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NHL Betting Parlay: O Canada!

Holy upsets, Batman! Thursday night saw not one, not two, but FIVE upsets as all of the underdogs, except Vancouver, told the online sports betting odds to you know what. I’m banking that this was just a one-off and not a trend as this NHL betting parlay won’t shy away from picking favorites again.

NHL odds can be as slippery as the ice, but we’re too far into the season now to notice which teams are good and which ones aren’t. You notice this most in the North Division a.k.a. the All-Canadian Division. With that said, here’s who should be winning on Saturday.

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Montreal Exacts Revenge Against Ottawa

We have a rivalry brewing as Thursday’s game got chippy. A dozen penalties were handed out with the two teams combining for 30 penalties in minutes (PIM).

Ottawa’s D Thomas Chabot and LW Tim Stutzle scored in bunches while Matt Murray played his best game of the season. But Montreal outplayed Ottawa overall and just couldn’t overcome Murray who turned back 36 shots.

The Habs controlled the puck for most of the game registering a 61.5 corsi for percent (CF%). But they came away empty on the power play and took some ill-advised penalties in the third period. They’re still the much better team here and will complete the job this time with a resounding victory.

Pick: Montreal Canadiens to win

Toronto Times Two Versus Vancouver

Again we have another All-Canadian matchup that got testy as the Canucks took exception to the Leafs blowing them out. Toronto equalled their season-high seven goals as the defenseless Canucks left goalie Thatcher Demko out to dry.

The Canucks are trying their best to finish last in the league in giving up goals and they need to fix things fast. Against teams that are not Ottawa, the Canucks have allowed 4.7 goals per game. They’ve allowed six, five, and seven goals in their last three.

Thursday night wasn’t even close for Vancouver who managed only 19 shots while Toronto’s great uncle Jason Spezza scored a hattrick. Even if the ‘Nucks do buckle up and play better defense, Toronto has been on fire.

Though I expect Vancouver to make this one closer, Toronto should still win it.

Pick: Toronto Maple Leafs to win

Calgary Strikes First in Battle of Alberta

Our swing bet to this parlay features Calgary getting it done over their Albertan cousins. BetUS online sportsbook has this as a close game, but I believe Calgary is a superior team. The question is if they’ll play like one on Saturday.

The tried-and-true albeit outdated saying, “looks like Tarzan plays like Jane” can apply to the Flames, who have the makings of a Stanley Cup contender. NHL analytics agrees as they’re in the upper-class of the league in most important metrics.

But the Flames’s on-ice results have been a mixed bag and they’ve made a habit of losing close games. Fortunately for Calgary, the Oilers are just as inconsistent, especially on defense.

Outside of Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, the Oilers shouldn’t pose a big problem to the Flames as the Jets, Habs, or Leafs, three teams with much deeper and consistent lines. Flames should get this one done.

Pick: Calgary Flames to win

O Canada NHL Parlay: Canadiens, Leafs and Flames to win

With this All-Canadian parlay setup, we have two classes of teams. The Habs, Leafs, and Flames should finish in the top-four of the division. They have more consistent lines and can actually play defense.

The Sens, Canucks, and Oilers seem to have a “score one, give up two” philosophy. Of these, the Oilers are the most dangerous hence why the Flames-Oilers matchup is the shakiest here.

Alternatively, you can parlay just the Habs and Leafs and still reap a solid payout or you can try the Oilers on the puck line. With BetUS, you can parlay up to 20 teams. Read the sportsbook reviews and find FAQ’s on more ways to use the sportsbook for a richer NHL betting experience.

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