Yesterday, we selected three teams poised to extend their leads to build our parlay around.
You know the Toronto Maple Leafs suck as a general rule. Now, they’re one loss away from being swept out of the playoffs by the Florida Panthers. We predicted Florida would win, and they won game three 3-2 in overtime.
Unfortunately, we believed in the Dallas Stars and Jake Oettinger continuing to look like the better team in their series with the Seattle Kraken. Our arch-nemesis, the Kraken, broke the Oettinger and the Stars, exploding for a 7-2 win.
We also picked the Boston Celtics to win on the road in Philidelphia. The 76ers and Celtics needed overtime, with the 76ers taking the game 116-115 while getting 42 points and a game-winning three from James Harden.
Our illegitimate title reign has come to a swift conclusion as we start our week 0-1, with a 1-2 record on Individual picks. We’re returning to the multi-game parlay for Monday’s attempt to regain our Championship.
Miami Heat over New York Knicks (-189)
Jimmy Butler has been the best player in the playoffs, and the Miami Heat are improbably in the lead of their second-round series with the New York Knicks.
Miami has a 31-15 home record, while New York went 26-19 on the road. The Knicks hold a 4-3 lead in the head-to-head series and have one win in Miami this season, back on March 3rd.
The Heat have won seven of the last ten games, while the Knicks are 5-5 in the previous ten.
We’re taking Jimmy Butler to keep being the best player in the NBA playoffs and the Miami Heat to win at home.
Golden State Warriors versus Los Angeles Lakers O/U 227.5 (-115)
The Golden State Warriors have a 50-40-2 over/under record this season, while the Los Angeles Lakers have a 47-44-1 over/under record.
The Warriors and Lakers have combined for a 4-3 over/under record in head-to-head competition.
The Under is 2-1 in their second-round series, with all three games listed at 226.5 points or higher, with each finishing close to the number.
Anthony Davis was great in game three, meaning he will be absent from game four, and the Warriors will shoot more efficiently than in game three.
We’re taking the Warriors and Lakers to hit the under, but just barely.
Edmonton Oilers over Vegas Golden Knights (-179)
Again, we appeal to the McDavids of the North – the Kings of the Over – for a parlay win. We usually take the Oilers on over/under picks but have chosen to discount the Vegas Golden Knights’ ability and desire to contribute to the over after their game two performance.
However, we’re staying away from the over and taking the Edmonton Oilers to win game three on home ice.
Vegas has a 26-7-8 road record, while Edmonton has a 23-12-6 record at home.
Edmonton holds a 4-2 lead in the head-to-head season series, but these teams have alternated wins over the last five games. One of Vegas’ wins this season was in Edmonton on March 25th.
The underdog is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings, while VGK is 2-5 in the previous seven matchups.
Nonetheless, we’re taking the McDavids to take advantage of Vegas’ weaker goaltending and score a bunch of goals to win game three.
We’re also taking the over. After all, there are excellent reasons why the McDavids earned the moniker “the Kings of the Over.”
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.