Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Wednesday (+1341 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 Wednesday, including action from the NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs, Major League Baseball, and the Euro 2020 soccer tournament.
One pick is taken from each sport—basketball, hockey, baseball, and soccer. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout at +1341 with BetMGM. Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
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Best Euro 2020 pick: France ML over Portugal (+135), 3pm ET
France vs. Portugal is a rematch of the Euro 2016 final, which Portugal won 1-0 in extra time. But the 2018 World Cup champions are worth a wager to get their revenge. Les Bleus won their Group F opener 1-0 in Germany before being held to a 1-1 tie by a resilient Hungary side.
However, Portugal has since been beaten 4-2 by the Germans in Munich and Cristiano Ronaldo’s team has defensive concerns—with its wing-backs looking particularly vulnerable. The pace on the French counter-attack from Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann is likely to cause the Portuguese plenty of problems and Les Bleus are unbeaten in 18 competitive matches. Take them to extend that run in this crucial game in Budapest.
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Best NHL pick: Tampa Bay Lightning ML over New York Islanders (-155), 8pm ET
The Lightning once trailed this best-of-seven set 2-1, but they have won two in a row–including an 8-0 humiliation of the Islanders in Monday. Although the series was competitive until the Game 5 blowout, the Bolts have really been the better team from start to finish. Both of their losses have come via one-goal decisions, while they also recorded a multi-goal victory (4-2) in Game 2.
Overall, the goal differential now stands at 17-8 in Tampa Bay’s favor. Obviously Monday’s result skews it, but there is no debate over which club is superior. A big reason for such superiority is Brayden Point, who has scored a goal in an unbelievable eight straight games. He has also recorded an assist in three of those contests. There is no reason to think Point will suddenly slow down given the fragility of New York’s goaltenders following Game 5.
Best NBA pick: Atlanta Hawks vs. Milwaukee Bucks Under 226.5 (-110), 8:30pm ET
The Hawks used to be an automatic over play as one of the best offensive teams in the league and one of the worst on defense. But that has all changed since Nate McMillan took over as head coach following a 14-20 start to the season.
Atlanta is still an offensive-minded team, but it actually plays some defense now. The Hawks held the Knicks to 96 or fewer points in the last three games of their first-round series and limited Philly to 100, 106, 104, and 96 points in the last three games of the conference semis. Milwaukee twice scored only 86 points against Brooklyn but at the same time held the Nets under 100 on three occasions. With Trae Young and Bogdan Bogdanovic both banged up, Atlanta might also be inclined to slow down the pace of Game 1.
Best MLB pick: Los Angeles Dodgers ML over San Diego Padres (-105), 10:10pm ET
After losing back-to-back starts in which the Dodgers were outscored by a total of 16-3, right-hander Trevor Bauer was able to get back on track with 7.0 shutout innings in his last outing against the Diamondbacks. He allowed just three hits and struck out eight, and it was just the start he needed to gain some confidence back. Bauer holds a strong 2.45 ERA on the season and opponents are hitting a measly .170 against him.
The Padres’ offense has been a bit cold over the last few weeks and Bauer put together back-to-back quality starts against them back in April. As for San Diego starter Joe Musgrove, in four career starts against Los Angeles, he is 0-3 with a 5.03 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. He faced the Dodgers back on April 25 and made it through just 3.0 innings. Meanwhile, Max Muncy returned to L.A.’s lineup on Tuesday and Cody Bellinger is slated to come back on Wednesday.