Risky Business: Call Gary, we be bettin’

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1 year ago
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If there was ever a game that the Edmonton Oilers should be fired up to play in it has to be the third and final matchup of the year against the Calgary Flames. Regardless of how things have gone lately, the Flames always seem to bring out the best in our boys and that’s what I’m expecting in this hockey game. Frankly, anything less would be incredibly disappointing. That said, I also can’t say for sure that the Oilers will be able to come up with the kind of effort and execution needed to win this hockey game — Gord knows things haven’t been going all that well around here lately. So when it comes to putting money down on this hockey game, it’s tough to feel overly confident about going too heavy in any direction and that’s why I’ll be playing it as “safe” as possible. Put another way, ain’t nobody chasing the juice around here. At least, not until the Oilers can show that they’re able to get the job done with any kind of consistency.
If you’re following along at home, the odds I’ll be using for my game day betting articles all season come from Betway. Here’s what I’m putting down against the Flames:

Player Prop:

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins over 25 shots at +100. My $5 bet would return $10.00.

Easy Money:

Over 1.5 total power play goals at -143. My $5 bet would return $8.50.

Risky Business:

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

Can’t Miss Parlay:

Carolina over Chicago on the money line, Boston over Ottawa on the money line, and Colorado over Arizona on the money line at 2.76. My $5 bet would return $12.50.


Last Game

The only positive I can offer up about this loss against Vancouver is that Betway has an early cashout option, something I used as often as I could when it started to look like the game was going sideways. Thanks, Oilers, I hate it.
  • Ryan Nugent-Hopkins over 1.5 points at +125.
  • Over 1.5 total power play goals at -145.
  • Oilers to win every period at +725.
  • Edmonton over Vancouver on the moneyline, Dallas over Montreal on the moneyline, and Carolina over Philly on the moneyline at 2.50.
And there you have it, friends. Now that you know what I’m betting on — I’ll be throwing one unit down on each bet, for the record — feel free to hit me up in the comments section to let me know what you’re looking at against the Flames.

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