Weekend Parlay Picks for 3/25 and 3/26

Last week’s parlay brought continued success, with a safer route at the outset paying off! We will look to replicate our winnings with this weekend’s slate of action across a variety of sports.

Although this weekend isn’t necessarily as busy as last week, there’s still a loaded UFC Fight Card, WGC Match Play, along with the Elite 8 March Madness tournament games, international soccer, and let’s not forget about the XFL which has been great to us in our weekend parlay picks.

In today’s piece, we’ll do our best to deliver you with a valuable parlay betting opportunity to further enjoy this exciting weekend action!  As we’ve done over the past few weeks, these picks will be introduced by my level of confidence in each particular wager. All odds are courtesy of Bovada.

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Pick 1: Canada (-215) over Curacao

Saturday, March 25th at 9:00 PM EDT

We’re going slightly off the board for our first bet of the weekend. However, I wouldn’t do that if I didn’t think there was a lot of value attributed to this selection. 

This is a soccer play that will be televised throughout North America.  For reference, the USA plays Grenada earlier in the day, but their -3500 moneyline price tag at soccer betting sites was just a bit too steep for me!

The CONCACAF Nations League is an important tournament to assess the strengths of a team, and for Gold Cup qualifying. 

It also plays a key role in FIFA World rankings and, after a dismal showing by the Canucks at the winter World Cup in Qatar, John Herdman’s side will be keen on reversing their fortunes on the road in sunny Curacao.

Canada again has a loaded lineup, something that cannot be overlooked as often times the more prominent players will sit out and not travel for the lesser games.  The Canadians are a young and emerging group, and one that finished first in the region in the recent round of World Cup qualifying. 

Although the moment, and a tough group, ultimately got the best of them in Qatar, they remain an incredibly skilled and rapid side, and one that should really pressure Curacao across the full 90 minutes. 

With Canada slipping in terms of world rankings following the World Cup, impressive showings in qualifying will help them get back to their status as one of the region’s best sides.

Expect Canada to dictate the pace and tempo of this match from the outset.  Though most casual fans don’t realize this, the Canadians are loaded with world-class talent.

Out wide, look for Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies to pair nicely with one of Ligue 1’s top young strikers in Jonathan David, and La Liga’s Cyle Larin. Tajon Buchanan is healthy and ready to play again, and that’s bad news for an untested and overmatched Curacao defense. Curacao doesn’t have the skill or quality to effectively contend with Canada, and their ranking of 86th in the world is likely a tad generous given their roster is devoid of much talent.

Curacao is coming off two losses to Indonesia and really can’t match the quality Canada can possess. While Canada does have some openings within their back-line, it’s unlikely Curacao has the quality up top to expose these flaws. 

Canada is a keen host of the 2026 World Cup, and look for their preparations to begin in a big way on Saturday night with a convincing victory. 

A -215 price might seem steep to some, keep in mind that we tend to play things conservatively at the outset of our weekend parlays, and there’s still value to be had.

The gap between Canada and Curacao is wide, and expect the attacking prowess of the Maple Leaf players to show that in Nations League action.

Pick 2: Marlon Vera (+140) over Cory Sandhagen

Saturday, March 25th at 10:15 PM EDT

The latest edition of a jam-packed UFC on ESPN card will be live from San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday evening. In this weekend’s parlay card, we will be focusing in on the main event featuring Marlon Vera taking on Cory Sandhagen, in what promises to be a thrilling bantamweight encounter.

Both of these guys are firmly entrenched within the top-five of a competitive division, and given their fighting styles, this is definitely a matchup you will not want to miss out on this weekend. 

Sandhagen and Vera have earned reputations as guys who love to stand and strike, and that should produce a fair bit of action in their scheduled five-round tilt.

And, while Sandhagen enters as a comfortable favorite, many are still skeptical on his skill-set, myself included.  In fact, this matchup should be listed as much closer to a pick’em. I firmly believe that there is a lot of value in backing Marlon “Chito” Vera to add to our parlay on Saturday evening.

Both fighters are aged 30, but it’s Vera who possesses a more impressive resume to date.  He’s 20-7, with eight wins coming by knockout.  Vera has better striking accuracy at 50%, and the longer reach. 

In a matchup that is likely to be settled with flying fists, Vera’s punching ability should wear down Sandhagen.  Beyond that, if this fight does in fact get down to the ground, Vera also possesses better takedown defense and is 42% accurate on those takedown attempts, compared to a paltry 20% for Cory Sandhagen. 

With Vera coming off a big knockout victory against the legendary Dominick Cruz, he’s got all kinds of momentum as he continues to push for an eventual title shot.

Vera has also proven to have incredible stamina and is relentless in his approach.  He is an incredibly active fighter and never stops moving forward.  Vera has shown in his MMA fights that he can and will take damage, but has always handled it well.

Vera can maintain his pace across the duration of the fight, and is the only one in the octagon in this fight that can produce momentum-changing offense.  Either with a knockout, or on the scorecards, the decision to back Vera at plus-money will be a good one on Saturday night.

Two-Team Parlay Odds

If you prefer to just go with a two-team parlay card, Canada (-215) and Marlon Vera (+140) has parlay odds of +250. This means you would win $250 dollars for every $100 dollars wagered.

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Two-Team Parlay

Pick 3: St. Louis Battlehawks -3 (-110) at Vegas Vipers

Sat. March 25th at 7PM EDT

We have been quite hot with our hit rate in terms of XFL betting on our cross sport parlay cards. So, you better believe we’ll be betting on the XFL again this weekend for Week 6 action between North division foes in the Battlehawks and Vipers.

St. Louis travels to Vegas with a stellar 3-2 record, while Vegas just recently secured their first win of the XFL season last week.  Though they are 1-4, they’ve had some tough last-minute losses that have made their record seem worse than it likely should be.

With that said, the Vipers will be very tough on Saturday night as they battle a really impressive side from St. Louis. 

The Battlehawks’ AJ McCarron has been excellent under center thus far in the XFL, near the top of the league in passing yards and completion rate.  After a lengthy hiatus from the QB position, it’s clear he is just enjoying being out there once again and competing with his new teammates.

McCarron is loaded with a talented receiving corps and if he can get the right amount of protection, this offense can really keep the chains moving. 

Unfortunately, through five weeks there has been an issue that has plagued this St. Louis offense – sacks.  McCarron leads the league in sacks taken, but should get somewhat of a reprieve this Saturday as Vegas has really struggled to generate pressure on opposing passers.

That should really open up the offense even further for the Battlehawks and keep their offense on the field.  Their defense has been a mixed-bag through five weeks. 

They’ve given up some heavy yardage at times, but have also done really well to limit big plays against by securing an impressive seven takeaways through their first five contests. 

St. Louis won’t be restricted by the same mistakes they made in recent weeks to a dominating DC team. They’ve won on the road so far this season, are the more complete team, and have the superior roster compared to Vegas. 

With time and space to operate in the pocket, expect McCarron to really put on an aerial show under the Vegas lights on Saturday night.

Three-Team Parlay Odds

Taking the first three parlay bets of this parlay card, Canada (-215), Marlon Vera at (+140), and the St. Louis Battlehawks -3 (-110) returns juicy +562 parlay odds. This means you would win $562 dollars for every $100 dollars wagered.

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Three-Team Parlay

Pick 4: Kansas St. (-130) over Florida Atlantic

Sat. March 25th at 6:00 PM EDT

What would a weekend parlay be without some thrilling March Madness hoops action? With Kansas St. and Florida Atlantic both securing thrilling wins in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night, it’ll produce an unlikely Elite 8 showdown from Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.

Kansas St. won an overtime thriller against Michigan St., with their balanced offense and good structure again leading the way.  It also helps to have a supremely talented point guard Markquis Nowell in the Wildcats’ purple. He has proven to be one of the best players of this tournament to date. 

Nowell is in line for a big outing against FAU and, though he hurt his ankle in the latter stages of Thursday’s game vs. Michigan St., all indications point that he will be fine to suit up vs. FAU.

Nowell recorded 20 points and 19 assists, to go with five steals.  He gets it done on both ends of the court and FAU really doesn’t have anyone with the toughness or quickness to match up against him. 

Kansas St. is a gritty and veteran-laden team, and one that has proven to be able to defend the three-point line incredibly well.  That will prove to be huge against an FAU Owls squad that likes to jack it up from outside.

Kansas St. enters as the more battle-tested squad as they have faced a tougher path to get here.  While the Owls can be tough to break down given their aggression on switches, and length inside, preparing for this Kansas St. squad on a short rest seems to be a futile task.

The Wildcats are skilled on offense and share the ball incredibly well. In a projected high-scoring clash, if FAU’s outside shots don’t fall, they have very little else to offer offensively.

Add in the fact that the Wildcats have three players all from the New York City area, you can expect this to be another positive homecoming for that crew.  In a tight one, back the Wildcats to progress to the Final Four.

Four-Team Parlay Odds

And there you have it, folks! Four exciting wagers spanning Saturday and Sunday to add a little excitement to your betting needs this weekend. 

If you do choose to wager on all four legs of this parlay card, you will receive pretty nice parlay odds of +1035. This means that you would win $1,035 dollars for every $100 dollars wagered.

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Four-Team Parlay
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Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist providing top-notch analysis on the World Cup and European Championships. Over the years, he’s expanded his coverage to include other major sports like the NFL, NHL and MLB. As an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, Salvarinas is always eager to share his insight or get into a healthy debate over what bets to make.

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