Four-pick cross-sport parlay for today 8/26 (+1007 odds): 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 Friday, including picks from the NFL preseason, MLS and MLB. One pick is taken from each sport with a second pick from the MLB. A winning ticket would give us a nice payout with odds of +1007 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Let’s break down each of these plays.

MLS: Los Angeles FC vs Austin FC over 3.5 goals (+125), 8:00 pm ET

LAFC leads Austin 3-1 in head-to-head meetings, but Austin’s win came in California in May. Both clubs have potent attacking options and are averaging better than 2 goals per match. For that reason, there is unlikely to be much defense played in this game, so backing over 3.5 goals will be the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Los Angeles FC vs Austin FC

MLB: San Diego Padres ML (-190) over Kansas City Royals, 8:10 pm ET

San Diego looks to have a huge advantage on the mound in today’s series opener as they will start Joe Musgrove. He has pitched 19.0 innings over his last 3 starts, allowing more than a single run just once.

Kris Bubic will start for the Royals. However, he is just 2-8 on the year and has allowed 4 runs in each of his last 2 starts. These teams haven’t met yet this season, but it’s a great opportunity for the Padres to start building momentum and hang on to their NL wild-card spot.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for San Diego Padres vs Kansas City Royals

NFL Preseason: Las Vegas Raiders -1 (-110) over New England Patriots, 8:15 pm ET

We are 2-0-1 on Raiders games during the preseason and we are going right back to them for the final week of the preseason. The Raiders are 3-0 in the preseason, most recently defeating the Miami Dolphins this past weekend. By all accounts, Las Vegas has been the much better team in joint practices this week, which is all the more reason to back the home team.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for New England Patriots vs Las Vegas Raiders

MLB: Atlanta Braves ML (-145) over St. Louis Cardinals, 8:15 pm ET

The Braves have been as hot as ever recently, and there’s no reason to start doubting them now. They’ve won 6 of their last 7 games, and are coming off of a 14-2 thrashing of the Pirates. Prior to the series against the Pirates, they won back-to-back series against the American League-best Astros and the Mets. Taking 3 of 4 games against New York has helped them get to within just a couple of games for the NL East lead.

The fact that Atlanta is such a significant favorite on the road behind a rookie (Spencer Strider) should demonstrate just how great a team they are. For that reason, backing the Braves to continue winning will be the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Atlanta Braves vs St. Louis Cardinals

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