Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Tuesday (+1027 odds): NBA Finals, Euro 2020 and MLB picks
We’ve put together a four-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Tuesday, including action from the NBA Finals, Euro 2020 and the MLB.
One pick is taken from each sport with a second pick from the MLB. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1027 with BetMGM — that’s more than 10/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best Euro 2020 pick: Italy to advance (-145) vs. Spain, 3pm ET
While Italy enjoyed a smooth build-up to the finals and eased through the group stage, Spain coach Luis Enrique had to cope without his captain Sergio Busquets for the first two group matches due to a positive COVID-19 test. Even with the Barcelona man restored to the midfield, this Spain team lacks international experience and Italy has the class to pounce on any errors. Spain strikers Alvaro Morata and Gerard Moreno have been wasteful in front of goal and a blunder from goalkeeper Unai Simon gave Croatia an early lead in their last-16 game.
Italy’s attacking players look more direct, dynamic and decisive, with Federico Chiesa and Lorenzo Insigne scoring crucial goals against Austria and Belgium. Spain has won only one of its five games at the finals in 90 minutes, so we are going to back Italy to advance to get this parlay started.
Best MLB pick: Chicago White Sox ML (-115) vs. Minnesota Twins, 8:10pm ET
Carlos Rodon has been one of the best pitchers in baseball in 2021, posting a 2.37 ERA, 2.56 xERA and a 2.48 FIP through 14 turns in the rotation. He owns an elite 36.3 strikeout-percentage against a 7.7 percent walk-rate, to go with a 0.94 WHIP. Rodon has done a phenomenal job getting deep into games this season while limiting hard contact. Expect him to have a strong outing, despite the fact that Minnesota ranks fourth in OPS and second in ISO against left-handed pitching. This game should be tightly contested throughout, but bettors should put their faith in Chicago to get the job done.
Best NBA pick: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns -6 (-110), 9:05pm ET
The NBA Finals start on Tuesday night with the Phoenix Suns hosting the Milwaukee Bucks. Unfortunately we won’t know Giannis Antetokounmpo’s status until closer to tip-off, but it doesn’t look like he’s going to play. Milwaukee isn’t going to rush their franchise player back — not for a Game 1. If he does play, Antetokounmpo will likely be limited. As such, the Suns are the play in this one. Phoenix got past the Clippers in six games despite playing far from their best basketball. Chris Paul and Devin Booker were in severe shooting slumps for most of the series, and they still managed to pull it out.
Best MLB pick: Boston Red Sox ML (-115) vs. Los Angeles Angels, 9:38pm ET
Nathan Eovaldi got his first All-Star selection of his ten-year career and he couldn’t be more deserving of it. The hard-throwing righty has been getting better as the season has gone on and has a 1.42 ERA in his last four outings which includes facing the Blue Jays and Yankees, who are not easy outs.
Shohei Ohtani has been impressive on the mound this season with a 3.60 ERA in 60 innings, but one bad outing has really skewed his stats. Ohtani had a 2.58 ERA before his last start at Yankee Stadium where he was unable to get out of the first inning before allowing seven runs on four walks and two hits. Eovaldi has been the more consistent pitcher this year and with how well the Boston offense has been hitting recently, we like the Red Sox.