Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Thursday, April 22nd (+1252): NHL, NBA, and MLB picks
A big Thursday 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, and MLB.
Each pick is taken from a different sport with a second pick from the MLB. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1252 with FanDuel — more than 12/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best NHL Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Winnipeg Jets Over 6.5 Goals (+106), 7:08 p.m ET
This game is stacked with high powered offensive players on both sides. Toronto always plays an aggressive style of hockey, taking lots of chances and hoping their goalie will stop the majority of the shots he faces. In the seven head to head matchups between the Jets and Leafs, four of them have gone over the total number and the Jets have gone over in four of their last seven. This is going to be an exciting back and forth game as these two trade chances, shots and goals to push this total over the number.
Best MLB Pick: Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros Under 9 Runs (-114), 8:10 p.m ET
Cristian Javier has held opponents to a .188 batting average through his first 63 big-league innings, and that number is even lower if you include the playoffs. While still somewhat under the radar, if he keeps pitching the way he has through his first season-plus, Javier has the potential to become a household name. For the Angels, Alex Cobb has looked solid this season, and just pitched well to beat the Royals. Though given the lack of offense shown by both teams at times this season, we like this game to stay under.
Best NBA Pick: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Dallas Mavericks -3 (-112), 9:40 p.m ET
The Lakers will be welcoming back Anthony Davis tonight, however, he could be limited to as little as 15 minutes in the game. Not to mention the rest of the Lakers are dealing with plenty of injuries as well. Andre Drummond, Dennis Schroder, Marc Gasol and Markieff Morris are all listed as day-to-day and may not be 100 percent even if they do take the floor. Without LeBron James, the Lakers have no one capable of matching the offensive production of Luka Doncic. With Davis still on a minute’s restriction, the Mavericks simply outmatch the Lakers here. Back them to cover this small spread.
Best MLB Pick: Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants Under 8.5 Runs (-118), 9:45 p.m ET
The under is 5-1 when the Giants are playing at home due to the pitcher friendly aspects of the park. Marlins’ starter, Daniel Castano, just pitched against the Giants for his first start of the season and did really well in five innings allowing just one earned run. The Marlins have a solid top five of the lineup, but then don’t have a starter batting above .182 (min 10 at-bats) from the six to eight spot. The Giants may also be without Donovan Solano and Brandon Crawford, which would certainly hurt their offense. For that reason, we like the under here in this game.