NHL Saturday mega parlay (+1050 odds): McDavid leads Oilers
Saturday not only gives us a jam-packed slate of college football action, but 10 games on the NHL schedule. A great sports day is in the making, so why not make it a little better with an NHL parlay? I have a 3-leg parlay in mind, and I will share that here. Along with this article, be sure to check out our full game previews with picks on sides and totals for each NHL game tonight. You can also follow Pickwise and myself on Twitter for added plays throughout the weekend.
This parlay is paying out north of 10/1 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook.
Oilers -1.5 (+176)
Blues -1.5 (+122)
Kings ML (-114)
Let’s break it down one leg at a time.
Edmonton Oilers -1.5 (+176) over Vancouver Canucks
Since these teams met on opening night, they have gone in different directions. The Oilers won 4 straight before their first loss on Wednesday, while the Canucks have not put more than 2 wins together. The Canucks are currently on a 2-game losing streak, both coming at home during the start of a 7-game home stand. There is no doubt the Oilers can score, led by All-Stars Connor McDavid, who leads the league in points, and Leon Draisaitl, who is 5th in points. They even rank 7th in expected goals per 60. Don’t expect the Canucks to take advantage of the Oilers defense or to keep scoring pace with them. They rank in the bottom 10 in goals per game and dead last in expected goals per 60.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Edmonton Oilers vs Vancouver Canucks.
St Louis Blues -1.5 (+122) over Chicago Blackhawks
The Blues and Blackhawks look to be heading in different directions. Chicago is coming off another tough loss, this time to Carolina. They are 0-6-2 on the year and 0-3-1 on the road. St. Louis lost for the first time this year on Thursday at home to Colorado. They are now 5-1-0 on the year. Chicago will be without Patrick Kane and 3 others who are in COVID-19 protocols. The Blues lost a tough one in their last game to the Avalanche by a score of 4-3, but otherwise, the Blues have played well to start the year. St. Louis is a deep team, and Jordan Binnington has played extremely well so far, posting a 0.916 save percentage through 5 games.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Chicago Blackhawks vs St Louis Blues.
Los Angeles Kings ML (-114) over Montreal Canadiens
The Montreal Canadiens have struggled to get anything going so far this season, losing 6 of their first 7 games. They are one of the worst teams in the league when it comes to offensive production, averaging just over 1 goal a game. They are just middle of the pack on defense so far this year, allowing just over 3 goals a game. It’s tough to back Montreal when they are struggling so much offensively. Much like the Canadiens, the Los Angeles Kings have been struggling. They have lost 6 straight since opening the season with a win against Winnipeg. Even though the Kings managed to score 6 goals in their opener, they have managed a total of 10 since. When both teams in a game are struggling this much, going with the home team is the play.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Montreal Canadiens vs Los Angeles Kings.