Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Thursday, May 27 (+971 odds): 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 day, including action from the NHL, NBA, and MLB.
Each pick is taken from each sport with a second pick in the NHL. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +971 with BetMGM — more than 9/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best NHL pick: Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs ML (-250), 7:08pm ET
The Toronto Maple Leafs played their best game of the playoffs on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series against the Montreal Canadiens. Toronto has now won three in a row and have a 18-7-3 record on home ice this season.
On the other side, Montreal has four goals all series long and has now lost three in a row since its win in Game 1. Toronto will want to finish this series off at home to avoid the possibility of playing in front of fans for the first time in Montreal in a potential Game 6. For that reason, we like the Maple Leafs.
Best NBA pick: Milwaukee Bucks -2 (-110) vs. Miami Heat, 7:35pm ET
The series switches to Miami for Game 3 and this is the true definition of a must-win game for the Heat. They will surely be more competitive than the last time we saw them, but will it be good enough? We liked the Bucks a lot coming into the series and still do. Game 2 was an outlier but still a confirmation that there is a gap between these teams. Lay the points with the Bucks.
Best NHL pick: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators over 5.5 goals (+110), 9:38pm ET
Three of their five playoff games this postseason have hit the over, including Games 3 and 4 which were played in Nashville. The Predators’ home crowd has been electric and it seems to bring out the offense in both teams. During the regular season, the Canes averaged 3.13 goals per game while the Preds averaged 2.7 goals per game. Carolina has two players, Sebastian Aho and Jordan Staal, who are scoring at a point per game pace and also have two other players who have four points in five games. Expect the Canes’ top-six forward group to continue to roll. For that reason, we like the over.
Best MLB pick: Baltimore Orioles vs. Chicago White Sox over 9 runs (-110), 8:10pm ET
The O’s have just one win in their last ten games, but they have recorded eight overs during the same span. Their pitching, other than John Means, is totally unreliable so while Chicago might have had a little trouble scoring against good teams such as St Louis and New York, they should be able to get their offense going tonight. The White Sox are loaded with right-handed hitters that will give Bruce Zimmermann a tough time. Even though they are not winning games, Baltimore have been able to generate enough offense to where we like the over.