Four-pick cross-sport parlay for today 9/5 (+1260 odds): MLB, college football and U.S. Open tennis

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We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Monday, including picks from Major League Baseball, college football and U.S. Open tennis. One pick is taken from each sport with a second pick taken from the MLB. A winning ticket would give us a very nice payout with odds of +1260 at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Let’s break down each of these plays.

US Open Day 8: Jessica Pegula ML (-115) over Petra Kvitova, 12:00 pm ET

Jessica Pegula has lost only one set through three rounds and she followed up that one hiccup by erasing Yue Yuan 6-0 in their third set on Saturday. Petra Kvitova is also playing well, but she just endured one of the best matches of the tournament — one that lasted two hours and 39 minutes against Garbine Muguruza and went to 10-7 in the third-set tiebreaker. The Czech isn’t going to be fresh and she isn’t one of the best movers on tour in the first place. For that reason, backing Pegula will be the play.

Be sure to check out all of our US Open tennis day 8 best bets

MLB: New York Yankees ML (-170) over Minnesota Twins, 1:05 pm ET

After allowing the Rays to pull within just a few games of the AL East lead, the Yankees should be able to get some breathing room on Monday. New York has had the 3rd-worst record since August 1 yet still have 12 more wins than Minnesota. This game also sets up nicely for the Yankees as the Twins will be starting Chris Archer. Before his most recent appearance, Minnesota had lost each of his last 8 outings. Both teams need this win as they chase their respective pennants, but the Yankees have the far better matchup.

Be sure to check out our full Minnesota Twins vs New York Yankees predictions

MLB: Texas Rangers ML (+140) over Houston Astros, 7:10 pm ET

Martin Perez has turned into one of the game’s elite pitchers. We no longer should fade him and the Rangers when he has carried a mid-2.00s ERA into September. The Rangers are also a whopping 17-9 in his starts this season. On the other side, the Astros are starting Hunter Brown, who is making his MLB debut. While the Rangers’ offense hasn’t been good this season, they have actually posted a wRC+ higher than the Astros since August 1 (112 to 103). For that reason, take the team with an elite pitcher and hotter lineup against the team starting a rookie.

Be sure to check out our full Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros predictions

College football: Clemson Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – Under 51 (-110), 8:00 pm ET

This game is a clear under spot for me as long as the Clemson offense is not back to its 2020 form. Clemson ranked 85th in points scored per game, while Georgia Tech ranked 98th. Clemson should be improved offensively, but I expect a run-heavy approach and somewhat conservative play calling from the favored side. On the other side, Georgia Tech has averaged 10.33 points per game against Clemson in the last 3 meetings. The Yellow Jackets are a run-first offense but have an inexperienced offensive line, and now they have to face last season’s 8th-best rush defense. There may be more than last season’s 22 combined points but the total being set at 51 seems about a score too high to me.

Be sure to check out our full Clemson Tigers vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets predictions

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