Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Thursday, April 29th (+1538): NHL, NBA, and MLB picks
While the NFL Draft kicks off tonight, do not forget that there are a ton of other still to bet on. This 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 MLB. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1538 with FanDuel — more than 15/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best MLB Pick: Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros ML (-154), 2:10 p.m ET
Yusei Kikuchi has made 45 starts since the beginning of 2019 and won just eight of them, pitching to a 5.42 ERA in the process. He doesn’t strike out as many as most pitchers do these days, and he gives up hits and home runs far above the league average. Kikuchi has struggled even more facing the Astros, against whom he is 0-2 with a 6.46 ERA in six career starts.
On the other side, Luis Garcia has made three starts and six relief appearances and has kept his ERA under 3.00 in 27.1 career innings. With Kikuchi on the mound, Garcia does not need to be perfect, therefore we like the Houston bats to win them this game.
Best NHL Pick: Philadelphia Flyers -1.5 (+184) vs. New Jersey Devils, 7:00 p.m ET
New Jersey comes into this game 2-14 in their last 16 games. One of those losses was to these Flyers. They lack the offense needed to win consistently and are allowing nearly 3.4 goals per game, showing there defensive struggles. New Jersey also has the worst penalty kill is the worst in the league, something we believe the Flyers will take advantage of. Philadelphia knows their playoff chances are shrinking by the day, but we believe will come out with a full effort here. That is why we like them on the puck line.
Best NBA Pick: Golden State Warriors vs. Minnesota Timberwolves +4 (-112), 8:00 ET
Looking at this line, it just feels way off. Sure, Steph Curry has been lights out, but the Warriors just do not have the offense behind him to provide enough support. The Warriors are coming off a terrible effort against the Mavericks, while the Timberwolves have won three games in a row. Given the recent form for both teams, backing Minnesota is going to be our play.
Best MLB Pick: Boston Red Sox ML (-118) vs. Texas Rangers, 8:05 p.m ET
This one is a tough call if you are just looking at the pitchers. The Rangers’ Kyle Gibson tends to be a fade for us, but the same goes for Martin Perez of the Red Sox. This play mainly just comes down to the quality of each lineup. Both pitchers could easily look horrible, but the offense for the Red Sox is there almost every night, while the Rangers just do not have that many great hitters. For that reason, we like the Red Sox to take game one of this series.