6We sat in the eye of the hurricane and predicted a dark and stormy night for the New York Islanders, choosing the Carolina Hurricanes to win on the moneyline, cover the -1.5-goal spread, and for the game to hit the over of 5.5 goals. Carolina proved our parlay prognostication correct, defeating the Islanders 5-2.
However, we also watched our weekly NFL parlay go up in smoke as the New York Giants didn’t cover the spread, losing a lopsided decision to the Philadelphia Eagles 38-7. That brings our weekly parlay record to 2-5 and five last week, but 10-9 in our overall picks with two NFL games to go this weekend.
We’re taking our winning ways back to a multi-game parlay to start the new week on a winning note.
Winnipeg Jets over Philadelphia Flyers (-164)
The Winnipeg Jets will likely start their backup goalie David Rittich in Philadelphia on Sunday and have won seven of their last ten games. The Jets have endured injury issues this season, are getting healthy, and emerging as a true Stanley Cup contender in the Western Conference.
Philadelphia has been playing winning hockey as of last swapping wins and losses and winning three of the previous five games while winning seven of the previous ten overall. The Flyers are 5-1 in the last six games against the Western Conference.
The home team may be 17-5 in the last 22 games, but the favorite is 5-2 in the last seven matchups. Winnipeg has the third-ranked defense and second-ranked penalty kill, while Philly is ranked 26th, averages 2.8 goals per game, and has the 30th-ranked powerplay.
While this may seem like a potential game for the underdog to get a home victory against the road favorite, elite teams win on the road and do it with defense. The Jets are going to shut Philly down and win on the moneyline, moving one step closer to being considered among the NHL’s elite.
Dallas Mavericks over Los Angeles Clippers (-125)
The Clippers have won three of the last ten games and are 2-8 against the spread over that period. The Mavericks haven’t been that much better recently, winning four of the last ten games and going 3-7 against the spread.
The Clippers have one of the lower-ranked offenses in the NBA, averaging 109.7 ppg (28th) and shooting 46.5% from the field (21st), while the Mavericks are ranked 17th in scoring and field goal percentage, averaging 112.9 ppg and shooting 47.1% from the field.
Both teams are much better defensively, which makes this game hitting the under more likely. We expect the Mavericks to win a lower-scoring game. Take the Dallas Mavericks on the moneyline.
New Jersey Devils over Pittsburgh Penguins (-141)
The Pittsburgh Penguins have won two of their last three games but are 2-3 in the last five games and 4-6 in the previous ten games, although much of this period was without number-one goalie Tristan Jarry. The Penguins are 5-0 in the last five meetings in New Jersey and 7-3 in the previous ten head-to-head matchups.
New Jersey just had a five-game winning streak snapped in their last game against the Seattle Kraken. The Devils have won seven of the last ten games. The favorite is 8-2 in the last ten Penguins vs. Devils matchups.
The Devils might be 1-8 in their last nine home games, but they did win the first matchup and are much improved this season over the past few seasons. The betting trends may favor the Penguins with Jarry in the net, but recent performances favor the Devils in what should be a close, competitive matinee on the NHL schedule today.
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