Going into halftime last night, the Boston Celtics held a four-point lead over the Philadelphia 76ers, scoring a total of 109 points. Things were looking good for our parlay, although we knew both teams would have to be more productive to hit the over.
The good news is the Boston Celtics won! The Bad news, the Celtics won by seven points and covered the -5 point spread, and both teams combined for 215 total points. That means the losing streak continues!!!
Our weekly parlay record is now 0-4, but we are 7-9 on individual picks. We’re getting back on schedule today and going with another same-game parlay because we like to challenge ourselves to end this incredible and awful losing streak we got going here.
For Thursday’s same game parlay, we’re heading to the ice and looking to the best player in the sport – maybe ever – to get us out of our losing streak, like he single-handedly does for his team on occasion.
Edmonton Oilers over Philadelphia Flyers (-189)
Connor McDavid will win the Art Ross and Rocket Richard Trophies this season and should bring home some more hardware for being the best player in hockey. McDavid and tag-team partner Leon Draisaitl are ranked 1-2 in the league, with Draisaitl scoring 76 points (29 goals, 47 assists) in 49 games.
McDavid has scored 93 points (41 goals, 52 points) in 51 games. Yes, you are reading those stats correctly.
Edmonton has won four of the last five games and has an 8-2 record in the previous ten games. Stuart Skinner has been a steadying force for an Oilerssquad that has found a system and groove working well enough on the defensive end.
Philly has lost four of the last five games and has a 4-6 record over the previous ten games. While Carter Hart has the better goals-against average (for now) of the two starting goalies in this game, he hasn’t shown the higher-end talent from the past that gave Philly hope he was the goalie of the future.
Edmonton is the top-ranked offense, averaging 3.8 goals per game, with a powerplay converting at 31.8%. Defensively, the Flyers are ranked 18th, giving up 3.1 goals per game, and the penalty kill operates at 77.1%.
Philly’s offense hasn’t been good all season. This game, parlay, and betting preview is all Edmonton. Take the Oilers on the moneyline.
Edmonton Oilers +1.5 over Philadelphia Flyers (+120)
Philly has been good covering the spread this season, posting a 34-18 ats record, while Edmonton has a 28-23 ats record.
The only question we need to answer here is will the Oilers win by another multi-goal spread? Edmonton has covered the spread in five straight wins and seven of the last eight wins.
Connor McDavid himself might cover the spread in this one. The Oilers are listed at +120 to cover the spread with the run they are on? Yeah, we’ll take that more often than not.
Edmonton Oilers vs Philadelphia Flyers Over 6.5 (-141)
This is an Oilers game, so the total goals line will normally be listed at 6.5, with the over being the favorite. So it goes when you are the highest-scoring team in the NHL, with the most potent powerplay in the league.
Edmonton has a 3-16 over/under record on the season and has gone 7-2-1 over/under in the last ten games. The Flyers are 3-6-1 over/under in the last ten games and 23-26 on the season, if you care. We say that because this game will hit the over regardless of what the Flyers do; this is Edmonton’s betting line to do the heavy lifting on, and they’ve done it all season long.
So it goes when you have the best player in the world (ever) and a pretty good number two as his tag-team partner.
McDavid, Draisaitl, and the Oilers are hitting the over and hopefully ending our losing streak.
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.