Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Tuesday, May 25 (+1813 odds): NHL, NBA, and MLB picks
We’ve put together a four-pick cross-sport parlay which will take you right through the night, including action from the NHL, NBA, and MLB.
Each pick is taken from a different sport with a second pick from the MLB. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1813 with BetMGM — that’s 18/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best MLB pick: Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees -1.5 (+110), 7:05 pm ET
The Blue Jays have now lost six games in a row and send Steven Matz to the mound who comes into this matchup with a 4.69 ERA. He has allowed at least three earned runs in five of his last six starts including his last start against the Red Sox who tagged him for five runs on 10 hits. Matz is trending downwards and opponents have hit above a .273 average against three of his four pitches. This Yankees offense should tee off against Matz and the poor Blue Jays bullpen. For that reason, we will be backing the Yankees run line tonight.
Best MLB pick: Atlanta Braves vs. Boston Red Sox Over 9.5 Runs (-110), 7:10 pm ET
With the way these teams smack the ball around, we thought for sure this total would be set at double digits. The fact that it has come in just below presents a nice buying opportunity. Both of these pitchers are solid but we are still not buying Garrett Richards as more than a journeyman at this point of his career. Charlie Morton is a little better than that but maybe age is finally catching up to him this season. With these teams at Fenway Park, we believe both teams will score at least five runs. Therefore, backing the over will be our play.
Best NHL pick: Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (+150) vs. Montreal Canadiens, 7:35 pm ET
The Maple Leafs are coming off a huge win last night where they won 2-1. The Canadiens on the other hand, have only scored four goals in three playoff games so far. If not for Carey Price, last night’s game would have been over in the second period. However, he’s allowed a combined six goals in the last two games already, so a back to back might cause some early struggles.
The Leafs’ powerplay and top player Auston Matthews went scoreless in Game 3, after a three point game in Game 2. In 24 career games against the Habs, Matthews has 19 goals and 31 points. Given the back to back situation, we like the Maple Leafs to win comfortably.
Best NBA pick: Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers -7 (-110), 10:35 pm ET
The Clippers rested their starters a bunch down the stretch to tank for seeding purposes, and it seems to have backfired. All the rest caused the stars to be a bit rusty in Game 1, but that should no longer be an issue. Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and Marcus Morris combined to shoot 3-20 from beyond the arc, and they very nearly won. Head coach Ty Lue has said Leonard will guard Luka Doncic more in this game, which will be a big boost for Los Angeles’ already stout defense. Don’t overreact to one game, we like the Clippers to win this game comfortably.