NHL Saturday mega parlay (+1036 odds): Avs get back on track

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) skates with the puck during the third period against the Minnesota Wild.
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Connor Grootenhuis

NHL· 3 weeks ago

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Covering all things sports betting with a focus on MLB and college football. Lifelong sports fan based in the Bayou State of Louisiana. Strong believer that every loss is a bad beat and every win is easy money.

Today is a wonderful day for sports betting.  Not only do we have a full slate of college football action, but we have a jam-packed slate of NHL action that features 12 games.  We are putting together an NHL mega parlay at +1036 odds to spice things up.  We hit last night’s mega parlay at +777 odds, so we are looking for back-to-back mega parlay winners.  Along with this parlay, don’t forget to check out our full game previews for all 12 matchups tonight.  You can also follow Pickswise and myself on Twitter for more added plays throughout the weekend.

Avalanche -1.5 (+146)

Kraken -1.5 (+142)

Bruins/Maple Leafs under 5.5 (-110)

Parlay odds: +1036

Let’s break it down one leg at a time:

Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+146) over Columbus Blue Jackets

Colorado seems to have found their game that we all expected coming into the season.  After starting the season 1-3-0, they’ve gone 3-1-1 averaging 3.4 goals per game in their last 5 games.  Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon are leading the way, each with 10 points in 7 games.  Colorado hasn’t lost back to back games in which Landeskog and MacKinnon were in the lineup for both.  Even in their overtime loss to Columbus on Wednesday, they were a combined +4 with 3 points.  The Avs will look for their revenge tonight against the Blue Jackets tonight at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.

Goalies are not yet confirmed, but Darcy Kuemper is likely going to be in net for Colorado.  Kuemper is the team’s clear starter and backup Jonas Johansson gave up 5 goals on 36 shots to Columbus on Wednesday.  Colorado’s fire power, even with some injuries, is more than most teams can handle.  Columbus is no exception.  If the Avalanche replicate the offensive effort from Wednesday and tidy up defensively, they can take care of business against Columbus.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Colorado Avalanche vs Columbus Blue Jackets.

Seattle Kraken -1.5 (+142) over Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes are off to a rough start, as they hold the NHL’s worst record at 0-10-1.  They will not go 0-81-1, but they have a tough matchup against the the Kraken on the second half of a back-to-back.  The main reason for Arizona’s woes have been due to a complete lack of offense.  The Coyotes have scored 1 or fewer goals in 7 games so far this season.  They rank last or second to last in goals for and against, as well as goals for and against per game.  They also rank last in expected goals for per 60.  Their latest road trip had them playing 5 Eastern Conference teams, before heading to Anaheim, where they averaged 1 goal per game while allowing 3.4 goals per game.  That is not ideal.  Seattle is well-rested, and should be able to take advantage of a tired Arizona lineup.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Seattle Kraken vs Arizona Coyotes.

Bruins/Maple Leafs under 5.5 (-110)

Both the Bruins and Maple Leafs rank in the top half of the league in expected goals for per 60.  However, the inability to score off pressure and strong defensive units on each team make the under the play.  Even with both teams being able to create chances, the actual goals aren’t happening. Both teams rank in the bottom third of goals for and goals against per game. Defensively, the Bruins are stout and minimize opponents’ time spent in their defensive zone.  That leads to less goals scored on them.  On the Toronto side, expected starting goalie, Jack Campbell, ranks in the top 10 in both save percentage and goals saved above expected.  The lack of finishing chances and a good defensive units on both teams make the under the play.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Boston Bruins vs Toronto Maple Leafs.

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