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Wednesday NHL four-team mega parlay (+1054 odds): Capitals look to take series lead

Wednesday NHL four-team mega parlay (+1054 odds): Capitals look to take series lead

We’ve got five games on deck for Wednesday in the NHL, and we’ve got a four-leg parlay at over a 10/1 payout to go with it.

Before I reveal this mega parlay, don’t forget to check out our picks for the side and total on every NHL game first. We’ve been on a roll this hockey season, and we’re looking to carry that momentum right through the NHL Playoffs. Don’t miss out on their picks for all five of today’s games.

Here’s our four-team parlay for Wednesday:

Washington Capitals ML (+155)

Carolina Hurricanes ML (-200)

Edmonton Oilers ML (-155)

Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (-120)

Parlay odds: +1054

For this play, we’ve got one favorite on the puck line, two on the money line, and one underdog pick. Let’s break each of them down.

Washington Capitals ML (+155)

The first two games in the Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals series have been tight to say the least. Both games went to overtime and both teams have scored six goals each in the series, as they are tied 1-1 heading into Game 3 on Wednesday night. Washington has been the team leading the play and the score as both games saw the Bruins score late to tie it up before overtime. TJ Oshie has continued his hot streak into the playoffs with three points in his last two games, including the assist on the game-winner in Game 1.

The Capitals have been smart and have used their strength on the man advantage by scoring on 20 percent of their powerplay chances in the first two outings. The Capitals were great on the road this season with a 19-7-2 record and Zdeno Chara will feel right at home playing in Boston’s TD Garden. Tuukka Rask will be back in the net for the Bruins with his 2.87 goals-against average in these playoffs. He has let up a few easy goals and he will be feeling the pressure in front of the home crowd.

Be sure to also check out our full-game preview for Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins.

Carolina Hurricanes ML (-200)

The Carolina Hurricanes made easy work of the Nashville Predators in Game 1, beating them 5-2. Carolina dominated them at some points of the game on Monday and in the second period, they held the Preds to only five shots against. In total, they outshot Nashville 38-24. Rookie goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic looked pretty good considering it was his first playoff game. He allowed only two goals, posting a .917 SVP, and after their victory on Monday expect him to get the start for Game 2. PNC Arena was full of Canes fans as well, and with the return of fans (at full capacity) Carolina could be playing with some more pep in their step and should continue to feed off the crowd.

The Hurricanes will likely win the special teams’ battle. They have the second-best powerplay in the league, scoring at 25.6 percent while the Preds have the seventh-worst powerplay at 17.6 percent. Additionally, Carolina has the third-best penalty-kill while Nashville has the second-worst penalty-kill. Nashville gave the Hurricanes four chances on the powerplay in Game 1 and if that continues the Canes should grab another victory.

Be sure to also check out our full-game preview for Nashville Predators vs. Carolina Hurricanes.

Edmonton Oilers ML (-155)

The first playoff series in the North Division starts on Wednesday night as the Edmonton Oilers host the Winnipeg Jets. The Oilers dominated the Jets all year, winning seven of the nine head-to-head games and finishing nine points ahead of them in the standings. The Oilers have won three of their last four games and are 7-3 in their last ten games heading into a four-day layoff prior to the playoffs. It helps when you have Connor McDavid, who finished the year with 105 points including 22 against the Jets for an average of 2.44 points per game.

Mike Smith has proved to be the number-one goalie, finishing the year 4-0 in his last four starts with a .926 save percentage and 2.09 goals-against average as he will be key to Edmonton’s playoff run. Winnipeg limped into the playoffs with a 3-7 record in their last ten games and a seven-game losing streak in April which took away their hopes of home ice. Over their last 12 games, they have averaged only 2.17 goals for and their powerplay has struggled at 6.7 percent. Four of the seven wins the Oilers had over the Jets this season were by more than one goal.

Be sure to also check out our full-game preview for Winnipeg Jets vs. Edmonton Oilers.

Colorado Avalanche -1.5 (-120)

This will be the second game of a best-of-seven series between the Colorado Avalanche and the St Louis Blues. In Game 1 we saw a dominant performance from the Avalanche. They won 4-1 and severely outshot the Blues by a total of 50 to 23. Colorado’s top line, consisting of Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan Mackinnon, and Mikko Rantanen, was responsible for all four goals that the Avalanche scored. Aside from one defensive mistake, the Avalanche had the Blues in check all night, didn’t give them many scoring chances and Philipp Grubauer was there to make the big save when required.

Some serious credit must be given to Jordan Binnington of the Blues, because without his performance that game could have got out of hand. Binnington stopped 46 of the 50 shots that were put on him Monday night. If the Blues want to compete in this series, he will have to continue the stellar play and they will have to provide him some goal support. They don’t have the elite talent in their forward group that the Avalanche have, so they will have to get it done by committee.

Be sure to also check out our full-game preview for St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche.

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Last updated: Wed 19th May 2021

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