The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings are heavily favoured in these games, which gives the opportunity to parlay the two. They are both playoff teams battling the bottom of the conference in the Arizona Coyotes and Seattle Kraken.
Edmonton Oilers (-400) vs Arizona Coyotes (+310)
It isn’t worth it to just take the Oilers alone in this one. Parlaying them makes sense and also adding the over (O6.5, -110) to your bet would work too. The Coyotes have given up four goals in four of their last five games and are coming off a game yesterday that they lost to the Winnipeg Jets. The Oilers are looking to bounce back at home after a 9-5 defeat to the Calgary Flames.
These teams have been completely opposite of late. The Oilers have turned into a more dominant team at home, winning six in a row, while the Coyotes have just lost five in a row. The top line of the Oilers is buzzing and is the hottest in the league, especially at home. Kailer Yamamoto has seven goals and 12 points in his past nine games, Evander Kane has seven goals and an assist in the past eight, and Connor McDavid leads the way with a nine-game point streak in which he has multiple points in eight of them for 18 points.
With Scott Wedgewood traded to the Dallas Stars, Josef Korenar is expected to start for the first time in the NHL since last season when he posted an .899 save percentage and 3.17 goals-against average. That’s similar to the Oilers’ goaltending, but they don’t have nearly the firepower Edmonton has combined with the depth upfront.
Los Angeles Kings (-225) vs Seattle Kraken (+185)
The Kings are the other team you should not only bet for but parlay with the Oilers to give yourself a reasonable return. The Kraken have just nine wins on the road all season, only ahead of the Montreal Canadiens who have already been eliminated from playoff contention, the Philadelphia Flyers who have gone on multiple 10-game losing streaks, and the New Jersey Devils. The Kraken have also lost nine of the previous 11 games on the road, winning against only the Canadiens and Coyotes by close margins.
The Kings are also still fighting to stay in the top three in the division while playing for home ice in the first round. They have been average of late, winning five of the past 10 games, but tonight is a favourable matchup for them to get going again. Whichever goaltender the Kings choose to go with will be a better option than their opponent can go with.
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