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Thursday NHL Parlay: Betting the Highest-Scoring Games

Buckle up for what could be the craziest night for the NHL this week. We’re raring to bet the ‘over ‘ on the ‘Grand Salami’ and it’s thanks to a handful of games, three of which we’re putting in our three-leg NHL parlay. We have four Stanley Cup contenders with explosive offenses plus two underdogs who have been on a roll. Our NHL picks today are…


Thursday NHL Parlay: Betting the Highest-Scoring Games
Thursday NHL Parlay: Betting the Highest-Scoring Games

Colorado and Tampa Go Crazy: Over 6½ (-135)

Starting it off is a rematch of the 2022 Stanley Cup Finals. If you recall, that series produced some crazy results like a 6-2 Tampa Bay victory or a 7-0 Colorado win. In six of their last nine meetings going back to this, at least one team has scored 4+ goals.

These teams this season are averaging over 3.4 goals per game and their goaltending has left much to be desired. Alexandar Georgiev has been awful for Colorado, hence why nine of its last 11 road games have gone over the total. And while Andrei Vasilevskiy is shaping up for Tampa Bay, he’s got a career 90.4% save percentage against Colorado.

Hence, we’re betting online on these teams’ offenses to dictate the game here. Expect a firefight where the totals easily go over 6½ goals.

Maple Leafs and Flyers Get Into It: Over 6 (-120)

The undermanned Leafs take on the Flyers fresh off a 5-3 comeback win over Arizona. Our first thought is to bet the ‘under’ here given the circumstances. But we just can’t look past the flaws on each side. Namely, the Flyers have shaky goaltending. Even if Philadelphia only allows 29 shots as a visitor, the team is giving up two to three goals on average.

Ilya Samsonov has played better for Toronto but he still has a save percentage under 90%. His confidence is building but Toronto played a shrewd defensive game in shutting down St. Louis on Tuesday. We’re betting against NHL odds that Toronto does the same to Philadelphia.

The Flyers are not an offensive powerhouse. But the team plays better with center Morgan Frost coming into his own. Philly may just solve its broken power play (7.5% on the road) against Toronto’s equally broken penalty kill (74% at home). The result is a total of over six goals on the NHL lines.

Bank on Oilers and Blues To Score Plenty: Over 6½

Edmonton “woke up” and annihilated Detroit 8-4. We’re taking this as a sign that the Oilers are building steam with its offense again. It has a chance to light up its next “victim” in St. Louis. The Blues are coming off a brutal performance in Toronto where it got exposed.

Despite having a 15-9 (15-8-1) record under new coach Drew Bannister, the Blues routinely get outshot and depend too much on goaltending. Jordan Binnington andJoel Hofer have played well but the former is too streaky and the latter has a career 3.1 goals-against average versus the conference. Not good against Edmonton.

The Oilers will start fast and potentially chase one of the two from net. But the Blues have been crafty enough to score despite getting outmatched. So add this to the parlay of our NHL over/under picks.



Questions of the Day

How do you bet on an NHL parlay?

Make an NHL parlay by selecting “Hockey” and then “NHL” on the sportsbook. Select two or more bets from the puck line, moneyline, and/or over/under (total).

Which Thursday NHL game has the best betting value for a parlay?

Given recent results, the over/under of 6½ at -110 for Edmonton vs St. Louis provides good value.

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