Baseball season is upon us. Check the latest MLB news as the 2023 regular season gets underway. But that’s not even the meat of sports on this weekend. The NCAA basketball tournaments continue into the Final Four while both the NHL and NBA head into “playoff mode”. Top it off with the PFL Tournament and there is going to be intense action this weekend. Parlay six of the biggest matches for a potential 23-1 payout.
Best Bets To Parlay This Weekend
Women’s Final Four: LSU (-135) vs Virginia Tech (-105)
- Total: Over 133½ (-120), Under 133½ (-120)
- Day/Time: Friday, March 31, 7 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: WNBA.com
LSU appears to be a “Team of Destiny” and holds the edge on the college basketball lines. But this team finally meets its match in Virginia Tech. LSU star forward AngelReese will have her hands full against Elizabeth Kitley, who will be a WNBA draft pick and is a double-double machine. Kitley’s presence will help V-Tech contain LSU as it continues its historic March Madness run.
Pick: Virginia Tech (-105)
MLB: White Sox (+150) vs Astros (-190)
- Total: Over 7½ (-115), Under 7½ (-105)
- Day/Time: Friday, March 31, 8:10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: MLB.tv
The World Series champions face the White Sox. The Astros start the red-hot Cristian Javier who will be a handful for Chicago. Houston finished 2022 as MLB’s top defensive team. It should be a solid MLB pick by neutralizing a White Sox team that had some issues with leaving runners on base.
Pick: Houston Astros -190
The last time we saw Cristian Javier in a big game:
6 no hit innings pic.twitter.com/YU1iuhi5BG
— Barstool Baseball (@StoolBaseball) March 13, 2023
PFL: Wade (-165) vs Jenkins (+135)
- Total: Over 2½ (-260), Under 2½ (+200)
- Weight Class (Rounds): Featherweight, 145 lbs. (3 Rounds)
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 1, 9:10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: ESPN
Wade (22-8-0) and Jenkins (19-6-0) rematch in this battle of wrestlers. The over is juiced for a good reason as 12 of Wade’s 15 PFL fights have all gone to a decision. He’s head-kicked a couple of opponents and Jenkins got finished by Brendan Loughnane. But these guys are not knockout artists so bet online on this to go the distance again.
Pick: Over 2½ (-260)
Boxing: Joshua (-1300) vs Franklin (+750)
- Total: Over 7½ (-115), Under 7½ (-1215)
- Weight Class (Rounds): Heavyweight, 200 lbs+ (12 Rounds)
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: Box Live
Joshua (24-3-0, 22 KOs) returns to the O2 Arena in a tailor-made matchup. Franklin (21-1-0, 12 KOs) is no slouch but is outmatched here. This was done to boost Joshua’s confidence and to get him a knockout win, something he has not had since Kubrat Pulev back in 2020. But Joshua may just take some time to finish Franklin as “AJ” has been a bit more gunshy since his war with Wladimir Klitschko.
Pick: Over 7½ (-115)
NHL: Rangers (-145) vs Sabres (+125)
- Total: Over 6½ (-110), Under 6½ (-110)
- Day/Time: Saturday, April 1, 7 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: NHL.TV
The Rangers only being -145 is a value in the sportsbook. This team is 10-0-1 in its last 11 games against Buffalo because it’s the best matchup for New York. The Rangers have a big advantage in goal and it has been on fire offensively lately having scored 4+ goals in six of its last eight games – all victories. On top of that, Buffalo is just 14-24 (14-20-4) at home this season.
Pick: New York Rangers (-145)
NBA: Spurs vs Warriors (-15½)
- Total: TBD
- Day/Time: Friday, March 31, 10 p.m. ET
- Live Stream: NBA Game Pass
The Warriors should run right through the tanking Spurs. Golden State has one of the NBA’s best defenses at home and are 10-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 home games. On top of that, San Antonio is missing a good chunk of its top players. This should be academic for Golden State making this one of the sports bets.
Pick: Golden State Warriors -15½ (-110)
Parlay: Astros, Virginia Tech Women’s, Wade-Jenkins Over, Joshua-Franklin Over, Rangers, Warriors -15½ (+2388)