Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Monday, April 19th (+1086): NHL, NBA, and MLB picks
A big Monday 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 NHL. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1086 with FanDuel — more than 10/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best NHL Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Florida Panthers -1.5 (+110), 7:08 p.m ET
The Florida Panthers have won four straight against the Blue Jackets and covered the puck line in the last two. The Blue Jackets have lost five straight games, including two straight losses to the Dallas Stars over the weekend where they were outscored by a combined 9-2. The Panthers are 14-4-3 at home and will be looking for two points as they try to leap the Carolina Hurricanes for first place in the Central Division. Given the struggles of Columbus, we like for Florida to handle them easily and will take the plus money with the puck line.
Best NBA Pick: Cleveland Cavaliers ML (-146) vs. Detroit Pistons, 7:10 p.m ET
The Pistons are dealing with about seven to nine injuries and it looks like they will be missing at least six players for this game. On the injured list is their best player, Jerami Grant, who is dealing with a quad injury. The wrong team is favored in this battle of low-level Eastern Conference teams. We are projecting the Cavaliers to win by five points, which gives their money line a lot of value. I do not understand how the Pistons are favored while missing this many pieces against this Cavaliers team that is almost at full strength.
Best MLB Pick: Tampa Bay Rays ML (+100) vs. Kansas City Royals, 8:10 p.m ET
The Rays are coming off a sweep of the Yankees to bring them back to .500 and now will get set to face Danny Duffy. While Duffy has had a great start to the season, his career numbers are average at best. Plus, given Tampa Bay’s analytic-based front office – it is likely they will know what they are up against. Also, often times when an average pitcher has a hot stretch, it takes a team like Tampa Bay, who made it to the World Series last year to put a stop to that. For that reason, we like Tampa Bay in the series opener.
Best NHL Pick: Arizona Coyotes vs. Minnesota Wild ML (-148), 9:08 p.m ET
The Minnesota Wild have dominated the Arizona Coyotes this season winning five of the six games they have played against each other. The Wild have now won three in a row and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 as they secure their playoff spot in the West Division. Over their last three games they are averaging only two goals against and have clearly stepped up their defensive intensity. Minnesota has had the Coyotes number all year and we believe it will continue on Monday.