Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Monday (+843 odds): NHL playoffs, NBA playoffs, EPL and MLB

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We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Monday, including action from the NBA, NHL, EPL and MLB. One pick is taken from each sport, and a winning ticket would give us a nice payout with odds of +843 at DraftKings. Let’s break down each of these plays.

EPL: Manchester United vs Brentford, 3:00 pm ET – Both teams to score (-160)

Manchester United has allowed 14 visiting EPL teams to score this season and Brentford, which has scored in its last 5 road league games, could at least get on the scoresheet at Old Trafford. With its EPL status assured for next season, Brentford can play with freedom. A road win may be too much to ask, so a safer play is backing both teams to score in what could be a lively contest.

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MLB: Minnesota Twins ML (-145) vs Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 pm ET

The Twins head to Baltimore for the opener of a 4-game set with the Orioles, and enter as arguably the hottest team in baseball. Atop the AL Central, the Twins have won 9 of their last 10 games with a +32 run differential. The addition of Carlos Correa and the health of Byron Buxton seem to be paying off in the early going for Minnesota and they’ll look to keep things rolling in a winnable series against Baltimore. The Orioles are trending in the opposite direction, sitting at the bottom of the AL East, but they have won their last 2 games.

With relatively even bullpens, the biggest difference in this game should be the starting pitching. Chris Paddack has been the more consistent, reliable pitcher to begin the year and he’s backed by an offense averaging 5.4 runs over the past 10 games. Look for the Twins to stay hot and remain atop of the AL Central standings. Back the Twins to win.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Minnesota Twins vs Baltimore Orioles

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs ML (-125) vs Tampa Bay Lightning, 7:30 pm ET

Arguably the most exciting matchup of the first round of the NHL Playoffs features Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov. Matthews ended the season on an absolute tear, with a ridiculous 60 goals. Marner ended just shy of a 100-point season with 97, and William Nylander had 80 points in 81 games. All of that without even mentioning the team’s captain, John Tavares.

With 4 superstars on the roster, there is a reason the Leafs are ridiculed when they fall short in the postseason. Their regular-season numbers are always stellar. That is no different this season, with the 2nd-best goalscoring mark in the league at 3.80 goals per game. That firepower is what led them to the #2 seed in the Atlantic Division over the Lightning. With supplemental skaters such as Morgan Rielly and Michael Bunting, it seems as though their roster is finally complete enough to take down the defending champs.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs

NBA: Dallas Mavericks vs Phoenix Suns, 10:00 pm ET – Under 214.5 (-110)

In the 3 regular-season meetings between these teams, we saw 2 unders and an over. Dallas struggled to score against the Suns, but they did a pretty good job keeping them in check as well. I like Phoenix to be able to stymie Luka Doncic enough to keep the Mavericks to around 100 points. As a result, the Suns should not have to score more much to cover. Take the under.

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