Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Monday, May 31 (+831 odds): NHL, NBA and MLB picks
We’ve put together a four-pick cross-sport parlay which will take you right through the day, including action from the NHL, NBA and MLB.
One pick is taken from each sport with a second pick from the MLB. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +831 with BetMGM — more than 8/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best MLB pick: Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros over 9 runs (-115), 4:10pm ET
Houston has gone 8-2 to the over in their last ten games and half of those were against San Diego and LA, two of the better pitching teams in the league. Both lineups are hitting the ball extremely well, and we do not think that is going to change here. Both bullpens could easily help with this total as well, so backing the over will be our play.
Best MLB pick: Oakland Athletics ML (-135) vs. Seattle Mariners, 4:10pm ET
The Athletics have the better starting pitcher in this game, the better offense and the better bullpen. If there is a slight concern, it is in trusting James Kaprielian based on such little MLB experience. Nonetheless, the Athletics are a very strong play in this one and can be bet at a great value price.
Best NBA pick: Philadelphia 76ers -8.5 (-110) vs. Washington Wizards, 7:05pm ET
This series is looking a lot like the recently completed Milwaukee vs. Miami set in which the underdogs never found any answers after a close Game 1. This could follow that pattern with the 76ers completing a sweep on Monday. Washington still has no answers for Joel Embiid and the combo of Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal has been nowhere near enough. We like Philly to win big again.
Best NHL pick: Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs ML (-200), 7:08pm ET
Montreal has crawled back into this series on the back of Carey Price but their numbers tell you their luck is going to run out. They have averaged only 1.83 goals per game in this series and they scored their first powerplay goal in the third period of Game 6. Unlike Toronto’s top three defensemen, the Canadiens’ blue line is struggling. Shea Weber, Jeff Petry and Ben Chiarot are a combined -9 with one point. The Maple Leafs have all the pressure on them but with their veteran group and superstar players they can come out fast and secure the win. For that reason, we will be backing Toronto.