NHL Friday parlay at mega (+992) odds, today 10/28: Hurricanes storm over the Islanders

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It may not be the giant 10-game slate of last night, but 6 games on the board is still a great Friday night. It also means plenty of opportunities for profit heading into the weekend. After making all of our individual side, total and player prop bets, let’s piece together a parlay with some mega odds. It requires each leg to hit, but we’ve targeted 3 great spots given the matchups on tonight’s slate.

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

Carolina Hurricanes ML (-190) over New York Islanders

Our first play may have some longer odds than expected, but we’ll be making up for it. We’re sticking with the straight money line due to how these teams typically win games. Both the Hurricanes and Islanders are primarily defensive teams. We saw that recently with New York, as they took down their cross-town rivals in a 3-0 game. Similarly, the Hurricanes have a stout goaltender in Frederik Andersen. 

He led the Canes to the number 1 goaltending rank last season, and they’ve allowed the 4th-fewest goals per game this year. Therefore, this should be a close game. However, Carolina is still the more complete team. The Islanders have a great goalie in Ilya Sorokin, but they lack the offensive firepower to be a truly great team. Not only that, this will be the Hurricanes first home game in over 2 weeks. They’ve been on the west coast and in Canada since then, so you know PNC Arena will bring the energy. They should win this one in regulation, but the straight money line is all we need to still have nearly +1000 odds.

Be sure to check out our New York Islanders vs Carolina Hurricanes predictions

Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+170) over New Jersey Devils

Here is where we get some great plus-money involved. Frankly, it’s rather surprising that this is priced so favorably given the matchup. Before we fully dive in, it’s likely because the Avalanche also have to play tomorrow night as well. However, the defending Stanley Cup champs are simply too superior of a team to the Devils to doubt. New Jersey ended last season as the 4th-worst goaltending team, and still have the same starting goalie in MacKenzie Blackwood. He was just pulled the last time on the ice, so that does not bode well for Devils fans. 

Even if he can have a solid performance, that’s still not enough for the odds-on favorite to win the Cup again this season. The Avs are truly a complete team led by Nathan MacKinnon, arguably the greatest skater in the world alongside Connor McDavid. Colorado is also coming off of 2 big road wins, so being in New Jersey should not be a concern. They just defeated the Rangers in Madison Square Garden, a team that was 2 games away from facing the Avs in the Stanley Cup Final last season. The Devils are nowhere near the caliber of team, so expect Colorado to cruise to a win tonight.

Be sure to check out our Colorado Avalanche vs New Jersey Devils predictions

Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 (+165) over Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks are a team that will be on the second night of a back-to-back. Although they’re at home, the Penguins have been in Canada awaiting this game. They’re coming off of a tough loss to the Calgary Flames, but they’ve been a much better team than Vancouver this season. The Canucks were in playoff contention last season due to their stout defense and goaltending. However, that’s taken a massive blow. 

Defenseman Quinn Hughes is listed as week-to-week, and he had 5 points in their first 5 games. Similarly, their goaltending has been awful this season. They’re allowing the 4th-most goals per game this season and starter Thatcher Demko was in net last night. That puts backup Spencer Martin between the pipes, who allowed 4 goals in a loss in his only start of the year. In fact, the Canucks had yet to find a win heading into last night’s game. The Penguins are a far superior team than the Seattle Kraken. Not to mention, the Canucks are also traveling into Vancouver for this game. The Pens will likely feel more at home tonight, and Sidney Crosby should lead them to a convincing win.

Friday’s NHL mega parlay (10/28)

Hurricanes ML (-190)

Avalanche -1.5 (+170)

Penguins -1.5 (+165)

Parlay odds +992

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