NHL Sunday mega parlay (+776 odds): Avs look to pick up where they left off
Sunday brings us 7 games of NHL action. That means we have plenty to work with when putting together today’s mega parlay. This parlay is paying out north of 8/1 odds on FanDuel Sportsbook. Along with this parlay, don’t forget to check out our full game previews for each NHL matchup on today’s slate.
Avalanche -1.5 (-118)
Flames -1.5 (+142)
Devils/Capitals over 6 (-104)
Parlay odds: +776
Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (-118) over Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have played 2 games since returning from a brief hiatus, but they have not looked particularly sharp. They have scored just 2 total goals in those 2 games, and they will likely have to score plenty of goals to try to keep up with Colorado’s elite offensive unit. That may be difficult, as Anaheim will be without a number of key pieces. Trevor Zegras and Max Comtois are both in the league’s health and safety protocols and are unavailable for this contest. Additionally, Adam Henrique remains on IR and Cam Fowler is listed as day-to-day.
The Avs were putting on a scoring clinic before the league’s pause, and they should be about to keep things rolling. They are nearly at full strength, as the 16-day break allowed some notable players to get healthy without missing action. On the year, Colorado is scoring 4.69 goals per game at home, which is the best mark in the league in such scenarios. It’s tough to see the Ducks hanging with the Avs’ offense in this one, so consider backing Colorado on the puck line -1.5.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Anaheim Ducks vs Colorado Avalanche.
Calgary Flames -1.5 (+142) over Chicago Blackhawks
Offensively, the Flames have the advantage in this matchup by a wide margin. The Blackhawks rank 30th in goals for and goals for per game, and are even worse at generating pressure, as they rank 31st in expected goals for per 60 minutes. The Flames are a borderline top-10 offense, as they rank just outside the top-10 in goals for and goals for per game, but 7th in expected goals for per 60 minutes. Defensively, the Flames are even stronger — ranking 2nd in goals allowed and goals against per game, and 3rd in expected goals against per 60 minutes. The Blackhawks, on the other hand, will have a hard time stopping the puck in this game as their top 2 goalies are out in the league’s health and safety protocols. Their 3rd-string goalie played on Saturday, meaning they will more than likely be starting 4th-string goalie Arvid Soderblom. All in all the Flames seem to be in a favorable spot.
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Devils/Capitals over 6 (-104)
The Devils have proven time and time again that they can’t keep the puck out of their net on a consistent basis. New Jersey has given up 3 or more goals in each of their last 8 games, which is a significant reason why they are the 5th-worst team in the league in terms of goals against average. They have managed to score at a decent rate, ranking in the middle of the league, and are coming off a 6-goal performance. They won’t be seeing that total in this game, but expect them to pot a few. Rely on and expect Washington to do a large amount of damage in the goals department, as their high-flying offense should shred this defense in a high-scoring affair.
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