NHL Wednesday mega parlay (+1125 odds): Caps looking for a big road win
There are only 3 games on the NHL slate tonight, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a shot at a big payday. We are putting together a mega parlay at +1125 odds, and breaking down each leg one by one. Along with this parlay, be sure to check out our full game previews for all 3 matchups tonight. You can also follow Pickswise and myself on Twitter.
Capitals -1.5 (+164)
Rangers vs Coyotes over 5.5 (-114)
Ducks -1.5 (+140)
Washington Capitals -1.5 (+164) over Chicago Blackhawks
These are 2 very different offensive attacks, and the Blackhawks could have a tough time keeping up. Washington is 5th in the league in goals per game with 3.39, while Chicago ranks 29th in that same category with 2.19. Superstar Alex Ovechkin has tallied 44 points (20 goals, 24 assists) through 28 games, and he is riding a 5-game point streak. With Ovi producing at such an elite level, slowing down the Caps has been tough for their opponents.
Washington could have the advantage in net as well, as Ilya Samsonov is in a groove. Since reclaiming his team’s top spot between the pipes about a month ago, Samsonov is 8-2-0 with a strong .924 save percentage and 2.29 GAA. Chicago goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury is coming off a 30-save shutout over Montreal, but the Habs have one of the worst offenses in the league. Going up against Washington’s high-octane offense will be a much tougher challenge.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Washington Capitals vs Chicago Blackhawks
Rangers vs Coyotes over 5.5 (-114)
The Coyotes are not a great offensive team, but they may have some chances tonight. Keith Kinkaid is likely to make his first start of the season for the Rangers, as starter Igor Shesterkin remains out with injury, and Alex Georgiev played last night against the Avalanche. With Kinkaid making his first start of the season, it seems likely that he is not in tip-top shape. The Rangers are on the second half of a back-to-back, and facing a tired defense may be a good thing for the Coyote offense.
On the other side, we know how abysmal the Coyote defense and goaltending has been, as they are giving up a league-high 3.67 goals per game. Superstars like Artemi Panarin and Mika Zibanejad will look to lead the Ranger offense and get some high-quality chances. This game should have a lot of goals in a combined effort, so look to the over.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York Rangers vs Arizona Coyotes
Anaheim Ducks -1.5 (+140) over Seattle Kraken
The Seattle Kraken are in last place in the Pacific Division, and they are playing their second game in as many nights. That means fatigue could be a factor. On the other hand, the Anaheim Ducks have won of 3 of their last 4 games and lead the Pacific Division. They haven’t played since Sunday, so they should be well-rested and ready to roll.
Offensively, the Ducks have the advantage. They rank 14th in expected goals per 60 minutes, whereas the Kraken rank 29th. Another big difference between these teams comes between the pipes. The projected starter for the Kraken is Philipp Grubauer, and he is ranked last in goals saved above expected and has a terrible goals-against average of 3.25. Look for a rested Ducks team to get after a tired Kraken lineup and take the Ducks -1.5 on the puck line.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Seattle Kraken vs Anaheim Ducks