Last night, we got back in the boat with the Dallas Stars to fight our arch-nemesis from the depths of Puget Sound, the Seattle Kraken.
And last night, the Dallas Stars abandoned ship, losing 6-3 in game six and leaving us to face the Kraken. The parlay blog arch-nemesis has forced a game seven, and we like their chances (and have secretly rooted for the Kraken to win, counting the Pacific Northwest as a second home).
While we picked the Stars to win and cover the spread and got those wrong, we successfully predicted that game six would hit the over. We’re taking the over in game seven too.
We drop to 0-6 on parlays and 8-13 on individual picks.
Considering this blog focuses on the NBA and NHL until the playoffs are done, we have two games to choose from today, and we’re hesitant to play in either sandbox. However, our parlay blog championship is on the line, and we need to find it in that mess somewhere.
Here is Sunday’s multi-game parlay. Yes, we’re going to Boston for at least one pick.
Edmonton Oilers over Vegas Golden Knights (-189)
The Kings of the Over need a win to stay alive and have been up and down this entire season, while Connor McDavid hasn’t been as impactful as anticipated.
We think that changes tonight. We have also stated in this blog that we think this series is going seven. Solely on that belief and the belief the Oilers and Stuart Skinner will be better tonight, we’re taking the Oilers to win game six at home.
Edmonton Oilers versus Vegas Golden Knights Over 7.0 (+105)
As a reminder, the Kings of the Over have a 54-31-8 over/under record, while VGK has a 42-45-5 over/under record.
The McDavids remain the highest-scoring team in hockey and have pulled their weight in trying to hit the over, with game two being a glaring exception. The over is 2-3 in this series and 5-3-1 in the head-to-head matchup this season.
We’re expecting game six to hit the over in an Oilers win.
Philadelphia 76ers versus Boston Celtics Over 201 (-110)
How did we find ourselves here?
We find ourselves with a game seven between two teams we can’t get a read on and do not trust from a betting perspective. Will James Harden have a big night or shy away from the spotlight? What about Boston’s big two?
Rather than pick a winner on the moneyline (Go Philly!), we’re looking at the total points line, and 201 total points is a low total points line.
The first nine head-to-head matchups of the season cleared 201 total points. The only game not to surpass 201 points was game six of the second-round series.
While we think the game will be slower paced, we expect both teams to be on and have higher shooting efficiencies and hit the over like they have done against each other in nine of their ten meetings this season.
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.