Four-pick cross-sport parlay for Wednesday, March 31st (+1165): NHL and NBA picks
The Final Four is set which means we have a few days without college basketball. Baseball starts on Thursday, so until then we have to look to the NHL and NBA. 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 take you right through the day, including action from the NHL and the NBA.
Two picks are taken from each sport and a winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +1165 with FanDuel — more than 11/1! Let’s break down each of these four plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.
Best NHL Pick: Buffalo Sabres vs. Philadelphia Flyers -1.5 (+122), 7:30 p.m ET
There isn’t much to say about the Sabres–nothing good, at least. They are without captain Jack Eichel and they have now lost five of their six meetings with the Flyers this season. The Sabres are the worst team offensively, averaging just 2.03 goals per game. Combine that with a 3.53 goals-against per game average and you have a recipe that will produce an 18-game losing streak. I’m confident that the Flyers will extend that streak to 19 games. Take them on the puck line.
Best NBA Pick: Toronto Raptors -8 (-110) vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 8:00 p.m ET
Since Gilgeous-Alexander has been out of the line up, the Thunder have lost their last three games by totals of 9, 17 and 21 and they should face a similar fate tonight. Luguentz Dort has also been ruled out of tonight’s game which could really impact their ability to slow down OG Anunoby, who is averaging 19 points per game over the last week. Even though Toronto is not playing their best basketball, we like them to cover against a shorthanded Thunder team.
Best NBA Pick: Sacramento Kings vs. San Antonio Spurs, 8:40 p.m ET
The Sacramento Kings are playing great basketball recently as they have won five straight and seven out of their last eight games. The San Antonio Spurs have been going in the opposite direction. They are just 1-5 straight up in their last six games. The Spurs just lost their second best player, LaMarcus Aldridge, in a buyout. Two nights ago, the Kings dominated the Spurs winning the game by 17 and looking unstoppable offensively as they put up 132 points on 56 percent shooting from the field. Take the Kings to win straight up in this Western Conference battle.
Best NHL Pick: Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche ML (-280), 9:30 p.m ET
The Avs are currently on a 9-0-2 streak over their last 11 games. During this stretch they are averaging 4.36 goals and have a goals-against average of only 1.64. Colorado will have top goalie Philipp Grubauer in net with his amazing GAA of 1.74 and save percentage of .929–not to mention he has five shutouts this season in 28 starts.