NHL parlay at mega (+885) odds, Friday 12/2: New York teams nullify their opponents

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We’ve cashed our mega parlay 2 nights in a row at +913 and +870 odds, so let’s keep the streak alive! With a small 3-game Friday night, it may seem like there’s not enough action for a big night of profit. However, we have just enough to piece together our favorite plays for a mega parlay. Both New York teams are on home ice, including a rematch of a game from just 2 nights ago. The evening is capped off with a matchup in Canada, and we have a play on all 3 games. Let’s check out how our experts predict each contest should play out.

Before we dive in, be sure to check out our NHL picks for Friday’s action.

Ottawa Senators vs New York Rangers – Under 6.5 (-120)

The Senators and Rangers just played on Wednesday night and helped us cash our +913 mega parlay. New York will likely have another strong game now on home ice, but we’re going to focus on the total this time around. Rangers goaltender Igor Shesterkin lived up to his expectations 2 nights ago by allowing just 1 goal to the Sens. He is looking to win back-to-back Vezina Trophies for the NHL’s best goaltender, and more performances like that certainly help. 

He will be back in net on Friday, so there’s no reason to expect Ottawa to perform any better on the road. However, the Senators’ goaltending is actually better away from their home arena. Allowing 3.3 goals per game isn’t perfect, but it’s at least middle of the pack and should get the job done. That’s also because the Rangers’ offense has not exactly been clicking in the Big Apple. When in New York, the Rangers are scoring just 2.67 goals per game — the 4th fewest in the NHL. Given how these teams are performing in their respective roles, we should be in for another low-scoring affair just like was the case earlier this week.

Be sure to check out our NHL player prop for tonight’s action – we went 3-0 last night!

New York Islanders -1.5 (+162) over Nashville Predators

The other New York team features another goaltender that is eyeing the 2022-23 Vezina Trophy. Ilya Sorokin has been incredible through this first portion of the season, and that should continue on Friday. The Islanders haven’t allowed more than 3 goals in any of their last 5 games, which have included some impressive opposition. They held Auston Matthews and the Toronto Maple Leafs to just 2 goals — on the road, too. The very next night they completely shut out Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers. 

Therefore the Predators are not exactly set up for success on Friday night. Even if they are able to find the back of the net, their goaltending has been terrible on the road. Juuse Saros and the Preds are allowing 4 goals per game outside of Nashville, the 3rd-most in the NHL. The Islanders haven’t been known as an offensive juggernaut, but Mathew Barzal is trying to change that. New York is trying to catch the New Jersey Devils in the Metro Division and should inch closer with its 16th win.

Winnipeg Jets -1.5 (+105) over Columbus Blue Jackets

We have another puck line play to finish off the night. This is likely the least surprising of our 3 plays, as well. The Jets are coming off arguably their biggest win of the season, if not longer. They just completely stone-walled the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 5-0. Shutting out a team with that much talent is incredibly impressive, and the Blue Jackets are nowhere near that caliber. In fact, they are the worst team in the Western Conference. Being on the road does them no favors, either.

The Jets allow just 1.6 goals when in Winnipeg, the best home mark in the entire NHL. The Boston Bruins are the only other team allowing fewer than 2 goals per game at home, and they are the best team in hockey right now. On the flip side, the Jackets’ goaltending has been abysmal. They are allowing 4.1 goals per game, an average that is better only than that of the Anaheim Ducks. Therefore it’s no surprise those are the worst teams in their respective conferences. The Jets have an opportunity to keep pace with the Dallas Stars atop the Central Division, and this matchup should allow them to do so.

Be sure to check out our Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets prediction

Friday’s NHL mega parlay (12/2)

Senators vs Rangers – Under 6.5 (-120)

Islanders -1.5 (+162)

Jets -1.5 (+105)

Parlay odds +885

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