Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Thursday (+1056): NFL, College Football and MLB Playoffs picks

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Matthew Lowrimore

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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 Thursday night including action from the NFL, College Football, and MLB Playoffs.

One pick is taken from each sport with a second pick from College Football. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1056 with DraftKings; that’s more than 10/1! Let’s break down each of these plays.

College Football: Coastal Carolina Chanticleers -19.5 (-110) vs Arkansas State Red Wolves, 7:30pm ET

Coastal Carolina has established itself as the clear favorite in the Sun Belt. Much like a year ago, the Chanticleers are well-coached, experienced and more importantly, sporting an 11-3-1 ATS record in their last 15 games, and a 5-2 ATS mark in their last 7 road games as a favorite. Lay the points with Coastal Carolina.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

College Football: Houston Cougars -6.5 (-105) vs Tulane Green Wave, 7:30pm ET

Both of these teams’ offenses are good but neither is as dynamic as in years past. The edge in this game goes to Houston’s defense. They have allowed an average of only 279.2 yards per game, and 15 ppg.

This should start as a close game but Houston’s defense should get some stops and enable the Cougars to pull away as the road favorite. Houston is 12-4-1 against the spread in their last 17 games played against Tulane, and 6-2 against the spread on the road against them. Look for Houston to prove they are ready for the Big 12 and score a comfortable win.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

MLB: Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays ML (-160), 8:07pm ET

Tampa Bay will open the series with Shane McClanahan on the mound and he has been excellent in his rookie season with a 3.43 ERA. In 16.0 innings against the Red Sox during the season, McClanahan had a 2.81 ERA with a .246 opponent batting average.

On the hill for the Red Sox will be Eduardo Rodriguez, who has posted a 4.74 ERA and 3.55 xERA in 157.2 innings this season and will face Tampa Bay for the fifth time this year. In his third start against the Rays, Rodriguez threw a gem and allowed just 4 hits in 6.0 innings. However, his success did not last long, as he faced Tampa Bay in his next start and was forced out of the game after just 3.2 innings, during which he allowed 6 runs on 8 hits. We can’t be totally sure which Rodriguez we will see on Thursday night, which puts too much uncertainty on Boston. Therefore, back the home team to take Game 1 of this series.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our MLB picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and MLB Best Bets.

NFL: Los Angeles Rams -2.5 (-110) vs Seattle Seahawks, 8:20pm ET

The Rams offense has been red-hot this season with quarterback Matthew Stafford lighting it up, having thrown 11 touchdown passes (second-most in the league) with only 2 interceptions. Given LA’s strength through the air and running back Darrell Henderson’s solid start to the season, they should give Seattle all it can handle.

Seattle on the other hand, is far too reliant on the offense to feel comfortable backing them in this spot. They slumped to a 30-17 defeat to the Vikings a couple of weeks ago, and even when Russell Wilson and his receivers were firing, the defense still couldn’t hold up as they lost 33-30 to the Titans in overtime. The Rams have shipped more points than you would expect them to this season but they still boast one of the most talented defenses in football and they should be able to pacify the Seahawks long enough to outscore them. This game could go down to the wire, but the Rams can win by a field goal and move to 4-1.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup.

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