Four-pick Cross-Sport Parlay for Saturday, February 27th (+949): NBA, NHL, UFC and college basketball picks

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports 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 put in the research to try and achieve this. For Matt Lowrimore media enquiries, please email

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 +949 with DraftKings — more than 9/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.

Best College Basketball Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -7.5 (-103) vs. Boston College Eagles, 2 p.m ET

Boston College is in complete disarray, having fired head coach Jim Christian earlier this month while losing both Wynston Tabbs and Rich Kelly to the transfer portal (Tabbs was suspended for violating Covid-19 protocols before he decided to transfer). Combine a four-game losing streak with a whole bunch of postponements and this team has not won a game since Jan. 12. Notre Dame won the previous head-to-head matchup by 10 points on Jan. 16 and that was before everything went haywire for B.C. Back Notre Dame and do so with confidence.

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 NBA Pick: Dallas Mavericks vs. Brooklyn Nets -4 (-112), 8:30 p.m ET

The Brooklyn Nets have won eight games in a row heading into Saturday’s date with the Dallas Mavericks. Because the Nets are still without Kevin Durant and the Mavericks are expected to get Kristaps Porzingis back for this one, the home team is giving only four points. And that presents a major opportunity to get all over Brooklyn. Head coach Steve Nash’s team is not only winning, but also winning big. Every single victory during this surge has come by at least four points–including five by double-digits (and another by nine points).

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 NHL Pick: Montreal Canadiens vs. Winnipeg Jets ML (+102), 10 p.m ET

The Jets have won three in a row and four of their last five. Playing in Winnipeg has been great for them, with a 7-3-1 such record. Since head coach Paul Maurice put his three top players on one line two games ago, they have been dynamite. Mark Scheifele has five points in two games, Pierre-Luc Dubois also has five points, and Blake Wheeler has six. There is no way the Canadiens can handle this offensive powerhouse, while Connor Hellebuyck has been playing outstanding with a .913 save percentage. He will likely have no problem shutting down this offensively challenged Montreal team.

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 UFC Fight Night 186 Pick: Ciryl Gane (-265) to beat Jairzinho Rozenstruik, 10:30 p.m ET

The New Year has been crazy already with plenty of upsets in Main Events. Even knowing that, I still like Gane in this fight. He is a more balanced fighter and his ability to absorb damage will keep him on his feet. He is extremely quick for a Heavyweight too, which will help him avoid the one-shot KO punches from Rozenstruik. Gane has finished six of his seven career fights, and we expect the same here as we think he will remain undefeated.

Be sure to check out our full fight preview for this Main Event. You can also read the rest of our UFC Fight Night 186 picks and predictions, as well as our UFC Fight Night 186 parlays, and UFC Fight Night 186 Best Bets.

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