Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Saturday, May 8 (+1160): NHL, NBA, UFC and MLB Picks
A big Saturday of sports is expected, which 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 night, including action from the NHL, NBA, UFC and MLB.
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Each pick is taken from a different sport and a winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1160 with BetMGM — more than 11/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best NHL Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Florida Panthers Over 5.5 Goals (-110), 7:08 p.m ET
These are two of the best goal scoring teams in the NHL. The Lightning come into this game averaging 3.34 per game while the Panthers average 3.31 goals per game. In their head to head meetings, Tampa has averaged 3.83 goals per game and Florida has averaged 3.66 per game. Five of their six meetings have hit the over as well. Both teams’ final two games are against each other, and we are expecting a high scoring game here.
Best MLB Pick: Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves ML (-175), 7:20 p.m ET
Vince Velasquez remains in the Philadelphia rotation, but there is reason to doubt him on Saturday night. This is due to the fact that he is 1-6 with a 4.83 ERA in 59.2 innings against the Braves.
On the other side, Ian Anderson will get the nod for Atlanta, and the rookie left-hander posted a 2.48 ERA in the month of April. He got touched up by Toronto in his last start, but is still holding hitters to a .215 average, and .194 at home.
Even with their win last night, the Phillies are just 5-9 on the road this season. Going into Friday’s game, Atlanta led all of baseball with 45 home runs in 32 games, and we believe that power could propel them to a win.
Best NBA Pick: Brooklyn Nets vs. Denver Nuggets +3 (-110), 10:00 p.m ET
We have an interesting number here with the Nets favored on the road even though they are riding a four-game losing streak. Sure they have a couple of elite players but Denver looks to be just as talented. The Nets are only 10-12 ATS as road favorites this season and in most of those situations, they were not playing a team with an MVP or on an extended losing streak. The Nuggets are catching Brooklyn at the right time, so backing them to cover will be our play.
Best UFC Pick: Marina Rodriguez Win by Decision (+120) vs. Michelle Waterson, 10:30 p.m ET
Marina Rodriguez is certainly the better striker and even though she won her last fight by finish, I think she will have a tougher time finishing Michelle Waterson. Rodriguez has a solid enough takedown defense and is the bigger fighter, so I would look for Rodriguez to control this fight for a full five rounds and will win comfortably on the cards.
Be sure to check out our full fight preview for this Main Event. You can also read the rest of our UFC on ESPN 24 picks and predictions, as well as our UFC on ESPN 24 parlays, and UFC on ESPN 24 Best Bets.
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