Forty-six seconds. Early yesterday evening, it looked like we were on the way to a 2-0 start on our individual picks and potentially ending the parlay losing streak, as the Utah Jazz were on route to victory, while the Calgary Flames seemed to have things under control against the Ottawa Senators and an inexperienced goalie.
However, the Flames played to their season script, gave up two goals in 46 seconds late in the third period, and then lost to a team they should beat in overtime. Fade the Calgary Flames from playoff contention now.
It wouldn’t have mattered in the end, as the NBA proves to be quite the league to follow nightly, with the Lakers getting demolished by Portland.
We’re now 0-2 on our weekly parlays and 2-4 on our individual picks. We’re returning to the same-game parlay today, and the NHL has quite the schedule of attention-stealing games tonight, keeping the difficulty level on our daily parlay where we like it: very hard.
While we could have gone with a Stanley Cup rematch or a battle of Western Conference contenders, Tuesday’s parlay features the best team in hockey against the best team in the Western Conference.
Boston Bruins over Dallas Stars (-120)
The Boston Bruins are the best team in hockey, with a 39-8-5 record, while the Dallas Stars are the top-ranked team in the Western Conference, with a 30-14-10 record.
The Bruins have lost their first game out of the break and three of the last five games but are 6-4 in the previous ten. The Stars had a two-game winning streak snapped in their last game and are 5-5 in the previous ten games. The Favorite is 6-1 in the last seven meetings, while the Bruins are 4-1 in the last five games overall and 6-2 in the last eight games in Dallas.
The Boston Bruins are the best team in hockey, and we’re following the betting trends and Boston’s overall performances this season. Boston won the first matchup 3-1 on October 25, and we expect a very similar outcome on Valentine’s Day.
Dallas Stars +1.5 over Boston Bruins (-256)
While the Stars didn’t cover the spread in the first matchup, we’re taking the Stars to cover the spread and this game to end in a one-goal game. Dallas has had four of the last six games end within a one-goal spread and have a 30-24 ats record this season.
We’re expecting a heavyweight goaltending battle of Linus Ullmark and Jake Oettinger and think the Stars will keep this one close but lose in the end.
Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars Under 5.5 (-105)
The Bruins have hit the over in three of the last five games, while the Stars have hit the under in eight straight games and hit the under of 5.5 the last two times they faced a total goals line of 5.5.
We’re taking the under in what could be a Stanley Cup Finals preview in February.
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.