Putting together a parlay is a great way to increase the value of the odds to maximize your return on investment. Oftentimes a good strategy is to pair one game you may want to take the underdog in with a team who is favored to win. The multiplier of the odds will help create a bigger total payout on your ticket. There may not be any clear underdogs in this scenario but you will get better odds without having to risk much in the process.
Montreal Canadiens (-110) vs Seattle Kraken (-110)
The Canadiens are enjoying a resurgence under new head coach Martin St. Louis. Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki are proving to be a dynamic duo since being paired together on Montreal’s top line. Caufield specifically, has been the biggest beneficiary of St. Louis’ ability to relate to a player of his size and skill. The two combined have been able to accumulate 27 points in their last ten games and are providing most of the team’s firepower upfront.
The Seattle Kraken are no better off in terms of the standings, however, they have been competitive throughout their current road trip. They battled back from deficits in each of their last two games against the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators, but but couldn’t get the extra point with a win. The Kraken own a poor road record at 7-20-3, but the Canadiens are also very bad on home ice, with an 8-17-1 record.
The goaltending edge goes to the Kraken in this one considering the amount of experience their goaltenders have at the NHL level. The Kraken are due for a win, and their hope to snap their four-game losing streak along with the better goaltending they have regardless of who’s in the crease will be enough to take down the Habs in their own arena.
Boston Bruins (-350) vs Arizona Coyotes (+280)
The second game in this parlay is where you take the favorite in order to provide a little more value in a parlay while minimizing the risk on your wager. The Coyotes, like the Canadiens, are playing their best hockey of the season, rattling off a season-high four-game winning streak. They have been scoring at will, with 24 goals scored over their last four games, which is really unsustainable.
Boston in the meantime is hunting down the Maple Leafs for the third spot in the Atlantic Division, so they know how precious points are to close the gap, especially against the bottom teams in the league.
Jake Debrusk has been cold with only one point in his last five games, despite playing on the top line alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand, and will look to get going again. David Pastrnak has scored five goals in his last five games and should be able to have his way with a subpar Arizona team.
Arizona is tied with Seattle for second last in the league standings for a reason, and given their recent hot streak are bound to come back down to reality…which should also provide a little bit of a boost in value on the Bruins’ moneyline. All this is exactly what you want in a parlay scenario, and is a perfect storm of a bad team outperforming expectations leading to good value.
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