Monday NHL mega parlay: Bet against the teams that fired their coaches
There are 6 games this evening in the NHL. We’re looking to parlay three of the games in a wager that will hopefully pay big. 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 to keep up with all the best picks and offers.
This parlay is paying out north of 12/1 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Senators ML vs Devils (+150)
Avalanche -1.5 vs Flyers (+145)
Kings ML vs Canucks (+115)
Let’s break down each of the legs one by one.
Ottawa Senators ML vs New Jersey Devils (+150)
The Senators are on a 2-game win streak and have looked like a much better team after getting most of their roster back from Covid protocols. Their captain, Brady Tkachuk, has 2 goals and 3 assists in his last 3 games. Their 2 most recent opponents were the Carolina Hurricanes and the Colorado Avalanche, teams that are considered the best in the league, yet the Sens were able to defeat them and score plenty of goals. The pesky Senators appear to be back and +150 on the money line seems disrespectful to a team that has been looking much better. The Devils have lost their last 3 games and have been outscored 18-8 in that stretch. They’ve also won just 1 of their last 6 games. The Devils are not a very good team, it’s hard to imagine them as heavy favorites tonight.
Despite their records, with the Senators at the bottom of the league and the Devils a .500 team; these teams are heading in different directions. Don’t expect this to be a game of the year in terms of quality, both teams play some sloppy hockey with a run-and-gun style, but the Senators could walk away with a victory. Take them on the money line.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Ottawa Senators vs. New Jersey Devils
Colorado Avalanche -1.5 vs Philadelphia Flyers (+145)
Another head coach bites the dust. The Flyers just parted ways with head coach Alain Vigneault this morning after the team dropped 8 straight games and suffered an embarrassing 7-1 loss last night. This Flyers team just looks defeated. Despite the Avalanche not playing their best hockey, the Flyers should be an easy matchup for them tonight. Losing 8 games in a row is inexcusable, and it’s not something that a new coach can fix 12 hours before the puck drops. The Avs will smell blood in the water and after a disappointing stretch of games last week, they might need this win more than the Flyers. This is the tail-end of a back-to-back for the Flyers, and to add insult to injury they will probably be fatigued. Last night they allowed 7 goals on 27 shots. The writing was on the wall for their head coach and if they continue to lose they might be packing it in for an early offseason.
The Avs are scoring 4 goals per game, while the Flyers are scoring the 5th-fewest goals per game with just 2.32. Additionally, Colorado’s powerplay is the 10th-best in the league while the Flyers’ powerplay is the second-worst in the league. The Flyers just can’t produce offensively right now and the Avalanche are one of the best teams in the league when it comes to scoring goals. Take the Avs on the puck line.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for the Colorado Avalanche vs Philadelphia Flyers
LA Kings ML vs Vancouver Canucks (+115)
The Kings are coming off an impressive 5-1 victory against the Oilers, the best team in their division. The Canucks should prove to be a much easier opponent tonight, if the Kings play with the same intensity as last night this should be an easy win for LA. Oddsmakers might be undervaluing the Kings in this game, even though it is a back-to-back for them, they’ve been playing some determined hockey and they’re going up against one of the most defeated organizations in the league. The Canucks fired their general manager and head coach yesterday. After an embarrassing 8-15-2 start to the season, they are barely treading water and have been consistently bad all season. It’s hard to imagine a new head coach can change a franchise overnight.
This is a Pacific Division matchup, and through more than a quarter of the season, the Kings are 2-1-1 against divisional opponents while the Canucks are 1-3-2. With just 1 win in 6 games against their division, it’s tough to imagine they could get their second win after all of the drama. Go against the team that’s having a front office fire sale. Take the Kings on the money line.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for the LA Kings vs Vancouver Canucks