Risky Business: The season opener means betting with your heart

After months of waiting, it’s finally time for the season opener and that means it’s time to jump back into my love of betting on the boys, and this time, I’m bringing you with me for the ride.

Over the past couple of years, your boy Baggedmilk has gotten into the world of sports betting and it’s been a neat surprise to see how many of you are into tossing a few shekels on the game as well. That’s why I decided to throw together a quick game day article whenever the Oilers play to discuss the things I’m betting on in the hopes of sparking some conversation while also seeing if we can work together to become better bettors. Let’s get after it.

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Player Prop:

Pretty self-explanatory. Today’s player prop that I’ve locked in is Leon Draisaitl over 1.5 points at +110.

Easy Money:

Easy money is the bet that I think is an absolute lock regardless of what happens. It’s the one where you already consider the winnings to be in your pocket, and for me, here on opening night, that bet is over 1.5 goals in the first period at -160.

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Risky Business:

Risky Business is the bet I’m putting down that’s got great odds but maybe won’t be the most likely thing to happen. Put another way, I bet on Patrick Russell scoring a goal a few times last season and I would have filed that under the Risky Business tab. Today, I’m looking at Tyson Barrie to score at +450.

Can’t Miss Parlay:

Looking to chase the juice? Enter the Can’t Miss Parlay. Tonight, I’m bundling up a few different things together for a tasty little bet: I’ve got Toronto on Money Line, Winnipeg on ML, Edmonton on ML, and Colorado on ML for +485.

And there you have it. Now that you know what I’m betting on — I threw one unit down on each bet btw — feel free to hit me up in the comments section to let me know what you’re looking at for tonight’s game.

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