Today we have a very special parlay. I felt bad celebrating our milestone with a lack luster 2 for 3 with predictions, so I put more time and effort to make sure all you amazing people make some money to end this year on a good note.
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes - (-200)
I usually stay away from betting on teams that play back to back games, but this is an exception. The Penguins have dominated the Hurricanes as last year they went 3-1-1 with a goal difference of +6. The Penguins last game was a big win against the Devils that saw their star Sidney Crosby score and also role players like Carl Hagelin. The Penguins are once again showing how dominant they are with all four lines and going up against a team they consistently beat AND with the Hurricanes bad away record, all matchups show that the Penguins should be winning. I will warn you about the goaltending of the Penguins because it can be inconsistent. If you bet props the over would be the ideal bet.
Over/Under Prediction: Over
Florida Panthers vs Toronto Maple Leafs - (+106)
Like Pittsburg, the Maple Leafs go into their Wednesday night game with past advantages against the Panthers as even this year they are 2-0 with a 3-2 win and a dominant 6-1 win. This game will come down to goals; both teams are close in the league ranking of goals against as the Panthers are 14th and the Maple Leafs are 15 with 2.7 goals conceded. The real difference is in the offense and special teams. Even though the Panthers have a top-five penalty kill, their biggest issues are scoring goals as they are 24th in the league in goals per game with 2.3 and 24th in Power Play percentage with 14.9%. This isn't an issue for the young Maple Leafs as they are seventh in the NHL in goals per game with 2.9 and 12th in Power Play Percentage with 19.6%. They even have a solid top 10 Penalty Kill. I understand the first two meeting were in Toronto but I just can't see the score being any different due to all of the key stats.
Over/Under Prediction: Under
St. Louis Blues vs Philadelphia Flyers - (+122)
Our final game is the Blues hosting the Flyers. This is the game of the night. Both teams compliment each other very well which will make for an amazing game. Both teams have issues with letting up goals, as the Flyers are 24th in the NHL in Goals Against with 2.9 but the Blues are also averaging 2.9 goals conceded a game so this game will come down to firepower. The Blues have the second best Penalty Kill in the league and also a very respectable top 10 power play and 12th in the NHL in goals per game with 2.8. The Flyers, on the other hand, have a significantly worse penalty kill, but they make up for it with the 6th best goals per game in the NHL and also the 6th best power play. Even though the Blues are better defensively, this game will come down to goals, and the Flyers have more in their system.
Over/Under Prediction: Over
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