Risky Business: Happy Birthday, Connor!

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6 months ago
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On a day as cold as it is in Edmonton right now, nothing would warm my heart more effectively than seeing the Edmonton Oilers secure a 10th straight win. Seeing our boys beat Montreal for a franchise record winning streak would be like a warm blanket for the spirit, and I think it’s the least our boys could do given that they’re on the road and not having to deal with this. Not to mention, January 13th is Connor McDavid’s birthday, and what better gift could there be for our beloved captain than two more points on the pile? Streaks and birthdays aside, this game against Montreal is a massive opportunity for the Oilers to pick up two points against a team they should beat more often than not, and I’ll be expecting the boys to come through with 60 minutes worth of effort that the Canadiens can’t handle. Let’s be honest: Edmonton is the better hockey team, and this first matchup of the season against Les Habitants is a great chance to show it.
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 Montreal Canadiens.

Player Prop:

Leon Draisaitl over 2.5 shots on goal at -163. My $5 bet would return $8.07.

Easy Money:

Over 62.5 total shots on goal at -116. My $5 bet would return $9.34.

Risky Business:

Connor McDavid to score 2+ goals at +450. My $5 bet would return $27.50.

Can’t Miss Parlay:

Oilers to win and over 5.5 total goals at +100. My $5 bet would return $10.00.


Last Game

I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t stressed out about Thursday’s game against the Red Wings as it was happening because Alex Lyon was doing everything he could to steal that thing for Detroit. Unfortunately, that performance meant that most of my bets didn’t hit even though I didn’t think I was betting all that aggressively to begin with.
Here’s what I bet against the Red Wings:
  • Evan Bouchard over 2.5 shots at -105.
  • Leon Draisaitl over 2.5 shots at -134. ✅
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to register 2+ points at +200.
  • Oilers to win and over 5.5 total goals at +105.
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 Red Wings.
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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