Yesterday, we rode our epic losing streak into a heavyweight fight on the NHL schedule. Sixty minutes weren’t enough to find a winner, so we went into overtime, walking the thin line between victory and defeat. But we still had a chance to win and end the streak.
We saw our opening to end the streak, climbed to the top rope, and came off the top with an elbow drop for the ages. 1, 2, 3. Ring the bell because we have a NEW champion!
The streak is dead because we rode with the best team in hockey to win in a close, low-scoring game for our same-game parlay. The Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars were as advertised, with Boston winning 3-2 in overtime. With a Boston ML win, the Stars covering the +1.5 goal spread, and the game hitting the under of 5.5 total goals, we finally ended the most remarkable losing streak in parlay betting blog history.
We are now 1-2 on our daily parlays and 5-4 on individual picks. With newfound confidence and wrapped in a thin, fragile shell of invincibility, we’re going to turn one win into two consecutive wins with our multi-game parlay for Wednesday.
Minnesota Wild over Colorado Avalanche (-141)
The Colorado Avalanche’s Stanley Cup defense is defined by injuries. Captain Gabriel Landeskog hasn’t played a game this season, while the defense core has been and will be shorthanded for most of the season, with future hall of famer Cale Makar joining the injury list recently.
Colorado will get fully healthy and make the playoffs, but that doesn’t help the Avs on a Wednesday night in February in Minnesota.
Colorado has lost three of the last five games – including two games against the Tampa Bay Lightning but has a 6-4 record in the previous ten games. Minnesota has been cold since the All-Star break, losing four of the last five games and having a 3-7 in the last ten games.
Minnesota’s home (16-9-2) and Colorado’s away (15-10-1) records are almost even. So why take the Minnesota Wild? Although we are believers in the Colorado Avalanche, it’s a tough go in the NHL without three of your top six defensemen.
If Colorado was slightly healthier, we’d be taking the Avs to win. However, the injuries on the back end might be too much for the Avs to overcome. We’re taking the Wild to win at home on the moneyline.
Philadelphia 76ers over Cleveland Cavaliers (-141)
The second game in our parlay is another closely matched contest between two of the better teams in their league. We’re returning to the Philadelphia 76ers, who have become a regular feature in our daily parlays.
We’re taking the 76ers and their 22-8 home record to get the win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Philly and Cleveland are two of the best teams in the NBA’s Eastern Conference and, much like the Bruins vs Stars last night, could be a playoff preview.
Cleveland is riding a seven-game winning streak and has won eight of the last nine games. Philadelphia won the last three games and has a 7-3 record in the last ten games. However, when you look at the strength of competition in both teams’ recent wins, Philadelphia has faced and defeated a far more impressive list of teams.
There isn’t much between the teams statistically, but when facing a team with a record above .500, the Cavaliers have a 5-9 road record, while the 76ers have an 11-3 home record.
We’ll take the 76ers to get the win on home court in a close game that could come down to the final few possessions.
New York Knicks over Atlanta Hawks (+125)
The New York Knicks have won two straight games and four of the last five, while the Atlanta Hawks have lost three of the previous five games. The Knicks have a 16-12 record on the road, while Atlanta is 15-11 at home.
The theme of our parlay is closely matched contests, and New York vs Atlanta is no exception, as there isn’t much that separates these two teams statistically. However, the Knicks are the better rebounding team and defensive team overall. The Knicks are the moneyline underdog, so we’ll take the extra value in a matchup where we’d favor the Knicks on most nights.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.