Apparently, a double-digit spread is easy to cover against the San Antonio Spurs, and we are fortunate to score the wins we did back in the day. The Spurs and Tampa Bay Lighting both got blown out last night and gave us another parlay loss, extending our losing streak to hilarious levels.
However, the New York Islanders did defeat the Philadelphia Flyers, so at least we have one individual pick win. We’re grasping at straws, but any win is a win when you are experiencing the losing streak we are riding.
It’s not a fun ride. So, we’re changing things up today, not going to a same-game parlay but running another multi-game parlay, but making a pick on each betting line and making different picks than we normally would. We need to try something different and try to break this losing streak.
Colorado Avalanche over Pittsburgh Penguins (-110)
The Colorado Avalanche and Pittsburgh Penguins are both playing their first games since the All-Star break, and oddsmakers and the betting public see this game as a toss-up. However, we’re making a pick and taking the Colorado Avalanche on the moneyline.
Colorado has won four of the last five games and has a 7-3 record in the last ten games, while Pittsburgh has lost two in a row, three of the last five, and has a 4-6 record in the last ten.
The home team might be 5-2 in the last seven meetings, but the Avalanche are getting into gear and starting to emerge from the injury issues that have plagued them all year. At the same time, Pittsburgh will likely be without its number one goalie Tristan Jarry, which makes us side with the Avs a little more.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Detroit Red Wings Over 6.5 (-130)
Connor McDavid and the high-scoring Edmonton Oilers are averaging 3.7 goals per game and have the number-one ranked powerplay, converting at 32%. Detroit is ranked 21st in goals against (3.3 gpg) and on the penalty kill (76.8%).
The Oilers have a 6-3-1 over/under record in the last ten games and a 34-15-4 record overall, while the Red Wings are 5-5 over/under in the last ten, while Detroit is 21-26-1 over/under this season.
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings overall and 4-1 in the Red Wings’ last five games against the Pacific Division. These two teams hit the over the last time these two teams met on March 15, 2022.
We’ll take the high-scoring Oilers to drive this game with the Red Wings into the over.
New Orleans Pelicans -2 over Atlanta Hawks (-110)
After their incredible losing streak, the New Orleans Pelicans won the last two games in a row and have covered the spread in the last two games. The Pelicans have a 26-29 ATS record.
Atlanta has won three of the last five games and has a 24-30 ATS record. The Hawks have a 7-6 ATS record as the underdog facing a 1-2.5 point spread, while the Pelicans are 6-5 as the underdog when facing a 1-2.5 point spread.
When these two teams met on November 5, 2022, Atlanta won 124-121 in overtime as the spread favorites and covering in the process. However, the roles are reversed, and we see the outcome being reversed on Tuesday night.
You can check many of the betting trends against the spread, which favor the Hawks, but we’re going with momentum and taking the Pelicans in what oddsmakers and the betting public see as a very even matchup.
We’re taking the Pelicans to extend the win streak to three games and cover the -2 spread.
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.