Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Tuesday, June 15 (+2764 odds): NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, MLB and Euro 2020 picks
We’ve put together a four-pick cross-sport parlay that will take you right through Tuesday, including action from the NBA Playoffs, NHL Playoffs, MLB and the Euro 2020 soccer tournament.
One pick is taken from each sport and a winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +2764 with BetMGM — that’s more than 27/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best Euro 2020 pick: Germany vs. France: Both teams to score and France Win (+375), 3:00 pm ET
Both sides have strengthened their attacks by bringing players back from international exile, with Karim Benzema bolstering the France roster and Thomas Muller back in contention for Germany. The increased attacking options could lead to goals in their opening encounter.
The teams both topped their Euro 2020 qualifying groups and will be hoping to go deep in the tournament. However, France won the 2018 World Cup and has the strongest squad in the tournament.
France is also unbeaten in the last five meetings between these teams, winning three of those games. They can get the better of the Germans in a high-scoring affair.
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 Euro 2020 throughout the tournament and the MLS all season long.
Best NBA pick: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Brooklyn Nets Under 218.5 (-110), 7:00 pm ET
After four straight low-scoring games, bookmakers have finally lowered the total coming into Game 5. Sunday’s game was the second-lowest output of the series as the teams combined for just 203 points. All four games have gone under the total with the average points scored being 201.2 per game. There are no easy games at this point of the postseason and the intensity is only set to go up.
Game 4 was very physical and as a result we saw 38 free-throws taken, the highest amount in the four games played so far. The Bucks fed off the energy of the crowd and that also played a part in their solid play on the defensive end. If both Kyrie Irving and James Harden are unable to go, it will be interesting to see where the Nets get their offense from. Expect Kevin Durant to take the majority of the shots if that is the case. We still expect a lower-scoring game, given how the series has ben played and will back the under.
Best MLB pick: Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves ML (-115), 7:20 pm ET
This is the 13th start of the season for Boston’s Eduardo Rodriguez. In the last six starts, he has been awful, 0-4 with an ERA of 8.49. Toronto just whacked Boston and Atlanta is another slugging team, so this is not going to be an easy spot. For the Braves, lefty Tucker Davidson made his MLB debut last season. This year he has made a few starts and pitched well. He has yet to bank a win but with the league hitting just .164 against him that is bound to come soon.
Rodriguez will eventually right his slump but this is not a great spot for the lefty. Even if Acuna Jr is out, the Braves should be able to put up enough runs. Also, on the road in the NL the Sox have to make the tough call about JD Martinez and whether to put him in the field to get his bat in the lineup or not. Without him, the Sox are much less intimidating. For that reason, we like the Braves to win tonight.
Best NHL pick: New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning Over 5 Goals (-145), 8:00 pm ET
The total being down at 5 presents a nice opportunity for an over play. Matthew Barzal is on fire at the moment and New York has lit the lamp a total of 15 times in its last three contests against Boston. Although Tampa Bay’s offense has cooled off a bit, this is the same team that scored 24 goals in six games of a first-round series with Florida.
The over is 5-2-1 in the Islanders’ last eight overall, 4-0-1 in their last five playing on one day of rest, and 5-2-2 after allowing no more than two goals in their previous outing. It is also 5-2 in the Lightning’s last seven at home. Go with the over.