We told you we know a lot about the Calgary Flames, and we were right.
Did Calgary play up to its opponent? Check. An Early goal against? Check. A lot of shots? Check. Losing a one-goal game in overtime? Check.
Yesterday, we built a same-game parlay centered around our black-and-gold safety net and the very familiar to us Calgary Flames. While the Flames had their best game of the year and had more high-quality scoring chances than normal, the Flames did exactly as expected and predicted, losing to the Bruins 4-3 in the dying seconds of overtime.
So, while we selected the Bruins to win on the moneyline and for the Flames to cover the spread, we did choose the under and predicted a 3-2 final score. With each team scoring one more goal than expected, our weekly parlay record drops to 0-3, but we are 5-4 on individual picks.
However, considering we got everything but the over/under right about the Bruins vs Flames, we’re counting last night as a win, even if the official record says otherwise.
If the NBA was as predictable as the Calgary Flames, we’d be unstoppable! The association returns to the parlay blog for Wednesday’s multi-game parlay, and no, we’re not touching the 76ers vs Heat rematch from Monday’s parlay.
Portland Trail Blazers over New Orleans Pelicans (-141)
The Portland Trail Blazers might come into Wednesday night’s game with a slightly worse record than the New Orleans Pelicans, but Portland is the home favorite.
New Orleans has a 10-21 road record, while Portland has a 17-14 home record. The Trail Blazers won the first meeting this season 106-95 back on November 10, 2022.
Neither team has been playing winning basketball recently. The Pelicans have lost four straight games and have a 4-6 record in the last ten, while the Trail Blazers have lost three of the last four games and have a 4-6 record in the last ten.
So why take the Trail Blazers over the Pelicans? When analyzing both teams’ home and away statistical splits, the Trail Blazers are the better statistical team at home compared to the Pelicans on the road.
Factor in the Pelicans are still without Zion Williamson, and we’re taking the Trail Blazers to win at home on the moneyline.
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Edmonton Oilers Over 6.5 (-141)
It’s the McDavids of Edmonton, and we’re taking the over; why are we questioning or justifying this pick at all?
Toronto has the seventh-ranked offense, scoring 3.45 goals per game. Connor McDavid has 14 points in the last five games, 115 points in 61 games, and leads the best offense in the game, averaging 3.80 goals per game.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have a 5-4-1 over/under record in the last ten games and a 26-31-3 over/under record this season, while the McDavids remain the Kings of the over in the NHL, posting a 39-18-4 over/under record and going 7-3 over/under in the last ten.
The over is 7-1 in Edmonton’s last eight games against the Atlantic Division.
We’ll stop here and just tell you to take the Maple Leafs and Oilers to hit the over.
Carolina Hurricanes over Vegas Golden Knights (-149)
The Carolina Hurricanes had a five-game winning streak snapped in their last game, losing in a major upset to the Anaheim Ducks. However, the Hurricanes are still the top-ranked team in the Metropolitan Division and have an 8-2 record in the last ten games.
Injuries are a problem for Vegas, which has lost the last two games and three of the last five. The Golden Knights are 6-4 in the last ten games.
While Vegas does have more quality wins against tougher opponents in the last ten games, the Hurricanes are one of the best teams in the NHL, a true Stanley Cup contender, and one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
The Hurricanes are 5-0 in the last five road games and 4-1 in the last five head-to-head meetings.
Moreover, the favorite is 5-2 in the last seven games. Take the favored Carolina Hurricanes on the moneyline.
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.