After last night’s action, we have something to say: Hey, Alexandar Georgiev, next time we pick the Colorado Avalanche could you mix in a save of four to give our parlay a chance? Thanks!
Georgiev was horrible last night against the Dallas Stars, being pulled in the second period as Dallas cruised to an easy win. This loss ended our parlay hopes before the rest of our legs were in play. But so it goes.
It wouldn’t have mattered anyway, as the Philadelphia 76ers dropped 48 points in the third, overcoming a 14-point Milwaukee Bukcs lead to win 133-130. You can’t get mad when a comeback like that gives you a parlay loss. That’s sports, and these things happen.
However, the Washington Capitals proved they were the better team by smashing the San Jose Sharks 8-3, giving us a small measure of revenge on the San Jose Sharks. Hopefully, we never have to go into the water to go sea monster hunting with revenge on our minds again.
So, we finished last week with an 0-7 record and a 9-12 record on individual picks. A new week means seven new chances to reclaim our championship, and we’ve cooked up something featuring two-thirds of the former Brooklyn Nets big three and a returning pick from last night.
Detroit Red Wings vs Philadelphia Flyers Over 6.0 (-115)
Unfortunately, when two teams are on long losing streaks and face each other, one team’s streak of futility must end.
The Detroit Red Wings have lost five straight games, with losses to the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning, Seattle Kraken, and the Ottawa Senators twice. The Red Wings are 4-6 straight-up in the last ten games and have a 5-4-1 over/under record.
On the other hand, the Philadelphia Flyers Have lost four straight games and eight of the last nine. In this run, the Flyers have lost to a wide variety of teams, from bottom-feeding Montreal and Vancouver to Eastern Conference contenders New Jersey and the New York Rangers. Philly has a 6-4 over/under record in the last ten games.
Philadelphia won the first meeting this season 2-1 on January 21.
So, why are we taking the over in a game between teams piling losses as fast as they can? Red Wings’ number one goalie, Ville Husso, is listed as questionable and might not start against the Flyers. This will give Philly’s 29th-ranked offense a little more opportunity to score and pull their end of hitting the over.
Milwaukee Bucks over Washington Wizards (-189)
Yes, we are returning to the Milwaukee Bucks the night after watching their incredible winning streak come to an end to an incredible fourth-quarter performance against the 76ers. The Bucks are 9-1 in the last ten games and have an 18-12 road record.
The Wizards have lost three of the last five but have a 6-4 record in the last ten games. The Wizards have a 15-14 home record.
The Bucks have won three of the last four games, with their three wins coming in Washington. However, the Bucks and Wizards have split the two previous meetings this weekend.
We’re taking the Milwaukee Bucks, who have the better shooting and defensive stats overall, to bounce back and start another winning streak.
Phoenix Suns vs Dallas Mavericks Under 232.5 (-115)
Not too long ago, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant were among the focal points of NBA conversation for years while in Brooklyn. With things dissolving and both players being traded in major deals this season, this is the first chance we get to see the two players who were supposed to bring the Brooklyn Nets to the promised land face each other in their new uniforms.
The Mavericks have a 7-3 over/under record in the last ten games, facing an over-betting line of 232.0 points five times and having a 5-0 over/under record. Dallas has a 20-13 over/under record on home court.
On the other hand, the Suns are 4-6 over/under in the last ten and have only faced one over/under line of 232.0 points and hit the under in that game.
The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Dallas and 6-2 in the last eight games overall.
Could these teams shoot the lights out and eclipse 232 points? Absolutely.
While most of these stats we’ve listed were registered when Irving and Durant were on different payrolls, we still think both teams will shoot enough and efficiently enough to outscore their season averages.
We’re taking the Suns and Mavericks to hit the under, but they should come close to hitting the number. We’re ready to sweat it out while watching the best, even on Sunday’s sports schedule that is not the Bahrain Grand Prix (No spoilers here, but Go Alonso!).
Take the Suns vs Mavericks to hit the under.
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.