Three-pick Cross-Sport Parlay for Friday, March 5th (+840): NHL and college basketball picks

Jan 13, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) works out prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Amalie Arena.
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Matthew Lowrimore

NHL · 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.

March Madness is getting closer and closer, but until then, there are plenty of games to bet, even on a Friday night. We’ve put together a three-pick cross-sport parlay which will take you right through the night. Our parlay includes action from the NHL and college basketball.

With the NBA officially on the All-Star Break, we will have two picks from the NHL and one from college basketball. A winning ticket gives us a nice payout with odds at +840 with DraftKings — more than 8/1! Let’s break down each of these three plays. Remember to gamble responsibly.

Best College Basketball Pick: Boston College +3.5 (+100) vs. Miami Hurricanes, 6 p.m ET

BC is only marginally ahead of Miami because they have played much fewer league games but somebody is going to get a win Friday night and you have to like the Eagles’ chances because their defensive woes might not be so glaring against this weak Miami team. BC does have a bunch of guys who can put the ball in the basket led by sophomore Jay Heath who is scoring 15ppg.

Miami has also not won a game in more than a month. They are 6-8 at home and that might be the best thing they have going for them in this matchup. Neither team really deserves to be giving points here, so we will be taking the Eagles to keep it close the entire time.

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 NHL Pick: Tampa Bay Lightning -1.5 (+135) vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 8 p.m ET

Heading into Thursday’s contest, the Lightning ranked second in the NHL with 3.55 goals scored per game. Being limited to just two regulation goals by an inferior Blackhawks team is unacceptable for the Lightning. They should have an easier time scoring on Friday, as Malcolm Subban will be in net for the Blackhawks. He is nowhere near the goalie that Kevin Lankinen is. Look for a big offensive outburst from the Lightning in this game.

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: Anaheim Ducks vs. Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+100), 9 p.m ET

The Anaheim Ducks are on an eight-game losing streak and have had little to no success on the road this season. They’re 3-5-2 in away games, while the Colorado Avalanche are 5-3-0 at home. In their last ten games, the Ducks have had nothing to show. They’re a horrible 1-7-2 in that stretch, posting an awful .879 save percentage, an area the Avs should have a clear advantage in. In their last ten games, the Avs have averaged a .911 save percentage, and their starting goaltender, Philipp Grubauer, has an amazing 2.07 GAA and .920 SVP on the season. The Ducks have the fourth worst goal differential in the league, so against a strong defensive team like Colorado, that’s very likely to continue.

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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