Tuesday’s NHL Mega Parlay (+1132): Backing a motivated Canucks team
There are 10 games on the slate in the NHL on Tuesday and the playoffs are right around the corner. Every point matters when battling for seeding or to even make the playoffs. The big matchups are out west on Tuesday, highlighted by the Calgary Flames vs Nashville Predators at 8:00 pm EST, where the Flames are trying to wrap up the Pacific Division, while the Predators are trying to secure their playoff spot as a wild card. We have gone through all 10 games and have parlayed 3 teams with a payout of just over 11/1 at BetMGM Sportsbook.
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Panthers -1.5 (+120)
Blues -1.5 (+180)
Canucks -1.5 (+100)
Parlay Odds (+1132)
Let’s break down each of the legs
Florida Panthers -1.5 over New York Islanders (+120)
The Florida Panthers wrap up a 2-game road trip on Tuesday when they play the New York Islanders. The Panthers are on fire right now, winning their last 10 in a row, and are still motivated for points as they are still looking to claim top seed in both the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference. The Islanders were just officially eliminated from playoff contention and have been playing mediocre hockey of late, alternating wins and losses in their last 7 games.
Look for the Panthers offense, which ranks 1st in both expected goals and goals for per game and who has scored 53 goals in their last 10 games, to dominate an Islanders defense that has been shaky, allowing 20 goals over their last 5 games. The Panthers offense will be too much for the Islanders so place your bet on the Panthers puck line.
St Louis Blues -1.5 over Boston Bruins (+180)
The Boston Bruins start a 2-game road trip on Tuesday as they play the St Louis Blues. The Bruins have struggled of late, with only 2 wins in their last 6 games, which has pushed them to battling for wild card positioning more than competing in the Atlantic Division. The Blues, on the other hand, are hot, winning 9 straight and looking to hold off the Wild for 2nd in the Central Division for home-ice in the 1st round of the playoffs. These two teams also just played last week with the Blues winning 4-2 in Boston.
The big advantage for the Blues will be that one of the top forwards for the Bruins, David Pastrnak, will miss this road trip due to injury. Pastrnak has missed the last 6 games for the Bruins, and it has showed on the scoreboard, where they have only averaged just above 2 goals per game in those 6 games. Look for the Blues to take advantage of the injuries for the Bruins and place your bet on the Blues puck line.
Vancouver Canucks -1.5 over Ottawa Senators (+100)
The Ottawa Senators continue their 3-game road trip when they play the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday. The Senators, who will be playing in their second game of back-to-back games, have struggled of late, only winning 2 of their last 6 games, including the loss the previous night against the Kraken. The Canucks, who are also playing in their second game in as many nights, have won 6 in a row and still have an outside chance for that last playoff spot.
The Canucks offense has also come alive, knowing they are playing for their playoff lives. They have averaged 5.33 goals per game on their 6-game winning streak. Trying to stop that red-hot offense will be a bottom-10 Senators defense backed by projected starter, Filip Gustavsson, who ranks 103 in goals saved above average. Back a motivated Canucks team and place your bet on the Canucks puck line.