With three games on Friday we make a low-risk NHL betting parlay that should still pay better than 1:1 with your wagers. Find all these games from the BetUS online sportsbook complete with online sports betting odds from spreads to props.
Rangers Give the Bruins a Fight
As far as the most reliable chalk bets go, the Bruins have that covered in spades. So far only two teams have given them trouble: the New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils. But the Rangers have made things hard for the Bruins.
Boston is on the second night of a back-to-back and are without C David Krejci and they just edged New York in their first two games. The Bruins’ offense has a significantly higher ceiling, which is why they’re still sizable favorites here.
Things got chippy in their last meeting with nearly 60 penalties in minutes, but Jaroslav Halak was just one save better than Igor Shesterkin. The more experienced Bruins know how to win the puck battles and are one step ahead of the Rangers.
But the Rangers are 12-5 on the puck line and are usually in games decided by one goal. They may find themselves on the wrong end of that, but they just need to keep Boston from blowing this open.
Pick: New York Rangers puck line +1.5 (-180) in our NHL odds
Kings Get the Edge over Wild
I favor the Kings in this matchup, but for the sake of increasing this parlay’s success rate, we’ll go with them on the puck line. Bet them separately. But these new “old” Kings are looking more legitimate with each game.
The two-time Stanley Cup champions have won six straight games and are getting great performances across their team. C Anze Kopitar is averaging over a point per game, RW Dustin Brown has ten goals, and G Jonathan Quick has risen from the dead to become a decent goaltender.
The Wild are also on a roll and have beaten the Kings three out of five times this season. But the Kings have a sizable edge on the power play and are much more experienced. Their 4-0 drubbing may be a momentum changer in this series.
I like the Kings to beat the Wild here again or, at the very least, not lose by more than one goal.
Pick: Los Angeles Kings puck line +1.5 (-170)
Avalanche Bounce Back Versus Coyotes
Colorado and Arizona meet for the first time this season with the Avs holding a 12-goal lead from their last two games (they beat them 7-1 twice) in the bubble. The Desert Dogs are just what doctors ordered for the Avs to snap their two-game skid.
Nathan MacKinnon was held pointless in the last two games, his longest point drought since last season. But the perennial Hart finalist is averaging two points per game (10 points in 5 games) against the Coyotes since the playoffs.
The usually stingy Coyotes have been letting in more goals than usual as well. They’re averaging almost three goals against for this month. If G Darcy Kuemper can’t go in net, they’ll have a tough time keeping up with the Avalanche.
I like Colorado to get their offense back on track here. Look out for them on the puck line as this could be another blowout.
Pick: Colorado Avalanche to win (-175) or Puckline -1½ (+145)
Rangers puck line +1.5, Kings puck line +1.5, and Avalanche to win
There is no such thing as a “safe bet” in sports, especially not in the NHL where parity reigns supreme. But with the limited matchups we have, it’s simpler to gauge how each team performs against the other.
We’re banking that recent history is a good indicator for our parlay’s fate here. Speaking of banking, read the sportsbook reviews page for BetUS to find more ways to earn with the sportsbook.