Yesterday night, we got back in the ring, covered in black and gold, intending to reclaim our recently won and lost parlay blog betting championship. However, unlike on most nights, we’re the favorite to win the championship again.
We put out title aspirations behind the best team in hockey to give us a second consecutive single-game parlay win while demonstrating their Stanley Cup favorite status here in Tennessee.
We, and I mean Boston, but WE landed our first knockdown early in the first period and were cruising to a lopsided win midway through the second. However, Boston’s awesomeness and Nashville’s inability to score actually had us confident in our impending win but sweating the late rounds of the fight up 5-0, with one goal being the difference between regaining our championship or coming up just short again.
Well, the Boston Bruins defeated the Nashville Predators 5-0, hit the under of 5.5, and covered the -1.5 goal spread. Ring the bell because we have a NEW parlay blog betting champion!
With a clean sweep from the Bruins last night, we are now 2-3 on our weekly parlays and 10-6 on individual picks.
That Bruins squad is pretty good, right? Unfortunately for our contractually-obligated nightly title defenses, the Bruins aren’t playing tonight, so our championship is in real danger with another multi-game parlay featuring games from the NHL only as the NBA enters its All-Star weekend.
We have a few teams in the NBA and NHL we tend to feature more often than others, and Friday’s parlay is no exception: we move from the best team in hockey to the best player in hockey for the first leg of our multi-game parlay.
New York Rangers vs Edmonton Oilers Over 7.0 (+105)
The New York Rangers are rolling and seem to have upgraded their offense tremendously with Vladamir Tarasenko: the Rangers have won six straight games and hit the over in the last five games.
The Rangers travel North to face the McDavid’s, who are the Kings of the over in the NHL: the Edmonton Oilers are the highest-scoring team in the NHL (3.7 goals per game), have the best powerplay in the league (31.1%), have hit the over in three straight games and five of the last six, and have a 33-17 over/under record.
The over is 4-0 in the Rangers’ last four games against the Pacific Division and against the Western Conference overall. The over is 3-0-1 in the last four Edmonton games against teams with a winning record, while the under is 4-0 in the Oilers’ last four games against the Metropolitan Division.
Yes, the New York Rangers have one of the best goalies in the league in Igor Shesterkin, but he’ll have to be outstanding to keep McDavid and the Oilers from scoring three or four goals, while the Rangers are going to score in bunches regardless who the Oilers put in the net.
Take the over, sit back, and enjoy two of the most fun teams to watch right now in the NHL go head-to-head and light up the scoreboard.
Dallas Stars over Minnesota Wild (-115)
With both teams riding two-game losing streaks, the Dallas Stars are the very slight moneyline favorite over the Minnesota Wild.
Let’s check that again: the Central Division-leading Stars, who are ranked seventh overall in the NHL and have the second-ranked penalty-killing unit and goals-against per game, and have been atop the Central Division all season, are marginal moneyline favorites over the Wild, who are fighting for their playoff lives with every game.
Dallas is 4-6 straight-up in the last ten games, while Minnesota has lost five of the last six games since the All-star break and has a 3-7 straight-up record in the last ten.
Dallas has won the last two games of the four head-to-head games this season between these two teams, is likely to start the better goaltender (Jake Oettinger), and is the better team overall in every aspect of the game.
We’ll take the Dallas Stars on the moneyline with incredible value.
Pittsburgh Penguins over New York Islanders (-115)
The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders are separated by two points in the Metropolitan Division Standings. However, the Penguins have four games in hand and are in the driver’s seat to capture a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Penguins enter Friday with a 27-17-9 record, having won three of the last four games and having a 5-5 straight-up record in the previous ten. The Islanders have a 27-23-7 record, have lost three straight games, and have a 4-6 record in the last ten games.
We expect the Penguins’ number-one goalie Tristan Jarry to be back in the lineup from the injured reserve list as soon as tonight, making the goaltending matchup far more even.
Unlike the Stars vs Wild, where the odds suggest the teams are close to equal, but they’re really not equal, the Penguins and Islanders are very evenly matched. We’re taking Pittsburgh to win a very close game on the road, bucking the trends of the home team being 4-1 in the last five games and the Penguins having a 2-5 record in the last seven matchups and a 1-4 record in the last five games in New York.
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.