Last night we focused our parlay around three-game sevens on Sunday, and the result was more of the same: so close, yet so far away. But more importantly, we’re shocked and thrilled by the NBA and NHL playoffs so far.
While we wanted to light the beam, we said it’s tough to bet against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors continued their success in Sacramento, defeating the Kings 120-100.
For the second leg of our bet, we avoided picking our black and gold safety net to win, opting to take the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers to hit the over. With a 4-3 overtime win, the Florida Panthers shocked everyone, eliminating the number one seed in the Eastern Conference and the best regular season team in NHL history.
We circled back to our long-held support of the Colorado Avalanche in the third leg of our parlay. However, our arch-nemesis Seattle Kraken had the Avs number as we suggested defeating Colorado 2-1 and eliminating the defending Stanley Cup Champions and number one see in the Western Conference.
With yesterday’s parlay loss, we start the week 0-1 on parlays but 2-1 on individual picks. We’ve got another game seven and NBA second-round action fractured in our latest parlay attempting to win our parlay blog betting championship back.
New Jersey Devils over New York Rangers (-125)
The New Jersey Devils had a 24-13-4 home record this season, while the New York Rangers had a 24-9-8 road record. While the road team won the first four games, the home team won the last two games in the series.
The underdog is 4-2 in this series. The Rangers are 8-3 in the last 11 games in New Jersey.
However, the Devils hold the head-to-head advantage in the season series 6-4, with the home team going 5-5 this season.
We’re taking the Devils to win on the moneyline, although this could easily be a Rangers win.
Denver Nuggets over Phoenix Suns (-189)
While the Phoenix Suns are among the betting favorites to win the NBA Championship, they might have problems keeping up with the Denver Nuggets in scoring. While Kevin Durant and Devin Booker are mid-range assassins, the Suns don’t have much in the way of a three-point game.
The Suns shot 30.4% (7/23) beyond the arc in game one, while the Nuggets shot 43.2 (16/37) in game one, which was huge in swinging game one in Denver’s favor.
The Suns were also out-rebounded offensively by the Nuggets, who doubled the Suns in offensive rebounds. We’re taking the Denver Nuggets and their 38-7 home record to win game two.
Philadelphia 76ers versus Boston Celtics Under 214.0 (-115)
The 76ers have a 44-41-1 over/under record, while the Celtics have a 47-40-1 over/under record. The over is 3-1 in the four head-to-head meetings between Boston and Philadelphia this season.
Philly has hit the under in their last three playoff games by significant margins, while Boston hit the over in four of their six first-round matchups with the Atlanta Hawks.
The under is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Boston.
We’re expecting a slower pace and both teams’ defenses to continue to be among the statistical best in the playoffs. We’ll take the 76ers and Celtics to hit the under.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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