Saturday’s NHL four-team mega parlay (+1527 odds): Big matchups atop of each division
Hockey fans are spoiled once again as twenty-two teams hit the ice on Saturday. The action gets underway at 1PM EST and carries on throughout the afternoon and into the evening. There are big games between the top teams in every single division. Our hockey expert has identified the best bets of the night and included them in a mega parlay but be sure to check out our picks for all of Saturday’s NHL matchups here.
But right now, let’s break down our four-team mega parlay:
Boston Bruins -1.5 (-135)
Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (+150)
New York Islanders (-115)
Carolina Hurricanes (+100)
Parlay odds: +1527
Boston Bruins -1.5 over Buffalo Sabres (-135)
Things have gotten very sad in Buffalo as the Sabres have now lost 16 games in a row. Not only have they lost this many games in a row, but they haven’t even been close to winning many of them at all. The Sabres are coming off a two-game series vs the Penguins which saw them get outscored 9-2. During the Sabres losing streak they are last in goals for average at 1.56, last in goals against average at 4.19 and last in power play percentage at 6.3. Both Sabres starting goalies are out with an injury and Dustin Tokarski will be in the net with an 0-3 record, 4.11 GAA and .890 save percentage.
The Bruins are coming off a disappointing loss vs the Islanders where they let a two-goal lead slip away from them. Boston will be angry about their incomplete performance and will be sure to bring a 60-minute effort vs Buffalo. Boston fallen from the top spot in the East but still have seven games remaining against the Sabres. I am sure they are focused on taking all seven in hopes to get back in the race for the #1 seed in the East Division.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Boston Bruins vs. Buffalo Sabres.
Colorado Avalanche -1.5 over Vegas Golden Knights (+150)
First place in the West Division is on the line for Saturday’s matinee between the Vegas Golden Knights and the Colorado Avalanche. Both teams enter the game with 45 points, with Vegas owning one extra game in hand. Colorado but on another impressive performance on Thursday as they beat the Golden Knights 5-1. The win extended the Avalanche’s point streak to nine games and gives them seven straight wins on home ice. In their last ten game the Avalanche have seven wins by more than a goal, four of which were by a minimum of four goals. The Avalanche are outshooting their opponents by an average of 10 shots per game on the season. On Thursday the Golden Knight were outshot 32-19. Philipp Grubauer has been sensational of late, not allowing more than one goal against since March 8th. He has 20 wins on the year and owns a 1.69 GAA, a .931 SV% and five shutouts on the season.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Vegas Golden Knights vs. Colorado Avalanche.
New York Islanders over Pittsburgh Penguins (-115)
The first place Islanders came back from a 2-0 deficit to top the Bruins 4-3 in overtime on Thursday night. They now look to continue their road trip as they head to Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins. The undermanned Penguins will likely be missing Evgeni Malkin, Kasperi Kapanen, and Brandon Tanev once again on Saturday. The Penguins were able to get by the Sabres despite some injuries but will be faced with a much more difficult challenge on Saturday. The Islanders are the best defensive team in the league allowing just 2.21 goals against per game. With the Penguins last five games coming against the Sabres and the Devils don’t be surprised if they aren’t able to elevate their play for this one. Take the Islanders!
Be sure to check out our full game preview for New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins.
Carolina Hurricanes over Tampa Bay Lightning (+100)
The Hurricanes enter the game three points behind the Lightning for top spot in the East but do have one game in hand on Tampa Bay. The Lightning have taken three of the five games this year so this will be Carolina’s chance to tie things up at three games apiece. Carolina will look to take advantage of their incredibly home ice advantage in this one. Carolina is a very impressive 10-1-3 at PNC arena this year, with two of those wins coming against the Lightning. Tampa Bay has been vulnerable on the on the road this season as seven of their nine losses have come away from Amalie Arena. Dougie Hamilton is riding a 13-game point steak which is tied for the longest point streak of the season thus far. The road team in this series has lost four of the last five matchups.
Be sure to check out our full game preview for Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Carolina Hurricanes.