While we entered Sunday with high hopes to hit two daily parlays, our NFL parlay from Friday was blown up by the Brock Purdy injury. Not only did the 49ers lose, but so too did Joe Brrr and the Bengals. This leaves us winless on daily parlays last week, with an 11-10 overall record on individual picks.
This week didn’t start much better. We successfully took the Toronto Maple Leafs to win, but the Boston Bruins lost their third straight game, and Milwaukee covered a -10 point spread against New Orleans easily. Although, we can take solace in the fact that we predicted the Bucks would win the game.
Nevertheless, we start this week 0-1 on daily parlays and 1-2 on individual picks. As always, we are undeterred and have scanned the NHL and NBA schedules and put together a parlay for Monday’s betting ticket.
Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers Over 233.0 (-110)
The Magic and 76ers have hit the over once in the two previous matchups this season. However, Monday night’s total points line is 20 points higher than the first two meetings this season.
The over is 4-1 in the last five head-to-head meetings between the Magic and 76ers and 9-4 in the last 13 games in Philadelphia.
Moreover, the over is 8-0 in the 76ers’ last eight home games, and 7-1 in the last ten games following an ats win. Both teams have pretty good over/records this season, with Philly posting a 30-18 over, while Orlando is a respectable 26-22-2 over/under.
As heavy moneyline favorites, there is no value in taking the 76ers and a likely win. However, we’re rolling with the betting trends here and taking this game to hit the over.
St. Louis Blues vs. Winnipeg Jets Under 6.0 (-115)
Both the St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets are riding muli-game losing streaks into the only game on Monday’s NHL schedule, with the Jets being the heavy moneyline favorite at home. However, we look to the total goals line in this game for a win, focusing on Winnipeg, who have a 1-9 over/under record in the last ten games and 14-34 over/under overall.
The under is 5-0 in the Jets’ last five games against the Central Divison and 9-1 in the last ten games against Western Conference competition. Moreover, the Jets are ranked fifth in the NHL and only giving up 2.6 goals per game.
Regardless of who wins this game outright, we see another low-scoring Winnipeg Jets game tonight. We’re taking the under, especially if Connor Hellbuyck is in net for the Jets.
Phoenix Suns over Toronto Raptors (-125)
The Toronto Raptors have won three of the last five games and are 5-5 in the last ten games. However, as Devin Booker nears a return to the lineup, Phoenix has begun to play better basketball, having won four of the last five games and seven of the last ten games.
Toronto is in the middle of a seven-game road trip and is 8-16 south of the border, while Phoenix has an 18-8 home record.
The difference in this game is the Suns’ three-point shooting advantage. The Suns are ranked third in the NBA and shooting 38.8% from beyond the arc, while the Raptors’ defense is ranked 29th overall, with opposing teams shooting 37.4% from the field.
We’ll take the Pheonix Suns to get the home win against a road-worn Toronto Raptors squad and think they’ll do it with a big night from the perimeter. Take the Suns on the moneyline.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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