Yesterday, we built our multi-game parlay with the swagger of a number-one-ranked team heading into the playoffs. That should have been the first warning sign.
After all, three of the number-one seeds in the NBA and NHL playoffs were eliminated in the first round.
Last night, we predicted that the Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils would hit the over of 5.5, and the Canes did that themselves in a 6-1. We made it through round one, unlike the Milwaukee Bucks, Colorado Avalanche, and the Boston Bruins.
However, in the second round, we selected the Denver Nuggets to defeat the Phoenix Suns, being too concerned about the Suns relying too much on KD and Book and not having enough depth and perimeter shooting. The Phoenix Suns won 121-114, positively extending the series but eliminating us in round two.
Had we gotten past the second round successfully, we would have been crushed in the final round, as we selected the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers to hit the under of 214 points. However, the game ended in a 114-102 Celtics win, hitting the over by two points.
The Parlay Blog Championship belt has been taken away (again) as our weekly record drops to 1-5, while our record on individual picks drops to 11-7.
We’re closing out another week with Saturday’s same-game parlay to regain our championship belt, and we’re petitioning the McDavids of the North for their assistance in doing so.
Edmonton Oilers over Vegas Golden Knights (-125)
The Edmonton Oilers went to Santa Monica and likely picked up a sunburn (or two) before heading to Vegas for game one. The Oilers dropped game one of the series 6-4, with Leon Daisaitl scoring all four of Edmonton’s goals.
Despite the game one loss, the Oilers still hold a 3-2 lead in the head-to-head series this season, winning one game in Vegas back on November 19th.
The Oilers had a 27-11-3 road record, while VGK had a 25-15-1 home record.
The Oilers have not lost two games in a row since February 25th and February 27th. We’re taking the Oilers and their powerplay converting at 57.9% to take game two and even the series.
Edmonton Oilers -1.5 over Vegas Golden Knights (+175)
The Oilers have a 47-42 ats record, while the Golden Knights have a 47-41 ats record.
In the head-to-head series, two of the five games ended with at least a 1.5-goal spread, and those two games were the most recent two games. Conversely, the Oilers and VGK went to overtime twice this season.
We’re taking the Oilers to cover the spread in a win, something they haven’t done since game two against the Los Angeles Kings.
Edmonton Oilers over Vegas Golden Knights Over 7.0 (+105)
It’s the McDavid’s of the North – the Kings of the Over; as if there was any other choice for leg three.
The McDavid’s have a 53-28-8 over/under record. Vegas have a 41-42-5 over/under record.
In the playoffs, Edmonton is averaging 4.14 goals per game in the playoffs, and Vegas has averaged 4.17 goals per game.
And do we really trust Stuart Skinner or Laurent Broissoit to slow down these offenses?
We’re gonna answer no to that last question, as Connor McDavid has 11 points, and Leon Draisaitl has eight goals in the previous five games.
It’s Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, and the Kings of the Over. Take 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.