Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Sunday, April 18th (+1096): NHL, NBA, and MLB picks
A big Sunday 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 day, including action from the NHL, NBA, and MLB.
Each pick is taken from a different sport with a second pick from the NHL. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1096 with FanDuel — more than 10/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best NHL Pick: Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (+104) vs. Anaheim Ducks, 4:08 p.m ET
The Ducks are dead last in scoring, only averaging 2.22 goals per game. They’re also generating the second fewest shots on goal. Their struggling offense is going to be an easy challenge for the Golden Knights who have arguably the best defense in the league. They’re only allowing 2.19 goals per game, the best in the NHL, and they’re limiting their opponents to only 27.2 shots per game, the second best in the league. Vegas’ defense is on another level, there we like them to win this game easily.
Best MLB Pick: Houston Astros ML (-116) vs. Seattle Mariners, 4:10 p.m ET
I liked the pickup of Jake Odorizzi by Houston. He seems like another great candidate to be a guy who has had success in the past that they can get more out of. Nick Margevicius is who the Mariners are not great. We still believe Houston is the play with the better team and the starter with a higher upside.
Best NHL Pick: New York Islanders ML (-154) vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 6:38 p.m ET
The Philadelphia Flyers took the loss in a close game with the Capitals on Saturday for their third loss in four games. That loss really hurt their playoff chances, therefore it is likely they will not be ready for this game. Plus, the Flyers have Brian Elliott in goal on Sunday, who gave up six goals in his last start and looked lost. We like the Islanders to try and improve their playoff seeding with another easy win today.
Best NBA Pick: Portland Trail Blazers -4.5 (-110) vs. Charlotte Hornets, 7:10 p.m ET
With the injuries to the Hornets, we believe the Trail Blazers will have a huge advantage tonight. For example, they have the combination of Jusuf Nurkic and Enes Kanter on the interior, which should be able to bully the Hornets front line. Also, the second unit of the Trail Blazers has a lot more experience with Carmelo Anthony and Anfernee Simons providing an offensive punch we do not think the Hornets can match. The Trail Blazers have more depth and should be able to handle a shorthanded Hornets side. For that reason, we will be backing Portland to cover.