Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Tuesday, April 27th (+1044): NHL, NBA, MLB, and Champions League picks
The Champions League is back this week, which means it is time to have some fun and look for some of the best bets across all the different sports and pile them into one parlay. We’ve put together a four-pick cross-sport parlay which will take you right through the day, including action from the NHL, NBA, MLB and Champions League.
Each pick is taken from each sport and a winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1044 with FanDuel — more than 10/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best Champions League Pick: Chelsea vs. Real Madrid Under 2.5 Goals (-174), 3:00 p.m ET
Thomas Tuchel’s men kept clean sheets in both last-16 legs against Atletico and Chelsea have conceded only three goals in 10 Champions League matches this season. Their last four games in all competitions all featured under 1.5 goals while three of Real’s last four fixtures have ended 0-0, including the second leg of their quarter-final tie against Liverpool.
Real are without injured defenders Sergio Ramos and Ferland Mendy although whatever back four Zinedine Zidane selects should be well protected by an experienced midfield trio of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro. Still, Tuchel’s tactics have served Chelsea well in big games and the Blues can frustrate a Real Madrid attacking unit who rarely blows teams away. For that reason, we like this game to stay under the posted total.
Best NHL Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Chicago Blackhawks Under 5.5 Goals (+106), 8:08 p.m ET
Tampa Bay has allowed an average of 2.5 goals against over their last four games but all year long it has been the Andrei Vasilevskiy show with his 2.1 GAA and .928 save percentage to go along with his four shutouts. Three of the Blackhawks’ last five games have stayed under the total number as Chicago has been off for four days at home waiting for this game. Tampa Bay knows it must play a defense first style of hockey to win games in the playoffs and the Bolts have started already with three of their last four staying under the total. Given the defensive nature from Tampa Bay, we like the under here.
Best MLB Pick: Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox -1.5 (-118), 810 p.m ET
Lucas Giolito is one of the best pitchers in the league. It is true he got crushed in his last start though, giving up eight runs to Boston in just an inning. Though taking on Detroit is the perfect bounce back spot for Giolito. We are anticipating Jose Urena to get the start for the Tigers and he just is not good. Chicago is also averaging more than five runs per game, while Detroit was not been able to score more than two runs in their four-game series with Kansas City over the weekend. For that reason, we like the White Sox to get their bats rolling and will back them on the run line.
Best NBA Pick: Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves -1.5 (-110), 9:00 p.m ET
Matchup-wise the Timberwolves will have a clear advantage on the interior, with the Rockets lacking the size to deal with Karl-Anthony Towns. He has been an offensive monster lately with averages of 24 points and 11 rebounds over the last week. The Timberwolves will also have a major advantage off the bench, with D’Angelo Russell coming into the game. Coming off an impressive win over the Utah Jazz, and given the fact that the Rockets are shorthanded, we will be backing Minnesota to cover this game with ease.