Sin City never sleeps, as they say. And beginning on Friday, there are a trio of betting options centered around Vegas. It’s the Stanley Cup Finals if you haven’t heard the NHL news. These matchups, from the WNBA to the NHL to the UFC, are not only sure to produce action-packed entertainment but have betting lines worth parlaying.
Weekend Best Bets to Parlay
UFC: Kara-France (-115) vs Albazi (-115)
- Total: Over 3½ (-160), Under 3½ (+130)
- Weight Class (Rounds): Flyweight, 125 lbs. (5 Rounds)
- Day/Time: Saturday, June 3, 9:00 p.m. ET
- Stream: ESPN
Speaking of fast-paced action, there is nothing quite like a flyweight main event with a title shot at stake. Kara-France is a live underdog on the UFC lines as the public have been betting online on the Kiwi to upset Albazi. The odds have now evened out, though the former favorite is being underestimated as a prolific grappler.
Albazi now has the betting value at his pick’em odds. He should be able to mix it up and beat Kara-France. But the best UFC bet here is in the totals. As hard-hitting as Kara-France is, it is tough to finish fights quickly in the flyweight division. Albazi will also find a way to neutralize Kara-France’s potent striking.
The most likely outcome here is a decision victory for Albazi or Kara-France. As such, parlay the totals to go over 3½ rounds.
WNBA: Aces (-9.5) vs Dream
- Total: Over 172 (-110), Under 172 (-110)
- Day/Time: Friday, June 2, 7:30 p.m. ET
- Stream: ION
What a thrilling matchup for the Las Vegas Aces, the WNBA title favorites. The unbeaten squad boasts plenty of star power and are a juggernaut. From Kelsey Plum to Jackie Young, the Aces are averaging a league-leading 96.5 points. But thanks to their elite defense, which is also tops in the WNBA, only half of their games have gone over the total.
However, six of the Aces’ last seven road games have gone over their totals. That’s likely because the hosts tend to be more prolific on their own court. The Dream are no slouches this season, either. They have the fourth-best offensive rating and have a “Big Three” of their own. Bet online on this one to produce plenty of scoring and go over the total.
NHL: Panthers (+110) vs Golden Knights (-130)
- Total: Over 5½ (-115), Under 5½ (-105)
- Day/Time: Saturday, June 3, 8:00 p.m. ET
- Stream: TNT
Finally, it’s the Stanley Cup Finals. The Golden Knights and Panthers may not have the household name of a “bigger” team but these are the two best hockey teams right now. Both Vegas and Florida have prospered from clutch goaltending and opportunistic playmaking. Best of all, these teams have four lines that play at a high energy and can score goals.
Two teams, with one singular goal on each of their minds. 🏆 #StanleyCup
— NHL (@NHL) June 1, 2023
The online gambling lines favor a high-scoring game here for good reason. Despite Adin Hill’s and Sergei Bobrovsky’s stellar goaltending, it will be hard for either to keep their opponents from continually assailing them. When you have four lines that maintain the shot creation and scoring chances, there will be scoring.
It’s unlike the previous teams that Vegas and Florida played, which lacked a bit of depth outside of their top two lines. Thus, add this NHL pick to the parlay.
Parlay: Aces-Dream Over, Panthers-Golden Knights Over, and Kara-France-Albazi Over (+480)