This will sound familiar: so close, yet so far away, and our parlay blog betting title remains in the hands of the house.
We started our week with a Toronto-centric multi-game parlay. Our late-game predictions proved correct as the Denver Nuggets won on the moneyline, while the Toronto Maple Leafs got a measure of revenge for us against the Seattle Kraken.
However, the other Toronto team, the Raptors, didn’t do their part of hitting the over in their matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers, losing 118-93, with the game finishing with 211 total points. Four points separated us from starting the week with a win on our parlay record.
We start the week 0-1 on daily parlays but with a positive 2-1 record on individual picks. We are starting to get desperate to get our title back, and while our black and gold safety blanket is playing tonight, we’re looking elsewhere to keep the parlay blog difficulty level a little higher.
Colorado Avalanche over Vegas Golden Knights (-141)
An emerging favorite of the parlay blog, the Colorado Avalanche might not have Cale Makar in the lineup and are still without captain Gabriel Landeskog, but the Avs have won five games in a row and six of the last even games.
While Injuries have been the story of the season for the Avalanche, the Golden Knights’ season has a similar narrative, with Logan Thompson and Mark Stone being two of the major names added to the injured reserve list, further challenging the Golden Knights’ depth.
Vegas has alternated wins and losses in the last three games but has a 6-4 straight-up record in the last ten games.
We are very high on the Avalanche’s recent performances in the last seven games and expect that form to continue tonight against the Golden Knights.
The win might be in regulation or in overtime, but we are taking the Colorado Avalanche to defeat the Vegas Golden Knights on the moneyline.
Boston Celtics over New York Knicks (-130)
While we might not be turning to our black and gold safety net, Boston has another team in another sport that is truly an elite squad at the top of the standings and a contender to win the NBA championship.
The Boston Celtics have won four of the last five games and have an 8-2 record in the last ten. While we’ve struggled with the New York Knicks a few times in the parlay blog, the Kicks have won five straight games and have an 8-2 record in the last ten.
The Boston Celtics have a 20-10 record on the road, while the New York Knicks have a 17-15 home record.
The Celtics and Knicks have played twice this season, with Boston winning the first game 133-118, while the Knicjs won the second game 120-117 in overtime, with both teams winning on the road.
We’re following the trends here and taking one of the best teams in basketball to win on the road again. We’ll take the Celtics on the moneyline.
Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers Over 217.0 (-110)
This will sound familiar: A total points line of 217.0 total points is not a lot to cover in today’s NBA.
While the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers came up short, we have more faith in parlay blog regulars the Philadelphia 76ers to pull their weight and get us a win.
The 76ers have a 3-6-1 over/under record in the last ten games, while the Miami Heat have a 5-5 over/under record. The Heat have a 4-2 over/under in the last six games facing a total points line of 217.0 points or higher, while the 76ers are 2-6-1 over/under, facing a total points line of 217.0 points.
More betting trends that go against our predictions: the under is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings. While Miami has a 28-33 over/under record, the 76ers are a 32-26-1 over/under record.
We’re going against the trends and taking the Philadelphia 76ers and Miami Heat to hit the over of 217.0 total points.
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.