Four-pick cross-sport parlay for today 8/21 (+865 odds): EPL, MLB, MLS and NFL preseason

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We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Sunday, including picks from the EPL, MLB, MLS and NFL preseason. One pick is taken from each sport and a winning ticket would give us a nice payout with odds of +865 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Let’s break down each of these plays.

EPL: Manchester City Win to Nil (+115) over Newcastle United, 11:30 am ET

Manchester City has already brushed aside West Ham and Bournemouth with wins to nil and they hammered the Magpies on both occasions last season. It was 4-0 and 5-0 when these two met in the previous campaign and little had changed in the Newcastle ranks to suggest they can put up any more of a fight. Better days will come for Newcastle this season, but this is unlikely to be one of them.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Manchester City vs Newcastle United

MLB: Minnesota Twins ML (-190) over Texas Rangers, 2:10 pm ET

Minnesota is in a great spot in this game due to the fact that Joe Ryan will be on the mound. The rookie is going for his 10th win and his 3rd win this month. He was shaky against the league-best Los Angeles Dodgers but has been dominating almost any other team he’s expected to beat.

In combination with the Texas Rangers producing just 1 run against a poor Oakland Athletics’ pitching staff, Ryan and the Twins should be licking their chops. Along with Minnesota’s lineup fully healthy, they can put some pressure on the rest of their division with a win.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Texas Rangers vs Minnesota Twins

MLS: Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City – Both teams to score (-185), 7:30 pm ET

Head-to-head these sides met back in May which saw the Portland Timbers absolutely trash Sporting Kansas City in a 7-2 win at home. Sunday is unlikely to be as lopsided, but goals should be able to find the back of the net. Portland have netted 20 goals while conceding 25 times on the road. SKC should be able to be slip one past this Portland away defense and seek revenge from the beat down they suffered back in May. For that reason, backing both teams to score in this fixture will be the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City

NFL Preseason: Baltimore Ravens -6 (-110) over Arizona Cardinals, 8:00 pm ET

The Baltimore Ravens are one of the league’s best teams in the preseason, and their success is the stuff of legends at this point. John Harbaugh is 37-15-1 ATS in his preseason career, having routinely owned the month of August. The dominance only gets more impressive, as the Ravens are undefeated in their last 21 preseason games, having not lost since 2015. For that reason, backing the Ravens to win and cover will be the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Baltimore Ravens vs Arizona Cardinals

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