Four-pick Cross-Sport Parlay for Friday, February 19th (+1820): NBA, NHL, and college basketball picks
We’re about to enter the weekend, and although there aren’t a ton of college basketball games, we’ve still got plenty of nice matchups across the various leagues. What better way to celebrate the weekend than with a cross-sport parlay, combining picks from college hoops, hockey, and the NBA.
We’ve got a four-teamer for you today, with two picks from the NBA, and one each from the NHL and college basketball. If it cashes, it’ll pay out at nearly 20/1. Let’s break ’em all down:
Saint Louis Billikens -5 (-110)
Edmonton Oilers ML (-110)
Golden State Warriors -4 (-115)
Detroit Pistons ML (+165)
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CBB: Saint Louis Billikens -5 (-110)
Dayton won the first matchup between these teams, but they’ve been on opposite courses ever since then, and Saint Louis will get their revenge here. The Billikens have won four games in a row, with their last two victories each coming by at least 28 points. Dayton on the other hand has lost three of four, with the only win in that span coming against lowly George Mason. The Flyers just lost to a Rhode Island team that’s far worse than Saint Louis. The Billikens are playing shutdown defense right now, having given up 60 points or fewer in four straight games. Over their last two, they’ve only given up 97 total points, which is insane.
NHL: Edmonton Oilers ML (-110)
Oddsmakers are treating this one like a simple toss-up, but I think the Oilers have a decided advantage. Calgary goalie Jacob Markstrom is in a bit of a funk right now, having given up 10 goals over his last three games. Edmonton has won seven of their past nine games, and they’re now fifth in the league in goals per game. Even in their two losses in that span, they scored at least four goals both times. Calgary has been held to a single goal in two of their past three, so I don’t think they have the offense to keep up at the moment. -110
NBA: Golden State Warriors -4 (-115)
I love the Warriors here, and Golden State is also our lock of the day. Our locks have gone 5-2 over the past seven days, so you won’t want to miss out. The Magic have been besieged by injuries to guys like Markelle Fultz and Cole Anthony, and their offensive upside is severely capped as a result. That’s not a recipe for a good result against a Warriors team that can still score with the best of them. In three of their past six games Orlando has failed to top 97 points, which isn’t going to get you very far in today’s NBA. Golden State on the other hand has scored at least 117 in three straight, and they’ll cruise to a comfortable victory here. -115
NBA: Detroit Pistons ML (+165)
The Pistons are the money line ‘dog we’re going with for this parlay. Detroit is a lot better than their record might indicate, and they’re 3-2 in their last five. One of those two losses was by just three points, and they’ve faced a really difficult schedule. They just beat the Celtics on the road, the Nets and Pelicans by double digits, and took the Lakers to overtime all within the past couple weeks. Memphis on the other hand isn’t playing any semblance of defense, and just a few nights ago they gave up 144 points to New Orleans. The Grizzlies are 3-6 in their last nine, with the three wins coming against the Thunder, Kings, and Hornets.
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