NHL Sunday parlay at mega (+951) odds, today 12/4: Sabres can sink the Sharks
Sundays may be known for the NFL, but that doesn’t mean we can’t build our bankroll on the ice as well. There are just 5 NHL games today, but things start early with some afternoon hockey. It’s also more than enough games for us to piece together our favorite plays for a parlay with a mega payout. We’ve already cashed 2 of them this week, so let’s cap off the week the same way.
Before we dive in, be sure to check out our NHL picks for today’s action.
Winnipeg Jets -1.5 (+100) over Anaheim Ducks
You’ll notice a theme for our 3 favorite plays today. We’re targeting the puck line of rested home teams going against teams that were all in action on Saturday. That begins with one of the first games of the day up in Winnipeg. The Jets are welcoming in the worst team in the NHL, the Anaheim Ducks. They’ve been at the bottom of the league in the majority of key statistics, including goals allowed per game.
The Jets can certainly capitalize on that weakness, especially with them coming out to avenge their recent loss. They were just upset by the Columbus Blue Jackets, but still sit in 2nd place in the Central Division. That’s even above the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, who they handled with ease prior to that Jackets loss. They took them down 5-0, which perfectly illustrated their biggest strength. The Jets are the 2nd-best team in terms of goaltending at home. When in Winnipeg, they allow just 1.82 goals per game. Given the Ducks are the lowest-scoring team in the NHL, expect a convincing Jets win to get the day started.
Be sure to check out our Anaheim Ducks vs Winnipeg Jets prediction
Buffalo Sabres -1.5 (+168) over San Jose Sharks
Just like our Ducks vs Jets matchup, the Sharks were in action up in Ottawa against the Senators on Saturday, while the Sabres have been resting at home since Thursday. While that was a loss to the Avalanche, they still put up 4 goals. That’s been Buffalo’s strong suit all season, as they’ve scored the 5th-most goals per game. San Jose is a great team for Tage Thompson and company to face, as they allow the 10th-most goals per game.
Neither team has overly impressive records, but just watching the Sabres has them looking like the more explosive team. The trio of Thompson, Jeff Skinner and Alex Tuch has been one of the most potent in the NHL. That’s been on display with Buffalo having the 8th-best power play unit. With the Sharks having also been on the road for Saturday’s game, that could come into play with the tired skates. This may not be the premier matchup of the weekend, but it’s one that we can use to help cash another mega parlay.
Be sure to check out our NHL player props for today’s action – we’re on a 5-1 run!
New York Islanders -1.5 (-104) over Chicago Blackhawks
You guessed it, the Blackhawks were in New York taking on the Rangers on Saturday while the Islanders were down the road resting. Even if they hadn’t been, Chicago has been on the struggle bus as of late. Prior to the Rangers game, they were tied for the fewest wins in the NHL and hadn’t won any of their last 8 contests. In fact, their only win in their last 12 contests was against the Ducks, the other team at the bottom of the league. Just about nothing is going right for the Blackhawks, as they have to rely solely on Patrick Kane to carry the team.
That’s a tall task when they’re allowing the 5th-most goals per game overall and the 4th-most over the last month. Meanwhile, the Islanders have the current betting favorite to win the Vezina Trophy for the NHL’s best goaltender in Ilya Sorokin. He and the New York defense have allowed just 2.33 goals per game at home, the 4th-best mark in the league. That’s bad news for a Blackhawks team that is the 2nd-lowest scoring team in the NHL. The Islanders may not be known for lighting up the scoreboard, but they can when the matchup is right. They crushed the Ducks 7-1 earlier this season, and Chicago has been just as bad.
Be sure to check out our Chicago Blackhawks vs New York Islanders prediction