Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Thursday, May 6 (+1156): NHL, NBA, MLB, and Europa League 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, MLB and Europa League.
Each pick is taken from each sport and a winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1156 with FanDuel — more than 11/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best MLB Pick: Cleveland Indians vs. Kansas City Royals ML (-126), 2:10 p.m ET
The ace of the Royals pitching staff, Danny Duffy, has allowed just two earned runs in his 30 innings on the mound and is having the best numbers of his career in his 11th season. The lone two earned runs he has allowed have been solo shots, but besides that Duffy has been nearly perfect. Duffy also happens to be a lefty which is bad news for the Indians as they have just a .198 average against southpaws this season. Tristan McKenzie has struggled with control for the Indians and we believe this will allow the Royals to salvage one game in the series on Thursday afternoon
Best Europa League Pick: Manchester United ML (-115) vs. Roma, 3:00 p.m ET
Manchester United demolished Roma in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final and they look up to repeating the trick in Rome. United’s 6-2 win at Old Trafford was a hugely impressive display and it’s unlikely that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will allow his team’s levels to drop given they have been on an excellent run of late. Roma has won just two of their last nine matches, so it’s clear that United is the better side. For that reason, we believe they are worth backing to continue their dominance.
Best NHL Pick: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Carolina Hurricanes Over 6.5 Goals (-104), 7:07 p.m ET
The Carolina Hurricanes have been winning games by putting big numbers on the board, as six of their last eight have been over the total number. All season long these two have put on an offensive show, with six of their seven head-to-head matchups exceeding the total. We expect them to finish out the year the same way and will be backing the over.
Best NBA Pick: Brooklyn Nets vs. Dallas Mavericks Over 234.5 Points, 7:40 p.m ET
Both of these teams are offensive-minded, so when it comes to defending, neither team excels. Dallas is only 21st in defensive rating and they allow teams to shoot 65 percent at the rim. The Nets are 24th in defensive rating and rank 20th in opponent field-goal percentage from mid-range. we should be in for a treat. If we don’t count the game against Sacramento, the Mavericks are averaging 125 points over their last four games, while the Nets have averaged 117.4 points in their last five. We expect Luka Doncic and Kevin Durant to both show up for this one, therefore backing the over will be our play.