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NHL Parlay: Bet on 2 Favorites To Thrill, 1 To Disappoint

Saturday for the NHL is another blockbuster weekend with the Stadium Series beginning its first part of the doubleheader. New Jersey plays hosts to Philadelphia at MetLife Stadium and is favored to win. However, the Vegas odds for the NHL are off for this one as the Flyers may crash New Jersey’s party. We parlay the best line here with two other games, which feature favorites with better matchups.

 

NHL Parlay: Bet on 2 Favorites To Thrill, 1 To Disappoint

Leafs Blow Past Ducks: Maple Leafs -1½ (-125)

As the NHL lines indicate here, this is a mismatch in favor of Toronto. The Maple Leafs score over 3.7 goals at home and have momentum with wins over St. Louis and Philadelphia. Auston Matthews continues his scoring tear and could just score 70 goals with his ridiculous pace.

Anaheim upset Ottawa on Thursday and we’re betting online it can’t replicate its 5-1 victory against Toronto. The Ducks won despite being outplayed. Ottawa controlled the puck for 57% of the game and outshot Anaheim 34-15.

We’ll need to see Toronto’s goaltender collapse as Joonas Korpisalo did for Ottawa. Ilya Samsonov is 6-2 in his last eight starts and has allowed no more than three goals in seven of these. Anaheim is only 4-33 (4-31-2) when it scores that few. Toronto wins and for better value, take its puck line.

Flyers Disappoint the Devils: Flyers +1½ (-200)

Philadelphia is ready to spoil the party for New Jersey in this Stadium Series battle. John Tortorella will have the underdog Flyers better prepared as they use their slow-paced, grinding style to neutralize the Devils’ offense. The Flyers are 23-4 on the puck line when playing on the road and they are also 18-19-6 as underdogs.

On the flip side, the Devils’ are 4-23 on the puck line at home. They also have a -10 goal differential despite being +95 in shot differential. The team has shaky goaltending and the 3.7 goals it allows at home is the most by any host. These are just some stats that push us to bet online against New Jersey.

Then there are the intangibles. Plenty of teams have come out flat in these high-profile games and New Jersey, being the host, could be that team. There are a lot more distractions and pressure for the Devils to win. Still, they are the better team with Jack Hughes. So bet the Flyers to cover the puck line.

Vancouver Sends Winnipeg Packing: Canucks (-125)

Vancouver and Winnipeg meet for the first time as Canada’s best teams. But the Canucks will prove they are a tier above the Jets by beating them soundly here. The Jets have had issues scoring goals lately having scored more than two goals just once in their last 11 games. Winnipeg is just 5-5-1 in this span.

Meanwhile, the Canucks continue to play at a high level. They beat the Hurricanes in Carolina and smoked Detroit 4-1. The Canucks average nearly four goals at home and give up just 2.3 in return. Thatcher Demko can match his counterpart, Connor Hellebuyck, thus neutralizing one of Winnipeg’s advantages.

With goaltending all equal, the Canucks have a significant edge given how potent they are at scoring. Winnipeg has yet to “get the monkey off their back” on offense. And it won’t be against Vancouver, so the Canucks are one of the best hockey bets this Feb. 17.

Questions of the Day

What are the top NHL moneyline picks for this Saturday's parlay?


Toronto and Vancouver on the moneyline are solid NHL picks for Saturday’s parlay.

Which NHL bet offers the most value for parlays?


Instead of betting Toronto on the moneyline, consider betting Toronto’s -1½ puckline for a better return.

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