Saturday’s NHL three-team mega parlay (+1311 odds): Senators look to play spoiler vs Canadiens

Jan 28, 2020; Buffalo, New York, USA; Ottawa Senators left wing Brady Tkachuk (7) takes a shot on goal during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at KeyBank Center.
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An NHL record 15 games are scheduled for Saturday with every team in action other than the Winnipeg Jets. Our hockey expert has identified the best bets of the day and included them in a three-team mega parlay. However, be sure to check out our picks for all fifteen of Saturday’s NHL matchups here as well.

But right now, let’s break down our three-team mega parlay:

Ottawa Senators (+180)

Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 (-125)

Los Angeles Kings -1.5 (+180)

Parlay odds: +1311

Ottawa Senators over Montreal Canadiens (+180)

The Ottawa Senators have been playing some strong hockey of late and as a result, they have temporarily surpassed the Vancouver Canucks to move out of the basement of the North Division. Ottawa will take on the Montreal Canadiens who are coming off a big 5-3-win vs the Winnipeg Jets on Friday night.

Ottawa has been off since their win on Wednesday night so they should be well-rested and ready for the Canadiens in this one. The Senators have had success versus the Canadiens this year winning five of the eight matchups thus far. The Senators have been able to string together some recent wins thanks to a big improvement in their defensive game. The Canadiens have struggled offensively, only scoring three or more goals four times in their last 16 games. With how each team is currently playing right now there is not much separating these two clubs. With Montreal coming off a back-to-back, and the excellent odds on Ottawa, a bet on the Senators has great value.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Montreal Canadiens vs. Ottawa Senators.

Toronto Maple Leafs -1.5 over Vancouver Canucks (-125)

The Toronto Maple Leafs skated to an easy 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.  Saturday night will be the rubber match between the two teams as they will meet for the final time of the year, each winning four games so far. The Leafs have won four games in a row, covering the -1.5-puck line on all four occasions. Over that span, they are outscoring opponents by an average of 4.25 to 1.5.

Toronto continues to be carried by Auston Matthews and his league-leading 36 goals, including three in his last four games. The condensed schedule might be catching up to the Canucks as this will be their eighth game in 14 days. They have now lost four of their last five games, three of which were by more than one goal. The Leafs were able to hold the Canucks to just 16 shots on goal on Thursday and should be able to dominate this game as well. Take Toronto -1.5 for better odds.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Vancouver Canucks vs. Toronto Maple Leafs.

Jan 13, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) skates with the puck against the Montreal Canadiens at Scotiabank Arena.

Los Angeles Kings -1.5 over Anaheim Ducks (+180)

The Los Angeles Kings scored a late goal to tie the game and Anze Kopitar put the Kings ahead in the final minute as the Kings topped the Ducks 2-1 on Friday. The Ducks have announced Ryan Miller the starter on Saturday which will be one of the last starts of his career as he announced he will be retiring at the end of the season. Although it would be great to see Miller put up a strong performance this seems very unlikely. Miller last started on March 29th, has lost his past four games and six of his last seven. With the Ducks being the worst offensive team in the league do not expect to see enough goal support from the Ducks to get Miller the win. The Ducks only have two players with more than 10 goals and their leading scorer, Maxime Comtois, has just 28 points on the year.

The Kings have dominated the Ducks on special teams this year. Their powerplay vs the Ducks is clicking at a 25% rate, while their penalty kill has been 100% successful. The Ducks own the league’s worst goal differential of -54 and have a dismal record of 5-18-4 on home ice. Take the Kings -1.5 as they spoil Miller’s night and win this one by more than a goal.

Be sure to check out our full game preview for Los Angeles Kings vs. Anaheim Ducks.

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