Four-pick Cross-Sport Parlay for Tuesday, February 16th (+1175): NBA, NHL, and college basketball picks

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Matthew Lowrimore

NBA · 1 year ago

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Matthew has been with Pickswise for a while now, covering a wide variety of sports. His main passions are college football and UFC, and those are the sports he has covered the most. Matthew uses a variety of methods to handicap games, including stats, trends, injuries, and situational factors. His goal is to consistently give out winners and will put in the research to try and achieve this.

It may just be Tuesday, but there are plenty of options to bet on throughout the major sports. This 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 hopefully take you right through the day, including action from the NBA, NHL, and college basketball.

Each pick is taken from a different sport with a second pick in the NHL. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1175 with DraftKings — more than 11/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.

Best College Basketball Pick: Missouri Tigers/Georgia Bulldogs Under 152.5 (-110), 7 p.m ET

While we might be waiting on some roster news that could really affect the side, I think this total is way off–creating a great chance to bet the under. Georgia home games are only going over half the time with an average point total of 147 ppg. Tilmon or not, I am not sure why the oddsmakers are pegging this total so high. Mizzou is cashing overs just half the time on the road and their average game total is only 141 points in such games. Tilmon is both an offensive and defensive presence for the Tigers, so his absence is kind of neutral in terms of point projections. This one is likely to be played in the high 60s or low 70s.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our college basketball picks and predictions, as well as our parlays and best bets.

Best NBA Pick: Denver Nuggets +2.5 vs. Boston Celtics (-109), 7 p.m ET

Denver has won three in a row heading to Boston. They were all at home, but they should be feeling good after dealing the Lakers a loss on Sunday. Anthony Davis might have been limited in that one, but all you can do is beat the opponent in front of you on the floor. Nikola Jokic posted another triple-double and he has a very favorable matchup in this one. The question is how the Nuggets handle guarding the Celtics’ stars.

Boston is not in great form right now. It has dropped its last two games to Detroit and Washington, two of the worst teams in the league. Look for Jokic to have a big game and be the difference in this one. Jamal Murray is off back-to-back 20+ point games and he always loves a game with other stars to get his mojo going. That is definitely the case in this one. Denver is in the right place to win at Boston.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our NBA picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and NBA Best Bets.

Best NHL Pick: Washington Capitals/Pittsburgh Penguins Over 6.5 Goals (-122), 7 p.m ET

The over has hit in all three of their matchups this season, averaging 8.33 goals per game. Only the Ottawa Senators are allowing more goals per game on average than the Capitals. Pittsburgh’s top line has combined for 14 goals this season and for eight of the team’s 13 in the last three games. Zach Aston-Reese has also contributed with two goals in his first two games back from injury.

Washington’s offense however is at full strength for the first time in almost four weeks. Evgeny Kuznetsov scored a goal on Sunday against the Penguins in his first game back after missing their last eight. Tristan Jarry has been subpar in the crease for Pittsburgh, allowing an average of 3.82 goals per game, and he will have some trouble going up against the Capitals offense at full strength. Washington has allowed at least three goals in all but two games this season and have allowed 22 goals during their four-game losing streak. Take the over 6.5 goals.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our NHL picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and NHL Best Bets.

Best NHL Pick: Vegas Golden Knights Money Line (-110) vs. Colorado Avalanche, 10 p.m ET

The Colorado Avalanche did not play for almost two weeks due to Covid and it showed on Sunday when they faced the Vegas Golden Knights, who won 1-0. The second of four meetings between these two teams will take place on Tuesday night and the Avalanche will be looking for a better performance.

The Golden Knights have a top line that is in mid-season form, as Mark Stone is now playing more than 19 minutes per game and has three points in his last five. Linemate Max Pacioretty scored the game-winning goal on Sunday against the Avs and has quickly become one of the top players this season. The Knights have great depth that will give Colorado trouble all night long. I think this will help them roll over a Colorado team that will still be looking for its game after the long break.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for this matchup. You can also read the rest of our NHL picks and predictions, as well as our prop betsparlays, and NHL Best Bets.

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