Yesterday, we thought we had found an excellent same-game parlay and took the Winnipeg Jets and the under. Goalies can be tough to figure out, and sometimes a game defies the stats and betting trends.
In the end, the Detroit Red Wings took advantage of a bad outing from Connor Hellebuyck, ended the Jets’ winning streak, and the teams hit the over early in the second period. However, we will not be deterred and have found our multi-game parlay for January 11th, hoping to get back into the win column.
Edmonton Oilers vs. Anaheim Ducks – Over 6.5 (-141)
The Anaheim Ducks are awful and ranked 32nd in the NHL in goals against per game, giving up an average of 4.1 goals. Anaheim also has one of the worst penalty-killing units in the league, ranked 30th and operating at 71.4% efficiency.
The Edmonton Oilers’ two-headed scoring machine of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl are ranked fifth in scoring, averaging 3.5 goals per game, and have the number one ranked powerplay in the league, converting at 31%.
The over is 5-1-1 in Edmonton’s last seven games against the Pacific Division and 5-1 in the Oilers’ last six road games. The over is 7-0 in the previous seven meetings between the Ducks and Oilers. When you factor in Edmonton’s less-than-stellar goaltending and defense, the Ducks will do their part in this game, hitting the over.
Milwaukee Bucks -2.5 over Atlanta Hawks (-110)
Despite the Hawks recently fairing well against the Bucks, Milwaukee should win this game outright. However, we are looking at the point spread line of 2.5. The Bucks have a 21-17-2 record against the spread this season and have covered the spread in four of their last six games.
However, all the betting trends suggest the Bucks won’t cover the spread. Milwaukee is 1-4 ats in the last five games in Atlanta and 3-8-2 ats in the last 13 games when they have covered the spread in the previous game.
Atlanta has won the last two games against Milwaukee, and the spread has been covered in the last three head-to-head meetings. We’ll take Milwaukee to buck the betting trends and cover the spread.
San Antonio Spurs +13.5 over Memphis Grizzlies (-110)
Our only win so far this week was taking San Antonio to cover a double-digit spread. Memphis are huge home favorite and should win this game outright. However, Memphis has a 20-19-1 ats record, while San Antonio has a 20-21 ats record.
The Spurs and Grizzlies have played twice this season, with the Spurs covering the spread in both games, including in both teams’ last games on January 9th. The Spurs covered the spread in five of their last six games, including three with double-digit spreads. Moreover, 13.5 points are quite the spread to cover for Memphis, despite being the clearly better team.
Take San Antonio to cover another double-digit 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.