So, can we change our selection from last night? We didn’t know Andrei Vasievskiy would start for the Tampa Bay Lightning!
Apparently, it’s too late, and we cannot change our spread bet from the parlay blog yesterday this morning. If you couldn’t tell, the house retained the parlay blog betting championship last night because we hesitated and didn’t follow our instincts.
We took the Tampa Bay Lightning to win but struggled with whether to take the over or under and decided to take Detroit +1.5 based on our probable starter. We got the starting goalie wrong, and we got two picks wrong.
Tampa Bay won 3-0, giving us a win, but covered the -1.5 goal spread in a game that hit the under. With that parlay loss, our weekly record finished at 2-5, but with a respectable 12-9 record on individual picks. After our long losing streak, the fact that we are winning and in the fight matters to us the most.
Today, we make up for picking on the city of Toronto a few weeks ago, featuring two of the city’s franchises in a positive light.
Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Over 215.0 (-110)
In today’s NBA, 215.0 points is not a high number to cover. However, in three meetings from October to December 2022, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors faced spreads between 214.0 and 217.5, only hitting the over in Toronto’s 118-107 win.
Toronto is 6-4 over/under in the last ten and has a 34-27 over/under record overall, while Cleveland has hit the over in the last four games, is 6-4 in the last ten games, and is 30-33 over/under overall.
Since returning from the All-Star break, we’ve seen some over/under betting lines get crushed in the NBA. Moreover, the over is 6-1 in the last seven games in Cleveland. We expect those trends to continue and think the Raptors and Cavaliers will shoot well enough from the field to hit the over.
Toronto Maple Leafs over Seattle Kraken (-159)
The Toronto Maple Leafs suck as a general rule but remain one of the best teams in the NHL and a legitimate candidate to make a deep run in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
As you know, the Seattle Kraken aren’t real. Yes, we are picking on the Kraken for losing to the Sharks, blowing up a multi-game parlay last week, and being competitive against our black-and-gold safety net, costing us TWICE last week.
However, if Kraken were real, we’d be back in the boat and out for blood on Sunday evening.
Toronto is riding a two-game winning streak, has won four of the last five games, and has a 6-4 record in the last ten games.
On the other hand, Seattle has lost two games in a row and three of the last five, posting a 4-6 record in the last ten games. However, Seattle won the first matchup 5-1 on January 5.
The Maple Leafs are 5-1 against the Pacific Division in their last six games and against teams with winning records.
Toronto is the better team, and while the Kraken aren’t real, they are competitive and should give Toronto some problems. However, the Maple Leafs should win this one on the moneyline.
Denver Nuggets over Los Angeles Clippers (-141)
The Denver Nuggets lost their last matchup to the Memphis Grizzlies but have won four of the last five games and have a 7-3 record in the last ten games. Denver’s 41-19 record has Denver naked first in Western Conference with a five-game lead over Memphis.
The LA Clippers have a 33-28 record, ranked fifth in the Western Conference with a two-game lead to remain out of the play-in tournament. The Clippers have lost three of the last five games and are 5-5 in the last ten.
Denver has won the first three games this season, winning each game by at least a 10-point spread. We’re taking Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets to continue to be the best team in the Western Conference and complete the season series sweep over the Clippers.
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.