Risky Business: The Oilers need to find a way

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7 months ago
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When I agreed to do a game day betting article again this season, I assumed there would be days when betting on the Oilers would be fun. Outside of the first game against Nashville and the Heritage Classic, the boys have been so inconsistent that it’s nearly impossible to predict what’s about to happen outside of a healthy dose of pain. Obviously, when everyone and their dog labels you as a Cup contender, starting the season a 2-6-1 is about as bad as it gets, and I’m struggling to maintain positivity that we’ll be able to turn the year around. That said, I’m no quitter. Even though there’s no reason to feel confident, I believe that a date with the Nashville Predators is the prescription we need right now, and I’ll be betting with my heart to manifest the result we want.
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 Nashville Predators.

Player Prop:

Evander Kane over 0.5 assists at +154. My $5 bet would return $12.70.

Easy Money:

Oilers puck line at +135. My $5 bet would return $11.75.

Risky Business:

Leon Draisaitl over 2.5 points at +275. My $5 bet would return $18.75.

Can’t Miss Parlay:

Oilers to win, Leon Draisaitl to score, and over 5.5 total goals at +210. My $5 bet would return $15.50.


Last Game

I’m a miserable human being right now, and it certainly doesn’t help that the Oilers’ struggles are directly affecting my bank account. Pain.
Here’s what I bet against the Stars:
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to register a power play point at +115.
  • Over 1.5 total power play goals at +100.
  • Leon Draisaitl and Connor McDavid both to score at +250.
  • Over 6.5 total goals and Leon Draisaitl to register 2+ points at +150.
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 Preds.
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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