Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Monday (+1094): NFL and MLB Playoffs picks
We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Monday night including action from the NFL and MLB Playoffs.
Three picks are taken from the MLB with one pick from the NFL. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1094 with DraftKings; that’s more than 10/1! Let’s break down each of these plays.
MLB: Milwaukee Brewers vs Atlanta Braves – Under 8 runs (-115), 1:07pm ET
There has been a total of only 6 runs scored by these teams combined through the first 18 innings of this series. While the starting pitching in Game 3 features less talented arms than the first 2 games, it is still doubtful that these offenses will be able to suddenly find a way to push across an abundance of runs.
Freddy Peralta should be able to limit the damage done by Atlanta’s strikeout-prone lineup. Ian Anderson struggled down the stretch, but he should be able to keep this game relatively low-scoring, considering how poorly the Brewers have swung the bats in recent weeks. A play on the under makes sense.
MLB: Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox ML (-140), 3:37pm ET
On the bump for Houston will be Jose Urquidy, who is on 8 days of rest and has the ability to give the Astros some quality innings. In his only start against the White Sox this season, Urquidy allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 7 innings, which was enough for the Astros to win the game, but a lot has changed since then. Urquidy has a 4.25 ERA in the second half of the season and he has become incredibly susceptible to the long ball. His 9.3% barrel rate has led to him allowing 5 home runs in his last 3 starts and his solid contact rate in the last few weeks has been much higher than it was prior to the All-Star break. Back the White Sox to even the series.
NFL: Indianapolis Colts vs Baltimore Ravens -8 (-110), 8:15pm ET
The Colts aren’t one of the worst teams in the league right now, but they are playing like it. Their offensive line is a mess without Quenton Nelson and Braden Smith as they’ve already given up double-digit sacks on the season. They aren’t great opening holes for Jonathon Taylor. Taylor looked good when busting out for over 100 yards last week for the first time this season, but that was against the Miami Dolphins.
Baltimore isn’t sporting the same defense from the Ray Lewis days but they are very good. Right now they rank 12th in total defense (DVOA) in the NFL and that defense was on display last week against the Denver Broncos. They face a struggling offense tonight, so this should be another week of holding an opponent to under 20 points. If that happens, the Ravens can cover the number at home under the lights.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.
MLB: San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers – Over 7.5 runs (-105), 9:37pm ET
Against right-handed pitching in 2021, the Giants ranked 5th in OPS and 3rd in ISO. The Dodgers were similarly excellent against left-handed pitching. Alex Wood and Max Scherzer are capable pitchers who threaten to keep this game relatively low-scoring, but after 11 runs were scored in Game 2, this total feels too low.
Both of these talented offenses are very familiar with each other’s bullpen arms after playing 19 times during the regular season. Bettors should consider a play on the over in this contest, considering the strength of both of these offenses.