Risky Business: 60% of the time, it works every time

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6 months ago
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The only way for the Oilers to get past what’s happening to them right now is to battle through the pain until they eventually find the light at the other end of the tunnel — think Andy Dufresne at the end of Shawshank Redemption. Can you picture it? Doesn’t the analogy make sense? Dwelling on this rough start won’t get us anywhere regardless of what’s happened so far, and the best thing that could possibly happen to this team would be to find a way to win a game that maybe they shouldn’t. I know they just did it with the wins over the Islanders and Kraken, but I think it’s incredibly important to keep finding ways to win even if they shouldn’t. The more we’re able to get these greasy wins under the team’s belt, the more likely it will be that they’re able to win the ones they’re supposed to. But when it comes to betting on tonight’s game against the Panthers, I’m taking the conservative approach rather than getting overly bullish. Will it work out? We shall see.
If you’re following along at home, the odds I’m using for my game day betting articles all season come from Betway. Here’s what I’m putting down against the Florida Panthers.

Player Prop:

Evan Bouchard over 2.5 shots on goal at -111. My $5 bet would return $9.54.

Easy Money:

Oilers over 32 shots at -110. My $5 bet would return $9.54.

Risky Business:

Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid both to score at +300. My $5 bet would return $20.00.

Can’t Miss Parlay:

Oilers to win and Leon Draisaitl to register 1+ points at +140. My $5 bet would return $12.00.


Last Game

If I’m being honest, I’m still mad about the way the Oilers lost Saturday’s game against the Lightning. They had that thing in the bag, but simply could not keep it together long enough to close out the win. It was another night where we should have been celebrating, only to have it blow up in our faces because of a comedy of errors.
Here’s what I bet against the Lightning:
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins over 2.5 shots at +120.
  • Oilers over 32 shots at -118. ✅
  • Power play goal and an empty net goal at +250. ✅
  • Oilers to win and over 5.5 total goals at +155. 
And there you have it, friends. Now you know what I’m betting on and how I did last game. As always, I put one unit down on each bet. Hit me up in the comments section to let me know what you’re looking at against the Panthers.
It’s also worth noting that betting lines move throughout the day, so that may be the reason why what’s listed above doesn’t match what’s on Betway when you put together your own bets.

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