NHL Saturday mega parlay (+707 odds): Predators can win big
There are 9 games on Saturday’s NHL slate, which means we have plenty to work with then putting together a mega parlay. Today’s parlay is paying out north of 7/1 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Before we break each leg down, be sure to check out our full game previews for each NHL matchup today. You can also follow Pickswise on Twitter for plenty of betting content covering all sports.
Predators -1.5 (+130)
Oilers ML (-106)
Senators/Maple Leafs Over 6 (-124)
Nashville Predators -1.5 (+130) over Chicago Blackhawks
The Nashville Predators were without a doubt the hottest team in the league prior to the extended Christmas break. This was proven by a superb 7-game win streak, and 8 wins in their previous 10. Their first 2 games back have resulted in losses to the Washington Capitals and the Columbus Blue Jackets, which is not what they had hoped. Now returning home, the Predators will be highly motivated to get things back on track. They know they can beat Chicago, as they have done it once this year already.
Chicago has a tough task at hand, as they will be without starting goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Chicago’s struggling defense (9th worst in the NHL) will have a large challenge protecting their 3rd string goaltender. This is the biggest factor in this matchup, and Chicago might not be able to shut the door well enough, along with not outscoring a Nashville team who has the 7th best defense in the league.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators.
Edmonton Oilers ML (-106) over New York Islanders
The Islanders are coming off a 4-1 win over the Sabres on Thursday, but New York has not won back-to-back games since November 4 and 6. They have not been able to string much success together this season, and they have not been great at home, as they post a less than stellar 3-5-3 record at UBS Arena.
Edmonton has not played great hockey over the last month or so, but they are still the recommended side to back in this one. The Oilers possess one of the most dangerous offenses in the league, led by Connor McDavid (52 points) and Leon Draisaitl (51 points). New York likes to play a structured, defensive style of hockey, but their offense has been lacking. If the Oilers get out to an early lead, the Islanders don’t necessarily have the firepower to play from behind. Conversely, the Oilers can strike at any moment.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Edmonton Oilers vs New York Islanders.
Senators/Maple Leafs over 6 (-124)
A constant theme in the Battle of Ontario is high scoring shootouts. 17 of their last 24 matchups have included 6 or more total goals. Their last 2 matchups have resulted in an under, so this game is a perfect opportunity to get back to a high-scoring over. One thing we’ve seen in teams returning from a break, is sloppy and unstructured play defensively and in goal. Jack Campbell has been great for the Leafs all year, but even a goaltender of his caliber needs to shake off their rust. Strong offensive weapons on both sides will take advantage of many chances tonight, exploding the goal total in the game.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Ottawa Senators vs Toronto Maple Leafs.