10, sinking to their expected level. The O’s struggle to score and have been shutout twice in their past three games. They have the lowest OBP in the league as well and pretty much no player is standing out.
Cole Irvin will get the start tonight for Oakland and while he was not great in his first two starts, he looked much better against Detroit. Sure, it was the Detroit, but Baltimore is just as bad, making us believe will be fine here. The Athletics are too hot right now, so backing them will be our play.
Best NHL Pick: Nashville Predators (-136) vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8:08 p.m ET
Coming into this game, the Predators need every point they can get as they hold onto the last playoff spot in the Central over the Dallas Stars. Nashville is 6-3-1 in their last 10 and has been playing great over the last three weeks to get themselves in this position. During that 10-game stretch, they have averaged 3.2 goals for and 2.4 against with a 90 percent penalty-killing unit. Nashville has won six of the seven meetings this year between the two and will not allow the mistake of letting Chicago back in the game again. These points are too valuable for the Predators to give up. Take the Predators.
Best MLB Pick: Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros ML, 8:10 p.m ET
Zack Greinke had his best start of the season his last time out against Seattle, tossing 8.0 shutout innings without walking a batter for his second win of the year. He also pitched well on April 6 against the Angels, giving up two runs in 7.0 innings before leaving with a no-decision.
Andrew Heaney has been a consistent presence in the Anaheim rotation since 2018, but that doesn’t mean they’ve been able to consistently rely upon him. After three straight seasons with double-digit starts and an ERA starting with a four, he currently sits at a 5.65 mark. Heaney has alternated good outings and bad ones throughout his career, so don’t make your decision based on his decent outing his last time out. Take the Astros to beat the Angels for a second consecutive night.
Best NBA Pick: Denver Nuggets -2 (-104) vs. Golden State Warriors, 10:10 p.m ET
Denver has played four games since the injury to Jamal Murray and are 2-2 ATS in those games. They have not missed his offense much and against a team like Golden State; they should be able to be very effective, too. Missing a player like Murray is not as big a deal because of the way the Nuggets play through Nikola Jokic. They can win this one and might dominate in doing so if Stephen Curry is not having a great game.
Nuggets -3 line available at time of publishing. Playable up to -5.