The first of the Philadelphia teams starts at 6:30 pm EDT with the 76ers vs Celtics.
Wednesday was not a great day in Philadelphia sports, with losses by the Phillies, Sixers and Flyers. (Check our @BoopStats twitter feed to see just how often that has happened.)
But since the Flyers and Canadiens finally started to Light The Light at a little better pace, we cashed in on Overs of 5.5, 6.5 and 7.5, so we have some money to burn.
All three teams are in action Friday night at about the same time, so let’s toss out a trio of three-leg parlays – one for each game – at varying degrees of money-making cababilites:
Joel Embiid is about the only Sixers cager we would even consider laying money down on at this point. Particularly liked his performance from the foul line (12-for-13 after a 9-for-12 in Game 1). His No. 1 goal each game should be to go to have double-digit free-throw attempts.
J.T. Realmuto hasn’t homered in a week after belting seven in 10 days. He already has a couple against the Braves this season, so let’s get another here. His +600 was the main reason we went with DraftKings for this parlay.
I promise that one of The Philly Phive will score a goal before the Flyers’ Stanley Cup parade. Kevin Hayes seems to have gotten a little closer back to his all-over-the-rink self, so let’s see if he can’t be the one to break the ice.
Sixers: The second quarter (115) has been the highest-scoring of the Sixers-Celtics series so far. And the teams have combined to over 56 in four of the last five periods they have played. This 53 looks like a tip-in.
Phillies: The Phillies are going to continue to use this thing they call a bullpen, so any Over is always in play. The 8.5 is the Alternative with positive odds, but feel free to go higher if you want.
Flyers: He just turned 22, but Friday night could be the first of many career-defining moments for Carter Hart. Expect him to come up big. The Matt Niskanen suspension is why we are going with Under 2.5 rather than 1.5. For our eyes, he has been at least their second-best defenseman this series and his absence very well could mean a goal.
Sixers: There has never been a sweep in a Sixers-Celtics playoff series, so you’d think the Sixers are going to win a game somewhere, but that is not written in stone by any means. We’re not even sure the six is enough, but we’ll take it for our purposes.
Phillies: The Phillies, as usual, seem to be having most of their problems against the A.L. (3-8). Now, they get the Braves and since they have won four straight against the N.L. East by scoring 13, 6, 6 and 6 runs, we feel fine laying the run.
Flyers: As we said Wednesday, Chick’s dig the empty net goal and if the Canadiens are down late in a possible elimination game, expect to see the goalie pulled even earlier than usual.
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PLAYER PARLAY (+5181 DK)
> Embiid Over 29.5 (-110)
> Realmuto HR (+600)
> Hayes Goal (+295)
SCORING PARLAY (+664 WH)
> Sixers-Celtics 2Q Over 53 (-110)
> Phillies-Braves Runs Over 8.5 (+100)
> Canadiens Under 2.5 (+100)
WIN/SPREAD PARLAY (+1403 FD)
> Sixers +6 (-110)
> Phillies -1.5 (+154)
> Flyers -1.5 (+210)