I took yesterday off from gambling to be a journalist, and I ended up covering a 99-point MACtion game at Kent State, which ended as a 52-47 win for the Golden Flashes over Northern Illinois. If you had the over, well done. Of course, I’ve also got to give a shout-out to my computer, which had Kent State -4 and nearly nailed a perfect pick on this one.
I’m back to the lines today, and with basketball, football and hockey on the slate, we’ve got a few options available for Thursday parlays. Here are my best bets for November 4.
BLUE PARLAY: COLTS -10.5, GEORGIA STATE +12.5, MAPLE LEAFS ML, +535
The Jets are coming off a big win over the Bengals, which makes this a prime spot for them to fall back to earth. New York has been decent at home, but the Jets have been outscored 80-13 in their past two true road games and they haven’t covered away from MetLife Stadium all year. Louisiana tends to let lesser opponents hang around, which should allow Georgia State to stick close, especially with the Cajuns having little to play for. Meanwhile, Toronto has come up with three straight wins and appears to be hitting its stride, and I don’t really trust the Lightning in this spot.
NBA PARLAY: JAZZ-HAWKS U220.5, ROCKETS +10.5, CELTICS U101.5, +600
Atlanta and Utah are two of the best rebounding teams, which means that there won’t be a ton of second-chance baskets in this game, suggesting a good chance at the under. Houston has done a great job staying close because they defend the 3-pointer well, and Phoenix isn’t shooting it well from the perimeter at the moment, and Boston is off to the place where offenses go to die in South Beach.
NHL PARLAY: ISLANDERS ML, FLYERS ML, KRAKEN ML, +450
Montreal isn’t scoring at the moment, and the Islanders should be able to take care of the Habs after going almost a week without taking the ice. Sidney Crosby just tested positive for COVID and is out of action, so I like the Flyers’ chances to catch the Penguins in a down spot without Pittsburgh’s best player. Finally, Buffalo has the distraction of Jack Eichel out of the way, but the Sabres still aren’t playing good hockey right now, having lost four of six. Seattle should be able to get a win at home.