Yesterday, we wore our Parlay Blog Championship belt around our waist, proudly telling everyone in our local coffee shop and grocery store that we’re the Champs, high from our major win on Tuesday night. We were confident that Playoff Jimmy and the Butlerettes would eliminate the untrustworthy Boston Celtics from the playoffs last night.
But it can’t be that simple, can it?
Last night, we rode the South Beach Vibes and built our same-game parlay around game four of the Eastern Conference Finals. More importantly, the Miami Heat had one of their worst quarters of basketball in the playoffs, with numerous terrible turnovers and Boston going on double-digit runs.
With the Boston Celtics’ 116 – 99 win, we received two quick losses on the moneyline and against the spread. We are happy for more playoff basketball, but game four served as evidence that you cannot predict which Boston Celtics squad will show up or how well they’ll shoot from three-point territory.
As for the total points, the line was listed 216 total points, and the game ended with 215 total points. Yes, you’re reading that right; it’s another “so close, yet so far away” for the parlay blog.
After a solid 0-3 night, our weekly parlay record drops to 1-2, while our record on individual picks is now 5-4 for the week.
With only the NHL on the schedule tonight, we’re returning to the same-game parlay, but will we predict another South Beach sweep?
Florida Panthers over Carolina Hurricanes (-115)
The Florida Panthers hold a 4-2 head-to-head series lead over the Carolina Hurricanes and have a 2-1 record in head-to-head matchups at home.
The Panthers have a 3-3 home record in the playoffs, while the Hurricanes have a 3-3 road record.
The underdog might be 4-1 in the previous five matchups, but the Hurricanes are 2-8 in the previous ten head-to-head matchups.
More importantly, the Canes are clearly frustrated and lacking answers for the riddle that is Sergei Bobrovsky.
We’re getting a real South Beach sweep tonight: we’re taking Bobrovsky and the Florida Panthers on the moneyline.
Carolina Hurricanes +1.5 over Florida Panthers (-278)
The Canes have a 40-56 ats record, while the Panthers have a 45-52 ats record.
With the Panthers the slight moneyline favorite and each game of the Eastern Conference finals ending in a one-goal spread, we’re taking the Carolina Hurricanes to continue excellent defensive play but lose a one-goal game in the end.
Carolina Hurricanes versus Florida Panthers Under 5.5 (-125)
All three games in the Eastern Conference finals have hit the under.
The under is 6-1 in the last seven meetings.
We just mentioned the Hurricanes’ defense being excellent, pair that with an out-of-this-world Bobrovsky and the betting trends, and we’re taking the under of 5.5 total goals.
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.