Four-pick Cross-Sport Parlay for Thursday, March 4th (+958): NBA, NHL and college basketball picks
March Madness is so close, but until then, there are plenty of major sports to bet, even on a Thursday. We’ve put together a four-pick cross-sport parlay which will take you right through the night. Our parlay includes action from the NBA, NHL, and college basketball.
Each pick is taken from a different sport with one additional pick from the NHL. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +958 with DraftKings — more than 9/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best NHL Pick: Buffalo Sabres vs. New York Islanders ML (-195), 7 p.m ET
The Islanders are 7-0-2 at home this year and have won four of their last five games. In their last eight they have the fourth best power play at 29.4 percent which is being led by Nick Leddy. The Islanders have great scoring depth as the top six players are spread out over their three lines. Andres Lee leads the team with 10 goals this season, including three in his last five games. The Islanders will be up against Sabres backup goaltender Carter Hutton who is 1-6-1 with a 3.18 goals against average this season and they will come away with the two points.
Best NHL Pick: Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (-118), 7 p.m ET
The Hurricanes are ranked in the top ten in the NHL with an average of 3.27 goals per game and should thrive against Detroit’s defense. 34-year-old goaltender Thomas Greiss has been awful this year for Detroit, allowing an average of 3.37 goals per game with a 1-11-3 record. Carolina is 6-1-1 at home this season and welcoming Detroit who is 3-9-1 on the road should be no problem for the Hurricanes.
Best College Basketball Pick: Oklahoma State Cowboys +11.5 (-103) vs. Baylor Bears, 7 p.m ET
The Cowboys go into Waco with lots of confidence. They followed up their big weekend win over Oklahoma on the road with another win over the Sooners at home on Monday. That makes five straight wins and four straight covers for Oklahoma State.
When these teams met the first time, the Bears were down at halftime before coming back to win with ease. Cunningham did not play in the game, though. This is a big number to lay with a Baylor team that has been shaky at times since resuming play. Cunningham has shown what he can do against good competition and they are playing really well. I don’t think they knick Baylor, but they should keep it close–not lose by double-digits.
Best NBA Pick Denver Nuggets -4.5 (-112) vs. Indiana Pacers, 8 p.m ET
The Denver Nuggets have won and covered each of their last three games and they have covered those games by a ridiculous average of 21.3 points per game. The Indiana Pacers are coming off of a game that was hard fought so they should be fatigued tonight. They are 1-4 straight up and 0-5 against the number in their last five games.
Nuggets MVP candidate Nikola Jokic is playing out of his mind. He is averaging 27 points, 8.6 assists, and 11 rebounds this season and is willing the Nuggets into the playoffs. He should have a massive game against the tired legs of the Pacers. The Nuggets play at a fast pace and have one of the best offenses in the league. Lay the points with the Nuggets in this cross conference matchup.