Monday’s NHL three-team mega parlay (+1392 odds): Coyotes look for separation in standings
Sixteen teams will face off on a busy Monday in the NHL that includes some big matchups in the North and West Divisions. Our hockey expert has identified the best bets of the night and included them in a three-team mega parlay. But be sure to also check out our picks for all eight of Monday’s NHL matchups here.
Right now, let’s break down our three-team mega parlay:
Vancouver Canucks -1.5 (+195)
Los Angeles Kings -1.5 (+165)
Arizona Coyotes ML (-110)
Parlay odds: +1392
Vancouver Canucks -1.5 over Ottawa Senators (+195)
Nobody was giving the Canucks much of a chance coming out of their COVID layoff, but they are certainly proving everyone wrong so far. Vancouver is 3-1 since their return to play, all of which has been without star forward Elias Pettersson. The Canucks are being carried by the stellar play of Braden Holtby is who is responsible for the past three Canuck victories. Vancouver sits eight points out of the playoffs but they do have four games in hand on the Canadiens so they will want to ensure they pick up the two points against Ottawa. Look for J.T. Miller to continue to lead the charge offensively and add to his 33 points on the season.
The Senators have struggled against Vancouver so far this season, winning just one of seven contests. Vancouver is playing with a nothing-to-lose attitude and should be able to top the Sens by more than a goal in this one.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Vancouver Canucks vs. Ottawa Senators.
Los Angeles Kings -1.5 over Anaheim Ducks (+165)
The Los Angeles Kings will take on the Anaheim Ducks for the fifth time this season on Monday night. Anze Kopitar will look to continue his stellar season as he is currently at a point-per-game pace through 45 contests. Conversely, the Ducks’ leading scorer is Maxime Comtois who has just 28 points on the season and is one of only two Ducks to have double-digit goal totals.
Anaheim ranks dead last in the league averaging just 2.17 goals per game. They also rank dead last in shots on goal, shooting percentage, and power-play percentage. The Kings’ power-play success rate of 20.3 percent is twice the success rate of the Ducks. Expect the Kings to hold the Ducks to less than two goals against and win this game by more than a goal.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Anaheim Ducks vs Los Angeles Kings.
Arizona Coyotes over San Jose Sharks (-110)
The Arizona Coyotes and San Jose Sharks will meet for the fifth time this season on Monday night. The Coyotes have played exceptionally well vs the Sharks this year, outscoring them by a 17-8 margin, while picking up three wins and an overtime loss in the four games. The Coyotes currently hold the last playoff spot in the West Division but are being chased down by the Blues and Sharks.
Darcy Kuemper is coming off a 26-save shutout and will look to carry that momentum into this one. His 2.38 GAA and .912 SV% should give the Coyotes a clear advantage in goal. Martin Jones has struggled this season posting a 3.26 GAA and a .896 SV%. The Sharks are also allowing 3.7 goals per game in their last 10. The Sharks have now lost eight games in a row and you’ve got to wonder if they have lost hope on this season. Meanwhile, the Coyotes are fighting hard to hold on to that final playoff spot in the West Division.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Arizona Coyotes vs. San Jose Sharks.