Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Tuesday (+934): College Football, NHL and MLB Playoffs picks

Jun 25, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) greats New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz (left) after winning 1-0 in game seven of the Stanley Cup Semifinals at Amalie Arena.
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We have put together a 4-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Tuesday night including action from the NHL, MLB Playoffs, and College Football.

Two picks are taken from the NHL with one pick from the MLB Playoffs and College Football. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +934 with DraftKings; that’s more than 9/1! Let’s break down each of these plays.

MLB: Houston Astros vs Chicago White Sox ML (-115), 2:07pm ET

The White Sox will have Carlos Rodon on the mound on Tuesday afternoon and he is more than well rested for this start. Rodon has not thrown a pitch in 12 days as his last start came on September 29 against the Reds and he completed only 5 innings before Tony La Russa went to the bullpen.

After 15 starts in the first half of the season, Rodon began dealing with fatigue and shoulder soreness so the White Sox elected to take it easy on him in the second half of the season to get him ready for the playoffs. Even in his short time on the mound in the second half of the season he has looked sharp with a 2.51 ERA with a 0.95 WHIP and those numbers are almost identical to his stats prior to the All-Star break.

The Astros offense is scary, but the White Sox should be able to do the majority of their scoring in the later innings. Back the White Sox to even the series on Tuesday afternoon.

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NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins vs Tampa Bay Lightning ML (-240), 7:30pm ET

The Lightning come into tonight’s season-opener as the back-to-back Stanley Cup champions. They have brought back their top 2 lines and although they lost their entire third line during the offseason, don’t expect that to slow them down tonight.

The Penguins are coming into this game without Sidney Crosby, Evegni Malkin, Jake Guentzel, and potentially Zach Aston-Reese. Those are 4 key players, which doesn’t bode well. Look for Tampa Bay’s top 2 lines to have their way tonight and the Lightning to put up their latest Stanley Cup banner in style.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. 

College Football: Appalachian State Mountaineers -5 (+100) vs Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns, 7:30pm ET

After an opening week loss to Texas, Louisiana has picked up 4 straight wins, while Appalachian State’s 2-point loss to Miami is the only blemish on the Mountaineers’ schedule. App State is putting up over 35 points per game and nearly 7 yards per play through its first 5 games. The passing game is flourishing, with Chase Brice completing nearly 69% of his passes and maintaining a solid touchdown-to-interception ratio.

On the other hand, the Louisiana offense has struggled, particularly in the passing game. The Ragin Cajuns generate most of their explosive plays on the ground, but Levi Lewis has struggled at points with keeping opposing defenses honest through the air. Against a defense that is forcing more than 1 turnover per game, this could be an issue in high-leverage passing downs.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. 

NHL: Seattle Kraken vs Vegas Golden Knights -1.5 (-105), 10:15pm ET

The nightcap of opening day in the NHL sees the Seattle Kraken, the league’s 32nd franchise, open on the road against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Knights were a top 10 team in expected-goals percentage, Corsi, Fenwick, and goal differential last year and they are favored to win the Pacific Division this season. There is continuity with the Knights, while the Kraken will try to beat a top-tier team with only a few preseason games together. Throw in that 5 players on the Kraken are out due to COVID protocols and the Knights at home against an expansion team on the puck line is the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. 

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