Monday four-pick cross-sport parlay (+1402): NHL, EPL, and college basketball
A new week is here and it will give us a new chance to find value on plenty of sports. This 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 day, including action from the NHL, EPL and college basketball.
Each pick is taken from a different sport with a second pick coming from the NHL. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1402 with DraftKings — more than 14/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best EPL Pick: West Ham United ML (+106) vs. Leeds United, 3 p.m ET
David Moyes has got a tune out of West Ham this season and Leeds may well be hitting a few bum notes at the London Stadium. The Hammers have been knocked into shape by Moyes and a top-four aspiration that might have sounded fanciful a couple of months back should definitely be contemplated now.
Maturity and composure are definitely not attributes you’d give to Leeds, whose somewhat cavalier approach to life in the top flight continues to cough up moments of both the sublime and the ridiculous. West Ham looks very much the wrong type of side for Leeds to be playing right now.
Best NHL Pick: Vegas Golden Knights ML (-113) vs. Minnesota Wild, 8 p.m ET
The Golden Knights have some elite goal-scoring abilities, ranking fifth in the NHL with 3.33 goals per game. Their depth is off the charts; they have a third-liner, Alex Tuch, who has 12 goals this season. They are also receiving arguably the best goaltending in the entire league from starter Marc-Andre Fleury.
The Golden Knights do not give up much 5-on-5 and this is going to be a big problem for the Wild, as their powerplay is dead last in the NHL, operating at a 6.9 percent success rate. Because of that, we are going to be backing Vegas on the money line.
Best College Basketball Pick: Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Under 141.5 Points (-110), 9 p.m ET
The main thought process for an under here is that Saint Mary’s will try to slow this game down as much as they possibly can. Obviously there will be fewer possessions in the game, which reduces the likelihood of the game going over. The Gaels rank 186th in the country in offensive efficiency, and scored just 0.88 and 0.91 points per possession in the two matchups with Gonzaga in the regular season.
Saint Mary’s will likely need to hit threes to remain competitive, and the Gaels rank just 314th in the country in three-point percentage at 30.1. If we get another slow start from the Zags, the under will look like a pretty good bet.
Best NHL Pick: Edmonton Oilers -1.5 (+102) vs. Ottawa Senators, 9 p.m ET
Ottawa has most notably been futile against the Edmonton Oilers, who have won the last four head-to-head matchups. The Senators have been giving up the most goals this season, averaging a brutal 3.92 goals-against per game. Ottawa’s penalty kill is the fifth worst in the league too, operating at a 73.7 percent success rate, while Edmonton has the eighth-best powerplay, scoring 25.3 percent of the time. The Oilers’ high-flying offense should continue to excel against Ottawa.Last updated: Mon 8th March 2021