Betting Stats:

NBA: 4-5 (down $136)

NHL: 15-12 (up $554)

MLB: 3-6 (down $273)

NFL: 0-1 (down $100)

NCAA Basketball: 1-0 (up $165)

Golf: 0-1 (down $25)

Parlay 1-2 (down $58)

Horse Racing: 0-2 (down $60)

Today’s Bet: NHL Parlay

Carolina Hurricanes -140 @ Boston Bruins

Pittsburgh Penguins -210 @ Ottawa Senators

Toronto Maple Leafs -140 @ Calgary Flames

Bet $100, win $334

Reasoning:

I’m not doing my usual “win by 2” bet. The downside of picking teams to just win outright is a lesser payout. That’s why I’ve parlayed this, turning three safe bets into one potential big payout. Carolina is a great team that’s lost two in a row. I like them to bounce back, especially against a Boston team that’s played some mediocre hockey recently and is now without their best player, Brad Marchand, who decided to punch a goalie in the face and is now suspended for six games. Pittsburgh had the All-Star Break come at the right time. They were struggling but were able to beat Boston earlier this week (even with their goalie getting punched in the head by Mr. Marchand). Ottawa has actually won two straight, but they’re without two of their best players, Drake Batherson and Josh Norris, so I expect a letdown game from them. As for Toronto, they’ve won six straight. Calgary, meanwhile, played last night, so even though they’re playing well, I’m looking for them to run out of gas in this one.

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