Is it colder than expected, or is it just me because our black and gold safety net only partially covered us last night?
Our black and gold safety net, the Boston Bruins, went to the Pacific Coast to take on fake sea monsters previous night, and we went all back and gold for our same-game parlay. While the Kraken are still fake, last night showed that Kraken might be more real than expected in the future.
The Bruins won the game but did not cover the spread. Moreover, we thought Boston’s top-ranked defense would keep the Kraken in check. However, the Kraken is one of the higher-scoring teams, and both teams put on an offensive clinic last night, combining for 11 goals and hitting the over.
With last night’s parlay loss, our weekly record drops to 2-3, but we are still 10-5 on individual picks. We’re excited to welcome the NBA back into the mix for Friday’s multi-game parlay.
Let’s see what we can cook up from Friday’s sports schedule to build a fun and somewhat adventurous winning parlay and regain our parlay blog betting championship from the house.
Milwaukee Bucks over Miami Heat (-125)
Yes, Giannis Antetokounmpo is doubtful for tonight’s game, but Kyle Lowry is out for Miami. Milwaukee is the better team overall, having a 24-5 home record and a 41-17 record overall.
Miami has a 13-17 road record and a 32-27 record overall.
These two teams have played three times in 2023, but Miami took the first two games back on January 12th and 14th, while Milwaukee won the most recent game 123-115 on February 4.
This is both teams’ first games since the All-Star game, so we’re kinda riding with Milwaukee somewhat blind and relying on overall trends, stats, records, and roster strength.
Take the Giannis-less Milwaukee Bucks to defeat the Miami Heat on home court.
Buffalo Sabres vs Florida Panthers Over 7.0 (-130)
Welcome back to the parlay blog, our beloved Buffalo Sabres!
As you, a regular parlay blog reader, well know, the Buffalo Sabres are one of the worst defensive teams in the league, giving up 3.5 goals per game, ranking 25th in the NHL, while having the second-worst penalty.
You also know we love the Buffalo Sabres because they are terrible in their own end but are among the best at the other end of the ice. Buffalo is the third-highest-scoring team in the NHL, averaging 3.7 goals per game and having the sixth-ranked powerplay.
As it turns out, the Florida Panthers are horrible at defense, ranked 24th and averaging 3.5 goals-against per game, but are great at offensive hockey, ranked sixth in scoring, averaging 3.5 goals per game.
The Panthers have a 7-2-1 over/under record in the last ten games, while Buffalo has a 6-4 over/under record and a 3-1 over/under record in the last four games the Sabres have faced a total goals line of 7.0.
Those four Sabres games with a total goals line of 7.0 are the Sabres’ most recent four games on Buffalo’s schedule.
Take Florida and Buffalo to hit the over.
Cleveland Cavaliers vs Atlanta Hawks Under 227.0 (-110)
This line has moved up 1.5 points since originally opening, showing public action on the over.
Atlanta has a 33-26 over/under record, while Cleveland is 29-33 over/under. The Cavaliers have a 13-17 over/under record on the road, while Atlanta is 20-12 over/under at home.
The Cavs have only faced a 226.0 or higher total points line in the last ten games at hit the under, while Atlanta has faced 226.0 total points or higher in each of the last ten games, with Atlanta posting a 4-6 over/under record.
This is both teams’ first games since the All-Star break, so we’re going to take the under as we expect both teams to get a slow start before picking things up in the second, which will hurt both offenses’ abilities to contribute to hitting the number.
We’re going to take the under but will be sweating this pick as the total points creep closer to the total as time winds down.
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.