The NHL could really use a new scheduling guy. Three games on during a Sunday is awesome, but no day games for the degenerate gambler/day drinker is a bummer. I got too used to rolling out of bed just before noon on the weekends during the play in round and first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to watch summer afternoon hockey. There was no time to overthink a bet I wanted to place and the breakfast beer with hockey just hit better. The 10am games were a little early sure, but waiting until 4pm my time to watch a game on the weekend SUCKS. The first game of the day is at 4pm and its the Avalanche vs Stars, Dallas leads the series 2-1, second game of the day starts at 6pm with the Islanders taking on the Flyers, New York leads that series 2-1, final game of the day starts at 8:30pm, that game is the Knights vs the Canucks, Vegas leads the series 2-1. The scheduling guy has to push these games back at least 2 hours. Having a playoff game start after 10pm on the East Coast on a Sunday makes no sense to me. So many people are going to miss that game just because they have to go to bed before work on Monday morning. Well even if you go to bed before the end of the game you can still bet on the outcome and thats what matters here. The Sunday FunDay Parlay banks on getting the three NHL games right today and its Avalanche Money Line (-134) Flyers Money Line (+105) and Canucks Money Line (+175), the parlay is +887.
Dallas Stars vs Colorado Avalanche
Dallas leads the series 2-1 and have played a great game during this series. The Stars scoring has come from all over the ice as they haven’t had to depend entirely on the top line. The exact opposite can be said for the Avalanche. Nathan Mackinnon has been a part of almost every goal the Avalanche have scored versus the Stars. The Avalanche won game three after they finally got contribution from some second and third line scoring. With a couple of days of extra rest look for the injury prone Avalanche to continue their winning ways. The depth and talent of the Avalanche outclasses the Stars, but talent doesn’t mean shit when it doesn’t play hard, and if the Avalanche depth plays hard like they did in game three the Avalanche will be able to win and tie this series.
The other bet I put on this game was for Nathan Mackinnon to score a goal and the Avalanche to win (+550). The odds were super boosted on the gambling app I use so I almost had to. Nate Dogg has been an absolute scoring wagon leading the Stanley Cup Playoffs in points by four. He’s in second place in terms of goals scored and he leads the playoffs in assists. Nathan Mackinnon is the best player left in the Playoffs, betting on this level of talent is just smart betting.
Nathan Mackinnon is really good at hockey #GoAvsGo