Four-pick cross-sport parlay for today 7/16 (+2065 odds): MLB, MLS, and UFC

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Matthew Lowrimore

MLB · 3 weeks ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports 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 put in the research to try and achieve this.

We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Saturday, including picks from the MLB, UFC, and MLS. One pick is taken from each sport with a second pick from the MLS. A winning ticket would give us a nice payout with odds of +2065 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Let’s break down each of these plays.

MLB: New York Mets ML (-140) over Chicago Cubs, 2:20 pm ET

Starting for the Mets will be Taijuan Walker and starting for the Cubs will be Marcus Stroman. Stroman’s first season as a Cub has not gone great so far as he enters this game with a 4.91 ERA in 10 starts. This Mets lineup will not make things any easier for him. Walker has a much more favorable matchup as he owns a sub-3 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 15 starts. He also has thrown 7+ scoreless innings in 2 of his last 3 starts. Walker facing this Cubs lineup bodes much better for New York, therefore backing them to win will be the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York Mets vs Chicago Cubs

UFC: Yair Rodriguez ML (+140) over Brian Ortega, 4:30 pm ET

Even though Yair Rodriguez is coming off a loss against Max Holloway where he was dominated, this was his first UFC fight since 2019. Rodriguez is actually a better striker than Brian Ortega and has the better striking volume. He also has better striking accuracy and better takedown defense which should nullify any small advantage that Ortega has when grappling. Rodriguez has also not lost by submission in his career and has not lost by KO/TKO since 2017, therefore backing him to pull off the upset looks to be worth a play.

Be sure to check out our full fight preview for Brian Ortega vs Yair Rodriguez

MLS: Seattle Sounders – Draw no bet (+155) over Chicago Fire, 8:00 pm ET

The Seattle Sounders will travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Fire, and the visitors should do well. They’ve lost back-to-back contests, failing to score in both games. Although Seattle is in a slump, they’ve historically played well against Chicago and should be able to bounce back.

The Fire will play at home for the second straight game after taking down Toronto FC 2-0 on Wednesday. Although they picked up 3 points, scoring remains an issue, as Chicago averages just 1.00 goal per game (T27 in MLS with Inter Miami). Chicago isn’t overly impressive at home with their 4-3-3 record, so we’ll back the Sounders to get back on track on Saturday as we expect this squad to compete when the postseason rolls around.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Seattle Sounders vs Chicago Fire

MLS: Austin FC vs FC Dallas – Both teams to score and over 2.5 total goals (+100), 9:00 pm ET

FC Dallas hosts Austin FC in an in-state derby at Toyota Stadium on Saturday evening. Facing a team like Austin, who like to press but can leave their defense exposed, could favor Dallas, who are averaging 1.6 goals per game at home.
Austin are currently the best team in MLS with 40 points and haven’t suffered a defeat in their last 6 matches, losing just once in their last 9. The Verde and Black are relentless on attack, leading the league in goals with 41 and showing no signs of slowing down. Austin also rank 1st away from home with 1.73 goals per match.
The head-to-head matchups have all been high-scoring, with 15 total goals in 4 matches. For that reason, expect both sides to breach each other’s defenses and take both teams to score and over 2.5 goals.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Austin FC vs FC Dallas

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