Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Tuesday (+1253 odds): CONCACAF Gold Cup, NBA Finals and MLB picks
We’ve put together a four-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Tuesday, including action from the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the NBA Finals Game 6 and the MLB slate.
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 +1,253 with BetMGM; that’s more than 12/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
MLB pick: Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros -1.5 (+105), 8:10pm ET
The Astros love hitting at Minute Maid Park, and they do not strike out very often at home. Triston McKenzie relies on the strikeout, but the Astros could make it difficult for him to generate swings and misses. Entering Monday, Houston has the third-fewest strikeouts at home in all of baseball this season, and only six teams have a higher home batting average. Houston has the kind of offense that favors the run line, so back the Astros -1.5 in this matchup.
MLB pick: Seattle Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies ML (-175), 8:40pm ET
German Marquez is one of the few pitchers who has mastered the craft of pitching in Denver. Marquez is coming off his first All-Star selection, pitching to a 3.36 ERA in the first half and holding opposing hitters to a .212 average. Marquez is well on track to finish the season with an ERA under four for the third time in four years, a winning formula few others can find in Colorado, so much so that manager Bud Black declared earlier this month that he won’t be traded despite appearing to be a valuable chip on a struggling club. The Rockies haven’t struggled at home, though, especially offensively, and with Marquez on the mound against a struggling Marco Gonzales, take Colorado on the money line with confidence.
NBA pick: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Phoenix Suns under 222.5 total points (-110), 9pm ET
For the most part Milwaukee is playing sound defense, which has been the case throughout the playoffs — at least at home. In a whopping six of ten home games, the Bucks have held opponents to fewer than 100 points in regulation (and one of the exceptions was when the Suns scored exactly 100 in Game 3). The under is 3-1-1 in the Suns’ last five on the road and 3-0-1 in their last four as underdogs. It is also 8-3-1 in the Bucks’ last 12 at home and 4-1-1 in their last six playing on two days of rest. Additionally, the under is 6-2-1 in Phoenix’s last nine trips to Milwaukee. Go with the under.
Best CONCACAF Gold Cup pick: Honduras vs. Qatar over 2.5 goals (+120), 9pm ET
Since both teams will want to head into the next round without picking up any injuries, you’d have to imagine they would continue to play loose and a little relaxed on the defensive side of the ball. Both teams have a combined goal mark of 4.75 per contest. The total is generous and with Qatar ranked third in xG and Honduras ranked in the top half in xG and the bottom third in xGA, we are attacking over 2.5 goals.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our free Soccer Predictions, with soccer picks from the CONCACAF Gold Cup throughout the tournament and the MLS all season long.