Generally, betting for an underdog isn’t easy, but the payout is that much better. The most lucrative and best bets are to usually pick teams closer to the bottom of the standings who have picked up their game over a recent stretch of games while also targeting good teams that have struggled. We do this in today’s underdog parlay. The total odds the three teams equate to is +1000.
Buffalo Sabres (+140)
The Sabres are 4-0-2 in their past six games and are at home. They haven’t played much better at home if you are looking at their record, but the key here is that the Winnipeg Jets, their opponent, are significantly worse on the road with a record of 13-12-8.
The Jets have also been good of late and have won two in a row, so this won’t be an easy one. They are hanging around just outside the top eight in the West but hope is diminishing with every day they don’t make up ground. The Sabres have five players with six or more points in their last seven games, so it’s been a team effort to get the job done. Those names include Tage Thompson (seven), Rasmus Dahlin (six), Jeff Skinner (six), Victor Olofsson (six), and Casey Mittelstadt (six). It will have to be a team effort once again but the crowd has been much more engaged and it could help them continue to roll.
St. Louis Blues (-105)
It is close but the Blues are the underdog in this one vs the Vancouver Canucks. They are on the road but the Canucks have not been very good lately. It is the second of a back-to-back with them and the Blues took the previous game 4-1. The Blues also won both games this season against the Canucks and look to sweep the season series.
Both teams are 2-3-2 but it doesn’t make much sense that the Canucks should be the favourite in this one. In a close game, you should go with the team that’s better and has better odds at the end of the day. The Canucks aren’t very good at home either with a record of 14-13-5.
Seattle Kraken (+150)
The Kraken are a sneaky team in this matchup as they battle the last expansion team before them. The Vegas Golden Knights have struggled greatly on the road recently, losing seven in a row and being outscored 30-11 while also getting shut out the previous two games.
Don’t expect a shutout in this one as Evgenii Dadonov has been hot since the Golden Knights tried to trade him, but something isn’t right with that team away from home. Both the Kraken and Golden Knights have the same number of wins in their past 10 games (four), so it’s worth the risk to take the underdog in a game that could really go either way. Seattle will be looking to play spoiler in this one as Vegas is one point out of a final playoff spot with three fewer games in-hand.
Odds via Yahoo and BetMGM.