Before reading on, check last night’s scoreboard.
Why? Because after last night, we have a NEW blog betting champion and start our week in a 3-0 record on individual picks. We spent last night with “We Are The Champions” permeating our dreams as we reclaimed our super legit, totally real parlay blog betting title belt we cherish and celebrated like champions.
Last night, the McDavid’s did not disappoint and hit the over again while losing to the Colorado Avalanche. We also had the Jets vs Devils hit the under, and our beloved Desert Dogs, the Arizona Coyotes, squeezed out an overtime win.
So that last leg was a little dodgy, but we know the five d’s of dodgeball, implemented them effectively, and knew the Yotes would get the win over the awful Columbus Blue Jackets. Yes, we were sweating that outcome the entire game.
Today, we are returning to the multi-game parlay filled with NHL games as the NBA is still on its All-Star break. We’ve also ratcheted the difficulty level, as the NHL schedule has several one-sided odds matchups. Let’s see what we can cook up to defend our blog betting championship and remain undefeated this week.
And somehow, we’ve found a way to include the black and gold team that kickstarted our run of success, despite being gigantic moneyline favorites.
Boston Bruins -1.5 over Ottawa Senators (-141)
Why will this leg of the parlay hit? Because it’s the Boston Bruins.
Case closed. Moving on.
(We’ve been informed that we need to back up this pick with something more than heart-eyed emojis and the logic of “it’s the Bruins, and they’re the best.”)
We’ll back up this pick by stating that the Boston Bruins are the best (in general), and have a 34-21 ats record this season, while Ottawa is 29-26 ats. Boston has won three straight games and four of the last five. The Bruins have won by at least a 1.5-goal spread in three of the last four wins.
Don’t be fooled by Ottawa’s recent 7-3 straight-up record in the last ten games: the Sens aren’t that good and have a mixed bag of results beating teams they really shouldn’t (Toronto, Calgary, and the New York Islanders (x2)) while losing to the Chicago Blackhawks, which is embarrassing for everyone.
Boston on home ice as the favorite when the favorite is 14-3 in the last 17 matchups against an Ottawa Senators team that has two wins over the Bruins this season? We’ll take our chances with the best team in hockey, covering the -1.5 goal spread.
Seattle Kraken over San Jose Sharks (-159)
Fire up Hooper’s ORCA because we’re going hunting Sharks with revenge on our minds in a battle of sea monsters from the Pacific coast.
The Sharks were partially responsible for a same-game parlay – featuring the parlay blog’s beloved Buffalo Sabres – missing by one goal on the totals line. We’re coming for revenge and are siding with the much larger and scarier sea monster in the NHL, the Kraken.
The Kraken are clearly the better of the two teams this season, are riding a two-game winning streak, and have won three of the last five games heading into San Jose. The Sharks have lost three straight games and four of the last five games.
The Kraken are 4-1 in the last five meetings with San Jose, while the favorite is 4-0 in the last four meetings.
Maybe out of spite, maybe because the Kraken is the most terrifying creature from the sea not named Godzilla, or maybe because Seattle is the better hockey team, we’re taking the Kraken on the moneyline.
Winnipeg Jets vs New York Rangers Under 6.0 (-110)
Winnipeg vs New York should feature a matchup between two of the last three Vezina Trophy winners in Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyck (2020) and New York’s Igor Shesterkin (2022).
The Jets have a 1-8-1 over/under record in the last ten games and a 15-37-4 over/under record on the season. The Jets just hit the under against the Devils last night.
Do we need to continue here, or are you already picking the under in this game?
The under is 4-0 in the last four head-to-head meetings, while the under is 5-1 in the Jets’ last six games against the Metropolitan Division.
Both teams are ranked in the top ten in goals against, with Winnipeg ranked fourth, giving up 2.63 goals per game, while the Rangers are seventh, averaging 2.69 goals-against.
Put aside the Rangers’ recent six-game streak of hitting the over, and take the under, if you haven’t done so already.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
* All odds provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.
**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.