Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Sunday (+1773 odds): MLS, NBA, college basketball, and NHL

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA· 2 months 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.

We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Sunday, including action from college basketball, the MLS, NBA, and NHL.

One pick is taken from each sport and a winning ticket would give us a nice payout with odds of +1773 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Let’s break down each of these plays.

College basketball: Michigan Wolverines +1 (-110) vs Illinois Fighting Illini, 2:00 pm ET

The Fighting Illini have lost 2 out of their last 3 road games and both those losses have come by double-digits. They are just 4-6 ATS on the road and average about 10 ppg less in their road games than their home games. Furthermore, Illinois has struggled to defend as of late — allowing opponents to score 76 ppg on 47% shooting from the field in its last 5 games. Considering their recent form, the Fighting Illini are in a tough spot against a Michigan team that is trying to steal a first-round bye in the Big Ten tournament. Take Michigan.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Illinois Fighting Illini vs Michigan Wolverines

NHL: St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Under 6 (-115), 3:00 pm ET

It’s a bad matchup for Chicago on both sides of the puck as the Blues score the 4th most goals per game in the NHL and allow the 6th least. Chicago scores the 3rd least goals in the NHL and allows the 9th most. Despite that, Chicago has kept it close in 2 of the 3 games against St. Louis this year. Even in the third game when the Blues scored 5 the game didn’t go over due to St. Louis’ goal prevention strength. The under has hit in 4 of 5 head-to-head matchups between these teams in the United Center. This looks to be yet another under.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks

MLS: New York City FC vs Los Angeles Galaxy (+175), 5:00 pm ET

The Galaxy are a solid team but what will be more fascinating to see is how New York, a team that — despite its glory last year — is still very young, will respond with the pressure and spotlight on them more than ever. Valentin Castellanos is still on the team, but don’t be surprised if he jets off to Europe in the summer. It’s hard to see NYCFC pulling off the miracle 2 years in a row, especially given how poorly they played at times in the 2021 regular season. There is good value if you take the Galaxy on the money line to start out 2022.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York City FC vs Los Angeles Galaxy

NBA: New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers -1 (-110), 10:05 pm ET

Even though they’ve struggled a lot lately, I’m still leaning towards the Lakers. They are 18-14 SU at home this season while the Pelicans are just 11-19 SU on the road and 14-16 ATS. The Lakers going 8-2 SU in the last 10 head-to-head is just too much to ignore here. Back the home team to cover.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for New Orleans Pelicans vs Los Angeles Lakers

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