Risky Business: Ranger Danger

Photo credit:© Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports
6 months ago
Risky Business is brought to you by NHL odds site Betway!
I feel lost. Even though I agreed to write a Risky Business betting article for every Oilers game day, I’m having a very hard time finding places to put my money where I don’t think it’s an automatic loss. As much as I believe in my heart of hearts that the boys will be able to turn this thing around, their play on the ice and inability to execute have me questioning whether that’s possible. I know it’s a long season and everything, but there comes a point when you have to know when to fold ’em, you know? So, when it comes to tonight’s matchup with the Rangers, I don’t know if I want to go heavy on the boys to manifest a win or if I want to play it as “safe” as possible to mitigate my losses. Honestly, it’s a horrible question that I didn’t think I would ever have to worry about with the 2023-24 Edmonton Oilers, but here we are.
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 New York Rangers.

Player Prop:

Leon Draisaitl over 3.5 shots at +120. My $5 bet would return $11.00.

Easy Money:

Over 1.5 total power play goals at -118. My $5 bet would return $9.25

Risky Business:

Leon Draisaitl and Zach Hyman both to score at +350. My $5 bet would return $22.50.

Can’t Miss Parlay:

Oilers moneyline and over 5.5 total goals at +220. My $5 bet would return $16.00.


Last Game

I actually did fine on my bets against the Wild but the Oilers broke my heart anyway. It hurts.
Here’s what I bet against the Wild:
  • Leon Draisaitl over 3.5 shots at +105.
  • Edmonton Oilers to score a power play goal at -163. ✅
  • Oilers to win and Draisaitl to register 2+ points at +250.
  • Draisaitl and Kaprizov both to get 2+ points at +350. ✅
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 Rangers.
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.

Check out these posts...