Four-pick cross-sport parlay for today 6/16 (+1108 odds): NBA Finals and MLB

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA · 1 week ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for over a year now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passion is college football and that is the sport he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will do everything he can to make his readers money.

We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Thursday, including action from the NBA Finals and MLB. Three picks are taken from the MLB with one pick from the NBA Finals. A winning ticket would give us a nice payout with odds of +1108 at DraftKings. Let’s break down each of these plays.

MLB: San Diego Padres -1.5 (-130) vs Chicago Cubs, 2:20 pm ET

San Diego has won 10 of their last 13 games, and vault into first place in the NL West with a win today. As they look to earn a four-game series sweep in Chicago, we expect them to have another successful day.

If the season ended today, it’s likely that Padres starter Joe Musgrove would be the NL Cy Young award winner, and for good reason. With the ability to throw six pitches, he is as bulletproof as it gets, and has yet to allow more than 2 earned runs in a start this season.

The talent gap between these two teams is already massive, and this is about as lopsided of a pitching matchup as one could have. For that reason, backing the Padres on the run line will be the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for San Diego Padres vs Chicago Cubs

MLB: Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays – Over 8.5 runs (-105), 3:07 pm ET

The Blue Jays are 6-4 O/U in their last 10 and the Orioles 8-2 O/U over the same stretch. The Jays are by far the better offensive team, so I would prefer they were guaranteed all 9 at-bats, however; I still like the Jays to significantly contribute to another over. They have done most of the damage and the over is 7-0-2 over the last 9 games of between these teams heading into Wednesday. Kevin Gausman can be dominant, but even if that is the case I think we get there as the series closes on Thursday.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays

MLB: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals – Over 9 runs (-120), 7:05 pm ET

These are 2 of the best teams for overs this season, with the Phillies being the absolute best and the Nationals close behind in 3rd. Despite yesterday afternoon’s low-scoring game, the Phillies have been putting up some big numbers. Each of their last 2 low-scoring games had totals of 14 and 20 in the games that followed. Given the great matchup against Patrick Corbin and a poor Nats bullpen, expect Philly to do the majority of the damage. Even if they don’t cover the total themselves, their bullpen has had their inconsistencies as well. The Nats may be struggling, but they still have power with Nelson Cruz and Juan Soto to contribute towards the total. For that reason, backing the over will be the play on Thursday.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals

NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics -4 (-110), 9:00 pm ET

The spread is yet to matter in any game in this series, with all 5 winning teams covering too, and I’ve always thought this was going to 7 games, so I won’t back off that prediction now. If the Celtics can’t get right offensively on their home court in their final home game of the season to force a Game 7, it tells you all you need to know. The Celtics’ defense should hold to form in Game 6. They’ve played nearly flawless defense against the best shooting team this postseason and held them to just 105 points per game during the Finals. The Celtics haven’t lost back-to-back home games in this postseason, so backing to force a Game 7 will be the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Golden State Warriors vs Boston Celtics

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