Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Saturday, March 6th (+960): NHL, UFC, EPL 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

A huge Saturday full of games in store and there are plenty to find value in today. 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, UFC, EPL and college basketball.

Each pick is taken from a different sport and a winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +960 with DraftKings — more than 9-to-1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.

Best EPL Pick: Brighton & Hove Albion ML (+160) vs. Leicester City, 3 p.m ET

In their last two matches, Brighton has missed two penalties, had 23 shots on goal, conceded just eight shots, and notched up 70 and 75 percent possession. Now just three points clear of the relegation zone, the Seagulls are desperate for results.

On the other side, Leicester City were dumped out of the Europa League, before being thumped by Arsenal in the Premier League last weekend. Jamie Vardy has failed to score in his last four matches and if Brighton can keep Vardy quiet that could leave Leicester vulnerable, as Arsenal and Slavia Prague proved.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our free Soccer Predictions, with soccer picks from the Premier League and Champions League all season long.

Best College Basketball Pick: USC Trojans -2.5 (-112) vs. UCLA Bruins, 4:00 p.m ET

USC is the better team, they come in with some momentum and they beat the Bruins already this season. As a result, I think they are the best play. UCLA could not get anything going offensively in that one against all the length of the Trojans. Phenom Evan Mobley did not even have that great a game with just nine points, though he did block four shots. Six weeks later I do not see how this UCLA team competes much better in this spot.

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 NHL Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs ML (-200) vs. Vancouver Canucks, 7 p.m ET

The Canucks are 10-15-2 and have dropped five of their last seven contests. Top-line center Elias Pettersson (10 goals) was scratched on Thursday because of an upper-body injury and he is listed as day-to-day. The Maple Leafs are 5-1 in the last six meetings between the two teams. Vancouver is 4-12 in its last 16 overall, 1-5 in its last six at home, and 2-7 in its last nine against opponents with winning percentages over .600. Back Toronto and do so with confidence.

Jan 13, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) skates with the puck against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena.

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 259 Pick: Israel Adesanya (-235) to Beat Jan Blachowicz, 11:59 p.m ET

Israel Adesanya is already the UFC Middleweight division title holder, so he will be making his Light Heavyweight debut to try and snag his second title belt. He comes into this fight with an MMA record of 20-0. He is 9-0 in the UFC, most recently beating Paulo Costa by TKO. This was a joke of a fight and Costa never even had a chance. Adesanya easily picked him apart and slumped him in the second round.

Even though this will be a step up in weight for Adesanya, he is far too good to doubt here. His quickness might even be better and his striking is going to be the real difference here. Even at a steep price, backing Adesanya to claim his second title belt is going to be my play.

Be sure to check out our full fight preview for this Main Event. You can also read the rest of our UFC 259 picks and predictions, as well as our UFC 259 parlays, and UFC 259 Best Bets.

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