NHL Friday mega parlay (+1087 odds): McDavid vs MacKinnon dominate tonight
There are only four games tonight in the NHL. We’re looking to parlay three of the games that will hopefully pay big. This parlay is just over a 10/1 payout for you. But before we dive in, be sure to check out all of our picks and previews for every game tonight. You can also follow Pickswise on Twitter for plenty of daily betting content.
This parlay is paying out just over a 10/1 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Senators vs Blue Jackets over 6.5 goals (+100)
Wild -1.5 (-115)
Avalanche -1.5 (+190)
Parlay odds: +1084
Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.
Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets over 6.5 goals (+100)
Neither of these teams are making the playoffs. Tonight’s game will just come down to pride. The Columbus Blue Jackets are looking for a bounce-back game after losing three in a row, while the Ottawa Senators are looking to end their season on a high note by having some good games down the stretch. With nothing on the line for either of these teams, this game likely plays loosely with a lot of scoring chances.
Additionally, neither goaltender is going to be required to play their best game of the season, and both goalies will be more concerned about ending the season healthy. Both teams can put the puck in the back of the net, with the Sens scoring 3.3 goals over their last 10 games and the Blue Jackets scoring 2.8 goals per game. What will help the over tonight, is the lack of defense from both teams. Over the same 10-game stretch, both teams are allowing 3.1 goals per game. Take this game to have over 6.5 goals tonight.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Minnesota Wild -1.5 over the Seattle Kraken (-115)
The Minnesota Wild are playing for home-ice advantage tonight. With five games left in the regular season, the Wild are tied in the Central Division standings, but find themselves with a game in hand. With a victory tonight, their chances at home ice are dramatically increased. They control their own fate. After 77 games, the Wild have a goal differential of +51. The Seattle Kraken, on the other hand, have a goal differential of -62. These are two completely opposite teams and it could be a points night for the Wild players.
The last time these teams met, the Wild covered the spread and won 4-1. Offensively, the Kraken have been one of the worst teams in the league. They score the third-fewest goals, they generate the second-fewest shots and they have the third-worst power play. Don’t overthink this one, the Wild are focused on playoff positioning while the Kraken are already scouting their lottery pick. Take the Wild on the puck line tonight.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Seattle Kraken vs Minnesota Wild
Colorado Avalanche -1.5 over the Edmonton Oilers (+190)
This is the marquee matchup for tonight. Arguably two of the best teams in the Western Conference will square off for the final time of the regular season. After winning nine straight games, the Colorado Avalanche are now on a two-game losing streak. This is the perfect opportunity for them to bounce back. The last time Colorado lost two games in a row, they went on to have two shutouts in a row.
The Avs are in a battle for the best record in the NHL. Tonight is an important game not only to set a precedent against the Oilers (a possible Conference Finals matchup), but also to move back into first place for the entire league. The Avs are scoring the third most goals per game and allowing the sixth-fewest. Edmonton has had some very solid goaltending as of late, but against the juggernaut Avalanche, the Oilers may get lit up. The Avs need to get back on track and this feels like a huge bounce-back game. Take the Avs on the puck line tonight.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Colorado Avalanche vs Edmonton Oilers