Sometimes, you wake up disoriented, confused, and wondering what happened or what is going on.
Well, that’s how we felt after watching both Alberta-based hockey teams perform completely opposite to what was expected. The Calgary Flames have had two very good scoring outings against Dallas Stars this season and won last night on a goal from Tyler Toffoli in the dying seconds of the game.
However, we were more stunned that the McDavids and the parlay blog’s favorite team, the Buffalo Sabres, only managed to score five goals and not resurrect the scoring of the 1980s. Yes, we admitted 7.5 was a lot to cover, but we are still in shock that two of the highest-scoring teams in the NHL didn’t manage to do that against each other.
We got a win from the Association as the Boston Celtics, and Cleveland Cavaliers needed overtime, but they hit the over and gave us a win this week. Also, please note the Boston Celtics lost in overtime. Again.
That info will be important the next time we explore a pick on Boston’s other “great” team.
We start our week 0-1, with a 1-2 record on individual picks. Our recipe yesterday did nothing but disappoint and lacked spice. Let’s see what we can do on the single-game parlay to end this losing streak.
While we could go after the Flames vs Wild or Blues vs Coytoes, we’re going to the hardwood for our first same-game parlay since the NBA returned from its all-star break. For regular readers, please welcome our returning guests to the parlay blog: the Philadelphia 76ers.
Minnesota Timberwolves over Philadelphia 76ers (-130)
The 76ers enter Tuesday night having won three of the last four games and have a 7-3 record in the last ten games. However, this is the 76ers’ third game in four nights, the fifth game of a road trip. Philly has an 18-12 road record.
More importantly, this is the NBA: we have no idea what lineup the 76ers are going to put on the court on most nights, let alone a three-games in four-nights situation.
The Timberwolves have won three-straight games but are 5-5 in the last ten games. The Timberwolves have not played a game since March 4th, so we expect as close to the Timberwolves’ best players on the court.
Minnesota has a 20-14 home record.
The Timberwolves won the first game this season 112-109 on November 19th. We’re taking Minnesota to sweep the series against a road-worn 76ers squad with a questionable roster.
Minnesota Timberwolves -2.5 over Philadelphia 76ers (-110)
Philly barely covered the spread by 0.5 points in the first meeting this season. The head-to-head trends favor the 76ers, who are 4-0 ats in the last four games in Minnesota and 13-3 ats in the last 16 games.
Philly has a 2-3 ats record in the last five games but a 6-4 ats record in the last ten games.
Minnesota has covered the spread in the last three games and has a 5-5 ats record in the last ten.
While the 76ers will keep this game close, they will lose by three or four points, with the Timberwolves getting the win and covering the spread.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Minnesota Timberwolves Under 229.5 (-110)
The under is 7-1-1 in Minnesota’s last nine home games and 5-1 in the last six games overall. The under is 9-2 in the last 11 meetings in Minnesota.
Philly has hit the over in three straight games but has a 4-5-1 over/under record in the last ten games. Minnesota has hit the under in four of the last five games and has a 5-5 over/under record in the last ten games.
Notably, the under is 5-1 in the 76ers’ last six games in the second half of a back-to-back situation.
We’re siding with the under in this one despite both teams crushing the over in their last games. This season’s first game had a total points line set at 218.0 points, and the 76ers’ and Timberwolves hit the over and combined for 221 points.
However, considering some intangibles, 229.5 might be a lot to cover. Take the under.
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.