Four-pick Cross-Sport Parlay for Saturday, February 20th (+775): NBA, NHL, UFC and college basketball picks

Jan 13, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) skates with the puck against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena.
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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 1 year ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will do everything he can to make his readers money.

It is finally the weekend, which means we are in store for a massive college basketball card, as well as, plenty of NBA, NHL, and a full UFC fight card. 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 hopefully take you right through the day, including action from the UFC, NBA, NHL, and college basketball.

Each pick is taken from a different sport, and a winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +775 with DraftKings — more than 7/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.

Best NHL Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs (-112) to beat Montreal Canadiens, 7 p.m ET

Toronto is 7-1-2 in its last 10 games, easily the hottest team in the league right now having lost only one game in regulation during this stretch. The Leafs are also fifth in faceoff percentage at 52.9, while the Habs have the fifth-worst such mark in the league at only 46.7 percent. Toronto should be able to maintain the majority of possession in this game, which will lead to more chances in front of the net. As a result, we like the Maple Leafs to remain red hot.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our NHL picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and NHL Best Bets.

Best NBA Pick: Los Angeles Lakers/Miami Heat Under 209 Points (-105), 8:35 p.m ET

We’ve seen the Lakers offense stagnate against the Nets, who are near the bottom of the league in points allowed this season. Miami ranks seventh in the NBA in points allowed. Davis and Schröder combine for 37.1 points a night, so the Lakers will have to dig deep into their reserves to compensate for that many points and there’s no guarantee they’ll be able to. Expect both teams to tighten up their defenses as they try to win an important game at the Staples Center.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our NBA picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and NBA Best Bets.

Best College Basketball Pick: Arizona State Sun Devils +8 vs. UCLA Bruins (-110), 10 p.m ET

Oddsmakers have the Bruins as a nearly double-digit favorite for this one, and I think that’s misguided.  Incredibly, eight of their last 10 victories have come by six points or fewer. As such, I don’t see how you could consider laying this many points with them here. They were only able to beat a 4-17 Washington team by three points and also just lost outright to Washington State.

When these teams played earlier this year it was an extremely tight game that went to overtime. Arizona State has been picking it up recently, going 3-2 in their last five with the only two losses coming to USC and Oregon. I’m grabbing the points here and will look for the Sun Devils to keep it close.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our college basketball picks and predictions, as well as our parlays and best bets.

Best UFC Fight Night 185 Pick: Curtis Blaydes (-435) to beat Derrick Lewis, 10 p.m ET

Curtis Blaydes is the overwhelming favorite and comes into this fight with an MMA record of 14-2. He is 9-2 in the UFC with both losses coming against Francis Ngannou. Where Blaydes really excels is with his wrestling ability. He is averaging 6.33 takedowns per every 15 minutes and lands his takedowns 55 percent of the time. Derrick Lewis has power, but I think Blaydes will dominate of the ground and win this one easily.

Be sure to check out our full fight preview for this Main Event. You can also read the rest of our UFC Fight Night 185 picks and predictions, as well as our UFC Fight Night 185 parlays, and UFC Fight Night 185 Best Bets.

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