Four-pick cross-sport parlay for today 6/16 (+1108 odds): NBA Finals and MLB
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.
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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.
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MLB: Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals – Over 9 runs (-120), 7:05 pm ET
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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.
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