Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Thursday, April 15th (+1659): NHL, NBA, and MLB 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.

A big day 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 each sport with a second pick from the NHL. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1659 with FanDuel — more than 16/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.

Best NHL Pick: New York Islanders ML (+108) vs. Boston Bruins, 7:08 p.m ET

We are looking to fade Boston here because they have been doing some goalie juggling over the last few weeks. Their starter, Tuuka Rask, tested positive for Covid-19 and the Bruins are unsure if he will be ready to go on Thursday. Having to resort to their backups is hardly good news too, considering they average a save percentage of .890. Not to mention that the Bruins are likely going to have trouble scoring with the Islanders being one of the best defensive teams in the league. Take the money line.

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 NHL Pick: Winnipeg Jets vs. Toronto Maple Leafs ML (-180), 7:08 p.m ET

The main reason we like Toronto tonight is Auston Matthews. He has 11 goals in his last nine games and leads the league with 32 goals in 40 games this season. The Leafs also have a strong faceoff percentage (they’re ranked eighth in the league), while the Jets don’t even crack the top 20. If they can control the majority of possession, walking away with a win should be no problem.

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 NBA Pick: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Atlanta Hawks ML (+154), 7:40 p.m ET

It is worth noting that Giannis Antetokounmpo is likely to return to the Bucks line-up, which should help the Bucks out big time. Guarding Giannis will be tough, but he hasn’t played in almost two weeks and could be on a minutes restriction as the team eases him back. The Hawks will get back Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari, and with the way they can both light it up, we like the Hawks to be able to pull off the home upset.

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

Best MLB Pick: Detroit Tigers vs. Oakland Athletics -1.5 (+114), 9:40 p.m ET

Tarik Skubal will get the nod for the Tigers, and they have not won many games when he pitches. Last year, Detroit was 2-6 in games that featured Skubal, and so far this year they are 0-2. The A’s have dominated games against the Tigers in recent memory, going 21-5 against Detroit in their last 26 matchups, and 7-1 against them in their last eight at home. We like this trend to continue and will back the A’s to get the job done comfortably.

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.

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